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San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

  • Get unobstructed views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and city skyline 
  • Learn about the San Francisco Bay Area’s ecosystem and history
  • Look for sea lions, seals, and dolphins in the bay
San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise
From US$45.00
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Take in sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay Area from the water during this sailboat cruise that departs from from San Francisco. Your catamaran sails past Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, the waterfront town of Sausalito, and other landmarks, offering prime photo ops of the region. Hear commentary about the sights from the captain, and you can even lend a hand with the steering if you like.
What to Expect
Make your way to the Embarcadero to board a catamaran for your sailing cruise.

After a safety briefing, your captain steers the boat into the open waters of the San Francisco Bay. Get great photo ops as you pass close to Alcatraz, Fort Point, the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Sausalito, and other landmarks.

Look for sea lions and dolphins as your boat sails close to the Pacific Ocean, and hear commentary from your captain about the history and wildlife of the bay.

Have the option stay warm and dry in the catamaran’s protected interior; or take a seat on the trampoline net for a taste of the salty ocean breeze. Bring warm layers for the cooler temperatures on the water.

Snacks, wine, beer, or soft drinks can be purchased from the onboard bar. Your tour ends with return to the marina in San Francisco.
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1 - 5 of 30 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago
Best way to experience the bay

I've lived in San Francisco 8 years, and this may be the best thing I've done here. Sailing on a catamaran was a completely different experience than being out on one of the other motorized boats - it was a real rush to be on...More

Thank ErinBB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A great SF value.

My wife and I took the cruise in late August. Chad and the crew were super friendly, and hospitable. It was a great value & we had a great experience and would suggest to everyone.

Thank LG T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Absolutely perfect!

This group has it figured out. Very organized and they have everything you need. Forgot a jacket - no worries, they have some you cam borrow. Need a little snack or beverage - no worries, they have those too. Need your picture taken with all...More

Thank macombs
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This has to be one of the best things to do while in San Francisco. We had great sailing conditions, water was calm, sun shining (although still FREEZING once we got out in the Bay - fortunately you can borrow a jacket if you forget...More

Thank Fischen
Reviewed 14 August 2018
Excellent experience!

It was big fun! We very much enjoyed the sailing trip. Luckily it was windy, 18 mph, and therefore the waves made good splashes! The jackets on board were handy because it was colder than we thought. The music on board was also good for...More

Thank Welmoed V
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8 July 2018|
Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
We parked close to the chocolate factory and walked through the Wharf over to the cruise docking location.
8 May 2018|
Response from Travel_bug0707 |
Pier 39. Go to the West side where the California Sea Lions, and just south of main viewing area is the entrance to the docks, and a sign that has a picture of the Adventure Cat boat.