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Afterguard Affordable Bay Charters








Tour San Francisco Bay by private Sailing Yacht. Either a full day (6-8hr) that includes a full bay tour or a 4 hour sail either from our base with secure free parking or from Jack London Sq. Can see the iconic sights of the San Francisco Bay from a unique perspective of being aboard a sailing yacht. 

An Experience to remember and share! The winds & waters of San Francisco Bay are spectacular. The yacht is managed by a professional Captain and capable crew. Most of our captains are also teachers if you are inclined to abstain from alcohol and want to participate? Just ask how to help.


9am-4:30pm - morning winds usually are gentle. Morning light on the Bay tends to lead to amazing photographs. If it's foggy at the start, can expect the fog to break by 11am. The Bay clears for beautiful sights before the end of the sail.

1pm-5pm - winds pick up for a thrilling ride in the afternoon.

6pm to 9pm - Sunset Sails  are magical


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Sparkling SUNSET SAILS from Oakland

Hannah Review 5/18/2024

This boat was perfect for our group of 9. (35' Catamaran) We sailed through the (Bay)bay bridge and back and were on the water for about 3 hours. The boat has adequate space inside in the galley, in the back of the boat away from the wind, and in the front for the best views. We forgot our speaker and were glad to find a Bluetooth connecting system inside. Our captains Tom and Patrick were great—they kept us in the know and were good sports about being on a boat with a group of women who know almost nothing about sailing but wanted to learn more. This was a great experience.


Afterguard offers a many ways to sail. If want the thrill and romance of sailing but do not want strangers aboard, consider a private charter. Can sail from 3hr, 4hr or all day. Romantic proposals, birthdays, anniversary, dates. Other group events include Team building, Youth Groups and family reunions often charter our many boats. Itinerary options include: team sail around marks, pleasure sail around Treasure Island, tour sails sailing by Alcatraz, to Angel Island or Golden Gate.


We will cater the event, so all you have to do is step aboard, or parties are welcome to partially or fully bring their own fare for a simple clean up fee.


Can sail on your own terms, chartering the whole yacht from 23' to 63' with a Captain, and if needed, one or more Crew. Most of our yachts are mono-hulls with one 35' Catamaran. See our list of yachts and private group rates.

People enjoying a private charter

Private charters, USCG rules hold charters to no more than 10 no matter the number that comfortably fit aboard a privately chartered boat with a skipper. Happy to take from 1 to 10 people, per the vessel chosen's reasonable capacity. Inviting friends guidelines:

23' boats = up to 4 people per yacht, Have 6 =24 max

Between 27-31' = 5-6 people per yacht,

Between 32-35' = 6-8 people per yacht.

35' Catamaran, 44 or 45' Yachts = up to 10 people

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Qualified-Certified sailors with SF Bay or similar area experience can charter a boat without a skipper. Our fleet is in Oakland. The boats range from 23-25' for fun sailing, team training and ASA 101. Boats 27-31 - used for Bay charters and ASA 103. Boats 32-45 are for charters and ASA 104. Our Cat is very active for skippered and bareboat charters. She is a great size for ASA 114. She is also good for the ASA 106 lux version of offshore sailing. New boats joining every year.


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