Do not miss this hidden gem, this was one of the highlights of our trip! The boat may be the smaleest in the bay, but it is the best! Seeing the boat is worth the price alone as it belonged to Joe DiMaggio's family. Capt. Maury Polse is a true sea captain and knows the bay better than anyone. He has lived in the bay area his whole life and fished the waters with his dad. He has a great passion for the boat, the bay, and the tours he gives. The boat and it's captain are the real deal.
We wanted to take a boat tour around alcatraz and see San Fransisco from the Bay. We were walking along the Fisherman's Wharf area and were drawn towards an incredible offer. "Boat tours starting at $5" We thought what was the catch, there wasn't one! We talked to the deck hand/marketing and sales director, and he explained the options. Basically they will go wherever you want; under golden gate, around alcatraz, inside pier 39 and the sea lions, etc. They even sale beer and wine on the boat and if you forgot your jacket, don't worry they have some to borrow. We wanted to see the sea lions and go around alcatraz so it was only $15 per person!! The boat only seats six and only two others joined us, so we basically had a private charter around the bay. The tour lasted one hr and was worth every minute. As mentioned Captain Maury is great!
Do not miss out on Dixie Charters. The boat is located directly across from the DiMaggio building/Joe's Crab Shack. This is a great way to escape the tourist crowds and the big commercial boats and tours. You will enjoy a truly authentic boat and captain and will add a highlight to your trip.
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