is the Bay Area's original paddle tour support boat offering regularly scheduled paddleboard tours in partnership with 101 Surf Sports. The boat serves as a shuttle and floating base station equipped with padded SUP racks, bumpered swim deck, changing room, restroom, dry storage area, flybridge, field repair tools, first-aid kit, and complimentary water, energy bars, and guest towels. Barbary Ghost has been at the forefront of the Bay's downwind SUP scene for the last four years and continues to search for the best routes and most efficient practices to take the sport to higher levels. Tours posted on our Events Calendar allow individual sign up. Private group tours are also available on request for up to 6 people. Select a tour below or email to inquire about private tour.
PRIVATE DOWNWIND SUP SESSIONS
May through September
scheduled on demand for parties of 1-6 people from Emeryville Marina
24 hour advance notice required
Experience the thrill of surfing wind waves with the safety, convenience, and comfort of a professional support boat. A 20-minute boat shuttle from Emeryville Marina delivers paddlers to the best downwind route available based on present conditions, including the option of Treasure Island to Emeryville for the Bay's most consistent, surf-able 3.5 mile downwind run. Barbary Ghost screens for traffic, ensures that paddlers are on course for the take-out, and shoots video of the adventure - leaving paddlers with nothing to worry about but catching the next glide. This adrenaline dose is available in single, double, or triple shots. New to downwinding? The Downwind Orientation Session offers a 30 minute hands-on introduction to downwinding in flat water and a short warm-up downwinder before heading out on the boat to line up a 3.5 mile run.
Downwind Orientation Session (2.5 hours) ~ $275/group
2 Hour Private Downwind Session ~ $225/group
4 Hour Private Downwind Session ~ $350/group
6 Hour Private Downwind Session ~ $450/group
rent premium downwind SUPs for $50 each
paddleboard experience required; guests must sign waiver
Click here to schedule a Private Downwind Session