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Meet your captain and first mate after making your way to Pier 39, then step on board the elegant double-masted sailboat.

Receive a safety briefing and boat orientation, then take in the sights as your captain departs from the marina. You might even see sea lions or dolphins in the bay.

Get great photo ops of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, Sausalito, and Angel Island, and see the Bay Bridge from a new perspective.

Your captain sails parallel to the Golden Gate Bridge, then returns to Pier 39 on a route that offers sweeping views of the San Francisco waterfront.

Enjoy two included drinks, with a choice of beer, wine, soft drinks, or water. The boat accommodates a maximum of 28 passengers for a more intimate cruise.
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Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco Bay
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Discover the sights of San Francisco Bay from the water on a traditional sailboat cruise. On your classic double-masted boat, glide past Alcatraz Island, Sausalito, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Angel Island, hearing commentary about each location from your attentive captain. You’ll have plenty of opportunities for great photos without the hassle of huge crowds, and you’ll save money with two included drinks.
  • Sail from Pier 39 across San Francisco Bay to the Golden Gate Bridge 
  • Enjoy a cruise on a classic, teak-wood boat with two masts 
  • View Alcatraz Island, Sausalito, and Angel Island up close
  • Sip two complimentary glasses of beer, wine, or soft drinks
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Fun way to see the city-dress warmly

We had a very fun time aboard the Privateer. It was chilly and the company was well prepared with warm jackets. The beer and wine provided was a nice touch. My only regret was not sitting starboard side as they got the best views of...More

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 6 days ago
Family day on the Bay

Fantastic sail - enjoyed Captain Mike and First Mate Elliott. We now live in SF and have been wanting to sail the Bay for some time. Plus, my son was in town from college. Perfect timing to set sail with SF Sailing Company. A little...More

Thank Cristina S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Lots of fun!

This was a very fun trip that my daughter and I enjoyed. The staff was pleasant, the ride was smooth and the views were amazing.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shoddy organisation on Santa Maria

Looking forward to this trip on the Privateer, I was more than a little disappointed. First of all, we weren't on that boat, but the Santa Maria. Although the crew were friendly and welcoming, we were told us that life jackets weren't needed - unless...More

1  Thank walisiak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fun Sail

My sister and I booked this sail for the second time because we love it so much the first time. The crew on The Privateer is very capable,professional, and fun. They make sure everybody safe and having a great time while showing us the sites....More

Thank likefun
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