San Francisco Bay Sailing F.A.Q.
What Do I Need
To Bring When We Go Sailing?
Bring your camera or video recorder,
sun glasses, a hat, sun screen, and a few extra clothes. Wear your
clothes in layers too. First, wear shorts and a short sleeve shirt
made of wicking material if you have it. Next, wear a long sleeve
shirt or a sweater. Finally, bring a jacket and pants along with you
just in case. If you forget something, donít worry about it, we can
probably find something to loan you for the day. If you require
medication or certain beverages, bring that as well. It is good to
- Do All Of The Sailing
Tours Provide Food And Drink?
No, but you're welcome to bring your own. Please keep the food in soft-sided containers and no alcohol allowed please.
Can I Bring
Along My Kids?
On public cruises, kids 16 or older are allowed. On private cruises, kids 7 or older are allowed.
- What can we
expect to do while underway?
There are tons of
fun things to do while underway. They include watching
Pelicans dive for fish, trimming sails, hauling hind end in the
"SLOT", spotting dolphins, talking with the Sea Lions at Pier 39,
fishing, trolling, racing other boats, seeing if its possible to
maintain a compass course, steering, watching/laughing at our
friends and relatives attempt to keep the sails full, smooching,
eating chocolate, laughing at the freezing people
swimming to Alcatraz, finding where we are on a chart, talking on
the radio to other sailors, guessing at the speed of the boat,
taking a nap, EATING cookies and drinking tea, video taping, taking
pictures, using binoculars to "spy," pretending to fly from the
bowrail, and my personal favorite, letting go of the HURRY UP
WORLD!" Plus many, many more ways of having a great time!
We want to
learn about the San Francisco Bay... can we?
You and your guests are in for a day of fact finding! Did you know
that the average depth of the Bay is less than 20 feet. That it is
true that people have escaped from Alcatraz. San Francisco Bay is
an incredible area, full of amazing facts. I will be more than
happy to share what I know of the Bay with all interested in finding
- Do you have a set itinerary or schedule for the sailing tours?
Yes, please check out our calendar here for the latest schedule.
Is there an enclosed cabin where people can sit inside?
What's it like down
If, I should say when, the winds start to pick up and
it get a bit chilly, there are options! The sailing vessel
"Imagine" has a couple of ways to get out of the wind and spray.
Camping out on the high side of the boat under the dodger is a
wonderful way of staying warm and dry while still experiencing all
of the sights, if you want to be even warmer, go below! There, you
will find comfy couches, pillows, coffee and tea. You will still be able to have a look out from the
cabin through the ports. Enjoy a romantic hideaway down below with
scented candles, soft music, and the glow of the gimbaled brass
lantern. Bring along your favorite CD, sit back, relax and enjoy!
What if the weather is bad?
Cruises will go out in light rain or other moderate weather conditions. If the Captain cancels the trip due to severe or unsafe weather conditions, guests will be allowed to reschedule or receive credit for a future event.
- What do people tend to enjoy most about these cruises?
Different people enjoy different parts
of the trip. Sometimes it is the thrill of seeing dolphins jump
outside the Golden Gate Bridge, or seeing the sunset, or getting to
steer in high winds, or having a conversation with your family and
Sailing San Francisco Bay is also a chance to
unwind and recharge your internal batteries. There are no outside
distractions, just you, the wind, the water and the boat.
You will remember this experience for years!!!