Boat Tours & water sports in San Francisco

THE 10 BEST Boat Tours & Water Sports in San Francisco, CA

Boat Tours & Water Sports in San Francisco

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Sunset Cruises
1–2 hours
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$50.00
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Sunset Cruises
1–2 hours
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$80.00
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Full-day Tours
1 hour
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$38.00
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Full-day Tours
1–2 hours
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$48.00
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Adventure Tours
2–3 hours
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  • Allen
    Ponce, Puerto Rico1 contribution
    Excellent places, San Francisco is one of our best places and the tours are beautifull. We recommend to provide more time in the Muir Woods areas and Sausalito.
    Written December 3, 2022
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  • AnaCh80
    Queretaro City, Mexico1 contribution
    It is a good choice when you don't have enough time to visit. Good cost-benefit for the stops included. You have to be careful on time spent in Muir Woods so you don't miss the bus departure. I recommend to take the Ferry as a return option, you can have good views for pics and arrive to Pier 39 to end your day and take the cable car a few blocks away to go back to your hotel for a full experience.
    Written December 2, 2022
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  • Amanda’smom
    Appleton, WI21 contributions
    The views of the coast were beautiful. It was cold so we stayed inside. We still got amazing views and still had an amazing time!
    Written November 27, 2022
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  • Ranjana2727
    Chennai (Madras), India126 contributions
    I did this tour booking on TripAdvisor with Must See tour company.

    Our guide Roman, who's actually German, had a great sense of humour and kept us informed and entertained through the trip.

    I absolutely loved Muir Woods. I wished I could have spent more time there.

    Sausalito is only necessary for a lunch stop, I guess.
    Nothing there really except some interesting shops.

    Alcatraz was, to me, not so interesting.
    There are definitely better things to do in San Francisco.
    Written December 1, 2022
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  • Kathie M
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA44 contributions
    The Pier was easy to find, everyone was helpful, all directions were clear, the ferry was clean. Everything was great from the delivery of the voucher to the time we got back from Alcatraz. I 100% recommend!!
    Written October 12, 2022
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  • Margo R
    3 contributions
    Highly recommend this!
    When we went, it was foggy and drizzly; maybe better than the sunset!
    Best part may have been going under the fog shrouded Golden Gate, as we heard the fog horn, and saw large container ships in the distance.
    We passed a very eerie Alcatraz on the way back.
    Heading back towards the lit up city, seeing Coit Tower and the skyline - amazing!
    The captain (Andrew?) was fantastic!
    The warms coats provided were wonderful.
    I would definitely do this again.
    Written December 2, 2022
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  • Jennifer B
    1 contribution
    This was a fantastic tour! My husband and I flew in from Louisiana with no idea of what to do. This tour took us to some great sights and amazing food! James was an awesome tour guide! Friendly, informative, and funny - very easy to talk to and made our tour comfortable! The woods are breathtaking! Not much sun shining through so dress warm if it’s cold out. We ate at a restaurant next to the bridge and enjoyed our brunch with beautiful views. Alcatraz was amazing!!! Make sure you get the headsets for the included audio as you tour!! Would definitely recommend and book again!!
    Written November 29, 2022
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  • Steve C
    Bristol, UK27 contributions
    Went in a cruise of the bay, under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz. Audio commentary from the boat gave out interesting information about the surrounding buildings, wildlife and the Rock which is the island of Alcatraz. Well worth the money - would definitely recommend it.
    Written October 22, 2022
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  • Daniel A
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK46 contributions
    Good trip overall, drinks very expensive and commentary good but far too quiet on the upper deck, couldn't hear it at all
    Written September 12, 2022
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  • Trillsquid
    1 contribution
    My soup came out luke warm and portion sizes of the meals was a bit distorted and the included sides, I wouldn't call them sides.. I only got slices of a carrot, one piece of broccoli and a roasted pepper I had no idea what to do with but overall, definitely worth the experience! Loved the respectful Hostess and waiters!
    Written November 9, 2022
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  • Dick M
    2 contributions
    A great cruise with a warm and friendly crew! I was amazed how they helped people around the boat, took an amazing number of terrific pictures of passengers if they wanted, and ran a good bar. The views on the bay are spectacular as is the crew! This is a wonderful thing to do with your family at a reasonable price. It is a adventure you should not miss when visiting San Francisco.
    Written November 28, 2022
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  • Jerrilyn H
    Phoenix, AZ5 contributions
    The trip itself was great. However the price I paid in advance was double for each person through trip advisor. Wait until you get to the destination and purchase on site. $41 for Alcatraz and $37 for golden gate boat excursion x 3 people $213. Through trip advisor I paid $389.97….
    Written July 5, 2022
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  • Jens
    Stavanger, Norway9 contributions
    My wife and me booked this 1 hour bay-trip the same day. We had a hick-up in our booking to visit Alcatraz , so we had to go for next best. We didn’t regret this at all. Very nice city view, sea life, golden gate and of course a short round to see Alcatraz from the sea side. We enjoyed every minute of the trip. We had very nice weather which I believe made half of the trip. Only minus was that the sound from the speaker system was not living up to the standard you would need. Couldn’t hear more than 1/4 of the story telling.
    Written July 28, 2022
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  • Karen K
    2 contributions
    Great boat ride, friendly helpful and efficient service from start to finish. An enjoyable trip under the Golden Gate Bridge
    Written October 24, 2022
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  • alstrand777
    Bonsall, CA35 contributions
    This was a great experience. Beautiful and fast racing yacht. Great crew that puts you to work. Beautiful peaceful view of the bay.
    Written October 19, 2022
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