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Discover Sailing and Golden Gate Nature

boat ride

Discover Sailing and Golden Gate Nature

86 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
boat ride

Discover Sailing and Golden Gate Nature

boat ride

Discover Sailing and Golden Gate Nature

86 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will sail from sausalito out into the bay and back, taking in the bay nature and incredible views of the city and Golden Gate Bridge. Anyone can take the helm and get a feel for steering the boat! We will have some great photo opportunities, too, with the Golden Gate in the background unobstructed and from a vantage point you can only achieve on the water. This is a family friendly outing for all ages. The captain is a mom of 3 and all we're born and raised aboard, so she has plenty of experience keeping everyone safe and comfortable while sailing. We will take into consideration the conditions of the day, tide, wind and sea state before deciding on an exact route, and will make sure you have a great introduction to using wind and water to voyage. Life jackets, healthy snacks and nature guides are provided and a custom menu can be arranged to accommodate allergies, too. This outing is designed for people with no experience so come see what sailing and life on the water is all about! If you happen to be a sailor you will love our yacht, a retired one of a kind racing machine that handles beautifully in all conditions and has classic clean lines with modern rigging and good speed through the water. Children ages 12 and under and their caregivers are required to wear a life jacket on board and we will provide comfortable ones in the appropriate size for each person.

Your host

Learn more about Heather

Heather

I'm a coast guard licensed captain (Master, 100 ton near coastal) and mom of 3 operating my own small sailing charter company in Sausalito. After 20 years of experience on the waters of San Francisco Bay, an impeccable safety record at sea and training in wilderness first aid, I place a high priority of safety on my boat while making sure everyone is comfortable and having fun! We live aboard our yacht with a unique perspective on sustainability and we work towards having a tiny footprint on this fragile ecosystem. I also have 5000 miles of experience cruising the Pacific with my kids from infants to teenagers and love to share this unique experience with people of all ages- lots of sea stories to share but for you and your family there is no sailing experience required to enjoy a new adventure with me!

What's included

Food
Healthy snacks (fresh fruit and packaged snacks from Patagonia Provisions) and nonalcoholic drinks life jackets (please…
Drinks
Sparkling water

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Where you'll be

San Francisco Bay, near the Golden Gate Bridge, among dolphins, whales if were lucky, seals, sea lions and sea birds of many kinds! We can often see Alcatraz and Angel Island up close but are not permitted to land on the islands. Departing from Sausalito gives us the best chance of viewing the Golden Gate Bridge if there is fog, as the San Francisco cityfront is often enveloped while the northern end of the Bridge is still visible from Sausalito

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend. Guests must be able to climb a few steps on and off the boat and safely move about while underway. Seasickness is unlikely but happens on rare occasions and therefore you should discuss any medical conditions…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Life jackets must be worn at all times by children 12 and under and their caregiver and are provided.

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Discover Sailing and Golden Gate Nature
86 reviews
From $125/person
86 reviews
From $125/person