San Francisco Sailboat Charters | Modern Sailing

Our Yacht Charter Fleet

Listed below are sailboat charter rates. As a member-only charter club, only members can bareboat charter. Non-members are welcome to join, or do a skippered charter.

New members must either complete a Skipper Skills Checkout, or complete ASA Courses through Modern Sailing's School. Then members can bareboat charter boats in the corresponding fleets that match their membership level. Membership levels dictate which size and type of boat a person has been certified to be safely sailed.

For more information, contact us. We would be happy to answer any questions that you have about membership and chartering.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Silver Fleet

Catalina 30 sailboat charter near San Francisco

The Catalina 30 is one of the most popular cruising sailboats of this size in the world. Catalina Yachts built this model in one design conformity for over 20 years - a true testimonial to the... read more

  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $280 $225
Prime Time $240 $190
Sunset $195 $155

The Catalina 30 is one of the most popular cruising sailboats of this size in the world. Catalina Yachts built this model in one design conformity for over 20 years - a true testimonial to the... read more

  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $280 $225
Prime Time $240 $190
Sunset $195 $155
Tule Wind,  Catalina 30 sailboat charter

The Catalina 30 is one of the most popular cruising sailboats of this size in the world. Catalina Yachts built this model in one design conformity for over 20 years - a true testimonial to the... read more

  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $280 $225
Prime Time $240 $190
Sunset $195 $155

The Bill Shaw-designed Pearson 32 still shines among the club racers and coastal cruisers. Its draw is that it more than meets the needs of cruising the Bay, without sacrificing performance.... read more

  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $280 $225
Prime Time $240 $190
Sunset $195 $155

The C&C 32 is a graceful, seaworthy, well-made racer-cruiser capable of maneuvering around the buoys during club races or heading out for short-range cruising in the Bay. Although she sports a... read more

  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $280 $225
Prime Time $240 $190
Sunset $195 $155

Zara is a light, fast Beneteau First 310. She makes for great racing or comfortable cruising. Her sleek redwood interior and folding dining table offer both a spacious and aesthetically pleasing... read more

  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $305 $245
Prime Time $260 $210
Sunset $215 $170

The Catalina 320 is designed by Gerry Douglas and perfectly balanced. All lines run aft and with a waterline comparable to larger boats, she will break 8 knots in 18 knots of wind. The spacious... read more

  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $335 $270
Prime Time $285 $230
Sunset $235 $190

Great Expectations is a Catalina 320. She is equipped with a roller furling jib, an in-mast furling main, and an electric windlass. Roomy and spacious above and below, the 320 is a lot of boat for... read more

  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $355 $285
Prime Time $300 $240
Sunset $250 $200

Fiore Italia is a Beneteau Oceanis 31. She features a traditional mainsail with a stackpack. She is a two cabin model with a beautiful interior including leather upholstery in the salon.

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  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $370 $295
Prime Time $315 $250
Sunset $260 $210

Gold Fleet

Talisman features a roller furling jib, lazy jacks and stack pack system on the mainsail, making this an easy boat to sail short handed. She is a stiff boat that... read more

  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $390 $310
Prime Time $330 $265
Sunset $275 $220
Charter sailboat Andiamo a Catalina 36

Andiamo is a Catalina 36 featuring an in-mast furling main, and roller furling jib. Andiamo has a spacious salon, large head, a large galley with good storage and enclosed aft and front cabin.... read more

  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $420 $335
Prime Time $355 $285
Sunset $295 $235

Traharta features a Dual Helm and Dual Rudder configuration. This adds enhanced stability when the wind blows! Beneteau Oceanis 35 are designed with an open plan inspired by lofts. With the open... read more

  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $525 $420
Prime Time $445 $355
Sunset $370 $295
Beneteau Oceanis 37 Platinum Edition Charter Boat

This Beneteau Oceanis Platinum Edition is an elegant and well thought-out yacht. The contemporary below deck interior has 2 cabins and a spacious salon. Both the Main and Jib are roller furling... read more

  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $545 $435
Prime Time $465 $370
Sunset $380 $305

This Beneteau Oceanis Platinum Edition is elegant and well thought-out. The contemporary below deck interior has 2 cabins and a spacious salon. The main is traditionally rigged, and jib is roller... read more

  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $545 $435
Prime Time $465 $370
Sunset $380 $305

Platinum Fleet

Sijambo Beneteau 423 charter sailboat

Our 42' Beneteau Sijambo is fully equipped with a traditional mainsail, lazy jack and stack pack system, roller furling jib, and windlass making her a great option for bareboat charter. The yacht... read more

  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $605 $485
Prime Time $515 $410
Sunset $425 $340
44 ft. Spencer 1330 sailboat for charter in Sausalito

44 ft. Spencer 1330's are built as a fast and able bluewater cruiser.

