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
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- 305 Ratings
Hands down this is the best boat tour in SF...An absolute must!
Captain was awesome - great tour in a small boat allowing the opportunity to see places the larger boats don't go. Worth every penny!!!
Captain Mike did not a fantastic job of providing the history of the bay and additional fun facts. It is a must do when in San Francisco!
My daughter and I had a great experience on the Bay Voyager. Our captain Charles was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us lots of inside info and shared all the history of the San Francisco Bay Area dating back to the Gold Rush. It was my daughter's first trip to SF and she felt like she learned everything there was to learn from this 90 minute boat trip. I highly rec this to anyone who is new to the area or wants to get a great view of SF from the water.
Captain Charles is very knowledgeable about the bay and welcomes questions. He told us about the surrounding buildings, houses, structures in great details. He checked on my 5-year-old daughter several times to make sure she was doing well. The view itself is just magnificent. We all had a blast. Thank you, Captain Charles.
This was mine and my husbands first stop when we vacationed in San Francisco. What an amazing experience! Captain Charles is very knowledgeable about San Francisco and gave us a great tour and fun time on the boat.
love the waves. Great views of the City. Learned a lot.
- Robert Jr,
Service was great..... Captain was entertaining and trip was very exciting and memorable
Great experience for the whole family!
Charles was an excellent captain and host. The tour was exhilarating and fun. I loved the special treat we had seeing whales surfacing on the seaward side of the Golden Gate bridge. I also love that Charles uploaded the photos to facebook for us to download at no extra cost.
Charles is a true pro and being on SF Bay demands one. His assistant Winston is also top notch
Can't recommend highly enough! Captain Charles is the man. The ride itself was a ton of fun... gliding over the water, right up against some of San Francisco's most stunning sites. Learned more about San Francisco in one hour with the captain then I've ever learned living here for the last year. Great trip, well worth it!
Very nice trip, Charles is a super nice person and knows everything about the Bay and the City. We even saw a whale! Absolutely worth it, everyone should visit him at the Pier!
Smooth ride in the V hull ride since recent back surgery. Charles, as a native was full of knowledge of the bay area, as well as generous. (Muir Woods early arrival suggestion). We altered our rental car reservations due to his "tip", and boy did it come in handy for setting us up on our coastal drive up coast afterwards. I forgot to apply sunblock, and he offered some. I would have been lobster man for sure without his generosity. Thank you for a lifelong memory..... Kelly & Bryan
¡Fantástica experiencia! Sin duda algo que no se puede olvidar: sentir San Francisco desde el agua o pararse bajo el Golden Gate Bridge. Muy agradable y correcto todo el servicio.
Our entire family had a great time! ages ranging from 8-40 years old. We saw whales, proposes and had an exciting adventure on the Bay Voyager. A must for any family traveling to San Francisco.
Captain Charles was welcoming and a wealth of knowledge and provided interesting facts and stories. We were given jackets, trousers and sunglasses which really were needed and appreciated as we would have been very chilly without them. The speed is exhilarating and the views from the boat are fabulous. Top quality trip- great experience for all the family and we highly recommend it.
Great captain! A lot of fun!
Charles was a great guide and was able to provide us with great information and a fantastic view of San Francisco. This adventure exceeded our expectations and we now have some great memories of our trip to San Fran.
Beautiful day, great tour, and friendly knowledgeable staff
Great 90min boat trip, totally recommend. Lots to see. Charlie is very knowledgeable about the history of San Francisco Bay and a witty, pleasant gent. Don't forget to put your sunscreen on before the trip, weather in the summer time can be very unforgiving.
So much fun, I would tell any one who likes boats and adventures to do this!
Very good vibes during this trip, interesting informations provided by Charles, superb view of the Golden Gate and the bay, all the family enjoyed !
Great adventure! Loved the history, the ride and the guide. I would highly recommend this boat ride.
We were very happy with trip. A holiday highlight. Guide was responsible (as a nervous-nelly that made the whole trip a lot more relaxing and fun), excellent communication both safety aspects and information, and great time with the speed and boat ride, San Fran history and views. Would recommend for anyone going to San Francisco, this is a wise spend and good time.
It was a great tour! We loved every minute of it! The narration with historical anecdotes about San Francisco was excellent! Highly recommend this tour!
The trip was fantastic! Charlie is very accommodating, goes above and beyond to make sure his customers are comfortable and is very personable. He also conducts a running historical dialogue throughout the trip that is very educational on the city and harbor. I couldn't have enjoyed myself more and would highly encourage anyone interested to sign up and enjoy the trip!!
Captain Charles was a wonderful tour guide and the trip was very nice. It was different than a usual boat tour given the speed of the ride. Quite enjoyable. Best way to take in the Bay area sites.
Charles made the experience very personable and he was fully of energy. Great views of the bay and bridge, very informative.
Great experience. Captain Charles was fantastic! Highly recommended.
Captain Charles was great! He made the trip very enjoyable and we enjoyed the intimate tour of the bay and the incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge and skyline of San Francisco.
This tour was so much fun! Loved every minute!
This cruise was the highlight of our San Francisco vacation! What a treat! Captain Charles made the trip very enjoyable. He was very informative and patiently waited while we observed whales (YES WHALES!!!!) under the Golden Gate Bridge. I highly recommend that you book your tour with Captain Charles on the Bay Voyager.
Having Charles as your captain was fun and entertaining. The great boat ride in the Bay was awesome and you experienced San Francisco in a whole different way! I would recommend for all ages.
Best tour we took while in San Francisco. Combined a "Thrill Seek Adventure" with a "Sightseeing Adventure"
Captain Charles was great ! We learned a lot and had a great time. It is a truly unique experience - well worth it. Makes for a great story afterwards as well.