A true miracle of nature, the wind can move massive sailboats effortlessly through choppy waves and keep the corners of flying carpets finely starched. Feel the wind in your hair with this Groupon.
$300 for a Two- or Three-Hour Sailing Party for Up to 20 Guests (Up to $600 Value)
Crews embark on a choice of sunset cruise (held Friday and Saturday evenings), Sunday-afternoon sail (3 p.m.–5 p.m.), or Sunday brunch (11 a.m.–2 p.m.; valid for up to 13 guests only). Sunday-brunch cruisers can complement the crisp taste of the salty air with a meal of fresh fruit, pastries, coffee, and entrees such as bagels. Passengers on the remaining two cruises savor salty snacks of chips and nuts. All three cruises offer a cash bar for wine, beer, and soft drinks, though passengers may desalinate the ocean mist into a champagne flute for an extra fee. Up to 65 passengers come aboard each group cruise, but customers may also choose to apply their Groupon toward a private charter on the Yukon Jack ($400/hour midweek, $450/hour weekends) or the Bay Lady ($750/hour midweek, $850/hour weekends).
Rendezvous Charters’ crew helps people to experience the San Francisco Bay providing lessons, yacht and sailboat charters, and fractional- sailing boat-sharing memberships. During lessons, staffers challenge students to turn theory into hands-on action, using American Sailing Association guidelines to transform landlubbers into landlubbers who can sail. For those who prefer to outsource steering, Spinnaker Sailing’s captains load up to six passengers for private cruises aboard skippered 30- to 50-foot yachts. Parties can request to sail around Angel Island or stop in at Sam’s in Tiburon to grab drinks or dinner. Meanwhile, Spinnaker Fractional members share luxury Beneteau boats, indulging in the benefits of boat ownership without being bogged down with the cost of insurance, fees, and vessel upkeep.
40 Pier, next to AT&T Ballpark
San Francisco, California 94107