At 44.4 feet overall length and 24,000 pounds of displacement, Coho II can be easily driven, but still have a very... read more

  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $635 $510
Prime Time $540 $430
Sunset $445 $355

Survivor a 2017 Beneteau Oceanis 38, featuring an in-mast furling main, and a rolling furling, self tacking jib. With three cabins, fitted galley, head, and a separate enclosed shower, she can... read more

  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $625 $500
Prime Time $530 $425
Sunset $440 $350

This 2013 Beneteau 41 has a large cockpit with a double helm, ideal for a large group of people. The roller furling main and jib make it easy to sail. The spacious interior has three cabins and... read more

  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $685 $550
Prime Time $580 $465
Sunset $480 $385
Jeanneau 409 charter boat in Sausalito

Ry Whitt is a Jeanneau 409. This three cabin model stands out with a slick and modern interior. The large cockpit has a double helm and plenty of space to host a larger group. The flat decks also... read more

  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $685 $550
Prime Time $580 $465
Sunset $480 $385

Catamaran

Sailing Catamaran Charter in Sausalito California

Vela Mare's design successfully combines huge living space and all-around visibility. She features twin inboard diesel engines, traditional main with a stack pack and lazy jacks, and roller... read more

  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $790 $630
Prime Time $670 $535
Sunset $555 $445
Lagoon 42 Catamaran for charter in San Francisco

Charter this Catamaran for a luxurious experience on San Francisco Bay. Laulea features panoramic views from the salon and large windows in the spacious cabins, adding comfort and luxury to your... read more

  Weekend Midweek
Full Day $895 $715
Prime Time $760 $610
Sunset $625 $500

Policies and Definitions

 

CHARTER BOOKING

MID-WEEK - Charters are Monday through Friday.

WEEKEND - Charters are Saturday and Sunday.

FULL DAY - 9am - 8am, next morning. 

PRIME TIME - 9am - 3:30pm

SUNSET - 4pm - 8pm

Last Minute Special - Early Sunset - If the boat has not been chartered prior to your sunset sail, you can charter at 2pm at the Sunset Rate. Please call the day of to verfiy the Early Sunset Booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY - Please give a 72 hour or greater cancellation notice, then there will be no cancellation fee. If you cancel within less than 72 hours prior to your charter, there is a fee of 50% of the charter rate.

 

CHARTER POLICIES

HIGH WIND        
Over 20 knots (Sustained) - You must have at least a 2nd reef in the main sail.

Over 30 knots (Sustained) - You must drop the main sail and jib and motor back as quickly as possible.

If it is determined that you did not follow above policies, you will be responsible for any and all damage caused to the vessel or bodily injury.

ANCHORING
If your anchor becomes snagged and neither you nor the electric windlass are unable to retrieve it, you must tie a fender to the anchor rode and release the balance of the rode overboard to be retrieved by a diver the next day. If you try to motor your anchor free and damage is caused, you will be responsible for any and all damage caused to the vessel.

RESTRICTED SAILING AREAS
Obey all navigation rules and local regulations.

Piers 39 & 41 and Aquatic Park in SF and Sam’s Café in Tiburon are restricted.

All boats must stay East of the demarcation line between Mile Rock and Point Bonita at the entrance to SF Bay.

Anyone sailing near shore or low water areas, through designated anchoring areas, or into/out of marina who causes damage to the charter vessel or any other vessel or property is fully responsible for all claims of damage.

ALCOHOL ON-BOARD
Anyone (skipper or guest) that is deemed intoxicated at the time of an accident will be fully responsible for all bodily injury or property damage as a result of that accident.  You are not covered by insurance if intoxicated.

LATE FEE
Please be mindful there may be members scheduled to charter after you. Return to dock with enough time to properly put away the boat and be off the boat by your scheduled time. If you are late returning your boat, a late fee will be applied of $75 for each half hour you are late.

