5 star rating: Highly Recommended 136 Reviews

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

San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

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 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Allthough the weather in the bay was realy wet and windy we had a great time. Especially Golden Gate in the fog is quiet atmospheric.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great Trip to The Bridge by sailing - Well organised - Great staff !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Was a perfect day - temperature great - small group 18 - crew very personable but could be like that with a small group. Would definately do this again. Wish it was about 1/2 hour longer.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I had a great time the captain and the deck hand were extremely friendly and helpful, explained all that needed to be explained and the sights were magnificent. Absolutely enjoyed this experience and would recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A great adventure, staff were fantastic - This was a real highlight

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Terrific time on the water. The crew was super awesome. We had originally booked the 3pm tour but they informed everyone they over-booked. They offered to run another cruise right after and offered an open bar to anyone who wanted to join that one instead. That's the one we took! I think it was a great way for the company to make things right--hats off!

They did a great job with safety, friendliness (taking pictures for people), and having jackets for use was a life-saver. It was a gorgeous day but out on the bay the water got choppy which was super-fun but super-cold and windy. I even got a turn at the wheel on the way back to port!

If you are looking for the maritime history of San Francisco, this is not the tour for you. But if you want the feel of sea-spray through your hair and the thrill of sail-powered ride (and we were moving!), you won't be disappointed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

AMAZING! Friendly crew. We had so much fun and took amazing pictures.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The views were great and the crew, event better! It was awesome :

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