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Book the 23' Daysailer on the Estuary or up to the Bay Bridge from Oakland. 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 are very happy to be part of the Get-My-Boat movement to connect boats to people who can sail them in the Wonderful and Exiting waters of San Francisco Bay. We have 17 keelboats and 1 Catamaran used for teaching and when not involved in classes can be chartered. You must hold an active UPC or ASA certification appropriate for the boat you want to rent or request either a local expert or USCG Licensed Captain to take you sailing. If the boat you ask for is taken, ask what else we have. Not all are listed.
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
Full refund up to 10 days prior.
Renter must be be ASA103 certified or/and be able to pass a sailing check out at a cost of $150 the first time sailing with us. No exceptions. Checkout lasts between 1-1.5 hr. Can request an expert sailor or skipper if not certified. All Afterguard boats are actively used for courses and member charters. Must check with Afterguard for availability. Qualified-Certified sailors with SF Bay or similar area experience can charter a 20-25' boat without a skipper if hold a 101-103 certification. If hold a 104 or above can take the boats under the Bay Bridge. The under 35' portion of our fleet are located at the Oakland main port/base. General Policies: Charter Policies Independent Boat Rental Options - Qualified-Certified sailors with SF Bay or similar area experience can charter a boat without a membership or a licensed Captain. We have 2 locations. Our boats range from 15 to 35 feet, including 2 catamarans. Be prepared to show certifications and provide a sailing resume listing experience. Expect to pay an extra fee for and do a checkout as described below. - Must be ASA 104 Bare Boat Charter certified, or equivalent certification from another internationally recognized agency, to sail independently on SF central Bay. ASA 114 is required for Catamaran rentals. Required to have a competent First Mate aboard with minimum of ASA 101/103. If Certified, but no local or like area knowledge, we can try to arrange a locally certified sailor to join you for an extra fee. - Certified sailors, the first time sailing with us will participate in a pre-cruise check sail to match your skills to your certification. Set fee $150. Expect this to take 1 to 2hr. NO SAME DAY CHECK OUTS. You will know your result as pass or fail within max 2hr. If fail will then have time to work with you to fill weak areas through classes or secure the service of a licensed Captain. The checkout process gives you local waterway and boat orientation. Will need only to do a shorter version if chartering different boats in our fleet there-after, at a reduced check out cost and can be same day for repeat charterers.. - If fail the check out, will need to add the cost for arrangements of a captain and crew to the cost of your charter at a fee minimum of $100 per hr. Suggest doing the checkout as early as possible to not miss the date you want to rent this boat. Bring your First Mate with you for their part of the check out. - Check Out On-the-water demonstration of skill includes: get the boat ready to sail, move away from the dock without incident, good engine skills, knowledge of USCG markers, set sail, tack and gybe safely, rules of right-away, good sail trim at each point of sail, heave-to, reef, crew-overboard return, put sails away then dock prepped & under control. - Not Certified? Might be possible. All above applies to you too. i.e. Must have a qualified First Mate or take a local sailor with you. Will be required to do a pre-charter check out. NO SAME DAY CHECK OUTS. If not certified expect a 50/50 chance of a Captain being required to join you. If do pass to sail independently, a larger damage deposit is required. Captained Charter Options - If wish to engage a Captain and your party is 6 persons or less, can choose the Captain package. We arrange a Captain and crew for you.- If your party is over 6 persons (children included, max 8 on mono-hulls and 12 on cats) you need to rent as a bareboat, pay for the charter to this agency, then work with us to arrange a Captain of your choice from our list of licensed approved Captains, after this booking agency provides our contact information. You pre-pay our company the separate Captain fee, which we give to the Captain before you and your party board the boat. - Tips after the charter are always appreciated.