“I'm the owner of the 1986 Catalina 36 listed here, and you'll communicate with either myself or my boat manager. I've been sailing on the San Francisco Bay on and off for ten years, and Seahorse's manager is a USCG certified sailing instructor. And yes, he'd love to help you improve your sailing skills! Just ask him for availability ...”
Aboard since 2014
From San Francisco, CA
Had a great trip sailing the bay. S.V. Seahorse is in splendid condition, is very turn-key and it sails just perfectly! We even had whales come by to check out our crew! Georg was wonderful, very accomodating and very helpful with explaining the boat to us. Highly recommendable and will do it again next time I'm in SF!
This was our second time on the Seahorse, and it was wonderful. Georg and Shaunte were incredibly accommodating, especially considering some challenges with my group's timing. The boat was in great shape and sails very easily. Winds were pretty strong, probably upwards of 25 knots through the slot, so we sailed with a reefed main and about 2/3 of the jib most of the day, and she held up great and didn't scare the first-timers on board with us. We made it up to the Richmond San Rafael bridge and back for a great half day on the bay.
We had an excellent time on our cruise with Seahorse. The checkout process was very informative and the boat was perfect for our party of 7. We would absolutely rent again. Great opportunity to have a well keep boat so close in the city. Thank you!
I simple could not say enough to express what a great time we had, and how wonderful both the the host and the boat were. Boat is in great shape and immaculately clean. I have recommended this boat to everyone I meet that is headed to San Fran. Good Sailing
An excellent bareboat rental for the bay. It sailed well in winds of 5kt (all sails) up to 26kt (reefed main, no or partial jib). The mainsail stackpack, a good reef point, and roller furling jib made it easy to adapt to changing winds. Weather helm is well controlled and stability was very good with only minor spray. It is kept in great condition. The manager and owner were clear, professional and did exactly what they said they would. Nice harbor too. We're definitely planning to come back.
Georg was very accommodating and provided great recommendations for a day sail. Seahorse has obviously been kept in immaculate condition and is very well-appointed. I would definitely recommend working with him and am looking forward to another rental!
Our company had planned a half day outing after morning rain, and things couldn't have gone more smoothly. The Cat 36 is a classic, spacious cruiser beautifully maintained by Georg and with a fresh breeze under the Golden Gate, we smoothly exceeded 8 kts. I would also highly recommend this craft for either a family overnight behind Angel's Island or weekend outing, as well. She is a beauty, Georg.
Georg and the Seahorse were amazing!! I took his boat out with a couple of colleagues and had an incredible day on the Bay! Georg was incredibly responsive, helpful and quick to answer any of the questions I had. I highly recommend booking this boat if you're looking to have a great day out on the Bay.
Renting the Catalina 36 from George was great. The entire experience was easy quick and fairly priced. I am still amazed this whole thing is even possible and true. By far the highlight of my trip to SF. The boat is in a prefect starting location to explore the bay. The Catalina 36 is rigged for easy sailing and accommodated 7 people very comfortably.
Great, classic 36' Catalina that's rigged perfectly for an amazing sailing experience in the Bay! Georg is very friendly and has GREAT instructions to get you going fast and safely. I've chartered this boat twice now and will continue to come back. Thanks Georg!!!
Coming from France to visit San Francisco, we rent the Catalina 36, and it was awesome!
The boat was very clean and full ready for sail, we also appreciated the comfort.
Georg has been very helpful regarding all ours needs.
Thanks again for this wonderful week end!
We really enjoy "Seahorse"
I have rented Seahorse twice now, and have had stellar experiences both times. Georg is responsive and very helpful. Seahorse is in great condition, and perfect for cruising around the Bay. I will definitely rent her again soon.
My girlfriend and I had an excellent experience with Georg! We picked up Seahorse on Saturday, sailed until late afternoon, and spent the night moored at Angel Island (a great easy weekend trip!)
The boat handles great, and is in immaculate condition, above and below deck - the mainsail is brand new, and lazy jacks make flaking it a breeze - with two sets of reef points, it's a perfect for the bay.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day on Seahorse. We arrived to find the boat is in very good shape, with a number of nice upgrades and a well maintained boat. The sails were rigged to raise and lower easily and the engine started easily and ran smoothly. The electric head was a first for us and a definite plus. The owner George was terrific – touching base with us several times before our sail and asking how it went at the end of the day. We highly recommend Seahorse and Georg and look forward to sailing Seahorse again. This was our first time with Boatbound, which also exceeded our expectations – reminding us in advance of our sail, emailing insurance policies and, in case we needed it, contact numbers for towing services or claims. We did not need these items, but they were good to have with us in case we did.
