General Questions

Kurt Hughes Designs of Seattle

Under sail, the average speed is 8-12 knots (approximately 9-13 miles per hour). Whereas a monohull treads through the water, catamarans skim over the surface.

Prior to departure time, the Captain makes that decision.

A catamaran has two hulls instead of one. The result is a more stable ride (think a Rolls Royce compared to a Dune Buggy) without the danger of keeling over.

Gift Certificates

Yes, gift certificates are available for both the Sunset San Francisco Bay Sail and the Daytime San Francisco Bay Sail, and they make a perfect gift for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion! To purchase a gift certificate for the Sunset Sail through Zerve click here.

Yes, you can! When you purchase your gift certificate online, you will be presented immediately with your gift certificate so that you can print it out and deliver it. If you buy it over the phone, a link to your gift certificate will be emailed to you as soon as your purchase is completed.

That’s no problem, either! When you purchase your gift certificate, just select the option to have the certificate emailed directly to the recipient and provide their email address. You’ll even be able to decide whether you want the email sent immediately or if you’d prefer to schedule it to be emailed on a future date. (For instance, if you want to buy it today so you don’t forget, but you don’t want it emailed to the recipient until their special day!)

On your sail

If you’re outside on the trampolines, there is a pretty good chance you’ll get wet. If you really don’t want to get wet, you can stay in the cabin. With a 360 degree view, you won’t miss a single thing.

Probably not. Since we are so stable most people don’t have any problems. If you are very susceptible you may want to get a patch or some seasick pills.

We have some jackets on board that you are welcome to use. This is on a first come first serve basis.

Yes, we have life jackets for kids and adults.

Yes, the cabin is heated.

For our daytime sail, we do not serve any food or drink, but you can purchase wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks at our bar (please bring enough cash or credit). The sunset sail includes lights hors d’oeurves and two complimentary drinks and you can always purchase additional drinks or snacks as well.

We try to schedule the sunset sails so that you always get a great view of the setting sun. Depending on the time of year and daylight saving time, the sun will set at different times.

On your scenic sail around the San Francisco Bay, you’ll sail by historic Alcatraz Island, get a unique view as you sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, take plenty of photos of the breath-taking San Francisco city skyline and pass by a colony of sea lions or even spot some whales.

Yes, there is a clean bathroom on both boats.

Preparation

People who go on Adventure Cat 1 or Adventure Cat 2 usually wear jeans, a tee shirt or sweatshirt, tennis shoes & take a jacket. If it’s a special occasion, they might get all dressed up. We do have jackets on board, but yours are much more stylish.

Reservation

You must call 72 hours ahead of your scheduled tour for a full refund. Within 72 hours you will assess a $35 termination fee. There are no refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of your tour, or if you decide not to show up.

We strongly recommend you purchase tickets in advance as cruises often sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

Yes. For groups of 10 or more full-fare adult passengers on one credit card purchase, you will receive a discount of $5 per Adult ticket. Whether you purchase your tickets over the phone or online, this discount will be automatically applied when your purchase meets this criteria.

Weather

Severe weather in this area of California is rare and cruises will proceed as scheduled in light rain and other mild weather conditions. Both our boats have 360-degree, protected viewing areas! In the rare event that we have to cancel a cruise, you will have the opportunity to reschedule your tickets (subject to availability) or receive credit towards a future event.