5 star rating: Highly Recommended 123 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 August 2015

This was a great tour of the bay! We really enjoyed our time on the water and the staff was all very nice and accommodating.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Easily worth the money. You're not trapped on those giant tug boats will a million other people with a recording playing overhead. The Adventure Cat plays Journey and you cruise around Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge. There's bar on board too...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Captain was so nice! The cruise was excellent!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Exceptionally smooth sailing and a wonderful crew made this adventure a real pleasure. Would highly recommend to anyone young or old!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great boat and crew. We enjoyed our cruise, even on a cold, windy day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A chill time on the bay. We caught the perfect weather for sailing and glided around the bay in mild winds. Seals and Harbor Porpoise, too. And there's a loo on board. The only problem was on the street after landing when a seagull swooped and took a chunk out of the hot dog I was eating.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The trip was amazing! The crew super. I would highly recommend this.

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!

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