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Overview
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.
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You'll start at
Pier 39
Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USADeparture Point: Pier 39, San Francisco Address: Pier 39 San Francisco, CA 94133 Directions: • When you get to Pier 39, stand on the sidewalk & look towards the water, do NOT go down the center where the shops are, but take the left OUTSIDE walkway. Go towards the sea lions & look for a gate with the letter J on it.
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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
    Pass by San Francisco Bay
You'll end at
Pier 39
Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USADeparture Point: Pier 39, San Francisco Address: Pier 39 San Francisco, CA 94133 Directions: • When you get to Pier 39, stand on the sidewalk & look towards the water, do NOT go down the center where the shops are, but take the left OUTSIDE walkway. Go towards the sea lions & look for a gate with the letter J on it.
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Highlights
  • 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
  • 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 1.5-hour cruise
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks (available to be purchased on board)
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Additional Info
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Pete L wrote a review Mar 2020
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This catamaran trip through the bay is run by a super helpful and friendly crew, and provides a chill hour-and-a-half trip out to the Golden Gate Bridge. You can get amazing photos with the bridge, with Alcatraz, and with the city in the background. There were also adult
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Kim S wrote a review Mar 2020
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The captain and crew were very friendly and accommodating. The cruise was beautiful. Would recommend putting it in your list of things to do when you visit the area.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Gary S wrote a review Dec 2019
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Would highly recommend this 90 minute trip around the bay. Ok we were lucky to get such a calm and sunny day in late November for the trip, but was an excellent short trip, superb views around Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate. Chilled atmosphere on board the boat with good
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Date of experience: November 2019
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linandandy wrote a review Nov 2019
Chepstow, United Kingdom30 contributions4 helpful votes
Staff were excellent, humorous, informative, attentive could not ask for more. Being November it was a bit chilly in the wind but the supplied jackets more than did the job. The views were outstanding, we appreciate the views are nothing to do with the cruise but they got us in
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Deanna B wrote a review Oct 2019
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Captain Hans did it again! Got us in the right position to fully experience the 2019 Fleet Week and the Blue Angels! I have MANY wonderful experiences on Adventure Cat and they never disappoint. I strongly encourage everyone looking for the best way to enjoy the city from the
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Date of experience: October 2019
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gabriellam726
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Amazing views
The staff was incredibly accommodating and kind! Passing under the Golden Gate Bridge was beautiful!
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lesliemyvon1
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BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!
I can't say enough how incredible this experience was for us! The sights were breathtaking and we were taken care o
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katiegE5259IE
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Great views & friendly staff
This is a great trip if you're looking to see the sights from the water. Staff are very friendly and professional
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ewacht
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Great!
We had a pleasant experience, minus the wind. The staff on the boat were delightful, professional and the views wer
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norosesnoskies
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Winds aren’t my friend.
Unfortunately I went on the wrong night. It was hella windy and foggy, didn’t see the sunset at all thanks to that.
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moondundog
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Amazing sailing experience.
Fantastic views, friendly helpful crew. Would definitely do it again! D andrinks and snacks available on board. I
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danielpark89
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Thumbs up
Best sunset trip, best trip to go w ur date. Is a little bit chilly during winter so dont forget to take a jacket
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kmhans0n
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Sunset Cruise
Beautiful night on the bay. Amazing views! We saw the bridge, the city lights and Alcatraz. Would highly recomme
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AnnInThayne
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Setting sunlight on the Bridge
Loved every minute of it from the sea lions at the dock to the magnificent setting sunlight on the Golden Gate Brid
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U9920HBloric
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Breathtaking and fun - would do it again!
We didn’t have long to stay in downtown San Francisco and since we wouldn’t be able to visit Alcatraz Island or wal
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629siang
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Great sunset and crew
I was a solo traveller and very aware this was probably going to be filled with couples, but it was a good mix of p
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G4677NNjohnv
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Sunset cruise
Such an awesome experience! Staff and crew rocked it! We'll do it again. Snacks and drinks included. Perfect evenin
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MissMem
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Just Perfect
We had a great experience on our sunset cruise. The boat was comfortable and the boat was well equipped with snack
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DanielleG04
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Beautiful views
The weather was a little chilly (as expected), but it was so beautiful! The crew actually provided us with jackets
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sudeshan v
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Great evening.
Time well spent and the experience was excellent. No Issues. We had a great view of the Golden gate bridge and San
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
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