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San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

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San Francisco, United States

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 8 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Admire San Francisco and its surrounding sights from the water on a San Francisco Bay sailing cruise. Onboard a catamaran, sail past the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, legendary Alcatraz Island, and the hamlet of Sausalito. Take advantage of great photo ops while you soak up the sea breeze during this scenic tour.
  • Catamaran cruise on San Francisco Bay
  • Sail away from the city and take in the sights from the water
  • View Alcatraz Island and Sausalito
  • Cruise under the awe-inspiring Golden Gate Bridge
1.5-hour cruise
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks (available to be purchased on board)

Departure Point

Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Don’t just take photos of San Francisco Bay from the waterfront—get out on the water itself pm this SF sailing tour. Your experience starts on the Embarcadero, where you hop aboard the 55- or 65-foot (17- or 20-meter) Adventure Cat and set out across the bay.

Take a picture or two of the city skyline and resident sea lions as they become smaller and smaller, and listen to commentary from your captain about the city and other sights that line the water.  If you want to stay warm and dry, you can enjoy 360-degree views from the catamaran’s protected interior; if you’re feeling a bit more daring, take a seat on the trampoline nets, where you can soak in the salty ocean air.

Cruise past Alcatraz Island, look up at the towering Golden Gate Bridge and admire the charming small town of Sausalito, just across the bridge. If you like, you can purchase snacks, beer, wine or soft drinks from the onboard bar.

Your tour ends when you return to the marina in San Francisco.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Pier 39
Departing from Pier 39, sail with us and experience the beauty of San Francisco right from the water (bring your camera, these views are too good to miss!). Our spacious catamarans take guests on a stable, safe ride combining the exhilaration of fresh air and waves on our deck with the protection and outstanding views from our covered cabin.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Bridge
See some of the Bay’s most popular attractions up close and personal as we sail around Alcatraz Island, directly underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay
Admire the city’s famed skyline – it’s quite a sight! Catch a glimpse of marine wildlife including pelicans, sea lions, dolphins, and even the occasional whale.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You can purchase snacks or beer, wine, and soft drinks at the on-board bar with cash or a credit card
  • No outside beverages may be brought on board
  • Please bring a jacket and wear soft-soled shoes
  • Audio guides are available in English, Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. Please bring headphones if you plan on using the audio guide.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Adventure Cat Sailing Charters

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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise.

Traveler Tips


  • "Gets windy, but the crew had extra jackets for anyone that needed one." See review

Reviews

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Relaxing
Kendra_P
, Sep 2020
Relaxing and accommodating ... The captains were friendly and happy to be doing their jobs. Worth the cost.
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Nice but shorter than advertised.
KRK
, Aug 2020
Lovely boat. Sail was less than 90 minutes. Probably more like 75 minutes. And the captain used the motor a lot.
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A Golden gate little boat cruise
Sarai_S
, Aug 2020
It was a great experience going to the Golden gate cruse, in San Francisco ca . a very small group because of covit 19 they are very carefully on keeping everyone safe . Hands sanitizer we’re it needs to be.
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Amazing
AQ71
, Aug 2020
It was a very pleasant experience. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to visit the Bay Area.
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Wonderful and Wild
Leslie_B
, Aug 2020
We took this cruise on a Thursday afternoon with choppy water and windy conditions. IT WAS A BLAST!! We were out an hour and a half, went by Alcatraz out to the Golden Gate Bridge, under it, onto the other side that most people don't see, and back past Alcatraz again, then back to the Pier. It was a great ride, exciting with the wild weather, which just made it better, and came to realize how big that Bay really is. Wonderful time, thank you!
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AMAZING EXPERIENCE !
DarkNexus
, Jul 2020
Amazing tour, just a bit cold so make sure to bring pants and a sweater ! Everyone was super friendly.
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A MUST!!!!.
Gregory_S
, Jul 2020
Crew was top notch and the views were spectacular....Best beer prices in San Fran and the music was excellent. It was the highlight of our vacation
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Great Escape!!
YingMei
, Jul 2020
Sailing on this Catamaran around the Bay was particularly fabulous and a great escape from our Sheltering In Place advisories. The Catamaran was intentionally filled with only 12 guests, for Social Distancing protections. Very thoughtful plan by the Crew. It was a windy somewhat overcast day, and so beautiful. Andrew was wonderful in offering to take photos of us so we can easily renew the pleasures of the trip! I highly recommend this to anyone! Thanks to the staff!!!
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Sailing
Denise_N
, Jul 2020
Fun experience! First time on a sailboat and the captain made us feel very comfortable throughout the whole trip
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Great experience
David
, Jul 2020
We had a lot of fun! Learned some sailing techniques. Captain and staff were very professional and friendly. Seeing golden gate bridge up to close was amazing. Will do it again.
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Product code: 2316BAY

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