ON BOARD POLICIES
Only the skipper on record can maneuver in and out of slips/docks.

Legal Limit for All Boats is 12 People - This legal limit is set by the Coast Guard. All of our boats have an individual Bareboat Capacity Recommendation that is based on how many people can sail comfortably.

  • Pets are not permitted on boats
  • Fishing gear of any kind, including crab pots are prohibited
  • Modern Sailing sailboats are a smoke-free zone everywhere onboard
  • Check your guest's footwear - please ensure all passengers' footwear have non-marking soles
  • Red wine is barred on boats - it stains decks and interiors
  • Please do not raft up to any boats
  • Please do not tow other boats

Important—Waiver of Insurance: The company policies and procedures regarding use of the vessels charted through Modern Sailing School & Club are for the protection of the members, owners, and MSC. These policies and procedures must be adhered to strictly.  The Skipper hereby acknowledges and agrees that he or she is familiar with and covenants to comply with said policies and procedures.  As further consideration for the charter of the vessel pursuant to this Charter Agreement, the undersigned agrees that in the event that he or she willfully fails to comply with the policies and procedures regarding use of the chartered vessel, he or she shall be solely responsible for any and all damages that result from said failure and further does hereby expressly waive and forfeit coverage under any insurance policy providing coverage to MSSC individually or jointly with the Skipper.  In addition to the Waiver above, the Skipper agrees that in the event of a loss or damage resulting from Skipper’s negligence, Skipper will reimburse MSC for the amount of any deductible due under MSC’s insurance coverage. I have read the foregoing and accept the foregoing waiver as set forth.

 

SKIPPER RESPONSIBILITIES CHECKLIST

Please review the responsibilities of the captain and inform your crew about the list below. As a bareboat charterer, I understand that I'm in control and command of this vessel, regardless of who I've hired to help with local knowledge, navigation and crewing. It is also my responsibility to review and operate all vessels in accordance with current safe boating laws.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE ITEMS BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE DOCK

  • Check the boat like a rental car. (Report any damage before you leave the dock)
  • Make sure crew has proper footwear. (Non- marking soles)
  • Instruct crew on location of all safety equipment including: fire extinguishers, life jackets, flotation devices, horn, and radio. (Channel 16 is for Emergencies and Coast Guard Help)
  • Instruct crew on Man Overboard Procedures.
  • Determine if your crew can swim. Encourage the use of life jackets. Children must wear life jackets.
  • Appoint someone to be second in command in case something happens to the skipper.
  • Check head operation: no paper of any kind in toliets. Please dispose in trash.
  • Secure all hatches and windows before you begin to sail. Coil the shore power cord.
  • Do not unzip the dodger windows.
  • If you have any questions about boat operations, please check in with the MSC team.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE ITEMS WHEN YOU RETURN

  • Secure all halyards away from mast, fold and stow all sails and coil all lines.
  • Stow all gear in proper location.
  • Completely clean anchor and chain if used.
  • Thoroughly flush head, wipe seat and pump dry.
  • Clean the galley of food and garbage, including crumbs on floor.
  • Stove: Turn off switch on panel and close valves on propane tank.
  • Clean cabin, wipe floorboards with wet paper towels, empty trash.
  • Switch batteries off (if they were off when you entered the boat). Plug in shore power cord.
  • Secure all hatches and lock boat.
  • Wash the boat with dock hose: hull, topsides, and stainless to remove salt crystals. Use the deck brush in the cockpit to remove any crumbs or spills.
  • Put the dodger covers back on.

VESSEL RETURN: It is very important to return the vessel in the same condition and with all the inventory, just as you received
the boat. Please secure the vessel using the checklist above to make sure that no charges are accrued. Cleaning charges are
$75 per hour plus supplies. (min. charge is $75.) 

Testimonials

  • John Kratochvil, Oregon

    I would like to compliment Stan Lander for his coaching, counseling and teaching Heavy Weather Offshore Sailing. Stan was very accommodating to all of the student's interests and shared his many years of insight on handling the boat in heavy seas. I would certainly recommend Stan and this course to sheltered waters sailors. My confidence in handling a boat of this size was certainly enhanced by the experience.

  • Ray Arceneaux

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

  • 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!

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2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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