5 star rating: Highly Recommended 116 Reviews

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)
Experience the beauty of San Francisco during a 1.5-hour catamaran cruise over San Francisco Bay. Sail away from bustling city and enjoy photo ops from the vantage point of the water. You’ll coast past the city skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Sausalito. Enjoy panoramic views from inside or take a seat on the trampoline nets to heighten your adventure.


  • 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
  • Choose from three departure times

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This nautical adventure offers breathtaking views of San Francisco from the bay. An experienced captain ensures your catamaran sail is pleasant for the whole family.

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

Make your way to the Embarcadero, the eastern waterfront along the Port of San Francisco, where you’ll board the Adventure Cat and set sail on San Francisco Bay. Snap photos of a colony of grunting sea lions as you depart along the spectacular San Francisco city skyline.

The 55-foot (16.8-meter) or 65-foot (19.8-meter) catamaran offers 360-degree views from a protected area for those who prefer to stay sheltered from sea breezes. More adventurous travelers can settle on canvas trampoline nets to experience the bay up close and take in the unforgettable sights in the invigorating open air.

During your 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise, hear informative commentary from your captain. Sail by the iconic red spires of the Golden Gate Bridge and pass historic Alcatraz Island, home to the notorious penitentiary, en route to Sausalito.

Snacks and beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase at the onboard bar before you return to the Embarcadero.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Nice craft, clean and well maintained. Circuit takes you around alcatraz island, under the bridge and back to pier 39. Nice sailing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

just an amazing experience over all. Highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

My husband and I had a great time. It was pretty low key and that is exactly what we were looking for. We were happy to hang out on the water and see Alcatraz, the bridges and the neighboring islands. We liked that the crew had beverages and snacks to purchase. Oh, the extra jackets sure came in handy too!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip. We loved the opportunity to see the city and surrounding areas from the water. The crew was wonderful and the boat was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a fun experience on this tour. Hans and Julie were our guides and they were quite
knowledgable .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Amazing!!!! My family n I along with another guest were on this cruise. hold up to 60 people We went on a Wednesday, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you take this cruise. Captain and 1st Mate were very talkative and helpful when it came to taking pictures. It was smooth sailing could not feel the waves. For the price and the 1 1/2 hour trip, So worth the money.
Will I book again, Yes!!
Thanks SF Bay Sailing Cruise
My sons will remember this trip cause they are telling family about it.
Happy choice, Happy results, Happy Family.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Love love love this. The crew is friendly and, if asked, DO volunteer to help raise the sail. A memory I'll have forever, Please, tho, dress for warmth. Oh, and no high heels. This is a catamaran. I HAD A BLAST!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Beautiful views and so happy they offered extra jackets.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This is the way to go in San Francisco. This company was extremely accommodating and they really made the whole experience enjoyable. It was my daughters graduation trip and they made her feel like the Captain of the Ship. Thanks

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