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Bay Voyager

Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA
+1 510-542-4200
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Ranked #29 of 306 Activities in San Francisco
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Bay Voyager is happy to announce the opening of our new location at Pier 39 in San Francisco! The range of tours offered by Bay Voyager include... more » Owner description: Bay Voyager is happy to announce the opening of our new location at Pier 39 in San Francisco! The range of tours offered by Bay Voyager include viewing historic ships, visiting former mooring sites of abandoned gold rush ships, and experiencing active estuaries populated by cargo ships and tug boats. You’ll see the San Francisco waterfront, cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz, Under the Bay Bridge to the Port of Oakland, past AT&T Park (Home to the San Francisco Giants) and Back to Pier 39. While Bay Voyager does have specific routes, deviation is an integral part of the experience, making each adventure an engaging and exhilarating encounter.According to owner and captain, Charles Jennings, “we feel there is a need to provide more intimate and individualized tours that travel closer and give more in depth guided tours. By being in a small and agile vessel, guests can have an up close and personal adventure while traveling to all corners of the always-fascinating bay.” « less
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We went out on the two hour tour and had a blast! Captain Jennings obviously loves what he does and his enthusiasm sets the tone of the trip. I loved the taste of the salt air, the feeling of the waves as we skimmed across them...we even went across the Bay and watched a huge ship leaving Oakland. I have... More

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San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I have two favorite memories from my time on Bay Voyager. One was speeding to the Golden Gate Bridge, skipping across the waves, with my 11yo yelling, "It's better than a roller coaster!" The second was when my mom asked about a mark on the side of the Jeremiah O'Brian. Captain Charles is incredibly knowledgeable about maritime and local history.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We did not originally plan on doing this trip. Part of our group had reservations to tour Alcatraz and some of us were going to just kill time by shopping. We made the best decision to take this trip! BRING A CAMERA! We were able to have an unbelievable view of the city from the boat. They also took us... More

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Menlo Park, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Charles, the captain, picked us up at Jack London Square in Oakland, shared interesting information about tug boats and container ships that were unloading in the estuary. Then we zipped across the Bay to the San Francisco waterfront where he continued to be a great tour guide. I liked the combination of fast, zippy rides and slower times when there... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We chartered the boat for my mom's 60th birthday, and it was a total blast. Nearly everyone on the boat was a Bay Area native or longtime resident, but we learned a great deal about San Francisco history. Charles was very knowledgable about the area, and shared all kinds of interesting tidbits. The tour was well paced with a great... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is the best boat tour I've ever been on! The tour is incredibly broad (Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge) the highlight was hanging out at the Giants game! Dress warm! Charles is a terrific guide! It is the BEST!

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I took a trip with my family and it was a blast. Charlie was a great tour guide and obviously has a passion for maritime and Bay Area history. We zipped around to all the big landmarks, such as Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco waterfront, the Oakland Estuary, among others. The boat is pretty cool as... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Enjoyable 90 minutes tour around SF Bay. Boat traveled near the sea lions, Alcatraz, Treasure Island, Golden Gate Bridge, Goat Island and SF piers. Can sometimes find coupons online. Tour guide was enthusiastic and took pictures throughout the tour for us which was so helpful! Dress warmly and more gear is provided. Overall, great experience and highly recommend the Bay... More

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Rexburg, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had an excellent time on the bay voyager! My husband and I were only in town for the day and didn't have time to do everything that San Francisco had to offer, but the bay voyager was a great way to see a lot of things in a short amount of time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

What a fun ride! For all the years we've lived here we've never seen this side of San Francisco. Beautiful views, exciting ride and we learned a lot about the sites we saw. Would definitely recommend.

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