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great experience! fantastic crew- friendly and knowledgable. The boat was well-maintained and comfortable with plenty of space outside and inside for everyone. The route was lovely: around alcatraz, under the golden gate bridge and back. And as an added bonus, it takes off from pier 39- right where the sea lions live, so you get an up-close view of them.
For those concerned, you don't really get wet (unless it's raining). There's a possibility of getting wet if you're standing in the wrong place, but the crew will warn you. I was comfortable bringing a good, not-waterproof camera with me. It WILL get chilly though, so plan for that (it IS san fran after all)
The boat is large and stable with plenty of room for passengers. Our crew was great, ready to discuss sailing in general and quick to point out wildlife and noteworthy points of scenery. We had a fairly stiff breeze for our trip, and the boat cruised right along without much heeling (leaning). My wife is sometimes nervous on a sailboat with a lot of breeze, and she really enjoyed herself.
We call my husband "grouch" for good reason! his beloved Giants were on a downhill skid and he was not a happy camper....till we boarded a catamaran with the SF Bay Sailing company! we listened to instructions from the bearded captain and had a couple of gals help us choose a good place to sit or stand...then we were off! My husband clung to the bow of the boat and he was suddenly transformed into Jack at the front of the Titanic, or even a pirate looking for treasure! he smiled the entire time, a strange sight for those of us who know him..and then a strange sound errupted-he was laughing! it was the highlight of our trip! The crew were helpful and outgoing and the Captain even let my nephew steer the boat. We have been to the City many times, but this was a new experience for us...I will recommend this to everyone I know! I am horrible with names, but the gal with the Aussie accent was awesome! Love,love,loved it!
Fantastic way to spend a few hours touring the bay! Great skipper and Crew. We had a blast!
Such a wonderful experience. We want to go again. Advice is to bring a brush and ear plugs or ear muffs if you have sensitive ears bc it gets very windy.
Great day on the bay. Seeing from the water, the city, the bridges and surroundings, makes one realize how wonderful this entire area is. 90 minutes with 30 or so people on a 60' Catamaran under sail is much better than the big barges packed with people. Bit more money but longer and better cruise.
We loved it! There was plenty of room for moving around and seeing everything. The kids were nervous about walking around at first, but were quite comfortable by the end. The 90 minute tour was plenty of time to see everything and relax and enjoy the day.
Cruise around the bay was great! Crew was friendly and skilled. Scenery was perfect, catamaran was awesome and we all had a great time! Took our 3 kids (4,6 and 9) and they loved it too. It does get cold and windy so bring jackets--or the company has them there for you to use. Will definitely be back!
We took the 11am cruise. The crew is welcoming and informative without being intrusive. Their catamaran is a very pleasant way to see all the interesting sights around the Bay. Having jackets on board for guest use was an added plus. Would highly recommend this tour.
Had a great time! The Captain and his crew were very friendly, and gave anyone athat wanted to a chance to drive the sailboat at the end of the tour. We got close to Alcatraz and even saw some porpoises. There was jackets for anyone that needed the extra warmth and a bar inside. Highly recommend
This was a GREAT time! Love ever thing about it, crew and tour itself
Very calm and relaxing! Glad they had front and back seating as well as extra jackets!
Great way to see some of the sights around the bay. Crew was very nice and we had a beautiful day to cruise. We enjoyed seeing the sealiins before the sail and walking thru pier 39 afterward. Lots of restaurants around for a meal before or after sailing.
It was terrific. Beautiful day with the added bonus of seeing two America's Cup races. Crew was fun and polite...Will definitely go again. anxious to try the Sunset cruise! A wonderful day.
Simply awesome! Crew was great I highly recommend this tout.
Great experience! very nice and knowledgeable crew. Definitely recommend this sail.
Excellent experience. I go to San Francisco every year for more than 15 years now. I had never try that kind of tour, and it was an error.
It's really exceptional. First, there is only 15 people on the boat. So, it's like the boat is yours.
The path made by the boat allows you to see the back of Alcatraz, generally you never see it.
And the best of the best is when you go under the Golden Gate bridge.
The trip is 1.5 hours, so you have time to totally appreciate.
I had the chance to meet dolphin during the trip.
The crew is very friendly and by the way the skipper cute which does not spoil anything.
I suggest, same if there is sun, to have a coat. The Pacific wind is little cold. (if you forget, there have on the boat.)
To conclude, I strongly recommend this trip. I do not like tourism activities. There, it is quite the opposite, it is really an experience.
Very relaxing. Fun for all (even for the 3 yrs old and the 65 yrs old!) We took the 11 AM cruise. Not too hot (some fog which gave a misty view of the Golden Gate). Very pictureque. Our crew of 10 people said that they would do it again especially if grandma pays for it again!.
We had a fabulous tour of the San Francisco Bay! The captain and crew mate were wonderful. My brother who has lived in the area for almost 30 years said it was the best tour he has ever done! I would HIGHLY recommend and definitely do it again!