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San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise
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Tour snapshot
Get unobstructed views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and city skyline 
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
42
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Take in sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay Area from the water during this sailboat cruise that departs from from San Francisco. Your catamaran sails past Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, the waterfront town of Sausalito, and other landmarks, offering prime photo ops of the region. Hear commentary about the sights from the captain, and you can even lend a hand with the steering if you like.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Learn about the San Francisco Bay Area’s ecosystem and history
  • Look for sea lions, seals, and dolphins in the bay
  • Try sailing the boat under the guidance of the captain
What to expect
Make your way to the Embarcadero to board a catamaran for your sailing cruise. After a safety briefing, your captain steers the boat into the open waters of the San Francisco Bay. Get great photo ops as you pass close to Alcatraz, Fort Point, the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Sausalito, and other landmarks. Look for sea lions and dolphins as your boat sails close to the Pacific Ocean, and hear commentary from your captain about the history and wildlife of the bay. Have the option stay warm and dry in the catamaran’s protected interior; or take a seat on the trampoline net for a taste of the salty ocean breeze. Bring warm layers for the cooler temperatures on the water. Snacks, wine, beer, or soft drinks can be purchased from the onboard bar. Your tour ends with return to the marina in San Francisco.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn about the San Francisco Bay Area’s ecosystem and history
  • Look for sea lions, seals, and dolphins in the bay
  • Try sailing the boat under the guidance of the captain
What to expect
Make your way to the Embarcadero to board a catamaran for your sailing cruise. After a safety briefing, your captain steers the boat into the open waters of the San Francisco Bay. Get great photo ops as you pass close to Alcatraz, Fort Point, the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Sausalito, and other landmarks. Look for sea lions and dolphins as your boat sails close to the Pacific Ocean, and hear commentary from your captain about the history and wildlife of the bay. Have the option stay warm and dry in the catamaran’s protected interior; or take a seat on the trampoline net for a taste of the salty ocean breeze. Bring warm layers for the cooler temperatures on the water. Snacks, wine, beer, or soft drinks can be purchased from the onboard bar. Your tour ends with return to the marina in San Francisco.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2316BAY
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1.5-hour cruise
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks (available to be purchased on board)
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Adventure Cat Sailing Charters, Pier 39 Dock J, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Departure Point: Pier 39, Gate J, San Francisco 94133 Directions: Stand on the sidewalk facing the water. Enter main P39 entrance, then out left between shops to the water (towards GG Bridge). Gate J is located right next to the sea lion viewing area (ask someone where are sea lions are if lost).
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We can accept manual wheelchairs only, as there are 3-4 stairs to board the boat. Also, restrooms are not ADA accessible
  • You can purchase snacks or beer, wine, and soft drinks at the on-board bar with cash or a credit card
  • Please bring a jacket and wear soft-soled shoes
  • Handheld audio guides are available in English, Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No outside beverages may be brought on board
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
Inclusions
  • 1.5-hour cruise
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks (available to be purchased on board)
Departure details
  • Adventure Cat Sailing Charters, Pier 39 Dock J, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Departure Point: Pier 39, Gate J, San Francisco 94133 Directions: Stand on the sidewalk facing the water. Enter main P39 entrance, then out left between shops to the water (towards GG Bridge). Gate J is located right next to the sea lion viewing area (ask someone where are sea lions are if lost).
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We can accept manual wheelchairs only, as there are 3-4 stairs to board the boat. Also, restrooms are not ADA accessible
  • You can purchase snacks or beer, wine, and soft drinks at the on-board bar with cash or a credit card
  • Please bring a jacket and wear soft-soled shoes
  • Handheld audio guides are available in English, Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No outside beverages may be brought on board
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: May 29, 2022
A note from San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise
Our crew is fully vaccinated. We will follow City of SF guidelines on capacity, always with social distance so you have a premium seat!
