“Hi- I am a coast Guard licensed captain with 25 years experience skippering small sailing vessels. Raced on the Bay for years and very familiar with it, both it's physical characteristics and history. Let's go sailing ”
Aboard since 2013
From Novato, CA
We had a great time during our trip. There were 6 of us on the boat, including 2 young kids and it was pretty windy at times, but we all felt perfectly safe with Dave as skipper. I would not hesitate to recommend chartering this boat for a day trip around the bay.
We had a great time with David and his beautiful boat. Unfortunately, the waves were irregular over the bay, which is a common thing thanks to the gusty winds. Our littlest passenger, a 4 year old girl, got seasick about an hour into the trip, and her great-aunt, my dear wife, also did not enjoy the ride for the same reason, even though she took Dramamine. We don't blame David for any of the discomfort, and are very grateful for his courtesy and allowing me to help operate the boat. I'd recommend David to anyone, but be sure and take Dramamine with you.
David is a great guy and has a beautiful boat in excellent condition (brand new beautiful main sail). He was very gracious in allowing us to take it for the day as a bareboat and provided some great advice as to where we should cruise around the bay. I would recommend chartering with David to anyone!
We had the time of our lives with Captain Dave. He prioritized our safety, the boats safety, while encouraging us to have a fun experience. He knows sailing really well, very respectful of the sea and other mariners, very professional, and calm under pressure. Everyone of my group felt the same about Dave and Beneteau 393. We would definitely do it again, and hope to soon! Cheers. What a great day that was!