San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise: Panoramic Views
537 Ratings
San Francisco
Embark on a thrilling 1.5-hour catamaran cruise over San Francisco Bay and soak in the breathtaking panoramic views of the city skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Sausalito. Capture stunning photos and experience the beauty of San Francisco from a unique vantage point.
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Pier 39 - Departing from Pier 39, sail with us and experience the beauty of San Francisco right from the water (bring your camera, these views are too good to miss!). Our spacious catamarans take guests on a stable, safe ride combining the exhilaration of fresh air and waves on our deck with the protection and outstanding views from our covered cabin.
What's Included
  • 1.5-hour scenic cruise
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks (available to be purchased on board)
Additional Information

Immerse yourself in the splendor of San Francisco on a 1.5-hour catamaran journey across the San Francisco Bay. Escape from the city’s hustle and capture amazing pictures from a water’s-eye view. Navigate past the city’s skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Sausalito. View unprecedented panoramas from indoors or elevate your experience by sitting on the trampoline nets.

  • We can accept manual wheelchairs only, as there are 3-4 stairs to board the boat. Also, restrooms are not ADA accessible
  • You can purchase snacks or beer, wine, and soft drinks at the on-board bar with cash or a credit card
  • Please bring a jacket and wear soft-soled shoes
  • Handheld audio guides are available in English, Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.
  • No outside beverages may be brought on board
Adventure Cat Sailing Charters
Pier 39
Departure Point: Pier 39, Gate J, San Francisco 94133 Directions: Stand on the sidewalk facing the water. Enter main P39 entrance, then out left between shops to the water (towards GG Bridge). Gate J is located right next to the sea lion viewing area (ask someone where are sea lions are if lost).
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(537 Ratings)
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Jun 1, 2024
Cannot recommend enough - We had the best time!!! If you’re even in the fence at all, take this as a sign to book the cruise. There were very few of us on the boat, and it was such a special experience for my kids. The captain and crew were all so great, and they made our whole family have a great time!!! My 8&9 year olds are obsessed, and they’re ready to be captains. Incredible views, and they got to help hoist the sails and steer the boat. Feel a little guilty, like they don’t charge enough for how much fun this is.
Review provided by Viator
May 29, 2024
Has to be repeated - It was a perfect time on board! Enjoyed it a lot! We had best weather, great views (the bridge, san francisco views and lots of animals - seelions, otters. 2 dolphins, pelicans and other birds)!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 28, 2024
Beautiful - The photos. The whole ride was wonderful and the employees are very nice and make you feel relaxed. Everything was perfect
Review provided by Viator
May 28, 2024
Spectacular - Absolutely wonderful family experience. The crew was amazing See the bridge close up and underneath it , what an accomplishment
Review provided by Viator
May 25, 2024
Fantastic - Amazing sailing! The crew was fantastic! I truly appreciate the fact that they did not have any extraneous photo opportunities for profit before sailing like other chartered sailing companies and they simply let you enjoy the beauty of the bay!
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May 24, 2024
We loved this tour, and Chad and the team were great. - We loved this tour and enjoyed our host Chad very much. The crew were great and we had the opportunity of helping put up the mast which we loved. The boat is great and they have XL jackets for you to wear when out on the deck, def wear one. We spent our entire time out on the deck and loved going under the Golden Gate Bridge and past Alcatraz. I had a go at the bouncy net and I am a scardy cat with stuff like that. It did get a bit choppy but you must remember you are on the bay and can sit inside but no one did when we were on it. Some had the opportunity to steer the boat and the crew were quick to take photos of you, it was a great tour and we are so glad we did it.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 20, 2024
A must do in San Francisco! - Worth every cent! Motor out of the marina, hoist the sails (you can help if you want) and point into the wind and get flying! A little rough heading out (going against the current or something) but once you get to the bridge it smooths out. But that's part of the experience! Before you go out on the bow, zip up, make sure nothing is loose (camera straps, binoculars, etc. and be prepared to get blasted by the wind. Be sure to hang on to a railing when going out into the 'jet stream' as I would call it. Great portrait of selfie opportunities during the trip. And they play some good old school album orientated rock during the trip. Big 10/10 to the guys that run this tour. It's not a job to them, it's their passion of sailing and the love of sailing in the bay that they want to share.
Review provided by Viator
May 14, 2024
Wonderful sailing tour in the SF Bay - We had an amazing time sailing with Hans and crew! The view of the Golden Gate from the boat is breathtaking and beautiful. All the crew are very nice and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tours if you want to see how beautiful San Francisco is. Thank you!
Review provided by Viator
May 13, 2024
Sail the SF Bay with comfort and amazing crew! - We had such a great time! The kids enjoyed hoisting the sail and steering! Great crew! They were friendly, helpful, and highly competent! Views were amazing! So glad we took this trip. Bring your own snacks. The ones on board were pricey.
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May 8, 2024
Great cruise but jackets required - We were the only ones booked on this so we were upgraded to the sunset cruise which was amazing. Really cold but they provided jackets which were life savers.
Review provided by Viator
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up to 12 guests
1 Adult
July 2024