Ahoy, Obsession is a unique onboard private stay for up to 2 adults. She has a clean, cozy feel, galley, fridge, cold water, and a head. Marina services include restaurant bar, showers/laundry, bathrooms and free parking. Bay sails available also!
It's a Catalina 38 sloop, designed for the congressional cup race circuit with a nice comfortable interior. The cushions and upholstery are made of the best materials. The galley was updated in 2013. There is a cozy V berth upfront (bow) and pilot berth in the back (stern) for sleeping. You can lounge, play games, or surf the net in the main salon around the handcrafted table. If it's sunny (or at least not raining) the cockpit is nice to place to relax and get some fresh air. There is also a small table at the helm for cocktails. The head is nothing fancy, simple pump flush for number 1 use only please! There are nearby 24 hr. locked (after hours) restrooms 1 minute from the boat for other needs. Showers/laundry and the restaurant are a 2-3 minute walk down the boardwalk just 3 docks away, to D dock. The restaurant and bar are not fancy or expensive, just nice. The Marina is a popular place for locals to get breakfast on the weekend. The bar is usually open till 9 pm and if busy, stays open longer on weekends. Please visit our website by searching Sail Humboldt or First Class Sailing Humboldt for more pictures and details about our boat. Remember it's a boat, think camping on the water, but with nice mahogany interior and dry cushions. There are plenty of cozy blankets for your use as well as a heater if you feel at all chilly. The marina has a 24 hour surveillance system as well as a guard for your peace of mind.
Accès des voyageurs
You will be the master of the boat, and we are the crew! We will come by once a day to top up water if needed, check the head (pump out) and bilge and make sure everything is ship shape to your needs. There are some everyday things on the boat for you such as coffee pot, hot pot, fresh towels/shampoo etc. We also include coffee/sugar, fresh fruit (many items including coffee may be organic), snacks and a variety of organic teas. Please check the fridge for some additional goodies for you. Please know that for each extra set of bedding and/or towels for guest not sharing the primary berth, there is an additional $25 charge.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We will need to meet briefly at the boat upon your arrival to go over basic information and access issues, and of course discuss how to use the head. Other than that we can talk about safety aboard and answer any questions you might have about Humboldt as we have lived here since 1989. For an additional fee, we can take you out for a 90 minute in bay sail. Please let us know if this is something you might be interested in. We usually go out for the sail shortly after your arrival. Our boat 'talk' takes about 10-15 minutes.
The bay can be a sweet experience as the wildlife, both airborne and water dwelling, are often around the boat. The Eureka waterfront is quite charming with an old town feel. Horse drawn carriage rides, a quaint plaza, scrumptious restaurants and small shops abound for you to enjoy. We do provide games and computer monitor for movie viewing. Please know there is a $5.00 Wifi access fee if this is something you would like. We do have a blow dryer and many other necessities in case you forgot something! Showers which are a couple docks away do require between 2 and 4 quarters depending on how long you need a hot shower. It's 50 cents for each 15 minutes (don't panic if you have no quarters as we usually have a few extras down there). Also, please bring your non scuffing shoes ( no high heals ladies!!) as our boat gets very sloppy looking when dark soled shoes are worn. Thanks!
Please think of our boat as yours during your stay. While we love children and have 3 of our own, for safety and cleanliness reasons, the B&B is for adults only. We would be delighted to include children in our day sailing offers. Children over 10 are welcome. Please note the above $25 additional fee for linens/towels (we will also add extra drinks). If there are two people and you each need your own berth, there is still another $25 bed set up fee ( one time fee no matter how many days you stay) We do not allow parties on the boat unless this has been arranged in advance. We do offer special parties for various occasions. For obvious reasons (smell/fire hazard) there is no smoking of any kind while on board. We love our pets too and share our lives with 4 dogs and two cats among others. We can not offer pets to stay due to allergies and the ability to clean well for our future guests. We ask that the salon table not be dropped as it is quite difficult to get back in place. There is no cooking on board. Thank you
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 5 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral. En cas d'annulation au cours des 5 jours précédant le voyage, la première nuit est non remboursable, mais vous recevrez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % du coût des nuits restantes.
Locals since 1990, we're married with three children. Doby is an HSU Engineering graduate and works for the City of Arcata, California registered Civil engineer, USCG licensed Captain former sailing and water safety instructor. Kim is the Founder/ Director of a local animal non-profit, Companion Animal Foundation. We Love the water, and to be on, in, and by it whenever possible.
We're looking forward to retiring from fulltime charity and civil service public careers and getting into full-time on the water instruction/ travel and cruising services!!
Life motto: Be calm and sail on.