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About UsCaptain John Stafford has been sailing regularly on San Francisco Bay and the Pacific since 1988. After retiring as a financial communications executive in San Francisco, he decided that sharing the joys of sailing in one of the sport’s great venues would be a lot more fun than just sitting on the porch.He has twice sailed to Mexico and has also sailed in the Caribbean. He is licensed as a captain by the U.S. Coast Guard and is also SCUBA certified. He hosts groups along with a crew member, but passengers who want to participate in sailing the boat are welcome to help and “learn the ropes.”

All of our trips are custom-planned with our customers. We can accommodate families (sorry, no children under 10), couples, double-daters and groups of friends. We do not have a daily sailing schedule and we develop each trip from scratch (very quickly if necessary) to maximize your pleasure. For safety reasons, we don’t provide alcohol but permit our passengers to bring along limited amounts of their own favorite beverages. For information and planning, call 415.259.7695 or pop a message in this bottle: john@desideratasailing.com


Please contact Captain John Stafford about your future charter sailing tour.

Telephone: 415-259-7695

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