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Adventure Cat Sailing Charters
    Pier 39 Dock J, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Departure Point: Pier 39, Gate J, San Francisco 94133 Directions: Stand on the sidewalk facing the water. Enter main P39 entrance, then out left between shops to the water (towards GG Bridge). Gate J is located right next to the sea lion viewing area (ask someone where are sea lions are if lost).
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    Pier 39
    Stop: 90 minutes
    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.
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    Pass by
    Golden Gate Bridge
    San Francisco Bay
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Suzanne S
Dallas, TX9 contributions
Family
Lots of fun for my grandsons ages 13 and 10. It was a foggy, cool day but we had a great time on the choppy seas anyway. And it was a thrill to see the Golden Gate Bridge appear out of the mist above our heads while fog horns blared. I stayed dry inside and enjoyed the great playlist while I watched the grandkids get wet and pretending to be sailors. Crew turned our dreary disappointing day into a trip highlight.
Written July 12, 2022
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Terry G
1 contribution
If you’re sitting on the fence and unsure if you want to take this trip, live for the moment other wise you’ll look back and regret not doing it. The boat was large and well kept, and I could write a book on how incredible the crew was! I spontaneously decided to take my wife and son on the “around the bay” cruise on March 29th 2022 while we were in San Francisco for vacation. All I can say is that with this incredible crew, life long memories were made that day! The crew was warm and friendly, interacting with passengers and happy to answer any questions we had. We will be returning in Oct of 22 for Fleet week and this trip is definitely on our to do again list! Life is to short to live with regrets…..without hesitation, I highly recommend Adventure Cat Sailing and their amazing crew you will not regret giving them an opportunity to help you make family memories.
Written March 27, 2022
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ANN D
1 contribution
This was the highlight of our trip to San Francisco! This was our first time on a catamaran and it was absolutely wonderful. The captain and his co-captain (sorry forgot names) were very friendly and professional.
Due to Covid the amount of people allowed on the boat were cut if half, so there were only 12 of us. We felt very safe, from covid, and while sailing.
You could purchase drinks (soda, wine, etc.). The music the captain played fit right into sailing around the bay.
We left from Pier 39 sailing past the seals then headed out to the Golden Gate Bridge. We saw a swimmer, porpoises, and lots of Egrets diving for fish.
We went under the bridge, turned around and then around 1 side the Alcatraz island, and then headed back to the pier. The trip was about 1 1/2 hrs. It was so enjoyable we wanted it to last longer! Very reasonable price at $60 per person.
There is a bathroom onboard just in case.
My family and I would definitely sail with this crew and company again!!
Written September 15, 2020
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surivergirl
Selinsgrove, PA67 contributions
Couples
Gr8 way to spend a couple hours. You get a different perspective of the city from the water and the Golden Gate is even more majestic from the water. The crew, esp. Devin were so knowledgeable, pleasant and fun to be around.
Written April 28, 2022
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Carmen M
Santa Clarita, CA1 contribution
Family
My husband and I, along with our 2 granddaughters took the Catamaran cruise. It was the best time! Our granddaughters (ages 8 and 7) loved hanging out on the netted area at the front of the boat. It was very windy on our way out (they took us to the Golden Gate Bridge) but they provide hearty jackets which was VERY nice to have! You can get a little wet depending where you’re standing or sitting. The Captain and crew were beyond helpful and friendly! They take pictures of your group for you, answer any and all questions and are just an overall great crew of people. Our granddaughters loved every minute and kept talking about how much fun they had. I would definitely recommend this catamaran ride with this company any day! The next time we’re in San Francisco we would definitely do it again!
Written July 10, 2022
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James R
Sonoma, CA43 contributions
We took our 7 and 9 year children with us. The crew reached out to the kids on board and involved them in raising and lowering the main sail and piloting the boat. What fun for them. The tour was exciting in moderate wind and waves. A great loop - out under the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin and back via the east side of Alcatraz. Highly recommend
Written September 20, 2021
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Tim F
2 contributions
This was one of the highlights of our trip. The crew was amazing. Some of the older kids helped raise the sail. The younger kids were able to steer with the captain. The sailing was great. It was a fun way to see the city, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and lots of wildlife from a different perspective than usual.
