elcome to our annual review of Bay Area Crewed Charter Yachts. Here's some of what's on offer if you're looking to book a sunset sail, a corporate event, or something special. You can find a "Guide to Bay Area Sailing Charter Companies" on our website, www.latitude38.com under "Resources." Multi-Passenger Crewed Charter Vessels (7+) Adventure Cat: This 55-ft catamaran was built specifically for chartering on SF Bay for fast, flat fun! Guests can ride along the rail, on the open-air trampoline up front, or within the sheltered salon for drinks and enjoyment. • Carries up to 47 passengers. • Berthed at Pier 39, Dock J, in San Francisco. • Available for regularly scheduled daily public cruises (ticketed), private group charters, corporate events, family reunions and school gatherings. • (415) 777-1630 or (800) 498-4228; www.adventurecat.com
largest Coast Guard-certiﬁed traditional sailing vessel on the West Coast. • Certiﬁed for 90 passengers (most comfortable with about 70-75). • Berthed at South Beach Harbor next to Oracle (formerly AT&T) Ballpark. • (415) 543-7333; www.rendezvous-charters.com Bay Wolf: This pedigreed Santa Cruz 50 ocean racer is a veteran of many Hawaii and Mexico races. • Certiﬁed to carry up to 24 passengers, but focuses on groups up to 18. • Pickups in San Francisco and Sausalito. • Available for private group charters, team building, lessons, corporate charters, ash scattering or special events. • (650) 930-0740; www.sfbaysail.com Cat Ballou: Originally a Caribbean charter yacht, this is a sweet-sailing Catana 42 catamaran. • Carries up to 12 passengers. • Berthed at Schoonmaker Marina, Sausalito. • Available for private group charters, special events and corporate charters. • (855) 724-5736; www.sanfranciscosailing.com
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Adventure Cat 2: This 65-ft cat, like her sister, is fast and fun, but carries twice as many guests. • Carries up to 90 passengers. • Berthed at Pier 39, Dock J, in San Francisco. • (415) 777-1630 or (800) 498-4228; www.adventurecat.com Argosy Venture: This 101-ft Nevins motorsailer offers expeditions beyond the Golden Gate. • Carries up to 12 passengers. • Berthed at Brisbane Marina. • Available for special custom charters locally (including corporate), family charters and expeditions, as well as film and dive charters. • (415) 952-4168; www.argosyventure.com Bay Lady: At 90-ft Bay Lady is the Page 102 •
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• Highly suitable for ocean charters and scientiﬁc research voyages. • Wheelchair accessible. • (415) 580-0335; www.wyliecharters.com Freda B: 80-ft luxury schooner built along the lines of traditional-coastal schooners from the mid-1800s. Restored in Bristol fashion, with the creature comforts of a fine yacht. She has a knowledgeable crew. Excellent catering paired with Sonoma and Napa Valley wines. • Carries up to 49 passengers. • Berthed at Sausalito Yacht Harbor. • Available for private day charters, team building, weddings/elopements, memorials, birthdays, and custom special events. Individually ticketed sails available weekly February-November. • (415) 331-0444; schoonerfredab. com; www.sfbayadventures.com Gas Light: This 72-ft schooner is a modern example of an 1874 SF Bay scow schooner. • USCG certiﬁed up to 49 passengers. • Berthed at South Beach Harbor. • Private day sails or special events, • (877) 725-2427; www.baylightscharters.com
Chardonnay II & III: Both sleek Santa Cruz '70s, they are among the most popular charters on Monterey Bay. • Carry up to 49 and 38 passengers, respectively. • Berthed at Santa Cruz Harbor. • Custom private charters, ash scattering, wine tasting, sunset cruising, corporate team building. • (831) 4231213; www.chardonnay.com Derek M. Baylis: With plenty of interior and exterior space, this renowned 65-ft cat ketch provides a high-end and fast, private yacht experience. Luxurious cabin includes comfy seating, TV, your playlist on our speakers and attentive crew. BYOB, lunch at Angel Island or sample our onboard menus. As the only one ever built, the Baylis is unique in every way. • Up to 38 guests for day charters or 12 guests overnights. • Corporate charters, team building, corporate meetings and celebrations. • Private events, custom special events and marine education sails.
Glory Days: A Morgan Out Island 51 staysail ketch, this luxury yacht is comfortable, fun and a great boat in the high winds of San Francisco Bay. • Carries up to 42 passengers. • Berthed at Pelican Harbor. • Available for corporate team building and private day sails, special events, individually ticketed scheduled sails, BBQ cruises to Angel Island, weddings and memorial ash scatterings. • (800) 849-9256 or (415) 336-0392; www.sailsfbay.com