Saturday, 08. June 2019, Schooner Freda B - Slip 465, Ocean Day 2019 Wildlife Sail on San Francisco Bay

from 08. June 2019 - 16:15 till 19:00

Schooner Freda B - Slip 465

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Ocean Day 2019
Come aboard the Schooner Freda B in Sausalito for our first ever Ocean Day Sail on SF Bay!
Join us on deck to experience feeding time on SF Bay. Be prepared for possible sightings of a variety of Sea Birds, Seals, Harbor Porpoise and Humpback Whales!
Humpback whales in the San Francisco Bay used to be a rare sighting, but since 2017 there has been a significant increase in their population that has led to regular sightings around the Golden Gate Bridge! These sightings have peaked during May and June, coinciding with their northbound migration and feeding patterns. Humpbacks are most commonly seen around high tide, which is the best opportunity for them to feed on the multitude of anchovies and other small fish that flood under the Golden Gate Bridge. These sightings are not guarenteed, but we are always hopeful!
This sail is timed with these ideal conditions in mind, taking you from Sausalito to the Golden Gate Bridge at high tide, and hoping for the best! In any case, you'll see the Bay's iconic sights from the deck of an elegant, traditionally-rigged sailboat. Landmarks we'll often see include the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Marin Headlands, Angel Island, Palace of Fine Arts, Fort Mason, Fisherman's Wharf, Coit Tower, and the Bay Bridge, all from the special vantage of the water.

Photo credit: Bill Keener (Golden Gate Cetacean Research)
Boarding: 4:15pm
Departure: 4:30pm
High Tide: 5:45pm
Return: 7pm

On-Deck Cash BarNapa Valley Wine (by the glass): $14California Craft Beer (by the bottle): $5Organic Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and Tea: $5Bailey's and Coffee: $14Premium Sodas: $4PLEASE NOTE: No outside beverages, intoxicated guests, large bags or credit cards are accepted.

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What to Wear:
Dress in layers, as sailing on the San Francisco Bay offers ever-changing views and exciting microclimates. Weather can change in a minute. Windbreaker, warm base layer, gloves, hat, scarf, sunglasses, and comfortable shoes are encouraged. PLEASE, NO HIGH HEELS.
Please plan on arriving a few minutes early to find parking and the boat.
We recommend parking in one of the municipal lots surrounding Sausalito Yacht Harbor. Parking costs between $1 and $4 per hour, and Parking Lot #3 and Lot #4 will be the most convenient and affordable.
Freda B sails on time and there are no refunds for guests who miss the boat!
Walk to 100 Bay Street in Sausalito and then continue walking north towards The Spinnaker. You'll soon come across a boardwalk that will lead you to our dock (look for the two red masts). The Schooner Freda B is located at Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 465, Sausalito, CA 94965 (searchable on Google Maps).
Sailing on the San Francisco Bay is weather dependent. We sail in most weather, including cold, wind, fog, and light showers. On occasion, we will need to reschedule a sail due to extreme wind or rain. If this is necessary, you will be notified within 24 hours of the scheduled sail.
If we cancel due to weather, we will work with you to reschedule or refund your order. Our captains monitor the most sophisticated weather channels and make every effort to bring you information in the timeliest manner. We apologize in advance if the weather complicates any special occasion plans.
A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Children 17 and under must be accompanied and supervised at all times by an *****.
Large group? Schooner Freda B is available for private charters for up to 49 guests. Please contact to book the entire boat!
Due to the popularity of this sail we do not offer guests an option to cancel or reschedule within 7 days. If you need to cancel please do so at least 1 week in advance. For extreme emergency situations within the week of sail, please contact the ticket desk with your reason at
Local Restaurants:
Before boarding or after we return, dine at one of Sausalito's many delicious restaurants within walking distance to the boat:
We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

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