Sailing Charter On 72' Gas Light Schooner In San Francisco, California

72 ft
48 Guests

About This Boat

Enjoy the fantastic feeling of sailing in San Francisco, California aboard the 72 feet Gas Light Schooner for up to 49 people. Rate as low as $1,250 per hour (minimum of 2 hours).


• 3 hours: $3,500


• Light snacks
• Drinks

What You Can Expect:

Our Captain and crew have decades of experience sailing and cruising our yachts throughout the San Francisco Bay/Delta and California coastline. Their expertise and qualifications extend beyond just piloting and navigation – they are also trained and certified in safety and both adult and pediatric first-aid techniques. Your safety and comfort is their number one priority.

Your cruise is fully customizable in all respects. Most charters last three hours or longer and focus on capturing unique perspectives of the Bay’s storied attractions:

• The majesty and vivid color of the Golden Gate Bridge from below, then out to Kirby Cove, the Marin Headlands and Point Bonita Lighthouse
• The charm of Sausalito from the water and natural beauty of Angel Island, Ayala Cove and Raccoon Strait
• Experience McCovey Cove, the busy ports of Oakland and San Francisco, and see the city front like never before
• Sunset and evening cruise around Yerba Buena/Treasure Island, Alcatraz Island and taking in the beautiful Bay Lights show.

What To Expect Onboard

Gas Light is fashioned after the famous San Francisco scow schooners that sailed in the 1800’s carrying goods and freight from town to town throughout the Bay and tributaries.

The original Gas Light was commissioned in 1874. More than a century later, in 1990 craftsman and accomplished sailor Billy Martinelli, with the help of Harold Sommers and Karl Kortum (co-founder of the SF Maritime Museum), conceived the new steel-hulled Schooner Gas Light and began building her in Sausalito as a window on the proud heritage of the original working scows. After ten years of labor, meticulous attention to detail, and loving care, she was completed and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard to carry up to 49 passengers.

Gas Light is located in San Francisco’s South Beach Harbor Marina, near AT&T Park, and is available for day charters to groups of up to 49 people. Although she appears to be a replica of the 1874 schooner, Gas Light boasts many of the guest comforts and conveniences of modern day sailing yachts (not the least of which is a terrific sound system!). Charter voyages may last three hours or longer and are fully customizable by clients, including transportation to and from the marina, catering and beverage service.

Gas Lights’ crew is extremely attentive to guest experiences and feedback. As such, our staff is well able and happy to provide suggestions and assistance with plotting your voyage and arranging the details of your trip, helping to ensure that every minute of your charter is as fun and fulfilling as possible.

Boat Specialties:

• Executive and Team Bonding/Brainstorming, Entertaining Corporate Clients, Relocation Recruiting Efforts, Sales/Business Achievement Honors
• Birthdays, Graduations, Weddings, Bachelor/ette parties, Anniversaries, Romantic and Special Holidays
• International Travel Groups, Wine Tasting and Sampling Local Cuisine, Private Tours of the Bay like none other
• Special Occasions: Opening Day, Fleet Week, Fourth of July, “Bucket List” voyages, Memorials and Ash Scatterings


  • Type: Schooner
  • Capacity: 48 People
  • Make Model: 72' Schooner
  • Year: 1990
  • Rental Minimum: 3 hours
  • Length: 72 ft


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Wheel steering
  • Bar
  • Bimini
  • Bow Thrusters
  • Autopilot
  • Bluetooth
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Generator
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Watersports Equipment
  • Head
  • Furling Headsail
  • Furling Mainsail

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Member Since Mar 2018

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