Yacht Charters
in the San Francisco Bay Area

The most luxurious way to enjoy San Francisco Bay is on a chartered yacht with a professional captain and crew. Available yachts range from 30 to more than 200 feet long, for 4 to 400 people.

Note: This page lists boats that come with a captain. If you are prepared to skipper the boat yourself, see Boat Rentals. You can also join a scheduled cruise on either sail or motor yachts. For more options, see our article on getting out on SF Bay.


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Modern Sailing School & Club


AC Sailing SF

Phone: 855-227-3201   

America's Cup sailing experience on SF Bay. A real America's cup 84-ft, all carbon racing yacht, the USA76, sailing from Pier 39. Public & Private sailing trips and …

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Adams Sailing Charters

Phone: (415) 269.1973   

Private charters for up to 5 passengers on their 1999 Catalina 34 sloop, "Fansea." Capt. Paul Adams is a USCG licensed Captain with Sailing and Radar …

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Adventure Cat

Phone: (415) 777-1630   

Scheduled and private cruises on 55-foot catamaran. Frequent afternoon and sunset cruises. Also offers trips to Angel Island and whale watching trips in season, as …

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Argosy Venture

Phone: 650 952 4168   

Private charters on a 101-foot motorsailer. Based in Brisbane, this stunning 1947 yacht carries up to 12 passengers. Owned by Bill Belmont, an associate of the …

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Atlantis Yacht Charters

Phone: 415 332 0800   

Sailboat rentals, 30 to 44 feet, plus yacht charters. Skippers available for sailboat charters (maximum 6 passengers). Also offers charters on a range of larger …

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Bay and Delta Yacht Charter

Charters on the 70-foot Avalon and 55-foot Atlantis, both classic Motoryachts.

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Bay Breeze Charters

Phone: 800 849 9256   

Scheduled cruises as well as private charters on 51-foot ketch Glory Days. In addition to private charters, Glory Days is available for scheduled sunset cruises and …

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Bay View Charters

Phone: (800) 817-8774   Fax: (707) 648-2006

Bay View Yacht Charters offers motor yachts for charter from 40 to 100 feet. The 30-passenger vessel, Journey, for example, is a 40-foot motor yacht with a full …

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Bay Voyager

Phone: 510-542-4200   

Unique tour boat, 28 ft. Northwind Custom RIB (rigid inflatable boat) w/seating for 12. Tours include history and stories of the SF Bay, access to the less traveled …

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BayDeltaFun

Offering private, custom tailored sailing charters on a 30' Wyliecat out of Point Richmond, and Delta picnic cruises on 25' Premier deck boat (based at …

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Blue and Gold Fleet

Phone: (415) 705.5555   Fax: (415) 705.5429

Bay cruises and ferries (between San Francisco and Oakland/Alameda, Tiburon, Sausalito, Angel Island, or Vallejo). See the Web site for ferry schedules, to buy …

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Call of the Sea

Phone: (415) 331-3214   

A non-profit educational organization, which has chartered the beautiful 85-foot schooner Ka?iulani for its educational programs, primarily for students from fourth …

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Captain Bradley

Phone: 415 261 1004   

Captain Bradley offers charters on ReVive, a Pearson Triton 28 -- a restored classic -- and French Kiss, a Beneteau 50.

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Captain Kirk's San Francisco Sailing

Phone: 650 492-0681   

Sailing charter on three wonderful yachts: 50-foot Santa Cruz (up to 25 passengers), 50-foot Gulf Star (up to 25 passengers), and 36-foot Soverel (up to 6 …

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Captain San Francisco

Phone: 415-350-5524   

Custom charters for up to six passengers on a 43-foot Jeanneau Sun Oddysey. Captain Josh Waldman has 35,000 miles of ocean sailing experience and also provides yacht …

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Celebrations on the Bay

Phone: 877-499-4229   

Riverboat-style dinner cruise ship operating from Jack London Square.

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Chardonnay Sailing Charters

Phone: 831.423.1213   Fax: 831.427.5046

Scheduled and private charters on a fast 70-foot sailboat; based in Santa Cruz.

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Club Nautique Alameda

Phone: 800 343 SAIL   

Sailboat school and rentals, 25 to 54 feet; also some trawlers. Locations in Sausalito, Alameda, and Richmond. Queen of the fleet is the EliBriSar, a stunning …

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Club Nautique Sausalito

Phone: 800 343 SAIL   

Sailboat school and rentals, 25 to 54 feet; also some trawlers. Locations in Sausalito, Alameda, and Richmond. Queen of the fleet is the EliBriSar, a stunning …

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Commodore Events

Phone: 925 256 4000   

Six motoryachts for charter. Covering the entire bay, from Redwood City to Stockton. Passenger capacities from 6 people to 424.

