“I have pretty much sailed one or two times a week on San Francisco Bay for the last 15 years. Luna Sea has won a few races over the years and she's had her share of finishing deep in the fleet too. But it's always been fun and as long as it continues to be fun she'll be out there. ”
Aboard since 2013
From San Francisco, CA
Dan is a great communicator who made my rental a breeze. His extreme hospitality made it feel like I was boarding a family member's boat. Aside from Dan's personal touches, the boat was fantastic to sail with a well-balanced sail plan, which excelled in all-to-familiar Bay chop and breeze.
I look forward to sailing on Luna Sea again in the near future. Thank you again, Dan!
We had a great Day on the Bay! Luna Sea is an old boat, but she is kept in great shape. All equipment is updated and she is unusually well equipped. She has new and extensive electronics. Dan is great and efficient. Thanks for the drinks on board! Anytime again!
Honestly one of the best days i’ve had in a long time. Dan is a great host! His charisma, and all around great attitude was a plus for this long day at sea. He made me and my guest feel at home on his beautiful sail boat! I recommend him and will be back for another great adventure! Thanks Dan!!
Beautiful boat - exceeded expectations when it picked us up to from our dock on the Intercoastal. Between the massive sunbed on the bow, the outdoor seating across the back and the interior complete with kitchen and two bathrooms, our group of 11 had plenty of space for a fun day cruising between Fort Lauderdale and Boca. The connected dock that lowers into the water made it easy for everyone to dive in, go for a swim and get right back on board. Captain Eddie brought coolers of ice and water and the boat has a refrigerator to store all the other beverages you might want to bring. Highly recommend booking with Gregg!
I decided to celebrate my birthday sailing around Bay Area. I had many doubts, because it was my first sailing experience and I didn't know what to expect. It turned out to be one of the most exciting and remarkable events I've ever had) It was a perfect adventure for me and all my friends. Thank you Dan for hosting us at Luna:)
Yacht was amazing and well kept. Captain Gregg is very easy to work with and responds quickly. Captain Eddy was knowledgable and took great care of us on the boat. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the day! Highly recommend!
Captain Gregg is amazing! I booked for a bachelorette group and he was so accommodating. Captain Gregg went above and beyond our expectations. We even arranged to spend another hour on the boat because we just did not want to leave. By the end of the trip, the bride was crying tears of joy (true story). We drank, ate, swam, took pictures, etc and Captain Gregg was the best host. I would highly recommend booking with Captain Gregg. If I ever want to go out on a boat again when in MIA, I will for sure be booking again with Captain Gregg. Best experience of our trip by far.
Had a great time on Greggs boat. It’s beautiful and we had plenty of or room for our guests. Enjoyed the day on the sand bar in Miami. Only disappointment was that the floatation device shown in the photos wasn’t on board. Be sure you specify that if that’s something you want. Overall great experience!
We had a total of 20 friends celebrate my birthday starting in Fort Lauderdale and then making our way down to Haulover Sandbar in North Miami Beach. I unfortunately requested to reschedule our agreed upon date several times and Gregg was so accommodating and understanding. He technically did not have to do this, but instead he just continued to say that "he just wants me to have a great time". It was a pleasure dealing with him and I highly recommend booking with this guy! Not to mention the boat is amazing. All-around great experience!!
Had a blast sailing on Luna Sea.
The boat is in great shape, easy to operate and lot of digital equipment that makes your sailing in the SF bay a breeze.
Dan is very friendly, easy to talk to and make arrangements with. We came about 1.5 hours later than we promised and Dan was patiently waiting for us. Always available to give advice and assistance.
Thank you, Dan, and look forward to the next one.
Captain Gregg and his crew (Bill and Ryan) were ABSOLUTELY the best!! They were SO accommodating, professional, and fun to be with the entire day! We were on a bachelorette party, but I would highly recommend them for any trip. I will definitely be calling Captain Gregg again and can't wait for the next trip!
We when out for a day of parting in the sandbar and with Captain Barry and Elizabeth you are warranty to have one, Great service and they are really fun down to earth, Don't waste your time looking around and book with Barry you wont regret it.
EPIC BIRTHDAY, VIP EXPERIENCE *****
My family and I believe that life is made of moments, and for us the best moments are when we feel connected to nature. I had an unforgettable B/day celebration on an Epic VIP yacht thanks to Gregg.. by far one of the best. He was very attuned to our needs and his yacht is impeccably beautiful! You truly feel @ home on the water for a day.
