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Bay Voyager

Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA
+1 510-542-4200
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Ranked #26 of 393 Activities in San Francisco
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Bay Voyager is happy to announce the opening of our new location at Pier 39 in San Francisco! The...
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing 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 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.”

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had a fantastic time exploring the San Francisco bay on a Bay Voyager tour. Great way to see the sights, lots of insight from funny captain. Kids loved the ride and learned a lot too. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Many of us have been on the Golden Gate Bridge... But how about under it? The Bay Voyager was an incredible way of seeing San Francisco's most famous attractions from a unique vantage point! Captain Charlie made us feel at ease and was was so knowledgeable. If you want an unforgettable adventure with your family and friends, make sure to... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

If you're looking for a spectacular view of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge this is a must do attraction. We learned good insights about the history of the bay. Our captain covered all strict safety features. He was extremely friendly and entertaining. I give this tourist attraction my utmost recommendation.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The boat and tour was wonderful. We got so many great pictures of the city, Golden Gate bridge and Alcatraz. Charles is an amazing and knowledgable captain - we learned and laughed so much! Highly recommended for groups (we had 6 with us), couples, families… or alone. We will for sure be back for another boat tour when we are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We used Bay Voyager to do some filming on the bay. It was brilliant! Charles is a wonderful host and the boat was fully equipped and lots of fun. In many ways it's more fun that going on a bigger boat with bar etc. It's more action packed and if you like the wind in your hair then it's got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

The ride was comfortable, the captain knowledgeable and we went under the Golden Gate and got close enough to see the whiskers of a sea lion! An incredible experience. Not to be missed!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was an experience of a lifetime! Captain Charlie is knowledgable, charismatic, and clearly well versed on the water. We not only had an incredible time--learned a great deal and saw amazing parts of the Bay, but felt completely safe the entire time. The Bay Voyager's size offers an intimate--practically one on one tour--of the bay. Captain Charlie took the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I highly recommend Bay Voyager! Captain Charles is as hospitable as he is knowledgeable about the Bay. The ride itself is really fun. Equal moments of relaxation and adrenalin filled. Book a tour! You will create unforgettable memories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Captain Charles did not stop talking from the time we got on the boat till after we got off...he knows all about the history and about the things that are worth seeing. Was a bit unsure when we saw the small boat but with only ten on board it was a great way to see the bay. Would not think... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Captain Charles was a wonderful guide, telling about the history of the wharf area, bridges, islands etc. as we went from Pier 39, out the Golden Gate, around Alcatraz, under the Bay Bridge, into McCovy Cove, then back along the water front to Pier 39. There were many tales of war ships, world fairs, fire boats, baseball, earthquakes. I took... More 

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