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Executive Yacht Systems

Phone: 916-826-5653   

Crewed charters for up to six passengers on Oceanaire, a Tayana 48′ sloop, and Dreamcatcher, a custom 68′ sailing ketch. The crew is led by Garrett Caldwell, a …

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Farallon Charters

Phone: 415-812-4060   

Protector 28, with twin 150HP outboards, fast and smooth. Includes a high performance stereo, cooler and snacks for up to 6 people. Captain Jody Harris. Charter by …

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Finally Enough Charters

Phone: 1-888-475-1675   

Custom yacht charters and fishing charters on a 57-foot, three-stateroom motoryacht, based in Vallejo.

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Gas Light Charters

Phone: (415) 331-2769   

Private charters and summertime sunset cruises on the 50-foot scow schooner Gas Light, built in 1991, as an authentic reproduction of an 1870 scow schooner. This type …

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GS Charters

Phone: 877.263.5772   

Custom , skippered San Francisco Bay sailing tours for up to six passengers on Gentle Storm II, a 42-foot Catalina sailboat. This summer, GS Charters will have …

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Hasty Heart

Phone: 415.690.7245   

Sailing on the bay doesn't get much better than on this Swan 61

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Hornblower Cruises

Phone: 888-467-6256   

San Francisco Bay's largest operator of big charter yachts, with bases in Berkeley and San Francisco. Capacity from 40 to 2250 people. Also offers scheduled …

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Imagine Sailing Tours

Phone: 916-813-8285 or 916-359-8285   

San Francisco Bay yacht charter on an Irwin Citation 34 with Captain Dennis (30 years experience). USCG documented yacht. Up to 6 passengers. Sunset Cruises, Wine …

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Incognito

Phone: 415 868 2940   

This 48-foot C&C 48 is a performance cruiser based at Sausalito Yacht Harbor. She is available for private charters for up to 6 people. The boat is currently for sale.

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J World Performance Sailing

Phone: 800-910-1101   

Sailing school and club, with boats from 24 to 52 feet, including J/80, J/105, and J/120 performance sailboats. Crewed and bareboat charters.

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Just Dreaming

Just Dreaming is a 63-foot Stephens motoryacht. Commissioned in 1963, she features classic lines with a hull that rides deep in the water resulting in a smoother, …

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Lighthall Yacht Charters

Phone: 831 429 1970   

Sailboat rentals, 27 to 42 feet, private charters, and weekly scheduled sail cruises.

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Mission Creek Sail Tours

Phone: (408) 910-0095   

Private half-day and full-day sailboat cruises, as well as dinner cruises, sunset cruises, McCovey Cove, and even wine tasting or sailboat racing. Catalina 34 …

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Misty Yacht Cruises

Phone: 831-234-4183   

85-ft. luxury charter yacht "Morning Mist" available for Weekend cruises of SF Bay, 3-day cruise from SF to Napa Valley, 6-day cruise from SF to Sacramento, or they …

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Monterey Bay Sailing

Phone: 831.372.SAIL   

Sailing school and sailboat rentals, 22 to 43 feet. ASA certified sailing instruction, scheduled sailing cruises, and skippered charters also available.

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Nehemiah

Phone: 510 234 5054   

Private charters and public 2-, 3-, and 6-hour sails on a 57-foot ketch, Nehemiah -- a beautiful, traditional wood ketch built in 1971 and a veteran of two …

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Next Adventure

Phone: (925) 984-9697   

Sailing excursions for up to 6 people on a Beneteau Oceanis 423, Next Adventure. The boat is a three-time Newport to Ensenada Race vet, now sailing waters of the Bay …

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OCSC

Phone: 800 223 2984   

Sailing school and sailboat rentals, 22 to 40 feet. Skippers available for crewed charters. Scheduled sailing cruises also available.

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Ohana Sailing

Phone: 415-457-4417 - office; 415-250-9850 - cell   

Skippered charter on a beautifully appointed 45-foot sailing yacht with up to 6 passengers on San Francisco Bay. Options: Full moon cruises; sunset cruises; sail the …

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Pacific Yachting & Sailing

Phone: 800 374 2626   

Sailing school and sailboat rentals, 27 to 46 feet. Skippered charters also available (maximum 6 passengers).

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Pegasus Voyages

Phone: 510-414-2796   

The Pegasus is a classic wooden 51' Alden Ketch built in Maine. For 15 years she has provided thousands of free trips to school kids in the bay area. Pegasus …

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Rendezvous Charters

Phone: (415) 543-7333   Fax: (415) 543-7405

Crewed charters and scheduled sailboat cruises. Based in South Beach Harbor. Yachts include the 90-foot Bay Lady, 65-foot Sea Raven, and 53-foot Yukon Jack. Sunset, …

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Ruby

Phone: 415-861-2165   

Lunch and sunset cruises, as well as private charters, on a 63-foot sloop. Ruby is the longest-serving charter boat on the bay, operating since 1980. She is easily …

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Sail the San Francisco Bay

Phone: (408) 891-1193   

Bare boat or crewed charters on a 45' 2007 Catalina Morgan 440 Deck Salon. Maximum six passengers for crewed charters.

