Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Baja Offshore Adventure: San Diego - Cabo San Lucas

Sail, Swim, Play, View, Relax
San Diego, California to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


Sailing November 30-December 11, 2017


Head to warmer weather and get off the grid with the Schooner Freda B this Winter. Cruise down the remote and dramatic coastline of Baja, Mexico to our destination of Cabo San Lucas. Join our Captain and Crew as we explore some of the most beautiful anchorages and wild landscapes along the Baja Peninsula. 
Departing from San Diego, California we will pass through customs in Ensenada before making our way down further south of the border. Along the way, we will see miles of coastline, an endless blue horizon, and incredible wildlife.


Typically this time of year brings warm days in the mid 70's and cool nights in the 60's with a fresh breeze pushing filling our sails.

Guests will enjoy 3 fresh meals per day and snacks prepared by our onboard Chef. We welcome dietary restrictions as long as we are aware in advance to accommodate.

Remember summer camp? This is the adult version of summer camp. Each cabin has 2 bunks with custom lee cloths, a privacy door to the main hallway, lighting, fan, and clean linens. 

Kayak, SUP, Swim, Catch dinner, Sunsets, Moonrises and more.  One of the destinations along the way is San Ignacio Lagoon- Part of Latin America's largest Wildlife and Gray Whale Sanctuary.
Some of the possible wildlife sightings in the area are endangered Sea Turtles including leatherbacks, hawksbills, green turtles and olive ridleys.  Also, during the Spring this is one of the birthing grounds of the Pacific Gray Whales. And you can scan the land for Pronghorn Antelope!

After a scenic passage at sea, we will reach Land's End and Cabo San Lucas for our final days.


Trip Includes:


Luxury bedding
All Meals prepared at Sea 
Experienced Captain, Crew and Hospitality team
Days and Days of ever-changing views
Sunrise, Sunset and naps daily
A check on your bucket list

 *Our exact itinerary will remain flexible and depends on weather,sea state and sightseeing opportunities.
*Guests must purchase their own travel home from Cabo San Lucas.


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

California Coast Offshore Adventure

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Sail the California Coast aboard traditional luxury


Join Schooner Freda B for an all inclusive offshore ecology adventure. Let our experienced crew and Marine Biologist take you on an intimate exploration of the Golden State's Pacific coast and wildlife. Russ Bradley is a legendary Marine Biologist who has been involved with this body of water since the 1990's. Russ will enhance this trip with sharing his knowledge of the habits of the Sea and it's beautiful creatures on our trip South. Spend a night on anchor at the Channel Islands...This experience will help you unplug and reconnect. 

Trip includes:

Luxury bedding
All Meals prepared at Sea
Experienced Captain, Crew and Hospitality team
Professional Marine Biologist to teach about ecology and wildlife encounters 
Days and Days of ever-changing views
Sunrise, Sunset and naps daily
A check on your bucket list


11/22/16 Tuesday : Guest arrival 4-5pm. Dinner dockside with friends and family 5-7pm/ Traveler orientation and dessert 7-8pm/ 9pm bunk dockside.

11/23/16 Wednesday: Depart SF at dawn's early light past Marin Headlands/Farallon Islands/Half Moon Bay/Point Montara/San Mateo coast/Monterey Bay/Pebble Beach/ Pacific Grove/ Night at Sea

11/24/16 Thursday: Thanksgiving at Sea. Explore the wilderness of Central Coast (Ventano Wilderness) / Big Sur/ Morro Bay/ Diablo Cannon Nuclear reactor/ Vandenberg Airforce Base Space X/ round Point Conception/Coho Anchorage overnight

11/25/16 Friday Breakfast on Anchor day sailing Santa Barbara Channel/ Los Padres National Forest/ Out to Channel Islands National Park/ Overnight on Anchor at Santa Cruz Island

11/26/16 Saturday:  Day sail to LA PM dinner dockside LA

11/27/16 Sunday: Group Breakfast and a recap of the trip. Guests disembark Freda B by noon.



A bit about the Marine Biologist traveling with us...
Here is Russ Bradley's Bio from Point Blue's website:


Russ Bradley

As the Program Manager for our Farallon Islands work at Point Blue, I direct all aspects of our ecological research and conservation efforts on the islands, working closely with our partners at the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Our work involves long-term studies of demography, population dynamics, and foraging ecology of marine predators (seabirds, marine mammals, white sharks), as well as studies of the islands’ terrestrial ecosystem (land birds, insects, salamanders, plants etc.). We work with partners to link our research to conservation and restoration efforts in island and marine environments, on the Farallones and beyond.

