CLOSED FOR SEASONAL MAINTENANCE,
REOPENING DECEMBER 1, 2013
BOAT-ASSISTED PADDLE ADVENTURES!
Do you kayak or stand-up paddle board (SUP)? Looking for a new adventure in paddling? Barbary Ghost is the Bay Area's only charter boat specializing in boat-assisted paddle tours. With padded board racks and a one-of-a-kind hoisting system, even the largest SUPs can be loaded, transported, and splashed safely and ding-free.
Imagine the thrill of climbing aboard Barbary Ghost with your SUP or kayak and cruising across the Bay to explore a new paddling spot. On arrival, you'll splash your board in the water and paddle off to explore. All the while, the "mothership" is anchored nearby and on-call for your safety, comfort, and convenience. And after you've paddled to your heart's content, return to base where dry clothes, a restroom, refreshments, and other amenities await. Adventure, safety, comfort, and convenience.
Barbary Ghost offers regularly scheduled paddle trips in partnership with 101 Surf Sports which are open for individual sign-ups. Private group tours are also available on request for up to 6 people. Email us today to inquire about a tour date!
SUNSET GUIDED PADDLE TOUR & BOAT CRUISE
available on request 5:00pm-7:30pm from 101 Surf Sports
Looking to decompress from the work week? Or finish off a perfect weekend? Join us for a guided 3.5 mile paddle from 101 Surf Sports
to the Marin Islands. Depending on wind conditions, this can be a
leisurely float, a fast down winder, or a challenging work out. On the
far side of the islands Barbary Ghost will be waiting to pick up
paddlers for a happy hour cruise back to 101 Surf Sports. Complimentary
snacks and drinks on the upper deck.
DOWN WINDER TO RED ROCK
available on request; generally 3:00pm - 7:00pm from Loch Lomond Marina
Ready for a challenge? Here's your opportunity to tackle a serious down winder and experience the thrill of surfing wind waves. This tour is for strong, experienced paddlers only. Barbary Ghost will shuttle your group from Loch Lomond Marina to a carefully selected drop off location. The exact drop off location is determined by "aiming" with the wind for a straight 2.5 mile down wind paddle to the protected northeast shore of Red Rock Island. A paddle guide with VHF radio will coordinate boat support to assist paddlers and ensure safety. Barbary Ghost will pick up paddlers off the north shore of Red Rock for a victory shuttle back to Loch Lomond Marina. Completing this challenge earns you the right to drive across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, point north, and say, "I paddled that."
$165/group; advance registration required (NOT a walk-up event)
all participants must sign Waiver and Release of Liability
requires minimum one year paddle experience and excellent physical condition
rigid paddle boards only (no kayaks or inflatables for this tour)
life vest and leash required (vest must be worn)
limit 6 passengers