S/v Desiderata is a stable, dry center-cockpit ketch that's great for small parties (up to 6) at a bargain price. Captain can pick you up in San Francisco or Marin County, provides snacks, will show you the Golden Gate, Alcatraz, Angel Island and/or the SF city front. Half day and full-day crewed voyages customized to suit. Equipped with galley, refrigeration, head, great sunny foredeck. Passengers can steer and get sailing advice from USCG-licensed skipper.
We had a great time renting a boat from John. He is a great sailor and very nice person. We spent the whole day sailing in San Francisco bay all the way to AT&T Park from Sausalito. John also allowed us to control a boat on our way back which was a great experience.
We had a brilliant time. John is great captain we always felt safe as well as having a brilliant time. We did an ashes ceremony and were left to peacefully honour our family. It was a wonderful day -we would highly recommend it to everyone.
Boating with Captain John was a fantastic experience. He was happy to let us participate and taught us about sailing, but also handled the boat (with the help of his first mate) for most of the trip while we relaxed. His boat is very spacious and could handle quite a few people. I would recommend Captain John to anyone!
Our sail with Captain John was outstanding. He was extremely knowledgable, took us around the bay and shared historical facts. I spent the day reconnecting and relaxing with my family and John's beautiful boat was the perfect vessel for that. I will definitely be sailing on the Desiderata again soon!