Everything You Need to Know About Your Voyage

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Captain Charles Jennings

With over 300 years of maritime history in his family, Captain Charles Jennings proudly calls the San Francisco Bay his home and office. Born and raised in the city by the bay, Captain Jennings has served on many vessels in varying capacities from the captain of the crew and ferry boats and as a tugboat engineer with Starlight Marine & Bay Delta Maritime for almost 7 years. The highlight of his career thus far has been his service aboard the WWII Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien during the vessel’s 50th-anniversary return to Normandy in 1994. Capt. Jennings father (Capt. Adrian Jennings) was captain of the passenger/Cargo combo ship SS Santa Maria out of San Francisco and also of the last owned, built and operated American Passenger Steam, the SS Monterey. With tales of adventure and intrigue, he is always ready to share local history and share his love of one the world’s most beautiful bays.

Captain Mike Long

Born and raised in Southern California, just a stone throws from the ocean. Capt. Mike spent most of his youth surfing, diving, fishing and racing Hobie Cat sailboats. His summers were spent on his parent’s boat at Catalina Island where he eventually worked as a Harbor Patrolman. Capt. Mike moved to Northern California in 1979 and has been involved in fishing and boating in the local waters off Sonoma County as well as the San Francisco Bay. As a Captain in the Bay Area he has worked for San Francisco water Taxi, Golden Gate burial services, The Emerald Lady, private charter excursions, numerous boat deliveries, is a certified diver, fisherman, and an avid surfer.

Capt. Mike began working for Bay Voyager in October 2015 and on one of his first trips out past the gate saved the life of a surfer that got caught in the current and was being swept out to sea. Now that’s adventure!

About the Vessel

28′ Northwind Extreme Custom RIB

Built in Seattle, WA, by Northwind Marine in 2011.

US Coast Guard-approved and licensed, this vessel was patterned after the same versatile and nearly indestructible RIBs used by Navy Seals. Powered by a four-stroke, 300-hp Yamaha engine, we can run safely, day or night, in any sea state on the bay.

With seating for 12 passengers and 2 crew, we are a very versatile vessel. Passenger seating is removable, allowing cargo storage, use by camera or film crews. The deck is fitted with numerous deck hold-downs so equipment can be easily strapped to the deck.

The boat includes:

  • Stereo
  • Radar
  • Hailer
  • Inflatable BA’s (Life Rafts)
  • Spotlights
  • Flood Lights
  • Speeds up to 37 knots. When fully loaded (32 mph)

What to bring (recommended):

Pack light, but prepare yourself for a variety of conditions. Bay Voyager will provide everything you need to have a safe, comfortable, and warm adventure. Similar to riding in a convertible luxury car, but instead of a freeway, it’s San Francisco Bay.

We suggest but it’s not necessary to bring the following items on your trip:

  • Dress in layers & comfortably (San Francisco bay can be very chilly, even on hot days)
  • Wool socks
  • Gloves
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Preferred motion sickness remedy
  • Lip balm (Chapstick, Burt’s Bees, etc.)
  • Cover for (Fancy) shoes
  • Remember to dress in layers. No one has ever complained about being too hot under the Golden Gate Bridge. Even on the hottest of days, San Francisco Bay can be cold

Dress Comfortably & in Layers!

Even on the hottest of days, San Francisco Bay can be cold!

There is no restroom on board so please use the facilities before we embark on our journey.

We are able to lock up small backpacks and goodies in out dock box during out trip.

What We Provide

  • Bay Voyager provides you with the top of the line West Marine waterproof jacket and Helly Hansen rain pants to wear while on board the vessel. The combination of both will help keep you warm and your clothing dry from the occasional bay spray.
  • Loaner sunglasses (Yellow and awesome!)
  • Type 1 life jackets. Required to be worn at all times by the USCG.
  • Best darn tour of the bay!