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“Only chance of going under the bridge !!”

San Francisco Bay Boat Cruises/Wine Tasting on the Bay
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Wine Tasting Cruise on San Francisco Bay
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Owner description: A Bay Cruise includes a flight (4 tastes) of wine and light snacks. San Francisco Bay's only floating wine tasting room. We offer an intimate voyage on the bay while our wine steward offers CA wines. A full bar is available for your non wine drinking friends. Light snacks provided. We are also available for your private charter for business, birthday, wedding events, etc. Max passengers 30. The route depends on prevailing weather conditions on the bay.
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Indore, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Only chance of going under the bridge !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

San francisco Bay is usually foggy and it is very rare that one gets a good view of the bridge.
And if the weather is clear , it is a perfect day to take a bay cruise

Among other things the Alcatraz Island , an erstwhile prison which housed the likes of Al Capone is quite an attraction ! It is here that the famous movie "The rock" was picturised

The cruise is very comfortable till it gets near the bridge after which it becomes bouncy as the sea becomes rough !
One can spot seals swimming along side and the skyline of San Francisco looks beautiful when it is lit up ! All in all a must see !!

Visited June 2013
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Milford, Pennsylvania
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“Can't recommend highly enough.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

If you're looking for a cruise around the bay with views of and under Golden Gate and Bay Bridge, don't miss this great find. If you're looking for a unique combination of wine tasting, delicious snacks and a crew that can't be beat, don't miss this voyage on the Neptune. The owners of this operation, Melissa and her husband, along with Melissa's sister were most pleasant, most attentive and accomodating. My wife and I recently took their 4th of July excursion and could not have been happier. If you're looking for a smaller cruise than one with 200-300 people onboard, skip the larger boats and take the Neptune. I believe she only accomodates 45 people which is perfect. We not only saw the fireworks from a point only a few hundred yards from the barge that set them off, we sailed to and under the Golden Gate, Bay Bridge and even passed by the baseball/football stadium. We felt we got more than our money's worth and cannot recommend this particular operation more. Thank you all for a once in a lifetime firworks and wine tasting cruise. Your friendliness, care and concern for all onboard was exemplary.

Visited July 2013
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“July 4th with Kids - Great Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

When I was researching prior to booking, I didn't see any 7/4 reviews or much info from people who brought their kids so I thought it was important to post something. Last night we took our 2 nieces - ages 15 and 12 - to watch the fireworks on the bay. What a wonderful experience. The boat is older (built in 1958) but it is well kept. There is ample seating outside as well as inside when it gets cold (we were there 1/2 the night). There is a bathroom on board, sothe basics are taken care of.

It is mostly an adult affair, but there was another couple who brought their kids (approx same age as ours). Our kids had a blast. They were on their phones nonstop sending pics to their friends.

We drove out to the Golden Gate Bridge and were able to get some amazing pictures, including Alcatraz. We waited for the fireworks in a central location with many other boats but it didn't impede our ability to see. We briefly saw Sausalito Fireworks before the San Francisco fireworks started. What a wonderful way to enjoy the show. No crowd and with a glass of wine in your hand. Even after the fireworks, they drove around a bit when many other boats headed right for shore. It was nice to not feel rushed, especially at $75/ticket.

With regard to the wine, they are promoting small wineries that are trying to get established (not yet in stores). We had Blanchard wines. They were just ok, with the exception of the Zinfandel which was very good. You get 4 wines to taste, then it's up to you as to whether you purchase more.

This was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend it!

Visited July 2013
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“Great personal Bay tour unlike most others”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We booked this trip based on TA reviews - which can be risky - as we wanted a quirky personal boat tour rather than mass marketed ones you see on the Wharf.
We were greeted by the owners who also run the tour. We were amongst about 15 others and received our first wine which was delicious. You can choose red, white or beer (all locally produced from nearby wineries) and received 5 or 6 tastings throughout the trip along with snacks. Owners were very friendly and we even got to stay behind after the trip to chat to them, they were in no rush to leave despite the time and gave us more drinks which was unexpected.
The tour itself is on a small boat, with outside space. Lovely to see the sunset from the Bay, would definitely recommend if you like a drink and socialising.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Neil1982
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SF Bay Area
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful and different tour of the Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

Whether you are visiting San Francisco or are a Bay Area resident, I highly recommend this! My husband and I went on the 4-hour tour yesterday with friends. It was wonderful and we experienced new things, even though we are Bay Area natives and have been on the bay many times. The owners really enjoy what they are doing and do a great job. The boat is very comfortable, with ample seating inside and out. I much prefer riding on the Neptune than one of those big, commercial boats. It was fun to taste a couple of wines on our way to Treasure Island. The tastings at the 3 tasting rooms were all good, and we purchased several bottles. A barrel tasting was included; those are always interesting and fun. I would definitely do this again.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank ChickyLu
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