We enjoyed a sail from South Beach Harbor past Alcatraz to the Golden Gate Bridge, returning past the Sausalito harbor front. Seahorse handled the conditions beautifully. It was quite fun to arrive at the Marina just before a Giants evening game – a few people in our party walked over to the game.
As usual, great boat, great owner. This is the third time I've taken this boat out, and boat gets nicer every time. Georg has put a lot of time and energy into keeping this boat in great working order!
In addition, he's an incredibly accommodating owner that responds immediately to inquiries.
I took relatives from the east coast out for a day on the bay, They had a great time. Seahorse provided a comfortable sail right out of South Beach. The Catalina handled extremely well in 20 knot breezes under the Gate to showing off going wing and wing through Racoon Straights. It is an older boat, but well maintained and easy to handle. Georg was great to work with, excellent communication. I felt like I had sailed the boat a dozen times before I ever got there. Definitely recommend taking Seahorse for a ride.
Renting Catalina was a pleasure. She is very easy to handle and we had such a great day around the bay. Georg was extremely nice and helpful. He provided ton of great documentation and tips to make our day as wonderful as possible.
I would definitively rent Catalina again !
We had a great sailing day on Georg's Catalina 36. The boat is in good shape and everything was in good working order and neat and clean. Georg's descriptions and instructions were fantastic and made everything easy. He also provided a lot of great ideas for our sailing itinerary. I'd love to sail on his boat again in the future and would highly recommend him and his boat.
We had such a great time on Georg's boat.
The day on the water was absolutely beautiful , and the company of Georg's sailing instructor/ Captain (Marc) was fantastic.
I can't recommend Georg and Seahorse highly enough.
His boat is beautifully maintained, and Georg was a pleasure to work with.
Thanks again for an amazing day on The Bay!
Everyone on board had an AWESOME time! Georg was extremely helpful and even helped us figure out a great route to take to see all the major sites the Bay has to offer. The boat sailed wonderfully and was fully taken care of.
Had a great time with 3 friends aboard Seahorse cruising the bay. Georg was a pleasure to engage with. Very responsive, check in/check out was a breeze. Boat was exactly as advertised. Like the other reviewers, I hope to take her out again soon!
It was a successful experience I planed my party in a boat two days before and every things was perfect.
Georg call me early in the morning and we met at time in the Pear 40
When I finished always was perfect without problems
Had a great day out on Seahorse! The boat is immaculate and sails well, the cabin is very spacious and well-kept, there's even an electric head (no pump).
Georg was a pleasure to speak with, very knowledgable, professional and friendly. I definitely plan on taking the Seahorse out again and can't recommend it highly enough!
Seahorse is a great boat! We sailed her in all sorts of weather conditions. Started the day with 8 knots and lots of sun, finished the day with fog, 20 knots and gusts at 25. Main was easy to reef, roller furling jib was much appreciated too :)
The galley is very well maintained, there is plenty of space for 6 people inside.
Georg was awesome, he takes great care of his boat, is very responsive and made the check-in/check-out process a breeze.
Can't wait to go back!
My friends and family had a fantastic time in the bay with Georg's boat. It had everything we needed with clear instructions, from start to finish. The marina is conveniently located near the ball park and parking is a breeze in their lot. Really looking forward to my next trip out!
Our rental experience with Georg was extremely positive and hassle-free. Georg was very responsive to our questions and provided a straight-forward rental experience. The Catalina was in great shape and located in a convenient location near downtown. We had an excellent day-sail and look forward to renting from Georg again. Thanks!!
Georg's Catalina was great! It's in a great location in the city with easy access to the Bay. We had a great day sailing in 10-15 knots of wind and only used the motor for a short while to come in and out of the slip. Georg was also very responsive over the phone and provided all of the information about the boat that I needed. My guests and I had a wonderful time and I would love to charter this boat again!
I chartered Seahorse for two consecutive days, and Georg was incredibly helpful! Not only that, but the Catalina 36 was clean and in great working order. The only problem is that 2 days was not enough. Therefore, I will definitely be chartering Seahorse again!
Had a great sail on the Seahorse. Georg made everything very easy. The boat is in good shape for her age, and Georg was upfront about her condition so there were no surprises. Overall it was a good value and I will take her out again.
Georg was very responsive and made the logistics easy. Very convenient location, with parking passes. The boat was exactly what I expected from talking/emailing with Georg. It was very comfortable for our 7 person crew. I will rent again with Georg.