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San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise provided by Adventure Cat Sailing Charters

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:
36
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    36
  • 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, Chinese, 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, Chinese, 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
Call +44 12 2492 8241
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
  • You can purchase snacks or beer, wine, and soft drinks at the on-board bar with cash or a credit card
  • No outside beverages may be brought on board
  • Please bring a jacket and wear soft-soled shoes
  • Audio guides are available in English, Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. Please bring headphones if you plan on using the audio guide.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • We can accept manual wheelchairs only, as there are 3-4 stairs to board the boat. Also, restrooms are not ADA accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travellers
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
  • You can purchase snacks or beer, wine, and soft drinks at the on-board bar with cash or a credit card
  • No outside beverages may be brought on board
  • Please bring a jacket and wear soft-soled shoes
  • Audio guides are available in English, Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. Please bring headphones if you plan on using the audio guide.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • We can accept manual wheelchairs only, as there are 3-4 stairs to board the boat. Also, restrooms are not ADA accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 12 Oct 2021
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! Also please try to use the restroom prior to boarding. Bathrooms are available nearby on Pier 39.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers 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 sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers 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).
    See address & details
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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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Laila M
5 contributions
Nov 2021
Such a wonderful time! Our design agency booked them for our Thanksgiving celebration and not only was the food AMAZING, but the weather was also absolutely perfect. The crew was stellar and made sure everyone had a great time. We saw lots of wildlife, drinks were flowing, and the music selection was perfect. Very easy to book and have everyone meet in one place. Cannot tell you how easy they made it for us to have a fantastic time - perfect for team building, corporate events, or any private celebrations. Would highly recommend booking Adventure Cat, even for people who get seasick or are first-timers on boats (we had a few of them and they had a blast!). Thank you to the crew for the great adventure :)
Written 15 December 2021
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pagepowell
Atlanta, GA4 contributions
Nov 2021 • 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 29 November 2021
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Ned
Lake in the Hills, IL2 contributions
An outstanding time. Captain Andrew, Michael, and Devin were an exceptional crew. They were very engaging and we got to see some truly spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay. Highly recommended!!
Written 17 October 2021
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James R
Sonoma, CA43 contributions
Sep 2021
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 20 September 2021
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E H
73 contributions
Great way to see the bay. The boat was a lot of fun for all if us and the crew was amazing. Very friendly, plenty of stories, and knew exactly how to assure a safe and enjoyable experience.
Written 22 August 2021
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Kendra B
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • 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 14 August 2021
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Terry E
Milford Square, PA1 contribution
Aug 2021
We had a few hours to kill before heading to SFO and decided to take a sail in the bay. The folks at Adventure Cat Sailing were amazing. Friendly, knowledgeable and totally dedicated to making everyone's experience exceptional. Don't leave San Francisco without spending some time with them. I will definitely go again when I'm back in town.
Written 11 August 2021
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Connector17864620150
1 contribution
Wonderful experience. Went under the Golden Gate Bridge and did a sail by of Alcatraz. Crew was extremely friendly and professional. Great day and a highlight of our visits to SF.
Written 3 August 2021
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Keri
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Took our family of 5 on the tour. It was a blast! Katrina is a wonderful crew person and the captain was fun. The boat was just the right size for a full group of passengers. Well worth the price and we were out for a full 90 minutes. Bring a jacket and a beanie cap if you want to sit on the trampoline.
Written 3 August 2021
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Tim F
2 contributions
Jul 2021
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 25 July 2021
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Great experience
Such a great experience & the crew was so fun and helpful! Will definitely be doing this again with my kids.
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Relaxing sunset views
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Amazing trip
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Perfection
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A great experience!
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Well worth the money
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Great, cold experience
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