BARBARY GHOST   
Nautical adventures and private escapes

















BOAT-ASSISTED STAND UP PADDLEBOARD ADVENTURES!


Barbary Ghost is the Bay Area's original SUP boat offering stand up paddleboard tours. The boat serves as a shuttle and floating base station equipped with padded SUP racks and swim deck, changing room, restroom, dry storage area, fly bridge, 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.  Choose from Scenic Tours or Downwind Safaris below.  Trips posted on our Events Calendar allow for individual registration.  Private charters are available seven days a week on request.


  
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DOWNWIND SAFARIS

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 the shuttle back upwind and a chance to rest, grab water and a snack, and hit the restroom before the next run.

New to downwinding?  The Downwind Safari RECON 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 SUNSET (2 hours) ~ $55/person
(or Private Charter - $225/group)**
...surf under the setting sun

Downwind Safari RECON (2 hours) ~ $75/person
(or Private Charter - $300/group)
...beginner friendly

  Downwind Safari PEAK (3 hours)  ~  $90/person
(or Private Charter - $350/group)
...peak wind and tide

  Downwind Safari EPIC (6 hours) ~ $150/person
(or Private Charter - $600/group)
...the ultimate downwind experience

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rent SIC downwind SUPs for $50 each

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Downwind Safaris requires paddleboarding experience and good physical condition; life vest and leash required; participants must sign Waiver and Release of Liability

** Private Charters for Downwind Safari SUNSET are available only after 5:00pm



CLICK HERE FOR A CALENDAR OF SAFARIS



CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON PRIVATE CHARTERS


 

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TREASURE ISLAND GET-AWAY



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 sheltered cove.  Set off on paddleboards (optional) to explore the calm, beautiful cove and land on the sandy beach.  Paddling in this protected cove is safe and fun all ages and skill levels.  Back on the boat the grill is fired up and ready for your BBQ and private party on the upper deck.

  • $250/group (limit 6 people)
  • departs either Emeryville Marina or San Francisco ($100 fee)
  • rent stand up paddleboard for $30 each (reservation req'd)
  • dogs are welcome on this trip
  • BYO food, drink, and water toys (grill and ice cooler provided)

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ANGEL ISLAND SUP ADVENTURE



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