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What can I do on a Skippered Sail?

A Skippered Sail lets you experience the best of San Francisco Bay by sailboat. With the help of one of our experienced US Coast Guard Licensed Captains you will choose an itinerary to fit your goals for the day. Each Skippered Charter is a minimum of three hours long and customized for private events of one to six people.

Birthday Parties and Family Gatherings

Celebrating a loved one or friend’s birthday? A skippered cruise is a unique experience that will make lifelong memories. Gather your closest crew and head out to the San Francisco Bay. Bring a picnic lunch or plan to BBQ on the boat. We will help you plan accordingly.

Anniversaries and Engagements Aboard a Sailboat

Nothing says romance like sunset sailing on the San Francisco Bay. Celebrate a special moment in a special place. We’re experts on the bay and will help you plan your marriage proposal under the Golden Gate Bridge or in front of AT&T park.

Popular Sailing Destinations

There are many sights to see on San Francisco Bay. We’ll help you plan an appropriate course for the length of your sail and your goals for the day. Popular destinations include sailing past the city front of San Francisco, Sausalito, Tiburon, or Belvedere, under the Golden Gate Bridge or Bay Bridge, and anchoring at Angel Island for lunch or at AT&T Park for a baseball game.

Dock and Dine

The Bay has many options for docking and dining. Book your Skippered Sail and go to Pier 1.5 on the San Francisco Embarcadero, Jack London Square in Oakland, or at the guest dock in Tiburon to have lunch or dinner. You will sail to and from your destination enjoying breathtaking views of the bay along the way.

Private Sailing Lessons

Is there a specific sailing skill you'd like to refresh, practice, or hone with professional guidance? Most of our captains are also ASA-certified instructors. 

Corporate Events and Team Building

Charter our entire fleet and several coaches to host a Corporate Regatta for your company. Each boat will have a seasoned and licensed Captain who will coach each team across the finish line. Learn more about the Corporate Regatta Challenge here.

Ready to book a Skippered Sail?

Email us at or give us a call at (415) 331-8250.

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  • Trudy Flores

    Captain Jeff Cathers is really cool. I had such a great time on the Farallones Day Trip. It was actually my very best day of 2020. Thank you so much for coordinating the trip.

    Farallones trip
  • Rolf Zingg

    Since many, many years, I had the dream to sail underneath the Golden Gate bridge. On October 14th last year, my dream became true. Thanks to our dear friend Aaron Fritz who made it possible and organized this cruise for us. With this adventure I was able to achieve one more milestone on my sailing career.

    Finally on the water, it was great! Full moon made the flows even stronger and it was like sailing in a washing machine.

    I did my sailing education in the English Channel, where the situation with the wind and flows is comparable to the San Francisco Bay. So I felt pretty much "at home" being on the helm in the Bay.

    I hope our skipper Stan Lander enjoyed this day cruise too. We, definitely did! It was an unforgettable experience for all of us.

    A very big thank you to all of you who made it possible, that my dream became reality! Also thank you for the MSC flag I got at the end of the day. It found it's place in my study, where I can see it daily.

    Rolf Zingg
  • Steve Hood, Basic Coastal Cruising

    I would definitely recommend Modern Sailing to anyone who is interested in learning to sail the right way.

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Sausalito Location
2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-8250
(800) 995-1668

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