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Add a SPARK to Your Special Event with a 65 ft Sailboat Cruise on the Bay

4.9(20 reviews)
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42 bookings
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Ahoy and welcome aboard - your adventure awaits!  Let us help you plan an exciting and fun celebration with a large group of friends on a unique, one-of-a-kind sailboat! Just bring the food and drinks and we will do the rest. Introducing the Derek M Baylis! She is a custom 65’ Wyliecat boat that is unique as she is the only one of her kind in the world.  As a high-end sailing vessel she is suitable to meet the requirements of sophisticated events as well all others who just want to celebrate a special day! No engine noise or stinky powerboat pollution as you gently glide along the waters of our amazing bay. She makes a fabulous and unique background for the photos that will seal your special event in memory. Having served the San Francisco bay area for over 6 years, the Derek M. Baylis is a regular on the bay, helping people to celebrate special events like birthdays, new jobs, leaving the bay area parties, as well as weddings, after wedding reception parties, retirements and ash scatterings at sea.  In a nutshell, we offer the following: 2 hour trips can be booked from Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond (East Bay).  If you want to book from San Francisco, you must book a 3 hour trip. Pay for a 4 hour trip and make a lunch or BBQ stop-over on Angel Island this summer. As a large and spacious 65ft vessel, she sails with our own captain and crew (included in the price) and she is documented to carry a lot of people, but we are currently keeping it to 28 guests max.  We are a BYOD and we NEVER CHARGE A CORKING FEE.  Bring your favorite beer, seltzers, white wine, champagne and snacks, and we will do the rest.  Our liquor license does not cover hard liquor such as vodka, rum or tequila, so leave those at home for your after-party.  We will have ice-cold coolers, glasses, cutlery, plates and napkins for your use. If you prefer to kick back and have us do all the work - we can arrange catering for your event for an extra fee. Collect your favorite songs on a playlist on your phone and we will pipe them through the onboard speakers to be heard inside and outside. You and your group can be hands-on, if anyone wants to steer the vessel, we welcome it! We hire friendly and experienced crew, and we believe that crew tips are earned, so give compliment to the crew if you feel that they did well.  Our knowledgeable crew can answer questions about the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, San Francisco, Oakland or any of the other cities around the Bay.  A boarding fee is extra - in Richmond (East Bay) the harbor charges us $100 to use their guest dock.  In San Francisco, we pay the SF Port Authority a fee of $253 that we will collect from you closer to your sailing time. For our Corporate guests, she has been the perfect venue for team building, work-at-home team get togethers, launching new products or enticing a prospective customer with a HIGH-END flair.  Contact us to get a copy of our team building program.  A champagne toast under our own iconic Golden Gate bridge from a luxury, high-end yacht adds a punch to any business venture. As a Coast Guard documented vessel, she is inspected annually to prove that she is still in top shape to comply with the strict US Coast Guard requirements.  She is also a marine science research vessel that is used by marine scientists and educators for deep water research tasks (such as placing tags on great white sharks) which takes her out into the ocean to the islands off the California coast.  So, come aboard and ask about her interesting history - your charter fee helps to make all that possible.    If you have any questions just send us a message! You will receive a personalized offer for your booking request before you pay. Thank you for selecting us, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you and your party.

Starting from

$675/hour
Base Cost
  • $675/hr
    3 hrs min
Captain Included
The base cost includes the Captain.

JW

Jody

42 total bookings
Capacity
28 guests
Sailing
Cruising Monohull

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Reviews

4.9 (20 reviews)
  • Listing Accuracy

    Awesome
  • Departure & Return

    Awesome
  • Vessel & Equipment

    Awesome
  • Communication

    Awesome
  • Value

    Awesome
  • Itinerary & Experience

    Awesome
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    bianca

    The crew was great! The location in SF for drop off was perfect location for easy access to the rest of the city for going out afterwards. It truly was a great way to celebrate my birthday and for all of my guests. It was all our first time on a sail boat in the bay and we're all born and raised in the city... we loved it!! Plenty of space for our group of 20 without feeling too spaced out or crowded.

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    Megan

    We had chartered the boat for a sunset sail with 28 people, and it could not have gone better. Chris and John were the best crew- letting us drive the boat, taking our group photos, and helping us have everything ready for the trip. Our friends have not been able to stop talking about the night. Would 100% recommend Wylie Charters to anyone who will listen.

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    Javier

    I booked trip for my girlfriends 27th birthday with around 26 guest . We all had such a great time ! Caption and crew were very friendly , knowledgeable, and professional. We all felt very safe and more importantly had a memorable experience ! Definitely recommend!

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    Sydnie

    So happy I went with Wylie Charters. Jody and Captain Chris provided great communication. Jody helped me find the best time to sail to hit sunset (while still warm) which was great. Half the group was from out of town so this was such a fun trip to sail the bay and see all the best sites of SF. Even though we had 30 people, the boat was spacious enough to fit everyone comfortably.

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    Jessica

    Lots of options fit my requirements but I'm so happy to have gone with Wylie Charters and I hope to book them again. Great space for gathering, knowledge safe crew that will dontheir best to cater to your preferences, solid communication by Jody who wasbthere to greet us, guide us, and wait for late guests. Smooth sailing all around and let our guests be super hands on. My guests told me how great the crew was. The captain helped ease my niece's apprehensions about heeling and explained to her how it worked and we wouldn't tip over and it totally made her comfortable. I would go out on this vessel and charter with this company again in a heartbeat. Thanks for an amazing day on the Bay!

JW

Jody

42 total bookings

Very small company of dedicated crews focused on helping people make long-term happy memories on their special days.

Features & Details

Make
Wyliecat
Model
65
Length
65ft
Year
2003
  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • Berth
  • Furling Mainsail
  • Furling Headsail
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Single Engine
  • Chart Plotter
  • Bimini
  • Wheel steering
  • Head
  • Sailboat
  • Charter
  • Generator
  • Toilet
  • Cabin
  • Radio

Approximate Location

You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.

The boat's approximate location on a map

Cancellation Policy

75% refund up to 14 days prior.

Additional Terms & Information

An alternate date will be offered if a guest must cancel that day.  If the alternate date is suitable the funds will be moved to the new date.  If the customer does not accept the alternate date and wishes to cancel for a refund, we will discuss it on an individual basis.

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