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San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

  • Get unobstructed views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and city skyline 
  • Learn about the San Francisco Bay Area’s ecosystem and history
  • Look for sea lions, seals, and dolphins in the bay
San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise
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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.
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.
Reviews (230)
1 - 5 of 39 reviews
Reviewed 3 December 2018
A Perfect Day

Sailing on the catamaran was exhilarating! Captain Chad had the boat under control all the way. Chad, Victoria and Brian made us feel welcome and saw to our every comfort. We were most fortunate in that the weather was perfect and there were only 4...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Donna C
Reviewed 26 October 2018
Welcoming, friendly and fun

Was made to feel so comfortable as a single female traveler. Hans and Brian were really kind and fun so extra big thanks to them and letting me sail for a while. Great sail and fantastic alternative way to see the fabulous Golden Gate. Totally...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 24 October 2018
Scenic cruise

The tour was great, but they aren't kidding when they advise you to bring a decent jacket. Luckily they provide some on board for those of us who thought it couldn't be that bad. They elect to play music on board rather than any sort...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Greg R
Reviewed 20 October 2018
A 40th anniversary memory

My husband's first trip to CA.What better way to experience the GG Bridge than by water. A perfect afternoon with fair winds, warm sunshine and a knowledgeable and thoughtful crew...a trifecta for a perfect afternoon and lasting memories! Thank You

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Susan H
Reviewed 11 October 2018
Most amazing thing to do in San Francisco

We are "locals" and over the last 9 years we've done this sail 30+ times. Any time we have out of town visitors this is absolutely a must do, it's the most amazing way to show our friends our beautiful Bay, views of San Francisco;...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CaliBayGirl
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Sharon S
7 July 2018|
Response from J2674GVians | Reviewed this property |
We parked close to the chocolate factory and walked through the Wharf over to the cruise docking location.
7 May 2018|
Response from Travel_bug0707 |
Pier 39. Go to the West side where the California Sea Lions, and just south of main viewing area is the entrance to the docks, and a sign that has a picture of the Adventure Cat boat.