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Hit the water in style with this Catalina 42 cruising monohull charter that has a capacity of up to 6. Rates start at $400 for 2 hrs and $175 for each additional hour. We do require all guests to be fully vaccinated for COVID 19 Our sailing tours San Francisco Bay are skippered, taking up to four passengers. We only do private sailing charters, so the boat is yours for the day.You may help with the sailing or simply relax and enjoy the ride- or do both. Rick your skipper, is a US Coast Guard licensed captain with over 30 years sailing experience in San Francisco Bay, New England, the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Mexico and South Pacific. He understands that your sailing charter is not just an adventure but moreover, an experience in knowledgable hospitality. Gentle Storm II is a Catalina 42, built in 2004. Captain Rick is the original owner. Catalina 42s are known for being roomy, fast and comfortable. All over the world, these boats are seen as the number one production sailboat over 40 feet. Catalina 42s are extremely safe boats and comfortable long-distance ocean cruisers. But they have also competed in many long distance ocean races. They regularly do the Transpacific race to Hawaii and the Sydney- Hobart in Australia. The boat is right at home in big waves and wind. But first, they are comfortable family cruisers, easily sailed and driven. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
We had so much fun spending the day on Gentle Storm with Rick, and he even made special accommodations to ensure that my family and I got the most from the experience. In addition to being highly skilled and experienced, Rick is also upbeat and personable and a really great guy to spend the afternoon with. This really adds a lot to the experience and is something to look for in reviews. Communication was prompt and professional and I couldn't have asked for a better Captain and host. 10/10!
Rick was a fantastic captain and his boat was beautiful! We had a perfect day of sunshine and winds and loved every second on the water. Rick was great at allowing us to help sail where we wanted, but had total control of the boat on his own. 100% recommend!
Capt. Rick created such a special day with lasting memories, incredible views and a spectacular sail for our family. He took incredible care of all of us but particularly with my father who is in his late 70's with significant mobility issues! Capt Rick was confident he could help him to get to and on the boat and patient with my dad's special needs. He got him on and off without a hitch! His expertise, desire to work with our family and incredible boat and set up all created memories we will never forget and time together that is priceless. Rick, you made our experience wonderful and we would recommend your trip over and over!
Rick was a fantastic host. He had the boat rigged and ready to go upon our arrival. His pre-trip communication was spot on, letting us know what to expect weather-wise, as well as what we would experience out on the bay. Everything went according to plan and we had a marvelous time. I highly recommend a cruise on General Storm. Thanks again Rick, can’t wait to get here again.
My wife and I had an amazing experience with Rick on his beautiful boat! Rick is very knowledgeable about sailing, puts you at ease and makes you feel safe onboard, has a ton of stories to share, and we loved that we got a chance to steer his boat (following his expert guidance). We will do this again without hesitation when we get the opportunity, it is worth every penny.
I have been sailing all of my life with much off shore and varied destinations. I have been operating GS Charters for 12 years, love to show people all that San Francisco Bay has to offer.
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
Full refund up to 2 days prior.