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1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour

San Francisco, United States

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Good for avoiding crowds


Take a relaxing afternoon sailing cruise aboard a traditional sailboat on the San Francisco Bay. Cruise past landmarks such as Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, the Sausalito waterfront, and Golden Gate Bridge, and see the San Francisco skyline on your way back to Pier 39. Includes two drinks, and personalized attention from the crew and captain.
  • Sailing tour on San Francisco Bay, from Pier 39
  • View top attractions including Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Sail aboard an elegant vessel with teak decks and bronze fittings
  • Includes two glasses of wine, beer, soft drink, or water

Departure Point

Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to Pier 39 to meet your captain and first mate, and board the stately double-masted sailboat, which can hold up to 28 passengers.

After a safety briefing, your captain motors out of the marina. The crew raises the sails as your vessel reaches the open waters of San Francisco Bay. Keep your camera handy as you sail past Alcatraz Island and Angel Island. Take in a new perspective on the Bay Bridge, the rolling hills of Marin, and the waterside city of Sausalito. Get great photo ops as your captain steers parallel to the Golden Gate Bridge, then turn your gaze back to the San Francisco waterfront as your sailboat returns to Pier 39.

During the cruise, select two beverages to sip, choosing from beer, wine, soft drinks, or water. If you have any questions, feel free to ask the captain and crew, or simply relax and enjoy the sailing experience.
Stop At:  
Golden Gate Bridge
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
San Francisco Bay
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
San Francisco Bay Bridge
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Angel Island State Park
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
San Francisco Sailing Company
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • If you plan on drinking alcohol, please remember to bring your valid government-issued 21+ ID.
  • We reserve the right to make the final decision as to whether your tour will be cancelled. Tours will only be cancelled in the event of hard rain or unsafe conditions at the time of the tour.
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather. It does tend to be colder out on the water, so we highly recommend layers and close-toed shoes.
  • OPERATED BY San Francisco Sailing Company

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during 1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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148 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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So much fun
, Oct 2020
Was perfect 😍 I enjoy the tour so much and the music was superb my daughter and I took so many beautiful pictures of the bay, thank you so much for a wonderful day.
If you want a company who actually cares about and not just your money- do not go here !!!!
, Sep 2020
My boyfriend and I had a car accident on the way to this tour. We called Viator literally in shambles, crying after our car was totaled. I could barely speak. Viator was extremely kind & caring during and even went above & beyond by constantly checking on us.... Viator assured us a refund for this, as we literally COULD NOT HAVE MADE THE TOUR OR DONE ANYTHING TO PREVENT MISSING IT.......... THE VENDOR DECLINED THE REFUND!!!!! Imagine that- a potential client calls (BEFORE THE TOUR) after having a near-death experience and the vendor has zero empathy and declines any accommodation. Very disgusted in the humility & class of this sailing company. Disappointing too as we are planning to move to SF and would have brought them a lot of business.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
I asked Viator to refund your trip. They should do it.
Funny crew
, Jul 2020
It was a gorgeous day, beautiful scenery and a funny crew ! We had a blast and would totally go again
, Jul 2020
Excellent experience! The captain and first mate were outstanding. Wear a heavy jacket as it gets very chilly. Beautiful views of Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, and SF Skyline.
, Jul 2020
Very nice ... a wonderful way to see Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge and the bay. Relaxing and peaceful.
Excellent short and sweet boating experience
, Feb 2020
Well worth your time on a busy site seeing schedule. This 90 minutes tour includes canned beer and white wine. Being on the water is peaceful and serene.
Views of the city and enjoying the tranquility of the water
, Feb 2020
This was a perfect trip. Our Captain and first mate were super nice and the sailing was equally nice. Well worth the price !
Excellent Experience
, Aug 2019
Third time with this sailing company in five years with different friends visiting the SF. Same captain but different fist mate. Each time I felt safe and had a wonderful time taking in the views. Well worth the money and time.
, Aug 2019
I enjoyed the boat ride in the Bay. I would suggest that they make sure everyone wears a life preserver vest and not just show that they are on board! Seating did not help anchor you in place as sailboat tipped one way or other. Offering a drink is counter intuitive when you need both hands to hang on boat railings. I have never been on a sailboat before and loved the excursion and the views, but considering how choppy the Bay area is even on a calm day, I think you need to make sure passengers are safe and secure in their ride. It was just a boat ride on a sailboat, I thought they would have done touristy type comments as we passed buildings, etc..
Such a pretty and fun experience
, May 2019
Our guides were knowledgeable and fun. The views were amazing and the tour was a great amount of time. The tour boat wasn’t very full so we got to move around a lot, and this definitely was a great use of money!

Product code: 10219P2

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