Like dandelion fluffies and shampoo commercials, sailboats harness the power of wind. Put breezes to work with today's Groupon: for $40, you get passage for two people on a two-hour sunset, full-moon, or afternoon cruise from Bay Breeze Charters in Sausalito (an $80 value).
Alongside her experienced crew, Bay Breeze Charters' Captain Pam Power steers a 51-foot luxury yacht on sailing cruises through San Francisco Bay. The fiberglass vessel—whose name, Glory Days, honors the era before cars replaced boats—carries between 6 and 30 passengers in its spacious upper decks and cozy interior salon. Melodies belting from a state-of-the-art stereo sound system set a festive mood as the ship floats past the sparkling city skyline, sweeps past historic Alcatraz and scenic Angel Island, and slips underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. On afternoon and sunset voyages, passengers sip complimentary wine, beer, or soda while munching on light snacks, and moonlit jaunts facilitate romance with champagne, chocolate, and copies of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. Couples snuggle together and friends and family huddle on deck to watch the city lights shattering on the water's surface. Most sunset cruises sail on Friday and Saturday evenings, while afternoon outings depart on Sundays. Click here for the current schedule.
Bay Breeze Charters
Sailing is in Pam Power's blood. After cutting her teeth chartering small boats in Minnesota, she moved to San Francisco, met her yacht Glory Days, and the rest was history. Alongside her experienced crew, she steers the 51-foot luxury yacht on sailing cruises through San Francisco Bay. The fiberglass vessel carries between 6 and 30 passengers in its spacious upper decks and cozy interior salon. During excursions, the ship cruises past the city skyline and historic Alcatraz and Angel Islands before traveling back in time via the wormhole beneath the Golden Gate Bridge.