Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay Sightseeing Boat Tour - Reviews

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Shannon M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

This was very worth the money. The boat trip under the Golden Gate Bridge was better than I had suspected. My main goal was to go to Alcatraz, but a big part of me enjoyed the boating excursion more.

Nicola M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

We booked our San Fransico trip a bit late and could not get tickets for Alcatraz. I found this tour which included alcatraz tickets. It did seem expensive but the reviews were good. I have to say this tour really was amazing, Captain Charles was a brilliant host. He has a great knolwedge of the city and bay. Our 3 kids absolutely loved the speed boat ride, although it was the 23rd December we were provided with plenty of warm clothing to wear and felt very comfortable on the boat. All the information provided for this tour made it very easy to collect tickets and find where we needed to be. 5 stars definitely!

Christine N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Fun tour...was my 80 year old mom's favorite part of our visit to San Francisco.

Kristi K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

This was great! All the Alcatraz tickets were sold out and this was a way we could get tickets closer to travel time.

Kerry M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Absolutely loved the boat trip and the visit to Alcatraz. The boat captain was so lovely, funny and knowlegeable and the boat ride was such fun. Alcatraz is a must do visit. Highly recommended

kathleen a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

It was great buy such a shame you had to book two trips. Only wanted one trip but had to purchase two sight seeing trips. I don't think this is very good.

Christopher M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Bay sightseeing tour at 4pm Sunday 8/20 before red eye back to the east coast was the perfect end to an amazing 5 days in San Fran. Don't think twice about booking this experience. Captain Charles was awesome - explained the history of the bay area and got us up close to some of the most iconic landmarks - stopping under the Golden Gate bridge for some unique pictures.

Joan N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

The boat ride sightseeing was a fun tour! Went with my husband and 4 teenage daughters and they said it was the best part of our trip to San Francisco. It goes under the bridge and gave us the best pics of the bridge from the whole vacation. It goes as far as China Beach on one end and then under bay bridge over to the Ferry Building on the other end. Also close up of the sea lions. The captain stops periodically to narrate the area with historical facts and gives plenty of time to take pictures. Because of the speed of the boat it was easy to cover such a large area. There was plenty of time in between the 2 parts of this package to grab lunch at the wharf. If you are looking for something exciting to do - this is great choice!

Julie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

I've been to SF many times but have never seen the city from the water like this. What a great experience! Charles was a great tour guide, entertaining and informative. The hour past by so quickly. I'd highly recommend this fast paced, thorough tour.

Nicholas S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

The boat trip was fantastic. I'm loath to say it made the holiday as we did so many great things in America but it was certainly one of the best!

Barbara W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

This tour was absolutely brilliant loved Alcatraz and also captain Charles on the speed boat trip after was absolutely brilliant this was the hi light of our trip to San Francisco I would highly recommend the speed boat trip well worth the money thank you captain Charles for a good trip

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Heather

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

This was fantastic! Alcatraz was very interesting and we were there on an anniversary so there were lots of presentations by former inmates, guards and their family members who lived on the island. The Boat Tour was excellent. The captain was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The wet weather gear was definitely necessary! We loved it!

Carol H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Alcatraz was awesome but the RIB BOAT TOUR was the BEST!!! We saw about five whales and received good information about San Francisco.

Sandra B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

LOVED LOVED LOVED this tour!!! So much fun!! Captain Mike was absolutely awesome! We went out to the Golden Gate Bridge and got to see humpback whales! And the tour of the bay was informative and beautiful. Can't recommend this tour enough!!

Jennifer C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

Acatraz tour was very organized and we all enjoyed it and I loved the flexibility of the tour. You could roam the island yourself, do a self guided tour with earphones or follow a group. I also liked that you could stay for as long or as little as you liked. But the bay sightseeing tour was my families favorite part of our week! We saw whales on this fast paced boat ride. Awesome!

George G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

I kinda stinks that the only way you are getting to Alcatraz is by combining it with another tour. We are happy that we chose this tour. Captain Mike had a good knowledge of the city and we also got up close and personal with a couple whales

BRENDA G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

At the beginning I was worried because the water was rough but our Captain, Mike, saw the waves coming and slowed. You get wet people so do this if you are up for fun. A whale blew just a few hundred feet away and suddenly was close to us. What an experience! Our Captain had a vast amount of knowledge about the sites along the way making for an educational and fun time. Did I say fun yet?

Viviane X

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

If you like adrenaline, I highly recommend this tour. Alcatraz was great, but the speed boat action afterwards was one of the highlights of my trip to San Francisco. Our tour guide Andy was amazing and not only he took us close up to the Sea Lions on Pier 39 to take pictures but we also had a blast with the waves near the Golden Gate Bridge! I had blast and recommend this trip if you are looking for some exciting moments. Our tour guide was very knowledgable about San Francisco history, showed us the boats made to War and gave us chocolate in the end! Talk about 1st class experience!

Edith Elaine W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

A highly enjoyable tour. Captain Charles was very knowledgable

Mariska M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

The skipper was absolutely amazing. It was an experience of note

Kari B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

Very fun experience

Christopher K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

Easy to use and fun little boat. Sea lions are cool to see. The waves going out to the bay can make it a fun adventure.

Lee C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2017

We take a lot of these RIB tours around the world and this was the best by far! Captain Charles is an amazing host. We took this tour last Summer and unfortunately I'm only getting around to it now. If you are going to do one tour in San Francisco, do this one! It's great to support real locals, and real local business.. We'll be back for another run, the next time we are in this amazing city!

bofss

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2016

This was a very enjoyable RIB Boat experience. The guide was very friendly, comical and knowledgeable. He made it a very enjoyable experience. It was a glorious afternoon and we managed to ride all the way out and under the Golden Gate Bridge. I have 2 children aged 14 and 16 and they both enjoyed the experience too. Would highly recommend.

Lisa T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2016

A fantastic way to see the bay, golden and bay bridges. Charles was a good captain of the boat, very knowledgeable and fun. This is a must do trip, with only 12 people on the boat you get a more personalised experience. Excellent quality coats and trousers are provided so you don't get wet or cold.

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