Details for Club Nautique

Club Nautique

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Average rating 5.0 stars from 2 reviews

Address 1150 Ballena Blvd, Suite 161
Alameda, CA 94501


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Marina - NO
Club - YES
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


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Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

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Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

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Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

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AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

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Pump out







Yes - Many and Very Clean.





Yes - Very limited selection at local cafe within complex.



Yes - Nice restaurant in the adjacent marina, Pier 29. It has excellent food and nice atmosphere. Get there before 5 pm for early bird specials.


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Chartering capabilities

Yes - Best chartering location in San Francisco. Huge selection of sailing craft, and some motoring craft, complimented by the best sailing instruction available on the West Coast.

Internet access

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Sailing School affiliated with US Sailing. This is the top US Saililng location with a wide range of advanced courses. This location graduates more students in coastal passage making (US Sailing - CPM), then all the other west coast schools combined. (The writer traveled from New York to take this class, which is a minimum five weekend commitment).


Reviews for Club Nautique
Outstanding Organization, 2012-08-21
Captain: , Walnut Creek (35)

This is a great organization, particularly if you sail. They only have two powerboats in their fleet but both are well maintained. Their training courses are first rate and instructors top notch. I took the Basic Powerboat, (2 days) and Inshore Navigation, (3 dyas including an overnight stay). I can now charter up to a 55' powerboat. I have chareterd both boats in their powerboat inventory, a 29' Ranger Tugs and a 43' Mainship. Their level of instruction gave me the skill to handle the 43'er with confidence and if I do say so myself, I am actually pretty darn good at it! I was able to back into the docks at Sam's in Tiburon with everyone on the dinning deck watching and it actually looked like I knew what I was doing... I would highly recommend Club Nautique to anyone.

Chartering & Learning Paradise, 2007-01-29
Captain: , Huntington, NY (2311)

*** Chartering ***
As a New York resident, I first came to this location to charter sailboats when visiting my brother. Using the web-site its easy to view the many premium choices of bareboat charters available. In each of five different charters the sailboat was immaculate and all systems in perfect order.

This location is a short taxi ride from the Jet Blue terminal at Oakland airport. From this base it's a four hour sail to the Golden Gate Bridge, although it is more typical to first head North and follow a circular counter clockwise route that gets you to Golden Gate in the early afternoon of the 2nd or 3rd day of the charter. I like to stop at Berkley, Angel Island, Sam's Bar, Sausalito, then Golden Gate under a gale force wind west (then repeat), Pactel Park (called something else now) where you have access to many great resturants, and back to Club Nautique.

I have also arranged to pick up an instructor in Club Nautique's base in Sausalito, head out onto the Pacific Ocean for a day sail, and back. Passing a rigorous US Sailing CPM class, at this location, is required before venturing out onto the ocean on your own, chartering in the bay requires passing a skippers test. Taking one of the instructors is a great option to enjoy the ocean one time.

** Classes **
Later I learned about advance sailing classes that are reliably offered each month, something I could not find on the east coast. The US Sailing CPM (Coastal Passage Making) Class is taught over four weekends, spaced a month apart, plus a fifth weekend that is a final test where you tag-along with an instructor supervised boat. With cheap rates on Jet Blue, I found it practical to fly in Friday and fly out Sunday night (red-eye) back to New York. This was the most rewarding educational program of my entire sailing hobby. We would leave at 6pm, anchor off Sausalito Friday night, Saturday sail up to Pt Rayes or down to Half Moon Bay, and Sunday return. Once we were fortunate to navigate thru Golden Gate Bridge, sleep deprived at Midnight, what an experience!

** Staff & Management **
The staff here is incredible. Knowledable and fun people, a practical approach to running a safe and fun enterprise, and absolute attention to detail that is lacking in carribean based charter operations. These people love these boats and their customers, and it shows.

D. Corcoran
NY Based Member
Club Nautique

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