Boat rental in Sausalito

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Boat rental in Sausalito with Click&Boat

Sausalito is a very small city in Northern California, across the Golden Gate Straight from San Francisco. Sausalito is known for its houseboat community, farm-to-table restaurants, and art galleries; it offers a charming, small-town atmosphere with incredible views of San Francisco Bay. Boating and sailing in Sausalito are popular activities among locals as navigating the winds and currents of the bay is a lifelong lesson.

If you’re excited to get on the water, check out boat rentals in Sausalito with Click&Boat! We have vessels ranging in size and purpose for cruising around San Francisco Bay, Oakland, Alameda County, and the Pacific Ocean.

Where to set sail from Sausalito, CA

Boating in Sausalito is an incredible experience. You get uninterrupted views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Treasure Island, and the city of San Francisco. Because of the winds, sailing is popular in Sausalito. During your Sausalito boat rental, can stay in the protected waters or enter the wild Pacific Ocean. Here are the best boating destinations from Sausalito:

  • Anchor in Ayala Cove off the coast of Angel Island! It’s a beautiful, protected area to enjoy floating on the water. If you’re keen to get on land and explore, check out Cove Cantina Oyster Bar or refreshments or walk to Knox Point Lighthouse.
  • Marina Bay Yacht Harbor Richmond is in an isolated and safe harbor to pull up the boat and stop for lunch or to stretch the sea legs.
  • Circle around Alameda, cruising under bridges and along the island.
  • Find anchorage at Paradise Cove, a hidden gem and secluded oasis located along the Tiburon Peninsula. It’s a great place for fishing!
  • Navigate past Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf! Careful for the sea lions!
  • Cruise around Alcatraz, but don’t stop on the (haunted) island!

Harbors in Sausalito

Sausalito hosts a few harbors for starting or ending your boat rental. Horseshoe Bay offers dockage at Presidio Yacht Club Marina. There’s even a nice restaurant for you to start or end your boat charter in Sausalito. Bonus: it’s a scenic location that’s perfect for snapping a pic of the Golden Gate Bridge! Then there is Sausalito Yacht Harbor or Clipper Yacht Harbor in Downtown Sausalito, which hosts hundreds of dock slips. These marinas are located in a central area of the city, nearby waterfront restaurants and bars. You may even spot a sea lion or two!

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Sausalito?

It depends on what you’re looking for! Boat rental in Sausalito is popular as it’s a desirable destination to enjoy the water in Northern California. The price of a boat rental in Sausalito, CA, or a boat tour in Sausalito varies depending on the size of the boat, the number of guests, time of year, and model of the vessel. Plus, with Click&Boat, you can add extras to your yacht charters such as a captain and crew or water toys. Sailing is a fun way to enjoy San Francisco Bay!

  • Sailboat rentals in Sausalito start at $500/day and can cost up to $6,500/ day for up to 8 guests.
  • A catamaran rental in Sausalito averages about $1,200/day.
  • Party boat or motorboat rental in Sausalito starts at $1,700/day.

Since you’re interested in boat rentals in Sausalito or possibly searched ‘boat rentals near me,’ you should also check out our nearby fleets in Alameda County, Oakland, San Francisco, Richmond, and Emeryville.

Things to do and see in Sausalito, California

Sausalito is right across the bay from San Francisco, but most city slickers travel there to get away from the big city! You could tackle Sausalito in a day, but it’s also a great point for visiting more destinations in Northern California. Here are some of the best things to do in Sausalito, CA:

  • Book an Alcatraz Island Experience tour to learn about the history of Alcatraz Island on San Francisco Bay. You can even do a ghost tour if you’re brave enough!
  • Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge… or at least get to the Vista Point on the Marine side of Sausalito (the entire bridge is about 1.7 miles long).
  • Explore the Bridgeway Promenade where you’ll find plenty of dining options with views of the bay. Most restaurants are farm-to-table!
  • Visit the Redwood forest on a tour to experience the tallest trees in the world! Without a tour, you can hike along the Redwood Creek Trail from Muir Woods all the way down to Muir Beach (where you can enjoy views of the ocean!)
  • Discover San Francisco's culinary scene on a food tour of the city!
  • Book a car service and visit a few wineries in Napa Valley or Sonoma County. (Better yet, book a tour so you can learn more about the wine region!)
  • Take the kids to the Bay Area Discovery Museum where they can learn about United States History through engaging exhibits.
  • Visit Marin Headlands, which is located on the southern portion of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. From here, snap a picture of San Francisco from the cliff-side coastal trail.
  • Book a Sausalito boat charter with Click&Boat! Get on the water to explore Northern California from a different perspective.

Rent a boat with a captain in Sausalito, CA

Click&Boat offers plenty of boat rental options with a captain in Sausalito, California! When you rent a boat with a captain, you can enjoy more of the boating adventure without worrying about navigation, anchorage, docking, or boating laws in California.

San Francisco Bay is busy and experiences hazardous fog, currents, and rough waters. The Pacific Ocean is also tricky to navigate if you’re unfamiliar with the tides or weather. Having a local captain assist with your boat rental in Sausalito is a gamechanger for an unforgettable sailing, boating, or fishing experience. A captain and/or crew may come as an additional cost to your rental, depending on the size of the boat, the number of crew, and other possible requests.

How much does Boat charters in Sausalito cost?

Boat charters may cost from $3,100.00 to $3,610.00 in Sausalito. In addition to the destination, other factors such as the boat's age, size, and capacity should be considered.

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