I grew up on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada where I got thrown in the chilly ocean as a small child and never got out. I attended Simon Fraser University just outside Vancouver for my B.Sc. in Biology and M.Sc. in Wildlife Ecology. My masters thesis research focused on the breeding ecology of radio-marked Marbled Murrelets in southwestern British Columbia. I’ve conducted seabird ecology field work in Nova Scotia, Alaska, and the northwest Hawaiian Islands. I started with the Farallon program as a volunteer intern in 1998, and came back to the project as a seabird biologist in 2002. I’ve spent over 1450 nights on the Farallon Islands.

I have published over 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers in journals such as Ecological Applications, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Wildlife Management, and Conservation Biology. I have been involved with several projects looking at how we can use our long term Farallon datasets to help guide management and restoration efforts.

I am based at our Petaluma headquarters, and while I no longer spend all my springs and summers on the Farallones, I am there for several weeks throughout the year.

*Guests must purchase their own travel home from Los Angeles

Saturday, July 30, 2016

NEW! Friday Night Escape from Alcatrz Sail

Come aboard as we sail across the Bay and around Alcatraz Island! 

Learn about the island and its fascinating history as a federal penitentiary on this exciting guided tour. Alcatraz is one of the world's most notorious and best-known prisons, and has housed some of America's most ruthless criminals including Al Capone, Robert Franklin Stroud (the "Birdman of Alcatraz"), George "Machine Gun" Kelly, Bumpy Johnson, Rafael Cancel Miranda, Mickey Cohen, Arthur R. "Doc" Barker, James "Whitey" Bulger, and Alvin "Creepy" Karpis!

Sit back, relax with an Irish Coffee and enjoy the SF Skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge while you plot your own "escape" from Alcatraz!

This sail aboard Schooner Freda B is a perfect one for birthdays, adventurers, or to cap off a fantastic date night at one of Sausalito's many fine restaurants!


Boarding: 6:45pm
Depart: 7pm
Return: 9pm

We can't wait to escape with you!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sail Along the Barbary Coast


This fall, shanghai your friends and get ready to explore SF's Barbary Coast aboard the Schooner Freda B! 


During the Gold Rush, the Port of San Francisco became a rowdy and dangerous place for those seeking new fortunes. On the journey, learn more about the lawless past buried below the city by the bay as we sail along the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Alcatraz, Fishermans Warf, and Fort Mason.
Don't miss the boat!


Boarding: 8:15am
Departure: 8:30am
Return: 11:00am

Fresh housemade French Press coffee, hot chocolate, juice, Mimosas, beer and wine are available for cash purchase on board. 

 Before boarding or after we return, dine at one of Sausalito's many delicious restaurants such as
Cibo, Taste of Rome, Bayside Cafe, Lighthouse Cafe, or Anchorage 5.

Boarding is at the Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 907. Directions can be found here.


We look forward to having you aboard!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

October Mornings, Moons, and Halloween!

Saturday Morning Local History Sail

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This engaging sail is back by popular demand!
Join us on deck for a guided discussion about the legends, the locals and the lore of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Select Saturdays this Fall:
10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21
Boarding downtown Sausalito
Learn more about this fun event and purchase tickets HERE!

Sunday Morning Eco Sail

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Spend a Sunday morning sailing out the Golden Gate and along the Marin Headlands! Explore these beautiful and rugged vistas from the water and get a glimpse of the marine birds, mammals and other wildlife in their natural setting.
10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/15
Boarding downtown Sausalito
Enter code SUNDAYECO to receive $15 off your ticket!

Halloween Morning Sail!

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Our scariest sail of the year...Ghost Stories, Legends and Lore of San Francisco...a lesson in things that go bump in the Bay...
Saturday, October 31st
Boarding downtown Sausalito
Get tickets HERE!

A Fall of Full Moons!

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Only two FULL MOON Sails left this Season!

Get your tickets while they last!

10/27 Hunter's Moon
October - the most popular Full Moon of the year!
Boarding downtown Sausalito
Get tickets HERE!
Early Bird Special: $59 per person!
11/25 Beaver Moon
This sail is the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving - grab your family and get on board!
Get tickets HERE!
Early Bird Special: $59 per person!

Whale Watching Adventure

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Explore the California Coast looking for whales and marine wildlife! This is a naturalist-guided offshore adventure. Space is very limited, so secure your spot now!
$195 per person includes breakfast and lunch on board!
Saturday, November 28th
Get your tickets HERE!

Film Screenings at the Bay Model

Life on the Water is an important body of work in progress lead by our friend and neighbor, Oleg Harencar. Getting sailors to talk seems to be Oleg's specialty and these short films capture the passion, struggle, charm and character of each subject. Join Oleg and his team for a special screenings at the Bay Model on October 7th and 8th!

Support the stories

The making of these films is made possible through donations from people like you. If you would like to donate to keep these films coming, reach into your wallet and make a contribution: DONATE HERE. Another way to support this effort is to go to the screenings and make a purchase from their store.

Like Us? Rate Us!

