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1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour

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1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Take a relaxing afternoon sailing cruise aboard a traditional sailboat on the San Francisco Bay. Cruise past landmarks such as Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, the Sausalito waterfront, and Golden Gate Bridge, and see the San Francisco skyline on your way back to Pier 39. Includes two drinks, and personalized attention from the crew and captain.
  • Sailing tour on San Francisco Bay, from Pier 39
  • View top attractions including Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Sail aboard an elegant vessel with teak decks and bronze fittings
  • Includes two glasses of wine, beer, soft drink, or water
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90-minute sail on the San Francisco Bay
Pier 39 , Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Departure Point: Pier 39, San Francisco Address: Dock F Directions: Arrive 15 minutes prior to your departure time or you might miss the boat.  The boat does not wait for late shows. Go to Pier 39 Dock F gate and wait until the First Mate comes and takes you to the boat.  Dock F is located on the east side of Pier 39 which is the same side as the Aquarium of the Bay.  Walk down between the Aquarium and Hard Rock Cafe toward the boat until you get to Dock F.

This activity will end right where it started.
Make your own way to Pier 39 to meet your captain and first mate, and board the stately double-masted sailboat, which can hold up to 28 passengers.

After a safety briefing, your captain motors out of the marina. The crew raises the sails as your vessel reaches the open waters of San Francisco Bay. Keep your camera handy as you sail past Alcatraz Island and Angel Island. Take in a new perspective on the Bay Bridge, the rolling hills of Marin, and the waterside city of Sausalito. Get great photo ops as your captain steers parallel to the Golden Gate Bridge, then turn your gaze back to the San Francisco waterfront as your sailboat returns to Pier 39.

During the cruise, select two beverages to sip, choosing from beer, wine, soft drinks, or water. If you have any questions, feel free to ask the captain and crew, or simply relax and enjoy the sailing experience.
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Bridge
The best place in the world to view the golden gate is from the deck of our sailboats.
Stop At:  
San Francisco Bay
Best place in the world to sail
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay Bridge
Just another amazing sight you will get to sail around
Pass By:  
Angel Island State Park
We sail past this island on every sail
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • If you plan on drinking alcohol, please remember to bring your valid government-issued 21+ ID.
  • We reserve the right to make the final decision as to whether your tour will be cancelled. Tours will only be cancelled in the event of hard rain or unsafe conditions at the time of the tour.
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather. It does tend to be colder out on the water, so we highly recommend layers and close-toed shoes.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY San Francisco Sailing Company
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour?
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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during 1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by 1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during 1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by 1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by 1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour.

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The captain and first...
, Aug 2022
The captain and first mate were very friendly and made it very enjoyable It was a great experience for my boyfriend who had never been here before
Great way to tour the bay.
, Aug 2022
Booked the tour the day before and it was very convenient. Right off Pier 39 and the group was about 15 people total. My children and I had an amazing time sailing around the bay & the crew were super nice and helpful. We had a great time and would certainly do it again. Very much worth the $$
Beauty on the water
, Aug 2022
This is the perfect way to experience the beauty of the city of San Francisco from a different perspective. There is nothing like being on the water, sailing around Alcatraz, viewing Sausalito, Tiberon and the skyline of the city. Truly exceptional!!!
Sailing San Fran!
, Aug 2022
Sailing around in the Bay brought a whole other element to San Francisco we had never experienced before. It was a great adventure and highly recommend it for a spectacular way to experience the city. We even saw a dolphin!!!!
Great sailing time.
, Aug 2022
Down to earth, friendly and knowledgeable, Adrian, Caleb, and especially Jeff made the sail fun, enjoyable and stress free for my kids. Highly recommended. Back of the boat was great place to hang out.
Caught the wind & moved fast!
, