“Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow!

Travel, change, interest, excitement! The whole world before you, and a horizon that's always changing!”

― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows



The Bay is so often beautiful and calm and we will do our best to make your journey the most comfortable, but we always recommend the below for your comfort and safety:

Wear flat and non-marking shoes

Bring layers of clothing, a hat

We do offer cozy deck blankets, as well.


ChinChin is a large and comfortable motor yacht that provides a safe and smooth ride on San Francisco Bay.   If you are prone to seasickness, we do not have any medications on board. We do have Reed's Ginger Beer to help or you can purchase the necessary medications prior to boarding.

If you are running late, please give us a call: 415.519.0738. We can wait up to 30 minutes beyond your scheduled departure time. If you need to cancel LESS THAN 72 hours before departure your 50% deposit is non refundable.  If you selected any same day packages and cancel a 20% service fee will be charged.

No Pets allowed.

The Captain reserves the right to cancel or delay the charter, due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. The Captain has ultimate authority and say on all activities on ChinChin that would imperil the safety of passengers, crew or boat.

Our Captains continuously monitor the weather as part of their professional responsibilities to the vessel and client. They are the only person who may cancel a charter due to weather. If there is extreme weather and our captain deems it unsafe to operate we will offer a refund and/or a reschedule. Extreme weather in the Bay Area is categorized as heavy rain and/or strong wind.

We will contact you, the client, 72-24 hours before your event in such case,  except for same day reservations.


Charter fees do not include gratuity for the captain and crew. We encouraged you to present gratuity directly to your Captain in cash if appropriate.  The customary gratuity is 8% and 12% of the vessel rental cost and is divided equally among all.


Your safety and the safety of the boat and crew is our top priority. 



Pick up is at Pier  1 1/2

Next to Ferry Bldg.

San Francisco, CA


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