Bodies of water are frequent metaphors in poetry, due to their unfathomable depths, unknowable sprawl, and unattainable porpoises. Set sail into the enigma with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a 90-minute sailing tour with San Francisco Sailing Company (a $40 value). All cruises embark from Pier 39. You may purchase multiple Groupons to enjoy the voyage again and again and again. Though each Groupon is good for a year, there are blackout dates, which are listed in the fine print above. Sailing tours are available Sunday through Friday at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.
The San Francisco Sailing Company specializes in providing tours on a luxury, 41-foot private sailing yacht for an indulgent sightseeing experience. Enjoy numerous San Francisco landmarks as they float by, dappled in afternoon or evening light, including Alcatraz, Angel Island, and more. During the journey, you will receive two complimentary beverages, one for each hand, perfect for proposing a toast with yourself. The 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. sunset sails include music to further vivify the experience.
Each small-capacity yacht enables cruise-goers to experience the sights without the pressing din of a crowded ship or the awkwardness of an elevator tour. The main sailboat of the sailing company, the Privateer, is a small vessel, Coast Guard–inspected for safety with a capacity of 28 passengers. The crew has decades of combined experience, including Captain Erik Ostrander, a U.S. Merchant Marine officer with a cranium chock-full of sailing and seamanship. Whether you're celebrating an anniversary, birthday, or just out to provide fodder for Moby Dick fantasies, a 90-minute sailing tour with the San Francisco Sailing Company will ensure an enjoyable time spent on the local waters.
Your Groupon ID number must be provided at the time of booking. No cancellations. Groupon is not valid 2/14, 7/4, Labor Day, Memorial Day, KFOG Kaboom & Fleet Week; Saturdays are very limited.
Yelpers award San Francisco Sailing Company 4.5 stars:
- The Privateer is a beautiful boat, rigged so as few or many people as you want can be involved in the sailing. The captain was engaging and worked in some basic sailing instruction. Everybody who was interested got a chance to sail or handle lines, but the captain and mate let us just hang out too. – Denis L.
- Two routes are taken when sailing around the bay that soothes the wild and adventurous type as well as the cool and calm... not to mention sailing is great for all ages and land dwellers. – Maria A.
- It's beyond exciting! Alcohol, choppy water, bay breeze, good tunes, great vibes, sunset, and blue skies. – Eryka V.
The San Francisco Sailing Company
The San Francisco Sailing Company and the San Francisco Sailing School offer charters, sailing tours, and sailing lessons. They provide customers a chance to cruise the Bay as if on their own private yacht, or teach customers how to sail through their American Sailing Association certified facility. On a typical sailing tour, seasoned captains give passengers a memorable experience as they enjoy unique panoramic views of the entire Central San Francisco Bay. Tours pass the water front from Fisherman's Wharf all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge, Aquatic Park, Alcatraz, The Bay Bridge and views of Sausalito, and Angle Island. In sailing lessons, students will learn theory and terminology, as well as spend the majority of the time on the water practicing maneuvers such as tacking and jibing. In two days of lessons, students are half way through Basic Keelboat certification.