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 five 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.


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TREASURE ISLAND ADVENTURE CRUISE

4 Hour Tour
Scheduled all year on demand for groups of six (6)
departs either Emeryville Marina or San Francisco Pier 1 1/2
BYO food and drink



Your day at the beach is just a boat ride away!  This unique adventure is a combination of Bay cruise, boat BBQ, paddle excursion, and beach outing.  A one hour cruise around Treasure Island offers world class views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the San Francisco skyline before passing under the Bay Bridge to drop anchor in Treasure Island's hidden and sheltered cove.  Set off on paddleboards (optional) to explore the calm, beautiful cove and land on the sandy beach.  Back on the boat the grill is fired up and ready for your BBQ and private party on the upper deck.

  • $325/group (limit 6 people)
  • optional stand up paddleboard rentals $30 each
  • paddling is optional; the cove is safe and fun for all ages and skill levels
  • dogs are welcome on this trip
  • BYO food, drink, and water toys (grill and ice cooler provided)

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TREASURE ISLAND ADVENTURE CRUISE

 
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PRIVATE DOWNWIND SAFARIS
All Year on Request
scheduled on demand for groups of 1-6 people from
Emeryville Marina

Experience the thrill of surfing wind waves with the safety, convenience, and comfort of a professional support boat.  A boat shuttle from Emeryville Marina delivers paddlers to the best downwind route available based on current conditions.  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.  At the end of the run paddlers climb aboard for shuttle back upwind and a chance to rest, rehydrate, and hit the restroom before the next run.

New to downwinding?  The Downwind Safari Starter offers a 30 minute hands-on introduction to downwinding in flat water and a short warm-up downwinder before heading out on the boat to line up a beginner-friendly run.


Downwind Safari STARTER (2 hours) ~ $300/group
  Downwind Safari PRIMETIME(3 hours)  ~  $350/group
  Downwind Safari DAY TRIP (6 hours) ~ $600/group
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rent premium downwind SUPs for $50 each





Click here to schedule a Private Downwind Session
 
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DOWNWIND SUP SAFARIS
select Saturdays and Sundays from May through September from Emeryville Marina
OPEN FOR INDIVIDUAL ENROLLMENT



These are boat-enabled downwind sessions offering individual enrollment for experienced 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 and tide.  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 before the next run.  Session dates are posted on our Events Calendar
  • trip formats vary from 2-6 hours with prices from $75 to $150 per 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
  • stand up paddleboards only on this tour (no prone boards or kayaks)
  • downwind board designs strongly recommended (ask us about SIC Bullet designs)
  • life vest and leash required (included with rental)
  • all participants must sign Waiver and Release of Liability
  • departs from and returns to Emeryville Marina
 
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ANGEL ISLAND PADDLE ADVENTURE
  3 mile guide flatwater paddle, 4 hour tour
available all year on request, departing Emeryville Marinal
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 from and returning to Emeryville Marina.
  • $325/group; schedule your own date and time
  • bring your own kayak or stand up paddleboard
  • $50/SUP rental option with advance notice
  • all participants must sign waiver and release of lliability
  • requires basic paddle skills
  • life vest and leash required
  • limit 6 passengers




 
drew@barbaryghost.com
(415)754-0205