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About Bay Voyager
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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Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

We had initially booked this trip for the Alcatraz tour experience, which was super, but the San Fran Bay boat tour took us by surprise, as it ended up being our trips highlight. Captain Charles is an excellent guide, shares a wealth of local knowledge...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Eddy H
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Impromptu trip on the bay with Captain Charles!! It was such a blast and was so fun to learn new things about beautiful San Francisco!! Highly recommended!!!😊

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mobile62500869980
Reviewed November 23, 2018

We used Bay Voyager as a swimmer transport and safety support vessel for an Alcatraz Swim that we host at Odyssey Open Water Swimming. Captain Charles was very helpful and the boat was great. Will definitely work with him again!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank warren94595
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I did the tour with captain Charles on Thursday 15th Nov. We had a calm day so we’re able to go a bit closer to things than normal. The only downside was the visibility wasn’t as good as we hoped due to...More

Thank Ruth7467
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

I feel this was by far the best way to see both bridges, along with the baseball field. With the boat being smaller than the other charters, it gave a more intimate “feel”. It also provided a great view of the Sea Lions. Our captain...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

We had a great time on the Bay Voyager. Captain Charles was very informative on the area. Great boat ride, seen seals, dolphins, famous peoples house, surfers and much more. All ages will enjoy the ride. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cindy E
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

This tour was definitely worth the price. We got to see so much in 90 minutes! It was an amazing experience!!! I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

I lived grew up most of my life in and around San Francisco. I worked in the dead heart of the city for years, but I hated the people, the traffic and the arrogance of everybody living there. I hate everything about San Francisco. My...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Doctordale89
Bay_Voyager, Owner at Bay Voyager, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Dale, Thank you for such an amazing review and I am thrilled that your love of the city and it's history has been renewed. The city does sometimes weigh on me too so I completely understand your thoughts but there is something about stepping back...More

Reviewed October 28, 2018

Captain Charles took us on a great trip across the Bay, cruising past Alcatraz under the Golden Gate Bridge all the way out to the old Mile Rock Lighthouse location, and he had some great information and stories to tell about the area and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Had just arrived in San Francisco and went to Pier 39. Saw the trip offered by Bay Voyager. After a brief explanation by the sales desk, we booked it and went straight away. Didn't know what to expect but it turned out to be a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from 143charles | Property representative |
As much as I would love to have a baby on board, 11 months is way to young. The minimum age is 4. It used to be 5 but I have not had any issues with 4 year old except they sometimes fall asleep. Thank you and I hope to have... More