Delta Flotilla Trip | Modern Sailing

Delta Flotilla Trip

Weekend Trip, 3 days and 2 nights

Experience the fun of an MSC led-flotilla as we head up the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta this fall. Join the flotilla as crew by reserving a cabin on MSC’s lead boat, Kanaloa, or charter one of MSC’s four participating bareboats reserved for Platinum Fleet certified members. Refine skills in multi-day trip planning and explore eastward of the Bay alongside experienced Flotilla Leader and MSC instructor, Captain Blaine McClish.

Begin your three-day, 2-night adventure at Modern Sailing with a complimentary liveaboard and an invitation to attend a special MSC-hosted evening reception. Bring your favorite items to grill or share and meet flotilla participants. Plan to stay aboard your boat Thursday night and be ready for a 9:00am departure the next morning. 

From your slip at Modern, embark on a full day of sailing heading out of San Francisco Bay through Raccoon Strait and north towards San Pablo Bay. Continue through the channel as it narrows and arrive in Owl Harbor Marina just before dark. From your slip, enjoy the view of Owl Harbor’s charming 20 acres complete with facilities, spaces for camping, horseshoe pits, and garden. Reserve a campsite in advance or choose to spend the night aboard.

On your return, prepare for a shorter stretch upwind, arriving at the Benicia Marina with plenty of time to explore the city’s historic waterfront restaurants and shops that were once home to shipyards, tanneries, canneries, and a ferry terminal. Depart Benicia in the morning, arriving back in Sausalito for the optional celebratory night on the town.

Enjoy the benefits of an MSC-hosted multi-day flotilla!

  • Explore new parts of the Bay with detailed sail plan, prepared trip itinerary, and pre-arranged slips at overnight destinations.
  • Share in the fun and camaraderie of group adventures.
  • Acquire new skills in cruising and navigation from US Coast Guard licensed Captain and MSC Instructor.
  • Plan your next flotilla or multi-day sailing adventure with confidence and ease!

Trip Dates and Duration

Cabin and Flotilla Pricing

Skippered Catamaran (Pricing includes base provisioning and flotilla fee.)

Double Cabin $895 $995
Single Cabin $795 $895

Bareboat Flotilla Fee - $295 (Does not include provisioning.) 

Crew Meeting (Registered flotilla participants only.)

Flotilla participants are invited to attend a crew meeting led by Trip Leader Captain Blaine McClish. Fellow participants will meet, discuss details of navigation, and review multi-day charter preparation requirements. This meeting is recommended for bareboat skippers and optional for crew and passengers. Snacks and refreshments are provided.

*typically occurs one to two weeks before trip.

CANCELLATION POLICY – To cancel and receive a full refund, please provide 14 days advance notice. If cancellation occurs 1 - 14 prior to the first day of the scheduled trip, there will be no refund.


  • Molie M

    After complete two courses and having a variety of instructors, I can safely say, this is place to go if you want to learn to sail. The fleet is equally diverse and exciting. The office staff does a great job of getting you plugged into the sailing community. Fantastic group of folks!

  • Ray Arceneaux

    The vessel was clean and in fine condition - very nice boat for training, well-equipped.

  • John Boynton

    The class was terrific. I know you must get many compliments about your sailing instructors...But I must tell you that Robert is outstanding. Having taught SCUBA, I really appreciate the way he is so sensitive to all on board, dealing with each so well, knowing quickly their strengths and weaknesses making each feel special and cared for.

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