Charter a Sailing Yacht


Our yacht was originally built to win the Chicago-Mackinac Race and is a light, fast IOR style custom classic racing yacht. She sails superbly and comfortably seats 6 passengers for day sailing in San Francisco Bay. Equipped with modern navigation equipment, offshore safety gear and built entirely of strong but lightweight aluminum, S/V Carodon is a pleasure to sail and kept in immaculate condition.

Current charter rate is $180/hour with a 3 hour minimum to set sail and a 2 hour minimum for motor-sailing photo tours under the Golden Gate at sunset.  Rate includes yacht, captain, organic local snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments. You are welcome to bring your own wine or beer and request a custom menu for your outing if you choose.

Charters leave from Galilee Harbor, Sausalito, but San Francisco dockings can be made by request and require additional fees. Parking is free.

If you need a larger boat or have more than 6 passengers call captain Heather for a recommendation.  She works with several yachts and can book you an appropriate option for your group as well as your budget.

3 replies on “Charter a Sailing Yacht”

Hi Heather. We are two couples from Calgary, Canada. We are planning a trip to San Francisco/Sausalito in mid-August and are looking into booking a private sailing tour. We are staying in Sausalito so can leave and return on the sailing tour from there. Are you and your boat available for a 3 hour San Francisco Bay tour on any morning of Monday August 18, Tuesday August 19 or Wednesday August 20? If so, what is the rate for the 4 of us, what time would we start the tour and what are some of the sights you would suggest we see on the tour? Looking forward to hearing from you. Cheers. Joe (e-mail:

hi heather! i would like to book a sail with you and your boat Carodon. it is my husband’s 60th birthday and we are planning a trip to SF to celebrate it! we would like to go out on 11/5 (his bitrthday) and be out on the water at 11:55am…the time of his birth. i understand there is a minimum of 3 hours and that is what we would like to do. we would like to sail under/around the golden gate bridge. what would be the additional fee to leave from SF? we will have a car so we could drive to your dock too. please let me know if 11/5 is available for late morning/early afternoon and what the total charge would be.

as an aside, my father, john carija, sr. was the designer/builder of your boat. i worked on it too as a kid faring the hull. we will bring pictures to share with you too. so, as you can tell this will be very special for us on many levels….i hope it works out!

thank you.

suzy carija chwasky and gregg loy

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