Expert skipper certified by US Sailing and ASA leads scenic day cruises around the San Francisco Bay
About This Deal
- Departure Location: Berkeley Marina convenient to East Bay location, 201 University Ave
- Departure time: by appointment
- Age restriction: younger than 18 must be accompanied by guardian
- The sights: San Francisco city front, Alcatraz, Sausalito, Paradise Cove, and San Francisco Bay with sealife such as dolphins and seals
The evening fog hangs heavy over San Francisco Bay, engulfing the boat in a cloak of opaque mist. Just as the sightseers are ready to head home, the thick brume begins to roll away, revealing the city skyline glittering across the water. Dedicated to showcasing the Bay Area’s scenic waters, the crew of SailNOW facilitates moments such as this via cruises and lessons based out of East Bay. Skipper Jonathan Ganz—an American Sailing Association and United States Sailing Association certified instructor with a U.S. Coast Guard Masters 100 GT license—founded SailNOW to impart his passion for aquatic pursuits unto pupils of all ages and experience levels. On any given day, Captain Ganz can be found a leading group and private lessons that teach the essentials of sailing, such as how to navigate inclement weather, how to properly anchor a sailboat, and where to store your sea legs once back on terra firma. In addition to conducting instructional sessions, the savvy mariner helms cruises around San Francisco Bay and sailing adventures to far-flung locales including New Zealand and Baja.