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SailBerkeley

Phone: (510) 343-5635   

Low-cost sailing lessons, bareboat charters, and skippered charters on a Santana 22.

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Sailing Memo Boat Charters

Phone: 415-729-3849   

Captain Memo Gidley offer charters for up to six passengers on the sailboat “Basic Instinct”, a Greg Elliott semi-custom, 35-foot, New-Zealand-built racer/cruiser. …

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San Francisco Bay Boat Cruises

Phone: 415 859 7052   

Scheduled and private cruises on a 1938 motor yacht. Departs from Pier 39. Licensed for up to 49 passengers but best for 30 or fewer. Box Lunch Cruise Monday through …

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San Francisco Bay Boat Rental and Marine Services

Phone: 415-336-4765   

Charters on a 40-foot utility and tow boat and a 21-foot Boston Whaler. Captain Tony Anastole has a 100-Ton Master Coast Guard license with a Towing Endorsement. …

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San Francisco Charter Boat

Phone: 707 799-1927   

You will see F-18s during Fleet Week, sometimes dolphins, maybe a whale, probably seals, but definitely you will experience SF Bay on a safe, comfortable, classy and …

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San Francisco Sailing

Phone: 888-566-8894   Fax: 916-484-6719

Based at Schoonmaker Point Marina in Sausalito, Cat Ballou is a luxurious 42-foot Catana catamaran offered only as a bareboat charter for qualified skippers.

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San Francisco Sailing Company

Phone: 415.378.4887   Fax: 415.765.0445

Private charters for up to 28 passengers on Privateer, an Islander Freeport 41; Avolonte, a 42-foot Fountaine Pajot catamaran; and up to 6 passengers on Lady J, an …

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Sausalito Waterfront Tours

Phone: (415) 331-8730   

The 38-foot catamaran Apparition sails from Schoonmaker Point Marina for both scheduled sunset sails and private charters for up to six people. She is also available …

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Sausalito Yacht Charters

Phone: 415 425 3934   

Custom charters for up to six people on Halcyon, a custom express cruiser built in wood by Jeffries Boats in 1952. Based in Clipper Yacht Harbor basin 3.

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Sea Turtle Sportfishing

Phone: (415) 531-3706   

Captain Perry Kerson runs custom fishing charters for up to six people on his custom 30-foot Boston Whaler, based at Clipper Yacht Harbor in Sausalito. Half- or …

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SeeCoach

Phone: (408) 838-0581   

Captain Larry Seeger offers 3–6 hour bay sailing charters for up to six guests on his 38-foot Hunter sloop. Based at Richardson Bay Marina in Sausalito.

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SF Bay Adventures

Phone: (415) 331-0444   

SF Bay Adventures offers a diverse fleet of sail and motor yachts on San Francisco Bay. The fleet includes rigid-hull zodiacs, the 78-foot schooner Freda B, …

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Spinnaker Sailing of Redwood City

Phone: 650 363 1390   

Sailing school and sailboat rentals, 22 to 47 feet. Skippers available (maximum 6 passengers).

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Spinnaker Sailing of San Francisco

Phone: 415 543-7333   

Sailing school and sailboat rentals, 22 to 42 feet. New Catalina 34. Skippers available (maximum 6 passengers). Located at Pier 40, South Beach Harbor. Dealer for …

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Sunsail - San Francisco

Phone: 800-797-5907   

New location for worldwide Sunsail, near San Francisco at Sausalito Yacht Harbor. Fleet of new Sunsail First 40s fully equipped cruiser/racers. Bare boat charters, …

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Wylie Charters

Phone: 415-789-6509   

The Derek M. Baylis is a 65' Wyliecat ketch available for charter on the San Francisco Bay and as an official stake boat for the 34th America's Cup. Carries up to 35 …

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Yacht Charter Company

Phone: (650) 690-4578   

A variety of crewed charter yachts available for corporate events, weddings, sunset cruises, dance cruises, ash skattering, and even as an overnight …

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Yacht Charters SF

Phone: 925-381-6109   

Many options to choose from: Motor Yachts, Sail Boats, Houseboats, Wakeboard Boats, Ski Boats. Yachts located in Jack London Square, Oakland; Wakeboard boats in the …

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YachtSF.com

Phone: 415-762-0554   

Broker offering many different yachts for charter. Web site includes an extensive list of yachts available for charter and their prices.

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