We were lucky enough that we had Captain Barry... hats off the BEST! Captain Barry was great... humorous dancing! He showed us the houses of celebrities and made us feel secure all the time. He truly cared about us and made us feel like our experience was so important. I had never swam off a boat... mind you, I don't know how to swim but I felt so, so comfortable with our captain there.. that made our whole tour! We cannot thank Gregg and Capt Barry enough. You guys are amazing!
I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a VIP experience out in the water. Unforgettable!
Great FUN on the bay as usual with Luna Sea. Boat is always in top condition ready to go when we get there. Dan continues to upgrade the electronics -- had fun teaching the kids how to use the GPS, especially when we entered a heavy fog opposite the Golden Gate.
I have taken a lot of boat cruises in Miami and all I can say is that this was simply wonderful and memorable. Greg, Capt. Barry Stevens and 2nd mate Elizabeth were just a pleasure to be with. They took us to Nixon and Haulover beaches to swim. The boat and especially the crew were fabulous, the best way to see Miami!!
Dan was very welcoming. We had some doughnuts and the boat was stocked with ice and beverages.
The boat is very stable and easy to steer. We didn't have to reef when we crossed the bay in spite of the 20-25 knots of wind. We manage to reach a steady 8.5 knots on the way back.
We had an absolute blast! I would highly recommend renting this yacht and will certainly do so again! They were extremely accommodating and very easy to work with. The yacht was absolutely spotless and perfect for our group of 7 ladies!
Captain Barry and Liz were more than accommodating and made sure we had the best experience. We had a blast cruising the waterways admiring the homes, and hanging out at the sandbar!
Can't wait to rent again!!
Another great day on the water with Luna Sea. Dan is always super reliable and the boat is always clean, well kept and ready to go. Every year there are new upgrades -- this year it's the electronics. And the Alameda Channel location gives the best ride out and back. Love seeing all the boating traffic, drydocks and containership operations along the way. Accomodates 8 people nicely -- everyone had a great time and are looking forward to the next sail. THANKS Dan.
I would definitely recommend renting from Gregg! He is super accommodating, friendly and keeps his boat immaculately clean!! The captain was excellent. He knew the waterways and took very good care of us!! The boat was more than spacious with the 10 people we had aboard. I would definitely use Gregg for future adventures!
What a magical day on Gregg's Sea Ray. We visited sand bars on the way to Stiltsville for sunset, watched Dolphins mate up close, hung out in downtown Miami and listened to music, saw fireworks and a light show.
I would highly recommend doing this same full day itinerary . Can't wait to rent again soon!
Luna Sea is a great boat for SF bay. She is easy to sail and fast in light wind. We had a great time abound and would recommend getting in touch with Dan who is very accommodating. Thank you Dan for stocking her up on drinks and snacks. I would happily charter her again in the future.
Had an amazing day sailing with Dan. We started the voyage with a champagne toast that set the tone for a great day. My family had no prior sailing experience, but Dan was a great captain and allowed everyone to participate in driving the boat and changing the sails. I could not think of a better experience. I have already recommended him to all of my friends and will definitely charter him again the next time I am visiting SF. Thank you Dan.
Dan and his boat were fantastic. Dan met us at the dock and reviewed all of the details of the boat with us. He suggested a route for the day sail and sent us on our way. The boat is in great order and prepared to sail from novice to racer. Great boat, great day, great owner in Dan.
Dan is the man! All six of us enjoyed a lovely experience sailing on the Bay. We were greeted with a bubbly attitude and donuts to start. We all felt safe the entire trip and Dan empowered us to learn how to be great crew members. He was full of fun stories and knowledge. We laughed, ate lunch at Angel Island, sailed alongside the Embarcadero, and stopped by the At&t baseball stadium before returning to our Marina. I highly recommend Dan and his Islander 36 Luna Sea.
Dan was just awesome!
He let me check in early on the boat, gave a detailed tour of the important specific items of the boat and even gave us drinks and food!
My friends and I were thrilled with this boat that is in a pristine condition!
Best charter, thanks again Dam!
Luna Sea and Dan were fantastic! Dan gave a great boat intro, very flexible on schedule, and most importantly the boat worked flawlessly all day! New motor is quiet and made for comfortable motoring in the morning, and once the wind picked up had a beautiful sail, all running gear, sails, and all the kit in great shape. I look forward to many more repeat rentals!
