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Golden Gate Bridge Sailing Tour

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Have a once-in-a-lifetime experience by sailing under and around the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Sail off to the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline, Sausalito, Angel Island, Tiburon, and Marin Headlands. You'll also sail around Alcatraz and all the way to the Oakland Bay Bridge. Enjoy your choice of two drinks: Champagne, mimosa, beer, wine, soda, or water. Please note that this is not a narrated tour however the crew are accessible through out the sailing trip to answer any questions you may have.
  • Sail the San Francisco Bay on a 2-hour cruise
  • Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz
  • View popular landmarks from the water
  • Relax and enjoy two included beverages
What to Expect
Board the boat at Pier 39 in Fisherman’s Wharf and grab a spot on the boat. Cruise under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge before sailing back through the bay. Take in the views of Sausalito and the Marin Headlands, then sail by Angel Island. Circle Alcatraz, the legendary former prison, on your way to the Bay Bridge. See views of the San Francisco skyline, Oakland, and Berkeley while keeping an eye out for seals and other marine wildlife. Enjoy two included beverages as you sail. There’s no guide or narrative while on board, but the captain and crew are on hand to answer any questions.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Captain and first mate accessible to answer any questions.
  • Your First Mate is also your DJ and your Photographer.
  • Use of jacket
  • Complimentary koozie to take home
  • 2 beverages
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants recommended to be in packs attached to the guardian
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Recommend wearing layers
  • Extra jackets available to borrow on board
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
So glad I'm taking this intimate tour instead of the big boat tour. This is much nicer! The captain and his 1st mate are very nice and friendly people as well!
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The tour was wonderful. We went under the Golden Gate, Bay Bridge, saw Alcatraz up close and the bay. It was a wonderful experience. The narration was very informative.
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Enjoyed the ride. The captain and his crew did their job. Saw lots of seals and dolphins. Sun came out half way through and made for a perfect sail.
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Enjoyable and different way to see San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz from the Santa Maria sailing boat. The captain and first mate will answer your question and bring you drinks.
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Such a great experience and super fun, but definitely hold onto the boat. Get Elliot as your first mate if possible he has a wealth of knowledge. The provide drinks, blankets, and jackets if you get cold. Once in a lifetime experience.
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About the operator
By: San Francisco Sailing Company
549 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
John D
Chill activity
Relaxed and chill activity in an otherwise busy itinerary, seeing San Francisco from a different perspective.
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Plano, Texas
An amazing sunset behind the Golden Gate Bridge!
Highly recommend this cruise for both couples and singles. The staff was outstanding and the cruise was
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What a fun time with Mike and Elliot!!
Had a great time. Thank you! Elliot was an awesome First mate and fun to talk with. The sailing was smooth and fun.
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James B
nice relaxing tour
So glad I'm taking this intimate tour instead of the big boat tour. This is much nicer! The captain and his 1st
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Was very nice trip. Relaxed, fresh, romantic and calming. The capitans were super friendly, professional and nice.
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Robert M
intimate boat, super personable captain and crew . Worth every penny
We had a great day, the bay was warm. Beautiful sailboat, easy location for departure and drop off. We sailed by
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HannahMuffin S
The Best.
It's the best; you're chilling on the bay with some chill folks watching the sun reflect off the water. We got to
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Miriam M
Had a wonderful time... Elliot, the bartender and 1st mate, along with the captain were awesome... I probably
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Andy K
Naperville, Illinois, United States
Sunset Cruise
Very enjoyable trip. Friendly and good service and very smooth sail. First mate/Bartender did a nice job
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Nikki R
San Francisco sailing company
It was an amazing tour! Jeff and Elliott were amazing and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this to
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Hannover, Germany
Relaxed cruise with nice people and beautiful views away from the crowds
San Francisco has a lot of ugly faces, e.g. the stunning amount of crazy homeless people everywhere. So we went on
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Amazing views of the San Francisco Bay
The crew was customer oriented, they gave us excellent customer service, they instructed about the security rules
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Tate L
Private sailing ride!
The crew was very nice. The first mate was very nice and offered us drinks as soon as we were finished. The trip
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Christopher W
Best sailing company!!!
The crew was amazing and made the trip so much fun! Everyone was very personable offering drinks, coats, blankets,
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Elisabeth R
Fleet week cruise to see the Blue Angels air show
A wonderful and well organised sailing tour around the San Francisco bay. We were very lucky to be in San
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