Welcome aboard my Downeaster 38 , "Fred B. Wood"! Designed by renowned naval architect, Henry Morschlad, , this Downeaster is in exceptionally good condition. Downeaster's are known as being stout and seaworthy bluewater cruisers. They can be found all over the globe. This experience is available for up to six guests! (Please note that I recently upgraded to a larger Downeaster 38 from an Ericson 27 which is shown in some of the photos!)
You can choose between a half day or full day adventure. Your half day adventure starts at Jack London Square. The route will depend on wind conditions; however, our goal is to cross the bay to see the marvelous sites of South Beach Harbor (home of the SF Giants), the financial district, the bay bridge, and then Treasure Island. During the tour you'll see amazing wildlife; including, flocks of pelicans, sea lions, and the occasional dolphin!
A full day advantage allows a cruise to Angel Island and out to the Golden Gate Bridge based on conditions.
This is an active experience! I will review the basics of sailing (wind angle, general terms for operating the vessel, and rules of the road). You will take a turn at the helm (wheel), manage the sheets that control the sails, and raise and lower the sails. Naturally, you are also welcome to just sit back and enjoy the amazing views.