Really excellent. Dan was friendly, skilled, fun, and made the afternoon supremely comfortable and enjoyable. We had him skipper the boat and he is clearly an experienced hand. Everyone was at ease hanging out, helping out lightly, and sipping Champagne. Boat was well stocked and in great condition. Dan kills it. Highly recommend.
We had an absolutely wonderful time with Captain Dan and his sailboat. As a family we celebrated my husband's sixtieth birthday, and the sail far exceeded our expectations. After a review of the safety instructions we enjoyed wonderful mimosas and sailed to Angel Island. The lunch was terrific and his stories even better! The highlight was watching the 40 minute show of the Blue Angels as Dan cheerfully tacked back and forth many times in a very crowded area. He provided a wonderful memory for my family and I would highly recommend his services.
Another "E ticket" ride on San Francisco Bay: from dead calm (with dolphins) behind Angel Island to dense fog and 20-30 knot winds opposite the Golden Gate bridge along the Berkeley flats. (First time I needed a compass course from Angel Island to the eastern span of the bay bridge!!!) The boat handles it all just fine and as usual, Dan is great to work with.
Dan is very friendly person and careful sailor. Good boat in a good shape, great for family adventure. On my opinion it very nice of Dan to fill the ice box with ice and beverages and put snacks and donuts. Excellent customer care!
I would recommend Dan and Luna Sea to my friends and will be glad to rent it again!
We really enjoyed the day on the Bay with Dan and his comfortable 36' sail boat, "Luna Sea". His pre-trip arrangements were well planned and professionally setup for our trip. We felt very good with Dan's quick responsiveness before the trip to our questions & concerns. Boat Safety was reasonably emphasized and all the guests were very pleased with Dan's expert boat handling skills. Great fun-we will definitely charter with Dan again in the near future.
Luna Sea was perfect for an evening outing with friends. Dan was incredibly accommodating, and the boat was in great shape and everything worked as described. The boat performed great in choppy seas and gusty weather. Looking forward to chartering again soon!
Another great day on San Francisco Bay -- this one very special for us with 3 generations of boys sailing together for the first time -- ages 70, 40, and 10. Dan and Luna Sea are always very responsible and responsive. Thanks for the opportunity to teach the next generation our love of sailing and just being together on the water.
I surprised my husband with a sailing trip while we were in San Francisco. Dan planned an amazing day! He brought his wife with him to help and they were both so nice, accommodating, and lots of fun to spend the day with. They made us feel very comfortable on the water and on their boat. I couldn't have asked for a better trip! We would love to sail with them again!
We had a lovely afternoon aboard Luna Sea. Dan was a knowledgeable and gracious host, letting us play captain and pointing us in the right directions. We saw several pods of dolphins and sea lions before settling in at Angel Island for the lunch Dan brought for us. All in all we probably spent 6 hours on the water and enjoyed it immensely. We would love to do it again!
WOW! My family had an amazing time with Dan, he was very accommodating to our schedule, very knowledgeable about the bay area and a great help with the sailing. We had winds that we would not have been comfortable in by ourselves and Dan made it very easy to sail the Luna Sea and enjoy a high wind day. I will definitely book with Dan again and would highly recommend his boat to anyone.
Had a great day on a skippered charter with Captain Dan and Cindy. Dan is very easy-going and knowledgeable, and my family of 4 were very confident in his hands. He took us for a tour of the bay around Angel island, the city, and up by AT&T park, all a great treat for my family visiting from the UK. Luna Sea is a simple boat but sails well and comfortable. Would happily recommend a day out with Dan to anyone.
Our family had a wonderful sailing trip with Dan, traveling from Alameda, under the Bay Bridge with beautiful views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Angel Island. He moored the boat at Angel Island in a quiet cove and we took a short break for lunch before heading back. Dan was very welcoming and our family felt comfortable and safe on his boat. He also encouraged us to join in helping with the sailing and driving of the boat. On the way back we saw Alcatraz, the sea lions at Pier 39, and the stadium. I highly recommend Dan and his beautiful boat! He will get back to you via email or phone right away and is very knowledgeable about the history of San Francisco. I would give Dan more than five stars if it was possible. Thank you Dan for helping make this family day one we will remember forever!
