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Tour code: 2316BAY
Admire San Francisco and its surrounding sights from the water on a San Francisco Bay sailing cruise. On board a catamaran, you’ll sail past the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, legendary Alcatraz Island and the hamlet of Sausalito. Take advantage of great photo ops while you soak up the sea breeze during this 90-minute tour.


  • 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

Don’t just take photos of San Francisco Bay from the waterfront—get out on the water itself with this SF sailing tour. Your experience starts on the Embarcadero, where you’ll hop aboard the 55- or 65-foot (17- or 20-meter) Adventure Cat and set out across the bay.

Take a picture or two of the city skyline and resident sea lions as they become smaller and smaller, and listen to commentary from your captain about the city and other sights that line the water.  If you want to stay warm and dry, you can enjoy 360-degree views from the catamaran’s protected interior; if you’re feeling a bit more daring, take a seat on the trampoline nets, where you can soak in the salty ocean air.

Cruise past Alcatraz Island, look up at the towering Golden Gate Bridge and admire the charming small town of Sausalito, just across the bridge. If you like, you can purchase snacks, beer, wine or soft drinks from the onboard bar.

Your tour ends when you return to the marina in San Francisco. 

Customer Reviews

sacatomato USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was absolutely fantastic, I want to go again, in fact I'd love to learn to sail...

Ira S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Friendly helpful staff. Memorable.

Glen L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The sail boat was a nice way to see the bay. It was chilly on the water so the use of their jackets was wonderful.

Deidre I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Crew was friendly, professional, and fun.

Carol D H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was our first time sailing and my family and I enjoyed it so much we are in the process of booking another sailing cruise.

Dan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We really enjoyed the sailboat ride on San Francisco Bay. It was neat sailing underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. We went in March and the weather was perfect. The crew were friendly and skilled sailors. Also, a crew member offered to take pictures of everyone which was great to capture the scenic landscape around us.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great cruise! Weather was a bit touchy at the dock but once we started out, it was gorgeous! Great crew, nice views of the bay, bridge, etc and was more personable than a larger cruise boat. My family and I had a great time and would highly recommend. There was no scripted sight narration but if you want a scenic boat ride that's a bit different than the usual stuff, this one's great.

Janis S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015


Robin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We had a small group because of the high wind but that didn't stop our crew. It was a highlight of our vacation. Awesome can only describe our sailing adventure. You must do this!

Melody H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour at a reasonable price. Friendly tour operators.

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