Cruise

Welcome to the cruising Web pages for the Tiburon Yacht Club!

Make your cruise reservations on the 2015 Cruise Calendar, below.

Every month TYC boats head out for San Francisco Bay Area destinations in an organized club cruise. Locations range from nearby yacht clubs to a week in the Delta. All in all, 2015 looks to be another exciting year for TYC cruising.

The weekend cruises often head to more distant locations like Benicia, Petaluma, or up the Napa River or Suisun Slough.  Our annual Summer Cruise finds TYC members enjoying the warmer weather and water of the Delta for seven or eight relaxing days away from the usual crush of boats on the bay.

To get involved just pick a trip (or two) and sign up on the cruise calendar.

  
The essence of TYC cruising is to have fun and enjoy the friendship of fellow boaters. Some yacht clubs we'll visit will host dinners for us and sometimes we organize pot-luck and restaurant events. Whatever the plan, be prepared for a good time and lots of new adventures!

Although most TYC cruisers take their own boat, some members choose to buddy boat or crew on a more experienced boat in the beginning, and there are always some "land cruisers" who drive their rubber tired craft to join in the fun.  If you need a "ride", click the 'Cruiselist' link below and look for boats offering space. However you arrive, we'll guarantee you'll have fun.

Happy Cruising, and see you on the water!

Helpful Links:

Cruising Information:

San Francisco Bay
Delta Cruising Guide
Delta Boating

Cruising Library
Naut

2015 TYC Cruise Calendar
Date Destination Details Participate! Cruise Leader Who's  Coming
Sept. 18 - 20 Commodore's Cruise toAngel Island Spend the weekend at a mooring in Ayala Cove, then dinghy into the dock and enjoy this fabulous island.  Saturday, join the day trippers for the Commodore's Picnic, free to TYC members. Sign Up Here! Cruiselist
Oct. 2 - 4 Five Club Cruise to Tinsley Island TYC's fall cruise to the island of the rich and famous. Swimming, strolling, bocce, and partying. This year's theme: Mardi Gras.  Cruisers can extend their time on the cruise by arriving earlier in the week or leaving on Monday the 5th. 
Sign Up Here! Cruiselist


Cruises completed in 2015:

Feb. 27 - 29 Point San Pablo YC Just across the bay, a friendly volunteer club like ours, just a short walk from West Marine and the pleasant little community of Point Richmond with some shops and restaurants. Sign Up Here! Cruiselist
Mar. 20 - 22 Richmond YC A lovely club and a new venue for our cruising fleet.  Sign Up Here! Cruiselist
April 23-26 Benicia & Solano YC Enjoy the bays and tranquil Suisun Slough on the way to friendly Suisun City (a pleasant walk to downtown restaurants) and our host Solano YC.  Make it a leisurely voyage - overnight in Benicia on Thursday, maybe breakfast at the First Street Cafe - then cruise past the mothball fleet and into the sloughs for our weekend in Suisun.  Or just come straight to Suisun on Friday. Sign Up Here! Cruiselist
May 22 - 24 Ballena Bay YC TYC returns to a long time destination, a lovely marina on Alameda Island. Sign Up Here! Cruiselist
June 12 - 15 South Beach Cruise and Giants Game     We still have two discount tickets available to the Sunday Giants game against Arizona at 1 pm, field level in Section 131, same location as last year, for $52.  Call Walt at 415-435-4433.  And two berths are available.  Sign Up Here!
Cruiselist
Sunday, June 28 Casual Day Cruise to Angel Island for Skippers and Guests     Non-boaters and boaters alike are invited to a Casual Day Cruise to Angel Island.  Skippers, plan to arrive at the dock around 10:30 am, 11 at the latest, for best chance at a slip (first come, first served), or pick up a mooring and dinghy in.  Join us for a yummy lunch at the Angel Island Cafe, or bring your own.  Possibilities after that include hiking, a visit to the Immigration Station, and live music at the cafe from 2 to 4. 
   Skippers: Sign up here or at right.  Please take guests, either by checking "boatless cruisers" or contacting the passengers who have signed up.
   Passengers:  Sign up here or at right, enter "Need Ride" under boat name and the number of people.  Or contact the skippers on the Cruiselist who indicate "Extra Room." 
   No room?  Come by ferry.
   Boat full?  Change your plans?  Change or cancel your reservation here.
Sign Up Here!
Cruiselist
July 17 - 19 Encinal YC Our perennial favorite destinations on the Oakland Estuary.  Dinghy across the Estuary to restaurants and shops at Jack London Square.  Oakland YC, next door, serves a great breakfast.  Bring the kids and enjoy the swimming pool. Sign Up Here! Cruiselist
August 15 - 23 Delta Cruise TYC's annual getaway to kick back and relax upriver in the San Joaquin Delta.  
   From August 17 - 21 our fleet will join Petaluma YC and Oxbow YC at the lovely Delta Yacht Club, one notch (OK, one island) above Tinsley.  Facilities include showers, outdoor barbecues, indoor galley and dining, large screen TV, and lots of island for walking around.
   Plans for the weekends going up and back will depend on the cruisers' choice.  Let Marshall know what you'd like.
Sign Up Here! Cruiselist


