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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

TXDarryl USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This is an excellent way to see San Francisco from the bay. Very professional and definitely worth doing while in town. The bay is beautiful and sailing under the Golden Gate was a great extra added experience.

Dayna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had an absolute blast! The weather was sunny with good wind. Seeing Alcatraz, the city, and the San Francisco bridge from the cat was an amazing experience. Bring your Parka for maximum comfort. The crew is knowledgeable and funky my favorite combination. You really get value for what you pay!

Michael G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

loved the boat ! Most enjoyable experience.

Wendy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was an awesome adventure! The weather was clear and warm. The crew focused on our safety and helping us get the best experience. I was afraid at first but relaxed quickly. I would definitely do this again.

Rachelle A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We loved everything about our San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise. The skipper and his crew were wonderful! It was a beautiful afternoon of sailing - and we will certainly book it each and every time we come back to San Francisco!

Ginette B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Best way to see SF!

Camille L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great experience!!! SF Bay tour really enjoyable: views were breathtaking, crew awesome, and really smooth sailing.

Cristina T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Nice and quiet sail, good tripulation


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Mike and his staff made our cruise fun and memorable. It was a pleasure to be with folks who love to show off San Fran and the beauty of the bay. The wine kept us warm and the complimentary jackets were an added plus! Thank you for offering to take pictures of the family on your boat! They are our favorite of our vacation. High recommend this trip!

Victoria S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I took my boyfriend on this trip as an anniversary surprise! It was spectacular even when it was slightly foggy. Definitely cold, though, so bring lots of layers!

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