BARBARY GHOST   
Nautical adventures and private escapes

















BOAT-ASSISTED PADDLEBOARD ADVENTURES!



Barbary Ghost is the Bay Area's original paddle tour support boat offering regularly scheduled paddleboard tours in partnership with 101 Surf Sports.  The boat serves as a shuttle and floating base station equipped with padded SUP racks, bumpered swim deck, changing room, restroom, dry storage area, flybridge, field repair tools, first-aid kit, and complimentary water, energy bars, and guest towels. Barbary Ghost has been at the forefront of the Bay's downwind SUP scene for the last three years and continues to search for the best routes and most efficient practices to take the sport to higher levels.  Tours posted on our Events Calendar allow individual sign up.  Private group tours are also available on request for up to 6 people.  Select a tour below or email to inquire about private tour.

BEGINNING AUGUST 1, 2015
WE ARE BASED AT EMERYVILLE MARINA!



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PRIVATE DOWNWIND SUP SESSIONS
scheduled on demand for parties of 1-6 people from Emeryville Marina
24 hour advance notice required

Experience the thrill of surfing wind waves with the safety, convenience, and comfort of a professional support boat.  A 20-minute boat shuttle from Emeryville Marina delivers paddlers to Treasure Island for the Bay's most consistent, surf-able 3.5 mile downwind run.  Barbary Ghost screens for traffic, ensures that paddlers are on course for the take-out, and shoots video of the adventure - leaving paddlers with nothing to worry about but catching the next glide.  This adrenaline dose is available in single, double, or triple shots.


Single Shot:  One 3 mile run  ~  90 minutes  ~  $149/group
Double Shot:  Two 3 mile runs  ~  3 hours  ~  $249/group
Triple Shot:  Three 3 mile runs  ~  4.5 hours ~ $324/group
rent premium downwind SUPs for $50 each
advanced paddle skills required; guests must sign waiver




Click here to schedule a Private Downwind Session

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ANGEL ISLAND PADDLE & BOAT PICNIC
  3 mile flatwater paddle, 4 hour tour
available all year on request, departing Emeryville Marina
AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE GROUP BOOKINGS - SCHEDULE YOUR OWN TIME & DATE
OR SIGN-UP INDIVIDUALLY FOR A SCHEDULED TRIP


Explore the rugged beauty and hidden beaches of Angel Island's wind-sheltered eastern shore.  A 50 minute boat cruise across the bay
will deliver you to a protected cove on Angel Island.  From here, you'll paddle at your own pace along the 3 miles of shore and back, making landfall as you please to explore sandy beaches that are accessible only by boat.  Even on windy days, this stretch of water is usually calm and flat.  Pack your own boat picnic and refreshments for this trip, and bring something for the grill if you'd like.  This is a half-day (4-5 hour) tour departing and returning from Emeryville Marina.

  • 55/person (advance registration required - NOT a walk-up event)
  • book a private trip for $225/group and schedule your own date and time
  • $50 SUP rental option (limited availability)
  • all participants must sign waiver and release of lliability
  • requires basic paddle skills
  • life vest and leash required
  • limit 6 passengers



 

 
 

 
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DOWNWIND SUP SAFARI
select Saturdays and Sundays through October 1:00pm - 6:00pm  from Emeryville Marina
OPEN FOR INDIVIDUAL ENROLLMENT



This is a half-day, boat-enabled downwind session for advanced paddlers looking for some serious "glide time."  The group meets at Emeryville Marina, loads boards onto the boat, and cruises out onto the Bay in search of the optimum downwind route, which varies by the hour.  Once the route is defined, boards are splashed and the group is off racing downwind and riding bumps with Barbary Ghost shadowing for support.  At the end of the run paddlers climb aboard for a shuttle back upwind.  This allows time to rehydrate, refuel, warm up, hit the restroom, and change out gear.  Paddlers can expect 3 downwind runs of 3 miles each on this trip.
  • $85/person + optional $50/premium downwind SUP rental
  • advance registration required (NOT a walk-up event); limit 6 people
  • requires advanced paddle skills and excellent physical condition
  • instruction in downwind technique is recommended prior to tour
  • downwind board designs strongly recommended (ask us about SIC Bullet designs)
  • life vest and leash required (included with rental)
  • stand up paddleboards only on this tour (no prone boards or kayaks)
  • all participants must sign Waiver and Release of Liability
  • departs from and returns to Emeryville Marina

 



drew@barbaryghost.com
(415)754-0205