For more than a decade, Marina O’Neill has honored the adventurous spirit of her grandmother, Freda Marie Been, in thrilling fashion, naming the flagship boat of her Sausalito-based SF Bay Adventures – an 80-foot, gaff-rigged tall ship available for private tours for up to 49 people and public sails – the Schooner Freda B.
“She was an amazing woman,” O’Neill says.
While the Freda B has been forced to sit idle in Sausalito for months at a time over the past two years because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols, the outfit has been back to full blast in recent months.
In addition to the striking Freda B, O’Neill says the Cimba is “a charming and affordable motor yacht for a small group up to 10 guests and one of the last wooden boats available for hire in the Bay Area. Cimba boasts a mahogany hull, original teak decks and fully varnished brightwork and interior accents with decks on both the bow and stern of the boat. The cabin has windows one all four sides allowing for 360-degree views of the surrounding Bay waters. O’Neill says Cimba is an ideal yacht for small birthday parties, marriage proposals, elopements, sunset cruises, picnicking, marine photography, small company outings, executive meetings and intimate ash scatterings, among others. The yacht is hugely popular for holiday fireworks, Jazz by the Bay, Fleet Week (Blue Angels) and SF Giants games in McCovey Cove. Here’s what they’ve got coming up – click the links for more details.
7/1 7:15-9:30pm Sunset Sail Friday
7/2 3:45-6pm Afternoon Sail Saturday
7/2 Sunset Sail 7:15-9:30pm Saturday
7/3 Afternoon Sail 1:45-4pm Sunday
7/4 Afternoon Sail 3:15-6pm Monday (3 tickets currently remain) $129 per person all ages
7/4 Fireworks Show 7:15-10:30pm Monday (5 tickets currently remain) $295 per person all ages