Private Sailing Tour: Bodega Bay Exploration
74 Ratings
Bodega Bay

This is a distinct opportunity that allows you to voyage a 33’ vessel with a certified skipper. You can participate as thoroughly or as minimally as you wish.

Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • 1503 Eastshore Rd - We sail from the harbor, to the outer bay and to the open ocean, travelling about 10 miles over 3 hours. We can only take six passengers at time and sometimes customize the trip to your needs
What's Included
  • A beautiful, unique experience.
  • Drinking water provided.
  • Cool inflatable life jackets included.
1422 Bay Flat Rd
Bay Flat Road
While traveling north bound on Hwy 1 from Bodega Bay, turn left on East Shore Rd., - the sign should say "to Bodega Head". Drive down the hill 400 meters to the stop sign. Drive straight directly to the Sports Fishing Center (another 400 meters)
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(74 Ratings)
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Feb 12, 2024
Bodega Bay - Sailing in Bodega Bay — fabulous experience touring the bay and meeting the Pacific Ocean. Rich was not only a skilled sailor but an excellent host, would highly recommend.
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Oct 23, 2023
October day on Bodega Bay. - We went out on Rich’s 33 ft sloop. Initially there was no wind so we motored out of the bay where Rich pointed out the local birds and landmarks. Breeze came up so we were able to sail a while. Saw an awesome whale breech and fin flaps from a humpback. Rich has a great personality with great stories to share. He went above and beyond to return my phone to me which I accidentally left on his boat! We had a great time; so enjoyed the day. We highly recommend this trip!
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Sep 6, 2023
Relaxing Day on the Water - My wife and I were looking for an outdoor activity to do on my birthday and this sailing tour was a perfect fit. Enjoyed the beautiful surroundings, sipping champagne and good conversation. Rich was a lot of fun to talk with and well versed on local history, geography, and wildlife. We saw quite a few birds, sea lions, and even managed to spot a whale. Would highly recommend for both locals and out-of-towners.
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Aug 15, 2023
Great trip on the water with our family - Great experience with my family of 5, kids aged 6, 10, and 12. If you haven’t done this kind of thing before it’s an amazing experience and great complement to a seafood and beach day. Rich knows his trade and was a great host, engaged with our kids, let them take the tiller, made everyone feel safe, etc.
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Aug 14, 2023
Loved it! - We were up on a weekend trip for my birthday. i wanted a fresh perspective on Bodega Bay, and this was a wonderful way to get it. The day before we hiked around Bodega Head, which was a great way to prepare for sailing around Bodega Bay. The wind was a little low, so we used the motor to go south. Then Rich raised the sails and we came back in a leisurely fashion. Along the way we saw seals, sea lions, a wrecked ship, a variety of sea birds, and a lot of gorgeous coastline. We had cloudy weather, which was great, as it kept us cool the whole way. We were a little hesitant to be trapped in a boat with a stranger for 3 hours, but we need not have worried. The owner/operator, Rich, was great. He was knowledgeable, funny, and a good conversationalist. He was previously a park ranger in Bodega, so he knows quite a bit about the local wildlife, environs, and economy. Overall we were very happy with the trip and will surely remember it for years.
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Aug 8, 2023
Beautiful Trip! - Rich was our captain and we loved our sailing trip! He was friendly and professional. He was full of excellent information about sailing, the wildlife and the area. We thank you for a beautiful trip.
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Aug 7, 2023
A wonderful sail! - Rich was a great pilot/ owner. The sail around the bay was great. Even though it was 96 degrees in Sonoma, we knew to dress warm on the boat as on the water, it was a breezey 55 degrees. We saw seals and sea lions. We sailed into the ocean for a bit. The seas were not too rough, and we were able to enjoy the wine we brought along. He had a few funny jokes. We would highly recommend this trip, you will highly enjoy your time.
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Jul 23, 2023
Wonderful experience! - We have gone sailing with Rich each year for the last 8 years and we always have a wonderful experience. Rich is very knowledgeable about the region, the ecology and the ocean. He has a great sense of humor and we have fun each time we go. Highly recommend the adventure with Rich!
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May 27, 2023
Excellent way to see Bodega Bay - Sailing with Rich was a blast. It was great to learn stories about Bodega Bay and the surrounding area. The views were stunning, and we had a great time. He pointed out highlights all along our trip. Dress warm, it gets chilly. I highly recommend this tour.
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Oct 10, 2023
Excited to take a sailboat trip in Bodega Bay, but it fell short of expectations! - It wasn’t the best of weather at 10:00 am in the morning in October, so it was a bit cold . Not unexpected, but skipper Rich was very entertaining and was thoughtful when one of our party got seasick! I would say the sailboat was average and was not kept up well, a little disappointing! I would not go out with more than 2 couples or 4 people. The bathroom facilities were not sanitary and need to be in better shape! Overall We all felt it was a 5 out of 10! Beautiful view but not worth the money!‘
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Select Date and Tickets
up to 6 guests
1 Adult
April 2024