Three-Hour Sailing Tour and Wine Tasting or Two-Day Sailing Class at Afterguard Sailing Academy (Half Off)

Cat Base at Treasure Island

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In a Nutshell

Tour groups sail toward the Golden Gate Bridge and sample award-winning wines; classes teach students how to sail light and moderate winds

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  • $69 for a three-hour sailing tour and wine tasting (a $138 value)

    During the tour, captains take groups of up to six passengers on a three-hour journey across the San Francisco Bay. The vessel floats by Angel Island and along the waterfront toward the Golden Gate Bridge. After this scenic voyage, groups head to The Winery SF on Treasure Island to sample various potables from the award-winning winery; alcohol cannot be consumed onboard the catamaran. Cruises depart at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday–Sunday.

  • $195 for a two-day introduction to sailing class (a $390 value)

    The two-day introductory course teaches basic keelboat sailing over a total of 14 hours. Classes of four or fewer learn the mechanics of the ship and get hands-on practice guiding the vessel through the light and moderate winds of the bay. Instructors also cover US Coast Guard and American Sailing Association recommendations.

Afterguard Sailing Academy

Sailing out of Central Basin in Oakland or Treasure Island, Afterguard Sailing Academy's Intro to Sailing courses are a great way to get a taste of the passion held by so many people across the world. For more in-depth instruction, multi-day courses are available, giving participants the chance to learn some of the knots, lingo, and practices.

Thanks to the academy's team of seasoned captains, tours are only one way to experience sailing's thrills. Their instructors also teach comprehensive American Sailing Association certification courses, which aim to transition ordinary passengers to crew members and skippers for more independent sailing adventures of all types. As students progress, instructors teach more advanced lessons, such as bay basics and ocean sailing. Aside from these lessons, the captains also run a nonprofit sailing academy for youth.


Reviews

It was great! The weather was warm and sunny, and the staff went above and beyond to make our experience a memorable one.

H W., 7/23/12

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100% of 18 customers

  • “It was a great trip, skipper very experienced and friendly. Finding the right boat was a little difficult but when we did we had a great sail on SF Bay. Would use...”

    “It was a great trip, skipper very experienced and friendly. Finding the right boat was a little difficult but when we did we had a great sail on SF Bay. Would use them again.”

  • “Great instructor. Nice people.”

  • “We had an incredible experience! Going back this weekend to complete our sailing 101 certification! Love the staff - Nico our fearless skipper/teacher.”

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    Cat Base at Treasure Island

    1 Clipper Cove Way

    San Francisco, California 94130

    510-535-1954

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