Bay Sail on San Francisco Bay

San Francisco, CA

  • $70 Adults Ages 13+
  • $35 Children Ages 6 -12
  • Free Wee Ones Ages 5 and Younger

Sailing Times

  • Early/Mid afternoon, see calendar for exact departure times.
  • Boat leaves at the time shown, please arrive 30min early for check in

Meeting Place and Check In Time

We depart from Pier 39, Gate J next to the sea lions. Pier 39 is just off The Embarcadero, near the intersection of Beach St, Grant Ave, and The Embarcadero. For your GPS, use 2 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133.

When you get to Pier 39, enter through the main gate and then head to the sea lions viewing area & look for Gate J.

Check in with crew member at the gate 30 min prior to departure.

What is not included?

  • Gratuity is not included
  • Personal food and drink items are not permitted

What to Wear / Not to Wear

  • Be sure to dress for the forecasted weather, keeping in mind that it can be several degrees cooler on the water.
  • We usually advise you to wear jeans, a tee-shirt or sweatshirt, tennis or other soft-soled shoes and bring a jacket.

Common Questions

Are there bathrooms aboard the boats?
Yes, there are bathrooms aboard the catamaran (not ADA accessible). For your convenience, you may want to use the bathroom prior to boarding.

What happens if it rains?
Severe weather in this area of California is rare and cruises will proceed as scheduled in light rain and other mild weather conditions. Both our boats have 360-degree, protected viewing areas! In the rare event that we have to cancel a cruise, you will have the opportunity to reschedule your tickets (subject to availability) or receive credit towards a future event.

What exactly do I see on the sail?
On your scenic sail around the San Francisco Bay, you’ll sail by historic Alcatraz Island, get a unique view as you sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, take plenty of photos of the breath-taking San Francisco city skyline and pass by a colony of sea lions or even spot some whales.

Do you have life jackets for kids and adults?
Yes, we have life jackets for kids and adults. You are not required to wear one, but we have them for safety of all guests and by request to wear.

Will I get wet?
If you’re outside on the trampolines, there is a pretty good chance you’ll get wet. If you really don’t want to get wet, you can stay in the cabin. With a 360 degree view, you won’t miss a single thing.

More Information

Experience San Francisco’s uncontested urban beauty from an Adventure Cat catamaran on the invigorating Pacific waters of San Francisco Bay. Sail away from the urban feel of the city and experience all of San Francisco’s excitement from a vantage point on the sea.

Both our 55′ and 65′ catamarans are complete with a 360-degree, protected viewing area for those who want to enjoy the view but not the breezes. For the more adventurous, we have the canvas trampoline nets where you can experience the Bay up close and personally take in the sights in the invigorating open sea air.

On this unforgettable sail on the San Francisco Bay, you will:

  • Sail by the historic Alcatraz Island and Sausalito
  • Sail under the awe-inspiring Golden Gate Bridge
  • Glide past the spectacular San Francisco city skyline
  • Experience a colony of grunting sea lions

Come join us for a nautical adventure with breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay! Our experienced captains will make sure your sail is pleasant, informative, and fun for the whole family!

Narration is available on handheld listening devices at no additional cost. Available in English, German, French, Mandarin, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Korean.


1.5 Hours

Key points about this tour:

  • 1.5 Hours Bay Sail taking in views of Alcatraz Island, the city skyline, and the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Soda, beer and wine are available for purchase at the cabin bar
    CC and cash accepted at the bar
  • Perfect for Families
  • Our captain and crew are always happy to snap a photo or answer your questions about San Francisco or our catamarans—you’ll quickly learn our passion for sailing!
Pier 39 Dock J, San Francisco, CA 94133

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San Francisco, CA
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