• SAILING SAN FRANCISCO

Frequently Asked Questions


If you cancel less than 72 hours before your sail, 50% of the price of the charter will be charged to your credit card. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your sail, you will be charged the full price of the charter. If it rains during the time of your sail or if I have to cancel on you, there won't be any charges. Please note that if you reschedule or reduce the number of hours you'll be sailing and it's less than 72 hours before your scheduled charter, the cancellation policy will apply.
Please call or email us to book the boat. We require a valid credit card to hold a timeslot for you, whether you're paying cash or with a credit card. The credit card will be run through PayPal for authorization only. It will not be charged until after your sail is completed. At that point you may pay cash and get the discount. The authorization on your credit card will be voided.
A good rule of thumb is to wear one extra layer of clothing. For example, on top put a windbreaker over a long sleeved shirt. On the bottom, wind pants or polar fleece pants are a good choice over shorts. Polar fleece fabric dries out quickly if it gets wet. If you get too warm, you can always remove an item or two. Try not to wear jeans or cotton shirts. They’re not ideal for sailing. Both get awfully cold when they’re wet, and tend to stay cold for a good long time. Boat shoes are available on the boat. Sperry Topsiders are an example of boat shoes. Most street shoes, including high heels, boots and tennis shoes aren't permitted on the boat. Please avoid wearing dark soled shoes as they will leave black marks on the boat. If you borrow shoes from us, we recommend that you bring your own socks. You can also go barefooted if you prefer.
Be sure to bring your sunglasses, sunblock and a hat or baseball cap. A cord around your neck will keep sunglasses and hat from falling overboard. Remember to charge your phone and have enough memory on it.
Bring anything you want to eat or drink (please no chips, bananas, glassware, platters or ice chests). Wine, bottled beer and champagne are fine to bring (no hard alcohol). Remember to bring water for yourselves. Bring food that is easy to eat and not messy (for example if you're bringing bread or cheese, have it precut).
No bananas, chips, ice chests, baby strollers, tripods, aerosol sprays including sunblock, smoking of any kind (including medical).
Yes. You know your child better than anyone. But rule of thumb, children ages 3 and younger usually have a tough time on the boat. Call me for further discussion.
While dogs are great and we love them, they are not permitted on the boat.
Life jackets, warm jackets, hats, gloves, white soled shoes. The boat has refrigeration and is equipped with a private bathroom (called a “head”).
Avoid greasy or acidic foods, if possible. Also, avoid going down in the cabin when you’re sailing. Ginger is a great natural remedy. Sailors’ Secret (capsules of powdered ginger) is available in stores. Wristbands are also a good alternative to Dramamine or Bonine (which tend to make people really drowsy).
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