Do the Delta!

The Delta Postcard

Picture of a white bird standing on a dockThe California Delta is one the most unique places to visit and it’s only a day sail away! Join us as we cruise to this treasure trove of wildlife, meandering waterways, stunning views, and gorgeous vistas. Spend the night on the hook in a serene anchorage while rafted up with a fleet full of new sailing buddies. Drink your morning coffee while taking in the sights of mist rising off of the glassy waters and enjoy a spectacular and peaceful sunrise.

This trip is designed to give you a taste of what the Delta has to offer. It is a perfect trip for Basic Cruising graduates to experience bareboat chartering with other boats along for support. It’s an amazing trip for anyone who likes boating, nature and relaxation.

Participation is limited to folks chartering Club Nautique boats & Club Nautique Members on their own boats.

Experienced Club Nautique employees will be acting as flotilla leaders!


Man reading a magazine while sitting on a water floatFriday, May 22nd – 11:00 Rendezvous at Richmond/San Rafeal Bridge – Cruise (usually downwind) past the Brothers down through San Pablo Bay up through Carquinez Straits and onto Pittsburg – Enjoy the Yacht Club lifestyle and partake in dinner at the Pittsburg Yacht Club whipped up by culinary school graduate – Chef Michael! Spend the night at Pittsburgh Marina.

Saturday, May 23rd – Head to False River off of the San Joaquin, which leads us almost to Prisoner Point and back onto the San Joaquin River heading east. When we get to Mandeville Island, we will take a right turn off the main channel and follow the slough along the east side of Mandeville to its southern end and into submerged Mildred Island. The levee break (entrance) to Mildred is about 70 feet deep and then it is levels out 15 feet deep all over. We can head over to the western side and create a nice raft up. There is no current in there to concern ourselves with and it’s God’s Country back there with Mount Diablo rising high to the west, not to mention the glorious sunrises & sunsets. Truly stunning! Kayaks and water toys are encouraged.

Beautiful sunsetSunday, May 24th – By vote or slip availability, we will either spend another day here, relax, read a book, play with water toys or enjoy a leisurely sail back down the river to Benicia or Glen Cove where we will dock for the night and have a pot luck dinner with all of our new buddies!

Monday, May 25th – Have coffee and chat on the dock and peel off at your leisure for a nice (usually upwind) sail back up through San Pablo Bay towards home. Knowing in your heart you will be back because you just got a taste and you want to do that again!