Do You Have Questions?
Of course, if there are any preparations needed for the food or caterer please discuss with staff prior to the date of your charter.
Of course! Ocean trips are a fun way to see a part of California and its wildlife most people do not get to see. We have well seasoned coast wise captains and our vessel, Tamalpais, is one of the few charter yachts on the Bay available for coastal charters. We recommend dressing in layers and bringing food and water for the day unless you have food being served on board. Conditions can change rapidly on the ocean so we do not recommend bringing young children on long coastal trips. We do not provide any seasickness medication so please ask your doctor if you have any concerns. Contact our office staff for more details and to book your trip.
If you have met a specific captain or crew member who you would like on board you charter please let our staff know at the time of booking and we will do our best to schedule them on your charter.
Please see the parking recommendations on the contact us page on our website.
Both the Angel Island and Bonita are wheelchair accessible. The Tamalpais boards via stairs. If you have multiple wheelchairs in your party we would recommend the Angel Island.
Please contact our staff prior to the date of you charter if you or any member of your group needs special accommodations.
All charters, except for the Bonita, have a two hour minimum. There is no maximum however, any charter over 10 hours will have an additional charge for a second crew per United States Coast Guard regulations. Please contact our staff for more information. The Bonita can currently be chartered for no more than 45 minutes.
Upon request we can provide commentary. We are versed and knowledgeable! If you would like one of our experts on your private charter please let us know in advance and it can be arranged for an additional charge.
Our cruises depart from Tiburon, CA. Upon special request we can depart from San Francisco, Sausalito, or Jack London Square at an additional cost.
The Tamalpais is an ocean-going vessel that is capable of charters along the California coastline. We can operate multi-day, out of area charters or pick ups from areas such as Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz, Monterey, or Big Sur. For these types of charters we do not provide bunks on the boat, therefore, hotel reservations will need to be made separately. Please contact a staff member for more details.
Please be at the departure location a minimum of 30 minutes before the vessel is scheduled to leave. If you need to decorate or set up anything on board the vessel prior to your guests arrival please contact ask a staff member prior to the day of your event.
We can set up a sound system on the lower level for a fee of $200 on the Tamalpais or the Angel Island. This sound system includes two speakers with an iPhone hookup and microphone for speeches. Alternatively, you can bring a portable speaker at no additional cost.