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San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 8 more

Overview

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
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks (available to be purchased on board)
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).

This activity will end right where it started.
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.
Itinerary
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
  • We can accept manual wheelchairs only, as there are 3-4 stairs to board the boat. Also, restrooms are not ADA accessible
  • You can purchase snacks or beer, wine, and soft drinks at the on-board bar with cash or a credit card
  • 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
  • No outside beverages may be brought on board
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Adventure Cat Sailing Charters
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise?
A: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
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise?
A: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.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise?
A: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.

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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

Reviews

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star-5
Cold in May, bring a jacket
MARCO_R
, May 2022
Excellent experience, highly recommended, just bring a jacket with you in May, baby it’s cold outside. The Peruvian Mom
star-5
Best experience ever!
JENNIFER_C
, May 2022
My daughter and I went out on this sailboat and had an absolute blast! Super chill environment, great drinks and just overall exciting fun. I plan on going back often as we had so much fun! Super clean boat, professional and fun staff too.
star-5
It was good fun 🤩...
phillip_p
, May 2022
It was good fun 🤩 exciting a little windy…. The crue was nice good for family or day dates but if you have a hat you better hold on to it….
star-5
Loved this catamaran...
Glen_K
, May 2022
Loved this catamaran experience! Had a perfect day for sailing. Dressed warm and was glad we did. Definitely needed a warm headband or hat. Very windy! Beautiful views. Saw 3 whales, dolphins, and seals. Would do again!
star-2
Not a good experience
Mohammad_M
, Apr 2022
It wasn’t the same experience as you see in their video. Most of the crew members weren’t friendly and some what rude. I hope they make it better and make it more enjoyable for people.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi M, Thank you for letting us know, and we're so sorry you didn't have the experience you planned for! As you can tell from our history and reviews this is not something we take lightly, and certainly not typical for feedback on our crew. If you'd like to reach out to us directly, we'd love to hear more specific detail and see how we can make it right. Thanks! Charlie Adventure Cat Sailing
star-5
Great weekend adventure
Renee_F
, Apr 2022
We both had a great time, and would like to come back in the summer when it’s a little warmer The air was definitely cold, but they had jackets on board for us to wear
star-5
Highly Recommend!
Justin_S
, Apr 2022
We had a great time on the Adventure Cat. The crew was very informative. All around an amazing experience!
star-5
Great boat ride
DEAN_K
, Apr 2022
Just being out on the bay. You get a real close view of the golden gate bridge. The staff is really helpful and knowledgeable about the area. They also provide thick coats for you to wear when out on the bay as it gets quite cold when you are out in the front of the boat.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Do it!
Michelle_S
, Mar 2022
Such a fun trip! I’m ready to go again! The guys handling the boat were nice and personable, would highly recommend! Disappointed that the sign at the gate said it is $15 cheaper per person than we paid
star-5
What a great birthday trip adventure for our family!
Joanne_S
, Mar 2022
We were in San Francisco overnight and wanted to have an adventure. It was such a great decision. We had so much fun. The crew was polite, friendly and attentive. They brought to our attention points of interest and encouraged us to enjoy every single spot on the vessel. We would absolutely go again if the opportunity presents itself.

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