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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
From US$45.00
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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 (227)
1 - 5 of 36 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
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

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 1 week ago
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

Thank CaliBayGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Sail - Wonderful Crew

Went solo last year and it was great. This year took my husband and daughter and it did not disappoint. Weather was amazing and crew was very friendly and accommodating. We went on the 1 PM sail and even though it was hot on shore...More

Thank LaurelK77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome experience!

The staff were incredible. This is the second time we have used this company and both times we have had a wonderful experience.

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad I signed up for this. The catamaran is a great size and sails nicely through the choppy bay, allowing you to get up under the bridge, around Alcatraz. The views are incomparable and the sailing is as fun as it gets. The...More

Thank Courtney C
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8 July 2018|
Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
We parked close to the chocolate factory and walked through the Wharf over to the cruise docking location.
8 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.
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