Here is a little of what we have heard:
Captain Billy and Lady Christine were wonderful and the schooner, simply put, poetry in motion!
Had no idea it would be so much fun; my guests are still raving about it. Having never sailed a schooner before, I was impressed with her stability. And such a beautiful vessel! Capt. Billy is not only a well honed salty dog but a talented artist!
And the cruise was perfect; both relaxing and exhilarating as well as educational. What an extraordinary way to see San Francisco and its neighboring islands.
Thank you so very much for the 'upgrade'!
We'll never forget it :)))"
"Being married on the Gas Light was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for my wife Wen-ying Lu and me. The captain and crew are special people who warmly welcomed our friends and family and made our "wedding on the bay" a memory for us to always treasure."
"I have seen many people board Gas Light express their delight at the beauty and wildness of San Francisco Bay. We have access to the Pacific Ocean with a short trip under the Golden Gate Bridge, also we have easy access to the waterfront of San Francisco from Crissy Field past Fort Mason, to Aquatic Park, The Maritime Park at Hyde Street Pier, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 and Alcatraz.
I have seen families working as a team to raise sail and then steer and guide the vessel around San Francisco Bay. Technically minded people are fascinated by the strength and practical sense of the rig of the gaff Schooner, and also the Detroit Diesel 671 that gives Gas Light her auxiliary propulsion. Our team building events where employees get to work raising sail shoulder to shoulder with their managers give workers a tremendous feeling of camaraderie. Gas Light has been a great vessel for marriage ceremonies, with unique settings at Angel Island and Paridise Cove.
Environmentally conscious people express their satisfaction with using the wind for their days activities. Students get to enjoy the peace of an afternoon away from the modern world. Everybody usually reacts with excitement to the sighting of a dolphin.
I enjoy the sailing on San Francisco Bay, and also I love to introduce the experience to others. I hope you get to sail on this working scow Schooner."
Captain John Cullen, (Skipper of Gas Light)
"I had a delightful time aboard Gas Light with you and Billy. You radiate confidence and care, a sound skill in a captain. Your interaction with the passengers is pleasant, firm and authoritative, but amiable. You keep a taut ship and seem to know which strings to pull..."
Jan Adkins, (Maritime Author)
"Boating dream comes to life"
John Nickerson, Marin IJ
"Fabulous new Schooner"
"Thanks sooo much!! What a super way to end the week"