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San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing

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San Francisco, United States
San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

See San Francisco’s top attractions from the water on this 1.5-hour tour by rigid inflatable boat. Your guide will provide gear to keep you dry and warm as you take off from Pier 39. Pass the infamous prison of Alcatraz, Coit Tower, the Presidio and glide under the Golden Gate Bridge while your captain provides insightful narration. Numbers are limited to 12 people to keep this small-group tour as intimate as possible.
  • Discover San Francisco’s top sites on a 1.5-hour bay tour by rigid inflatable boat
  • See Coit Tower, Alcatraz, Fort Point and other popular attractions
  • Hear narration on board from a captain
  • Enjoy special gear to keep you warm and dry while sightseeing
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Professional guide
Live commentary on board
Weather gear (West Marine jacket & Helly Hansen pants)
Gratuities

Departure Point

The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

We are located at Gate “I” on the West side of PIER 39, down by the world famous sea lions.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • It is recommended to dress in layers, including warm socks, gloves, camera, lip balm, and sunglasses
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bay Voyager LLC

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing.

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Great Customer Service
Anna_B
, Aug 2021
Unfortunately due to mechanical issue/fishing line, the boat was not able to run and we had to cancel. Captain Charles kept us informed and also took the time to make other great recommendations for us. Although we were not able to go on this excursion, I would still recommend it based on the service and also after reading all the five star reviews. Thank you Captain Charles!!!
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Amazing SF bay boat adventure
Michael_B
, Aug 2021
Great time! Exciting adventure. Fun. Very educational … even for a local who lived in the city for 12 years. Charles is very professional and friendly. He is very clear in explaining things. He is very cool under pressure. It had to be very frustrating when a fishing line got caught in the propeller and had us stranded under the Golden Gate Bridge. Although his boat will likely be sidelined for the rest of the season, he didn’t miss a beat, calling in the necessary help and allaying fears of the passengers on board. He didn’t even waste time, and while we waited, he continued to give us great information about the history of San Francisco Bay. He fully refunded the trip although honestly I was already satisfied with the experience we had at that point. When he’s up and running again, I highly recommend this SF bay boat adventure for locals as well as out-of-towners. My 12 year old daughter and I had an amazing time!
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An Enjoyable and Fun Experience
Shawn_D
, Jul 2021
A must do boat tour when in San Francisco. Captain Charlie was fantastic, knowledgeable, and funny. We felt very safe for the entire boat ride. Even during the fast and exciting moments. Having the ability to take a selfie directly below the Golden Gate Bridge was most memorable. Highly recommend this wonderful boat excursion.
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Awesome tour around San Francisco Bay
John_K
, Mar 2020
The trip was amazing. Seeing the giant houses on the coastline, riding under the Golden Gate Bridge, and the various ships all along the bay was nothing short of incredible. The captain's details about all the various sights we saw was fantastic. Speeding really fast along the bay only made the tour even more awesome. I would recommend the cruise to anyone, simply great.
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Cindy & John from Florida
Cindy G
, Aug 2018
Excellent trip! Brian was a great captain! We highly recommend this trip! You will see so much and it was so fun!
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Best cruise on San Francisco Bay
Cindy G
, Aug 2018
Brian was very knowledgeable and friendly. We went to Golden Gate Bridge to Bay Bridge. Would highly recommend this tour!
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Best way to see the Golden Gate!
rcurran19
, Aug 2018
Captain Charles was awesome. Very personal and knows all the history of the area. Truly he loves his city!
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Awesome experience. Captain Charles was...
Paul B
, Mar 2018
Awesome experience. Captain Charles was very knowledgeable and made it fun for everyone!
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Brilliant boat tour speed, sights...
Louise L
, Sep 2017
Brilliant boat tour speed, sights and informative too, what more could you want? Captain Charles is a great host of the tour. Would highly recommend.
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My 9 yr old grandson and I had the...
Jeanne S
, Aug 2017
My 9 yr old grandson and I had the best time ever on our boat tour! We learned so much and what an incredible way to see San Francisco! We even saw several humpback whales! Captain Charles was the best so knowledgable, answers all our questions and takes terrific pictures for us! We are locals in the Bay Area and we would recommend this tour to everyone! Anyone can get on those 2-3 story ships, but this is so much better and any age can experience this tour safely, comfortably and you will never forget it!!!
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