Boat Tour of San Francisco Bay
Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge, along the San Francisco waterfront and around the Port of Oakland—Navy Seal-style, in a durable, inflatable power boat. See all the sights of the City by the Bay from the water in this unique boating and sightseeing experience.
What You Will Do
- Embark on a sightseeing tour of San Francisco Bay in a 28-foot rigid inflatable boat that comfortably sits 12 people
- Take a scenic trip across the Bay to the Port of Oakland for an up-close view of a working dockyard and cargo port
- Enjoy great views of iconic Bay-area sights, including Yerba Buena Island, the Bay Bridge, the SS Jeremiah O’Brien, USS Pampanito, the Presidio, and the Ferry Building
- Coast around the San Francisco waterfront and Golden Gate Bridge before returning for a close-up meeting with the sea lions at Pier 39
- Weather gear is provided to keep you dry and warm
There is no returns on Alcatraz Combo Tickets.
- 248 Ratings
Charlie and Mike were awesome!! Very knowledgeable and fun, we saw Dolphins, sea lions along the way! We took in all the main attractions as well, including the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges as well a seeing a ball game going on at AT&T park! Thoroughly recommend the adventure!
The tour was awesome and Captain Charles is the man!
This is the best way to see the bay. The trip was well organized, and I learned a lot of fun facts. Much more exhilarating than a traditional tour.
Had a great time. I really enjoyed the historical commentary as well. Captain Charles really made it pleasant and fun. Best view of the Golden Gate!
Fantastic trip - exciting and really good going under the Golden Gate Bridge
Captain Charles was professional, safe and had great customer service! The boat ride was a blast, seeing and hearing about some history of the bay was inspirational and a great family trip, well worth the price:) The Golden Gate underpass was far and away our favorite, who can say they have gone UNDER the Golden Gate? We can , it was a priceless memory with our daughter who was off to college the following week, we treasured the trip!
Our Captain, Charles, was great. The whole experience was so much fun! I took my 17 year old son and we had the best time on this tour. Better than anything else we did visiting San Francisco.
Great, fun experience. Definitely something I will remember for a long time. Captain does his job with so much love and enthusiasm. Loved it!
Nice views, great speed, Charles was excellent !
I thought the captain was outstanding, patient....He was kind , had a sense of humor, was very knowledgeable..I felt completely safe on the boat with the captain.I was with my 9 year son he loved the ride. AGAIN, the captain made us feel safe. I would highly recommend this ride...It was exciting ...
Captain Charles was terrific. Very knowledgeable on history in SF and entertaining too. Boat ride was great and perspective of city from water was interesting. Would recommend to others.
The captain was very knowledgeable and nice. My kids really liked the experience and that's very important.
Extremely fun boat ride! Captain Charles was friendly, helpful, and great! Thanks Caption Charles.
We had a great time. The ride was fun and exciting. The information about the history of San Francisco was much better than the information we listened to on one of the canned sound recordings that gets played on the tour buses . . . . GREAT JOB!!! Thanks!!!
Great tour. Highlight of our trip.
This was the most fun I've had in a long time!
We had a great time!
Captain Charles was very friendly, and gave a great tour around the Bay. He shared a lot of the historical information of the city, with some fun stories to keep everyone entertained. The highlight was seeing a small tiger shark do a back flip out of the water!
Touch of Gold was a great tour and loved our Captain, Captain Charles. Fun ride through the Bay on a powerful speedboat, hang on, you'll get some spray, and learn a lot about San Francisco in the process. Highly recommended.
An experience for those seeking a fun ride and great views. Captain Charles provides a great tour and gives you a zippy wave jumping ride. My two teen boys enjoyed it a lot. I really enjoyed the ride under the Golden Gate Bridge and the great narration by Captain Charles. I would definitely recommend.
My Team and I at Gonzales Dental care were Extremely Satisfied with The Bay Voyager. Charles was Awesome and accommodated our needs. We drove a long distance to get there and every minute was worth it, from our ride under the Golden gate to behind the At&T park, Great experience and glad we chose them for our office trip. We will definitely be back soon!
Captain Charles was very helpful and informative in all aspects and made sure the needs of the passengers were met. The boat was comfortable enough, and the engine was surprisingly quiet. I could clearly hear Charles despite sitting near the front. The information was interesting and it wasn't overdone. Weather gear was of good quality. No complaints. My family was very pleased and I could see us all going again.
Alcatraz portion too short. It would have been great to go around Alcatraz island and heard more about it.
Small group very intimate. Before going wife and son were a little apprehensive about going out on the bay in a small vessel. Captain Charles made them feel very safe and secure. The boat ride was simply amazing! When it first started, they Golden Gate was covered in fog. Captain Charles decided to reverse the tour so we ended at the Golden Gate to give the fog a chance to clear up. He knew his stuff! By the time we made it back, the fog was gone and we made it all the way there. We went and saw all the top sites around the bay and his knowledge and insight made this adventure definitely worth repeating. If you get the time make sure you take this tour. Worth EVERY PENNY!!!
A fun ride with lots of interesting information about the city and its surroundings. And a chance to go really close to the sights.
My husband found this tour online and we booked based on all the positive reviews. We also like to do things that are a bit adventurous and this seemed to fit the bill. This bay tour was fantastic! Captain Charles was extremely friendly, knowledgable and funny! He had great stories to tell and I learned a lot about SFO. We got to see so much more of the city than we could have on foot and it was a lot more fun than walking or riding on a bus or ferry. We had a blast zooming across the Bay! Highly recommend Bay Voyager tours - a must do in SFO!
I really enjoyed this trip. Great fun!
Was a great way to see the city. He was very knowledgeable found out things I never knew and I've been to city many times.
This was a perfect outing with our Community Outreach Team! Our guide fantastic fun and informative even if I am a native San Franciscan. I will definitely want to come back with friends on a sunny day again. Thank you! Sharon T.
Great way to see the Bay! Very interesting and entertaining!
Awesome experience. A must do while in San Francisco
we had a wonderful birthday celebration with Charles on the Bay. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting the city. It is unique and differrent !
Captain Charles was knowledgeable and interesting. It's a great boat and a wonderful experience
A super trip, with a great and fun captain. Besides just getting out on the water and enjoying the speedy cruise, the captain shared a lot of knowledge about San Francisco and the history of its waterfront. Highly recommended!
Great ride and stories. Unique experience!
Best money spent on a boat ride. Great sights good Guide info and a ton of fun