Dan met us at the dock in the morning.I spent about 30 minutes checking out the boat with him.All the necessary equipment was aboard.Dan even supplied various drinks and ice.It was a great experience and Dan was very personable and helpful.The boat is very easy to sail and is ideal for the Bay conditions.Thanks,Dan.
Amazing boat and had a great time with Dan and his wife Mifi. Both avid sailors and they treated us to a truly amazing day out on the water. We started and ended the day with champagne if that tells a bit of the story. I'm sure I will do it again with them!
The boat is in super shape, very well and smartly rigged. We sailed it on the Bay by 20 knots without reefing. The cabin is very comfortable, even for kids (3 kids for our session).
Dan is a really nice, welcoming and easy-going person.
He calmly explained everything we needed to know and made sure we were comfortable for our sailing trip.
Great experience. Boat was in great condition, communication was good, Dan made sure we were set up and was generally very helpful. Bareboat daysail, took about half hour to go over the boat systems in the morning and then Dan met us at the dock when we returned.
Dan was extremely helpful and friendly getting our crew set up with the Luna Sea. He was gracious enough to stock the fridge with beverages and include snacks too!
Dan gave a thorough tutorial and tour of the boat and even helped plan my route along the bay. The ship itsself is in top notch condition and handled with ease on tough bay waters.
I look forward to my next rental with the Luna Sea!
What a fun afternoon! We booked Dan for a birthday celebration, and he went out of his way to prepare the perfect sunset cruise for us. He sailed us from Pier 40 near AT&T park around Angel Island, along the bay passing Alcatraz and back along the city skyline to the pier. We really enjoyed his company, and it is no wonder Dan is the biggest celebrity on BoatBound.
Book him today! You will not find a better deal.
We had a great time with Luna Sea! Dan was more accommodating than we had any reason to expect, including outfitting the ice box with ice and beer, plus exhibiting much patience when we arrived back at the slip a little later than expected.
Luna herself is a sweet sailor. The rig is tweaked out to the nines and she handled 25 knots without a hitch, despite the inexperience of the day's crew. We were extremely comfortable with 6 on board.
I'd have to say we went crazy for Luna Sea! :-)
Dan's Islander 36 is a great boat for the bay! She handles great in significant winds and can point better than most boats available to rent. We did multiple passes in front of the slot and she had no problem maintaining course. Try that on a Hunter! Dan and his wife were very nice and incredibly knowledgeable.
Dan was great! My wife and I chartered Luna Sea for 5 days from Dan, and it was one of the most enjoyable experiences of our lives. Not only did Dan provide the boat, but he arraigned a ride for us from the airport and helped us provision the boat! Dan ran us through the in's and out's of the boat and then turned us loose. Luna Sea is a wonderful vessel and sails very well in heavy weather conditions. The interior is nice and very comfortable for overnight stays. The first afternoon we ran through the slot with 25 knot winds at 7+ knots of boat speed and were very comfortable. I wish I could sail that boat every weekend!
Luna Sea is a beautiful boat and a fabulous for cruising in San Francisco Bay. Dan is the ideal owner and a tremendous companion for introducing you to the area. He tended to our trip with care and provided invaluable advice and good humor throughout our rental. The Islander 36 is a thoughtfully built boat that inspires confidence in traversing "The Slot" in 27 knot winds. She is exceedingly well equipped and designed for racing or family fun. Thanks for a great trip, Dan, we shall return soon.
We sailed on Luna Sea on the hottest day of the year so far in winds that were light to begin with, so we did mostly motoring into the open waters of the bay. After lunch the winds came up. We sailed from the San Francisco waterfront to the Golden Gate Bridge. The winds hit 20nm. The boat handled the winds very nicely and we had an exhilarating sail from the waterfront to Tiburon then down behind Alcatraz Island. From 1:30 till 5:00 the winds continued to blow very nicely.
Dan's boat handles beautifully, doing well in open waters with moderate winds. My crew was excited and enthusiastic and we all want to return as soon as possible. We're looking at another trip in the fall and maybe sooner.
Dan was very welcoming and accommodating. He allowed us to stay on the boat the night before the sailing trip, which was very convenient since we didn't have to fight Bay Area traffic on the day of the sail. Thank you Dan.
The second time I've rented Dan's boat. Had a wonderful day on the water, and the boat performed flawlessly!
Only knock was that the dinette table was still broken (this rental was in April, previous one was end of November). We didn't need it, so no big deal.
