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  • FAQ for Public Sails

    What is the Freda B’s capacity?

    The Freda B an inspected vessel. She is certified for up to to 49 guests by the Unites States Coast Guard.

    Do we sail rain or shine?

    Weather Policy:
    We operate rain or shine. We sail in light rain, mist, fog and wind.
    We do not typically experience extreme weather during the sailing season.
    Our Port Captain continuously monitors the weather as part of his professional responsibilities to the vessel and client. He is the only person who may cancel a charter due to weather. If there is extreme weather and our captain deems in unsafe to operate we will offer a refund and/or a reschedule. Extreme weather in the Bay Area is categorized as heavy rain and/or strong wind. We will contact you, the client, 72-24 hours before your event in such case.

    Where is the dock/Where can I park?

    Sausalito Yacht Harbor Slip 907 Sausalito, CA 94965. Parking is available in the public lots. Please allow time to park, pay and get to the boat.

    How do I get my ticket/make a reservation?

    Go to our event organizer page on eventbrite to make your reservation.

    If you have purchased a voucher from a third-party please enter one voucher code at a time. Click on the date you are interested in and then click on the Eventbrite link to purchase tickets. You may then enter your voucher code into the “Discount Code” field and you will then get your ticket to board. Once you have registered your voucher code with Eventbrite please print your Eventbrite ticket.

    Where do I catch the boat?

    Best address for gps: 100 Bay St., Sausalito, CA 94965
    Freda B is located in Sausalito Yacht Harbor Slip 907. From the wooden boardwalk it is the 5th boat in.

    Parking options:
    Parking is located near the boat in Sausalito Municipal Lots #3 and #4

    http://www.ci.sausalito.ca.us/index.aspx?page=449

    Do I need to bring my ticket/voucher with me to the boat?

    You may easily purchase your tickets anytime via our merchant partner, Eventbrite. Each passenger must bring their printed ticket from the Eventbrite ticket registration to board the vessel.  All passengers must be registered through Eventbrite.

    What should I wear/ what should I bring?

    For maximum comfort bring and/or wear warm, layering clothing, a jacket and a warm hat. If you are sailing during the day or at sunset sunglasses are a good idea.

    We offer fleece-lined deck blankets as well.

    Is food or beverage served aboard the Freda B?

    On our Public Sails light snacks, beer, wine, bubbly and premium non-alcoholic beverages are all available for CASH purchase on board.

    On a private charter we offer many customizable catering options that may be arranged in advance.

    May I bring my own food or beverage?

    There is no outside beverage allowed.

    Passengers may bring food, but we adhere to the simple rule of ‘Pack it in, Pack it out’, meaning everyone must take their own garbage off the vessel at the end of the sail.

    If I buy a ticket for my dog can she/he come?

    No.

    May I buy a ticket at the gate?

    No, all passengers must register and purchase tickets prior to boarding time.

    What if I’m running late?

    If you have a ticket for a Public Sail please make an effort to be early, park and get to the boat. Unfortunately, the boat does not wait for stragglers.
    If you have a private charter please call the office for assistance. 415-331-0444

    On a Public Sail, may I give my ticket to friend?

    Yes, tickets are transferable; each passenger must register in advance in order to board the boat.

    Will I get seasick?

    The Freda B is a large and comfortable vessel. She provides a safe and smooth ride through the seas.  Unlike many types of fishing boats that buck in the current or small sailboats that heel excessively, the Freda B glides nicely for a safe and sturdy ride.  

    If you are susceptible to motion sickness be sure to take necessary precautions. We do not provide seasickness medication. Individuals worried about motion sickness are welcome to purchase medication and follow the directions before sailing. We have deliciously strong Reed’s Ginger Beer (non-alcoholic) at our bar if you are feeling a bit unsettled during the sail.

     

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