I can't recommend this experience enough, especially if you or your kids are prone to boredom on the normal sightseeing boat rides.
First off, Capt. Charles has years of commercial experience and considers the safety of his passengers before anything else. We rode by a paddle boarder and his dog. The man had a flotation vest but the dog did not, which upset the Captain mightily. Safety for all! Rain gear and vests are supplied. You should arrive in warm layers of clothing because, well, it is San Francisco after all.
After safety comes fun, and fun it is! Climb onto the Bay Voyager and begin the 2 hour trip from Jack London Square out to the Golden Gate Bridge and back. There will be times you're blasting away whooping it up and getting sprayed by the bay, and there will be times when you slow down and listen to lore from the good Captain's wealth of knowledge about the area.
It is one of those great experiences that will be remembered for years to come.
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