Cruises completed in 2014:

Feb. 21 - 23 Corinthian YC This cruise is a pleasant sail south from our harbor around the corner to Raccoon Strait, with possible detour for lunch at Ayala Cove, and on to Corinthian Y.C. Look forward to friendly people, fine dining, and a relaxing ambience.    Cruiselist
March 28 - 30 St. Francis YC Those who welcomed St.F.Y.C. members to our club last year will know what sociable and friendly folks they are. We are reciprocating this year, and anticipate welcoming hospitality at their club. 
   NOTE:  Cruise is full.  Any further signups (after the 10th on the Cruiselist) will be wait-listed.  No sign-ups will be accepted after March 21st.
  Cruiselist
April 18 - 20 Oakland YC If you've already been to to Oakland Yacht Club, on the Alameda Estuary, you know that they are a friendly crowd with a first class facility. What you may not know is that they have recently rebuilt their guest dock with all the latest amenities. And they have a great dining room, a barbecue for incoming guests, and a superb Sunday brunch.   
Cruiselist
May 23 - 26 South Beach Cruise and Giants Game    Our traditional Memorial Day cruise to South Beach Marina returns in 2014.  Check the Cruiselist to see if any of our 10 reserved berths are still available.  Then hold one by signing up at the right and mailing a check for $10, payable to TYC, to Patty Cerf, 182 St. Thomas.
   The club has tickets to the Sunday Giants gane against Minnesota at 1 pm, field level in Section 131, for $30.  To hold your tickets, add the cost to your check. 
 
Cruiselist
June 6 - 8 Benicia YC A wonderful town for strolling, shopping and eating.  Visit the historic state Capitol building from 1853-54.  
Cruiselist
July 18 - 26 Delta Summer Cruise Annual kick-back week of relaxation afloat in the beautiful Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta.
  • Fri. 7/18 - Pittsburg Marina
  • Sat. 7/19 - Anchor in Mandeville Cut
  • Sun. 7/20 - Arrive Village West Marina
  • Tue. 7/22 - Commodore Island
  • Sat. 7/26 - Leave for home via Mandeville, Pittsburg or Benicia (captains's choice)
 
Cruiselist
August 22 - 24 San Francisco YC Enjoy beautiful downtown Tiburon.  
Cruiselist
Sept. 19 - 21 Marin YC Commodore's Cruise, featuring a boat-in, drive-in barbecue lunch on Saturday, free to TYC members.  Tour the yachts of the cruising fleet - boats from 30' to 49' open for your inspection.
  • Overnght deadline Monday, 9/15. 
  • Day cruisers welcome for the picnic Saturday: Sign up by Monday, 9/15 and indicate number of picnic guests.
  • Coming by car?  Sign up at right; enter Total Number of People and enter "Picnic" for the boat name.
 
Cruiselist
Oct. 3 - 5 Tinsley Island The traditional five club cruise to the island of the rich and famous  
Cruiselist