Sailing in San Francisco

Explore the Golden Gate City with a Sailo boat rental

Ah San Francisco! The City by the Bay is a maritime dream and one of America’s most iconic cities. Sailing in San Francisco is probably the best way to experience her in all her glory…

Many people say that San Francisco is one of the most European feeling cities in America, and with historic streets and a vibe that is still very alternative, it’s easy to see why. And, with so much to see and do on the water, sailing in San Francisco is a uniquely thrilling experience.

On the water, you get to take in that fantastic city skyline and sail past the infamous and imposing Alcatraz island. But there is nothing quite as spectacular as sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge in a private yacht charter, which really helps you appreciate the scale.

However, beyond those iconic postcard snaps, there is so much to see and do with a boat rental in San Francisco that it can be hard to know where to start!


Escape from the tourists

Never mind escaping from Alcatraz. San Francisco is a popular city, for good reason, so if you need a bit of breathing space, a private boat rental is a fantastic way to escape the masses. A Sailo yacht charter in San Francisco is perfect for both locals and visitors alike, allowing you to choose your own itinerary and find your own unique experience.


Fun on the Bay

San Francisco Bay is a huge area and there is lots to see and do, making this an excellent day trip for friends and family. Head to the towns of Sausalito and Belvedere, sail around Angel Island or simply enjoy a sunset harbor cruise with your private yacht charter.

Whatever you style, sailing in San Francisco is an experience everyone should try if they’re in town. With Sailo, you can choose from sailboats, catamarans, luxury motor yachts or even party boats for an unforgettable day on the water.


Golden Gate Yacht Club

Hyde Street Pier

Oyster Point Marina

Pier 39 Marina

Presidio Yacht Club

Saint Francis Yacht Club

South Beach Harbor Marina

Treasure Isle Marina

Golden Gate Bridge & Alcatraz


When it comes to San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge is a must visit. Yes, you’ve seen it from all the angles, but sailing beneath this incredible construction is a great way to experience sailing in San Francisco and snap some unique selfies. Beyond the bridge, you’ll find stunning coastal scenery around Bonita Cove and Golden Gate Bay, and of course you’ll also be able to take in the views of Alcatraz and, if you have the time, the fascinating Angel Island.

Fun on the water


Let’s be honest here. Just getting out on the bay in a private yacht is a whole heap of fun, you don’t even need any more excuses. If you’re new to sailing, or you’re an old hand on board a boat, you’ll find San Francisco sailing is an experience to remember. And, with a great selection of captained and bare boat rentals in San Francisco, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You might even spot seals and dolphins if you’re lucky! Remember to bring warm clothes, even when the sun is out, as well as sunscreen and sunglasses.

Sunset harbor cruise


What better way to take in that stunning landscape than with your own private sunset harbor cruise in San Francisco? If you’re looking for a way to sweep your loved one off their feet, they’ll be blown away but the stunning sunset views and the twinkling lights of the city at dusk. A private San Francisco Bay harbor cruise is also a great experience with friends and family, so take a look at the choice of boat rentals on Sailo to find your perfect moment.


Visit Sausalito


A great day out on the water is to visit the town of Sausalito. Known for its quaint and arty houses, the town has a strong link to the counterculture (aka hippy) movement of the 60s and even today has an edgy and alternative vibe. Sailing from San Francisco with a yacht charter will allow you to enjoy the view of the town, and stay as long as you like. Enjoy a bite to eat on the waterfront and capture some fantastic pictures of the city in the background.

Party harbor cruise


Looking for a party venue with a difference? You’ll find Sailo offers some awesome boats for your next party or corporate event. For weddings, birthday parties or staff outings, a party boat rental in San Francisco Bay is one way to make sure your party is memorable for all the right reasons. You’ll find a choice of boat rentals with Sailo for all types of parties; from a handful of close friends, to hundreds of guests, including options for catering and entertainment.


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