Sailing San Francisco

 Sailing San Francisco  with your own private charter

We have sailing charters and tours for up to six passengers with food and beverages provided at only $150 per hour. 

Sailing  San Francisco Bay  with your group for three hours is just $450

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Experience Gentle Storm II, a Catalina 42 sailboat- your boat for the day, where air conditioning comes from ocean breezes, the clock is set by tides. A world away from the regular grind. The world of Pelicans, Seals and Harbor Porpoises. 

The Real World

On San Francisco Bay today, July 22 : SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning.

We offer skippered, custom San Francisco Bay sailing charters and tours, ocean excursions, office team building exercises and sunset cruises along the Golden Gate. Your skipper and owner of Gentle Storm II, Rick Niles understands that your sailing charter is not just an adventure but moreover, an experience in knowledgable hospitality.

You take part in sailing the boat as much or as little as you like. Your boat, your skipper. Depending on your preferences, trips with us can be everything from a full hands-on sailing lesson, to a sight seeing trip where you sit back, sip a glass of wine and enjoy the spectacular scenery and wildlife of San Francisco Bay.

Think of Gentle Storm as your boat for the day.

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Experiences stay with us forever

Not so much with things

We sail out of Sausalito, with plenty of free parking, but we can also meet you in San Francisco near AT&T park at Pier 40 or at Pier 39 ($90 surcharge)

We have charging cords for iPhone 5 , iPhone 4 and Android.

Call or email to arrange your day on Gentle Storm II

Sailing San Francisco Bay for more than 30 years

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Available now! Rick’s new book,  A Layer of Darkness, a crime thriller  set in San Francisco in 1945.
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