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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:90 minutes (approx.)

San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

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

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour at a reasonable price. Friendly tour operators.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A great way to see the sights of the bay, crew was very friendly and the ride was smooth.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The best value tour I've ever known. Great boat, great sail around the bay and great staff - plus they don't try to stiff you with the drinks prices.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Truly amazing and worth the time. Such a great way to see all of the iconic landmarks and areas of San Francisco. A great time, a great experience, and a really great crew.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We were blessed with an unusually clear day and got great pictures. Like to option of going above into the winds or in the calms of below deck. The whole family enjoyed it very much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A great experience to sail on the bay on a catamaran ! great views on Alcataz and under the bridge !
great staff as well !
just a bit too crowded but we booked for a Saturday !
highly recommended ! would do it again !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

My 8 year old granddaughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this cruise. It was a perfect day on the bay, warm and sunny. Great photo opportunities. Well worth the price. Would definitely do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Had out of state visitors and we did this trip. We all enjoyed being on the bay and the views. I will definitely bring other visitors to do the cruise.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was a very casual, enjoyable cruise. The crew was friendly and accommodating without being intrusive. They played 'photographer' and took photos of guests with the guests' cameras so they would have memorable photos to bring back home much better than using a selfie stick. The on-board music was pleasant and not overbearing. In one word..., it was FUN.
Even though we could say been there, done that, I wouldn't hesitate to repeat the experience should we ever get the opportunity to return to San Francisco. If you're used to sailing on small vessels, then this may not be as big a deal to you. But if your only experience with sailing is on an occasional ferry boat or a cruise liner, this brings sailing down to the personal level. What more can we say? A very enjoyable and memorable experience. Thanks guys! We had a blast.

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