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San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

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Admire San Francisco and its surrounding sights from the water on a San Francisco Bay sailing cruise. Onboard a catamaran, sail past the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, legendary Alcatraz Island, and the hamlet of Sausalito. Take advantage of great photo ops while you soak up the sea breeze during this scenic tour.
  • Catamaran cruise on San Francisco Bay
  • Sail away from the city and take in the sights from the water
  • View Alcatraz Island and Sausalito
  • Cruise under the awe-inspiring Golden Gate Bridge
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1.5-hour cruise
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks (available to be purchased on board)

Departure Point

Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Don’t just take photos of San Francisco Bay from the waterfront—get out on the water itself pm this SF sailing tour. Your experience starts on the Embarcadero, where you hop aboard the 55- or 65-foot (17- or 20-meter) Adventure Cat and set out across the bay.

Take a picture or two of the city skyline and resident sea lions as they become smaller and smaller, and listen to commentary from your captain about the city and other sights that line the water.  If you want to stay warm and dry, you can enjoy 360-degree views from the catamaran’s protected interior; if you’re feeling a bit more daring, take a seat on the trampoline nets, where you can soak in the salty ocean air.

Cruise past Alcatraz Island, look up at the towering Golden Gate Bridge and admire the charming small town of Sausalito, just across the bridge. If you like, you can purchase snacks, beer, wine or soft drinks from the onboard bar.

Your tour ends when you return to the marina in San Francisco.
Stop At:  
Pier 39
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.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Bridge
See some of the Bay’s most popular attractions up close and personal as we sail around Alcatraz Island, directly underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay
Admire the city’s famed skyline – it’s quite a sight! Catch a glimpse of marine wildlife including pelicans, sea lions, dolphins, and even the occasional whale.
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Adventure Cat Sailing Charters

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise.
What is the social distancing policy during San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise?
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise.
What is the maximum group size during San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise?
This activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Gets windy, but the crew had extra jackets for anyone that needed one." See review
  • "I would recommend this tour for most anyone curious about a cursory cruise to the GG bridge and back!" See review


312 Reviews

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Wet & wild
, Jul 2021
We absolutely loved our experience and would sail with you guys again any day!! Thank you for making our friends last weekend living in the Bay Area so memorable!! Sweet & super Cute crew too 😉
Best sailing experience
, Jul 2021
We had so much fun! The captain was great and the deckhand was excellent! He really tried to make sure everyone had a blast and took pictures for everyone. The cruise itself was gorgeous. Definitely high speed so if you’re in for an adventure this is the ride for you! Would absolutely love to do this again!
Awesome Sailing
, Jul 2021
The staff was excellent and very friendly. My family and I would definitely sail again and recommend this sailing tour. Great experience and worth the cost.
, Jul 2021
Staff was friendly and engaging. Was able to move around the boat freely and easily. Nice choice if beverages to choose from also.
The reviews are true, this is a great experience!
, Jun 2021
The captain and hosts were all very accommodating, personable, and attentive. Nice music, overall a great vibe!
A cruise with nice views
, Jun 2021
Such a beautiful excursion if you’re trying to get good views of San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. For $72 it’s so worth it, it’s an hour and a half, they slow down the boat so you can get good pictures of the bridge, drinks and snacks on the boat at a good price. Only note, make sure you go on a nice hot sunny day, or you’ll be freezing cold! Other than that, I’d recommend this boat ride to every person I know, and will for sure be telling everyone about my sail boat experience.
wonderful activity with young children
, Jun 2021
the crew was so fun and kind, they were volunteering to be our photographers, playing with our kids. Very kid friendly, fun, perfect length for young children. Enough indoor space if you get cold or need a break. lots of sea lions. we’re local and had the best time
, Jun 2021
Keep up the good job and good energy. Captain Chad was great and the crew I can’t remember the names but they were all great.🙏 .
One beautiful day
, Jun 2021
Going under the GG bridge was a real thrill. The crew was helpful, friendly, and obviously very skillful.
Beautiful day for sailing. The crew were super friendly and helpful
, Jun 2021
Sailing under the bridge and then flying around Alcatraz was a blast. I got to help hoist the mainsail and steer the boat
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