I brought four friends on the trip with Dan and we had an excellent time. Dan's knowledge of the bay was indispensable and his energy was infectious. Our experience on the bay as new sailors was intense with 20-25mph winds but we felt very safe and in control with Dan.
Anyone new to boatbound or curious about bay sailing should definitely take a trip with Dan.
Luna Sea is an excellent boat for a day sail on the bay. Well equipped, stable, and loved by Dan who is an equally excellent host. Getting the boat was easy, Dan's orientation was quick & clear, and the boat was even well stocked! I'll definitely charter from Dan again.
It is easy to say great things about Dan and his Islander 36. But that might only reveal the obvious. Anyone would enjoy a day on the water with Dan. My son and I chose to accept Dan's offer to join us. Even though we are sail boat owners and have sailed extensively for many years Dan's company was truly valuable. He has local knowledge of the waterways and of the history of the many things to see on the water in the Bay area. Moreover, as experienced sailors, we learned some strategies and techniques from Dan that we will apply during our sailing on the East Coast. He is not intrusive yet is instructive and companionable. At the end of sailing for 7 hours on Luna Sea we felt that we spent a day with a friend. The marina is easy to access by car and parking facilities were great. You have water access to the Bay as people perceive it as well as you see the Oakland/Alameda commercial shipping venue. That plus seeing the City and its features, the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Alcatraz, the new baseball field all in a day is a trip by sail without peer. All in all, what Dan offers is a true bargain! Given what he adds to the bareboat charter, a day on Luna Sea is the "best deal in town".
We had an absolutely wonderful time with Dan! He was friendly, relaxed, and flexible with plans from the very beginning before we even had the chance to meet. Once our group arrived at the boat, he was just as welcoming and helpful. After a few quick safety words, we were on our way sailing. The bay was a bit choppy the day we went, but it made for a bit of adventure and plenty of laughs. He taught us a few things about sailing, and let us help out here and there as well. Having been in SF much longer than the rest of us, he also had some great stories to share as we sailed around different parts of the bay. I highly recommend Dan as both a skipper and to rent from. Can't wait for trip #2. Thanks again Dan!
Really enjoyed working with Dan and renting Luna Sea. Everything was ready to go when we arrived....all we needed was get our stuff on board and turn the engine over to leave dock... Dan even had drinks and ice in the cooler, the kids were really excited. Luna Sea is a great boat....a pleasure to sail. Great experience!
We had a fantastic day sailing with Dan. We sailed from Alameda, over to SF to pick up some friends, then all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge and back. Dan was a great teacher and got us all involved in sailing the boat. He even gave us a ride back to SF at the end of the day. I would highly recommend a day on the "Luna Sea" to anyone who wants to do some real sailing on the bay.
We took out Luna Sea for a day with 6 of us, and 2 kids. The winds were pretty light, but we still had a fantastic time. When the wind did pick up, we had some really exhilarating sailing across the bay. Luna Sea is a beautiful and well-maintained boat and Dan is a fantastic owner who loves sailing and is extremely personable and helpful. Highly recommended.
I chartered Luna Sea for my girlfriend's birthday and I've never seen her happier. Luna Sea handles beautifully and the San Francisco Bay is the most beautiful place I've ever sailed. Dan was also an absolute dream to coordinate with. He had everything we could have asked for ready on Luna Sea when we arrived and took care of all the prep work and cleanup. He went out of his way to make sure we had a blast. I honestly couldn't have imagined a better time. Everything went wonderfully and I'll definitely be back to charter Luna Sea again.
We had a great time on the Luna Sea. Dan was awesome! He met up with us and showed us features of the boat, as well as how these gadgets on the boat worked. He's got them all too: digital depth meter, wind sensor, GPS,.. you name it. You can tell he has a passion for sailing. Luna Sea was a great boat; well maintained, easy to sail. Dan's gotten it set up so that you could control everything from the cockpit: the sailboats I've been on required someone at the bow to access the halyard. We'll certainly be back. Thanks Dan!
Dan was excellent! We went out to watch the America's Cup races and Dan positioned his boat so that we constantly had the best viewing position. Unlike most of the other boats that stayed in one place Dan continued to sail and give us great commentary on the race and made the sailing and viewing a wonderful experience for all of us. His enthusiasm for boating was evident for the entire day - we felt more like family friends than guests paying to be on his boat. We will definitely come back for another day of sailing with Dan - we all had a wonderful time!