WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES August 2017

Paddling under the full moon is enchanting! Typically the water is calm and glassy on the Oakland Estuary at night and the city lights and sounds add to the ambiance.

August 6   6:30PM – 9:30PM - Full Moon Kayaking, California Canoe & Kayak, Oakland Estuary, (510) 893-7833, calkayak.com

Paddling under the full moon is enchanting! Typically the water is calm and glassy on the Oakland Estuary at night and the city lights and sounds add to the ambiance. We enjoy a leisurely pace as the sun sets and the moon rises, illuminating a delightful evening. Check out calkayak.com for a complete list of classes and tours. Cost is $69.

 

August 6   7:30PM – 10:30PM - Full Moon Kayak Tour at Buck’s Launching, San Rafael, Outback Adventures, (415) 461-2222 www.outbackadventures.com

Navigating your kayak by moonlight is a mystical experience you won’t soon forget. This unique kayak tour allows for a grand view of the moon rising into the night’s sky. The atmosphere is peaceful and calming, yet spectacular. We will paddle leisurely while admiring the moon’s silvery light reflecting off the water’s surface. Bring your friends and family to this warm welcoming event. Price: $65 with an additional 10% Friend and Family Discount when booked as a group of 3 or more.

 

August 8 6:45PM – 10:00PM - August Full Moon Sail – Schooner Freda B, Sausalito, (415) 331-0444, www.schoonerfredab.com

Sail the San Francisco Bay and enjoy August’s full moon from the deck of the beautiful Schooner Freda B. Take in views of the Bay’s most iconic sites, all while experiencing the magic of the sunset and the moonrise. $75 per person.

 

August 16 Radar Recertification 1 Day - Maritime Institute, Alameda, (888) 262-8020 www.MaritimeInstitute.com

This course is a renewal test for the Unlimited Radar Observer renewal for the advanced mariner that does radar plotting on a regular basis. Testing on the first and second triangles and practical plotting on the radar scope (2 tests each) Approximately four (4) hours. To register or view our complete schedule, visit www.MaritimeInstitute.com

 

August 16     6PM – 8PM - Wednesday Night Social Sail – OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, (510) 843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

Leave your mid-week blues at the dock and come out for a rejuvenating, twilight sail on San Francisco Bay. Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, members and non-members head out for two hours of sailing, either in chartered boats or with an instructor. Hit the water with old friends or new ones to break up the work week and watch the sun set behind the Golden Gate. Once you dock, shed your foulies and join us in the club room for chili, chowder, and drinks. Each Skippered boat takes up to 6 passengers. No experience required to join in! Retail: $75 Member: $56.25

 

August 19 10AM – 2PM - Kayak Basics - California Canoe & Kayak, Oakland Estuary, (510) 893-7833, calkayak.com

Do you want to learn to paddle but are not sure where to start? The goal of this 4-hour class will introduce a few basic strokes that are fundamental to all types of kayaking.  You will learn about different types of kayaks. This class focuses on flat water skills and safety for those who want to paddle recreational kayaks! Cost $79.00 No experience necessary.

 

August 19 4PM – 6PM - Social Summer BBQ – OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, (510) 843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

Cap off a great day of sailing with delicious food, refreshments and great company. OCSC’s summer member events are an OCSC tradition, and everyone is invited! We’re hosting a BBQ Party from 4pm-6pm and we would love to see you here. Plan on having great music, cold refreshments and good company. We also have volleyball, basketball, frisbee and lots more! These member events are also a good opportunity for anyone who is interested in getting into sailing to learn more about OCSC and all that we have to offer. We offer tours of our fleet and facilities and we’ll be happy to sit down with you and answer all your questions from how to get started with sailing lessons to scheduling and chartering sailboats from us. Cost: free

 

August 20 8:15AM – 11:00AM – San Francisco Bay History Sail - Schooner Freda B, Sausalito, (415) 331-0444, www.schoonerfredab.com

Shanghai your friends for a history-themed sail aboard the Schooner Freda B! During the Gold Rush, San Francisco became a dangerous place for those seeking new fortunes. Learn more about the lawless past buried below the ‘City by the Bay.’ $65 per person.

 

August 20     10AM – 12:30PM - Family Adventure Sail - Call of the Sea, (415) 331-3214, www.callofthesea.org

Climb aboard the classic schooner Seaward and see San Francisco from the water! Take in an unmatched view of the city front as you sail by famous sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Angel Island. You can sit back and enjoy the view, or get involved with sailing the schooner with the help of our professional crew. Complimentary coffee, tea, juices, and light snacks will be served. This sail will include optional learning stations in seamanship and San Francisco Bay ecology. It is a great sail for families, though everyone is invited! Tickets: Adults $60; Youth (6-12) $30; Children under 6 are free.

 

August 20     7:30PM – 10:30PM - Bioluminescence Kayaking Tour in Tomales Bay, Outback Adventures, (415) 461-2222,  www.outbackadventures.com

Imagine paddling through glowing waters under a moonless, star-lit sky where every dip of your paddle creates a brilliant light show put on by tiny living organisms. Let our experienced guides show you this rare event and see for yourself this wonder of nature and why this tour consistently fills up.  On this tour you may see fish or seals leaving a trail of light everywhere they swim, or create one of your own in our stable double sea kayaks.              Price: $75.

 

August 21 9AM – 12PM - Solar Eclipse Sail, Schooner Freda B, Sausalito, (415) 331-0444, www.schoonerfredab.com

Step aboard the Schooner Freda B for the Great American Eclipse, a once-in-a-lifetime event best seen from the water! Viewing glasses, brunch, and your first drink are included. Early Bird price is $99 per person.

 

August 25 6PM – 8:30PM - Sunset Sail - Call of the Sea, (415) 331-3214 www.callofthesea.org

Watch the sun set from the deck of our 82’ schooner Seaward. End your week with a relaxing sail! Wine, beer, soft drinks and appetizers included. Tickets: Adults $60; Youth (6-12) $30; Children under 6 are free.

 

August 26 7PM – 9PM - San Francisco Cruising Seminar – OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, (510) 843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

Greater San Francisco Bay offers a wide variety of cruising opportunities for sailors who are “in the know.” You too can become an insider by attending this seminar. Popular and challenging destinations – restaurants, nature preserves, maritime and natural history museums, night clubs and secluded coves -- are all just a sail away, but only if you know where to go and how to make the most of them. Discover the well-kept secrets of Bay cruising. Retail: $25.00 Member: free

 

August 27 10AM – 12:30PM - Family Adventure Sail - Call of the Sea, (415) 331-3214, www.callofthesea.org

Climb aboard the classic schooner Seaward and see San Francisco from the water! Take in an unmatched view of the city front as you sail by famous sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Angel Island. You can sit back and enjoy the view, or get involved with sailing the schooner with the help of our professional crew. Complimentary coffee, tea, juices, and light snacks will be served. This sail will include optional learning stations in seamanship and San Francisco Bay ecology. It is a great sail for families, though everyone is invited! Tickets: Adults $60; Youth (6-12) $30; Children under 6 are free.

 

August 27 10AM – 1PM - SUP Aloha Quickstart - California Canoe & Kayak, Oakland Estuary, (510) 893-7833, calkayak.com

SUPing has become incredibly popular in a few short years because it’s so fun, easy, and another great way to get on the water and it’s good for you too. No previous paddling experience is necessary. This 3-hour session in sheltered water will get you Introduced to basic SUP skills and safety. Cost $79.00.

 

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