Do you love sailing on the Freda B? Well, then please spread the word!
If you've joined us for a public sail, private event or even a team-building day on the Bay, we'd love to read your feedback on Yelp and Trip Advisor!
And we hope you'll be sailing with us again soon!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Endless Summer Aboard Freda B!

Corporate Team Building Aboard Freda B!

 Plan your next corporate team building event with SF Bay Adventures!
Special pricing available every Wednesday in August for just $2400!
Groups of 49 guests or less
3-hour charter aboard FREDA B
Tally bar for beer/wine and premium pop
Complimentary Lighthouse Snacking Menu

Get out of the office and work the lines, raise sail and navigate a tall ship with our experienced crew for an event you and your team won't forget!
Call or email us for details!
*price valid for Sausalito boarding only. Additional fees for San Francisco boarding.

Sunday Morning Wildlife Sailing!

Set sail aboard FREDA B under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the Marin Headlands National Park in the company of the amazing local marine wildlife.
Spend your Sunday morning with our local naturalist guide and learn more about the animals and plants that call the Bay home.
Late summer and fall is an important migratory time on the West Coast. Hundreds of thousands of birds and whales pass through on migratory routes, plus resident porpoises and seals add to the special scene.
Sundays 8:30am-11am, August - November.
Get tickets HERE!

Summer is for Rosé!

We are proud to pour Poseidon Vineyard's Rosé for the Bay aboard FREDA B. This refreshing and delicious wine is the perfect companion for a summer evening on the Bay.
100 percent of the proceeds go to SF Baykeeper, which works to protect and enhance the water quality in the Bay Area for the benefit of both wildlife and residents. Make sure you order a glass next time you join us for a sail! To learn more about SF Baykeeper, click *HERE*.

A "Once in a Blue Moon" Sail

According to folklore, the second full moon in a calendar month is called a "blue moon" and is a lunar event not to be missed!
Join us aboard the FREDA B for this month's spectacular full moon over the San Francisco Bay!
July 31st, 7:15-10pm
Tickets are going fast, so get yours now! Available HERE!

Back by Popular Demand: Sunday Sunset Sails!

Sunday Sunset Sails aboard the FREDA B are back!
This is truly the best time of year to sail the Bay during a spectacular season of sunsets.
Starting August 9th!
Get your tickets HERE!

Friday Nights in McCovey Cove

Shake off the week and spend Friday nights this fall cheering on your World Champion San Francisco Giants from the deck of the FREDA B!
Fridays, August-October, 6pm-10:30pm
Get tickets HERE!
Special gift for all guests on 8/14!

Cimba for Fleet Week!

Haven't booked your charter for Fleet Week yet? No problem. The charming and historically significant CIMBA is available for all dates and offers boarding in downtown Sausalito. Small group packages start at $2200.
This is one of the most exciting times in the Bay Area to be on the water, be sure to book now!
Call or email us for details!

Friday, April 17, 2015

2015 Opening Day on the Bay... plus so much more!

Join us for Opening Day on the Bay!
This is a historic yearly celebration of the maritime community and boating on the San Francisco Bay and has been organized by the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association for the last 98 years!
You are invited to take part in the festivities aboard the classic schooner FREDA B: Blessing of the Fleet, parade, sail, and a gourmet picnic lunch are all included in your ticket! Local wines, beers and premium non-alcoholic are all available from our cash bar.
Tickets available HERE.
This event is expected to sell out, so get your tickets now!

Special Pricing to Cheer on Your World Champion Giants from McCovey Cove!

Relax and enjoy drinks and delicious food while we cheer on the Giants against the LA Dodgers!
* Special pricing for the 4/22 game, only $39 per person with the code beatthedodgers! Get your tickets HERE!

May Full 'Flower' Moon Sail

This distinctive monthly sail in honor of the full moon aboard the FREDA B is one of our favorites! Underway for a 2.5 hour leisurely sail, take in the views of the San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Lights on the western span of the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz and Angel Islands. Experience the magic of the sunset and the moonrise.
In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Thus, the name of this Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon. Get your tickets HERE.

Mother's Day Adventure to the Gulf of the Farallones

Spend a day at sea in honor of motherhood in all its many forms!

Take a one day journey around the Farallon Islands aboard the coastal schooner FREDA B. We will sail out the Golden Gate and travel 27 miles each way on our trip to the wildlife rich Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Some possible sightings include whales, sharks, sea lions, seals, and sea birds. Make this Mother's Day a memorable one with this exciting adventure!
Breakfast and lunch included!
This is a special event, and tickets are expected to sell out, so get yours HERE!

Summer Sailing Season Starts May 1!

Join us for the summer sailing season beginning May 1st! With plenty of sails through August, everyone will have a chance to get aboard the FREDA B as we take in the beautiful San Francisco Bay! 
* Friday Sunset Sail Series tickets HERE
* Sunday Adventure Sail Series tickets HERE!