Written July 25, 2021
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Kendra B
1 contribution
Family
We had the absolute best time!! I took my 13 year old son and from checking in at the gate, to helping raise the mast, seeing seals and dolphins and cruising under the Golden Gate Bridge (and around Alcatrez)…so memorable and so worth it! We met some great people on board and made new friends along the way. They even have a bar you can order beer and wine from and play music to set the vibe. Also, they provide thick jackets as it was COLD once you get to sailing. You’ll want you wear pants end at least a hoodie. So incredibly fun, thank you!!
Written August 14, 2021
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pagepowell
Atlanta, GA4 contributions
Family
We had a private 2 hr bay cruise for our family for thanksgiving. Staff was amazing
We had 2 week old to 14 yr old + adults and all enjoyed it equally. Was the highlight of our family visit
They were incredibly accommodating
5 * experience
Written November 29, 2021
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Pete L
3 contributions
This catamaran trip through the bay is run by a super helpful and friendly crew, and provides a chill hour-and-a-half trip out to the Golden Gate Bridge. You can get amazing photos with the bridge, with Alcatraz, and with the city in the background. There were also adult beverages available for purchase on board. I'm thrilled that we chose this excursion on our first tour of the city.
Written March 10, 2020
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jtbambam79
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Foggy
It was a great trip despite the weather. All of the staff were friendly, knowledgeable and fun. I would definitely
Meander28668892858
Meander28668892858
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Book this beautiful tour! Definitely a highlight
The Adventure Cat and it’s crew were really great! This sunset tour was beautiful and a highlight of our trip. I’d
Lookin2Go
Lookin2Go
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Delightful experience!
We thoroughly enjoyed! Good introduction to the boat, what to expect & where splashing might occur on deck as we sa
Jessica N
Jessica N
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Awesome views
It was the most amazing view I’ve seen so far. Luckily when we were on the cruise, the sky was clear so you get to
Fearless09293704097
Fearless09293704097
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Worth every penny
Brilliant. Would happily do again. Really nice team running the boat. Wonderful experience; you get right under th
Climber10414705930
Climber10414705930
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Great way to finish our holiday
Wonderful experience , the star is the epic weather , you go from still sunset in Sausalito to end of the world win
Lauren2661
Lauren2661
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Nice Sunset
Talking to the Captain and meeting nice people from all over while we were sailing. The first drink was complimenta
Kateryna P
Kateryna P
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Sunset on catamaran. What could be be better?
We had a blessed time on catamaran at the end of July. Please wear very warm clothes!!! It’s going to be windy, but
sagangel2001
sagangel2001
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Not what I was expecting.
No commentary at all. Didn’t go around Alcatraz. First drink might be free but the wine was in a cab & they say you
moussasf
moussasf
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Sailing with Aventure Cat is super fun!
The crew is very welcoming and extremely helpful. The sunset cruise was super fun even though the weather wasn’t id
VBoy31
VBoy31
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Sailing with Captain Andy
This cruise was flat out fun. Captain Andy provided a seamless adventure. The crew was top notch and very attenti
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Awesome way to experience San Francisco
Michael and the crew are great!! Kids got to participate in raising the sail and also in driving the boat. Great wa
Jennifer C
Jennifer C
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Sunset Worth Seeing
Cold but very worth the sail. The guys on the boat were great. Beautiful sunset. Thanks for the extra jacket 😁!!
miriamaM4813IQ
miriamaM4813IQ
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Beautiful view
Incredible views. Our family had so much fun. Windy but not too cold. The boat has jackets and inside seating to ge
977tonyn
977tonyn
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Don’t do it - SF bay is enveloped in fog until Sept.
For most of the summer, San Francisco bay experiences tremendous fog around sunset - it usually lasts till late Aug
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