Motor Yacht “Desolation” is available for charter on the San Francisco Bay and can comfortably accommodate up to fifteen passengers at a time. Charters can begin and end in either Sausalito, Tiburon or San Francisco. Golden Gate Yacht Charters offers private yacht charters year round! You can either instruct our Coast Guard Approved captain as to where you would like to go or our captain can take you on his or her signature tour!

What To Wear & Not To Wear

Please do not wear high heel shoes. Bare feet or flat soled shoes please! This is for your safety and the safety of our vessel. We recommend you bring along a jacket in the event it gets cold. Our yachts interior is equipped with excellent heaters & air conditioning but unfortunately we are unable to control the temperature outside.

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$680.00 for the first two hours (2 hour minimum). Each hour following is $320.00/hour. Pricing is for your entire group, not per person and includes the cost of the yacht, a USCG approved & licensed captain, associated fuel, insurance, light snacks, fresh fruit and bottled water.

Custom Length Charter Pricing: If you’d like to charter our vessel for more than 4 hours at a time, special pricing will be coordinated.

Please Note: Charters beginning and ending in San Francisco or Tiburon are subject to a $150.00 destination fee.


Terms & Conditions

Payments Accepted: We accept all major credit cards, cash and checks.

Deposits & Final Payments: 50% deposit is due at booking to secure your charter. Remaining 50% is due at time of boarding the vessel on the date of your charter or by phone prior to your charter beginning.

Cancellation Policy & Refunds: Golden Gate Yacht Charters offers a fully refundable two week cancellation policy. In the event of bad weather and our captain deems the trip unsafe, we will refund your money.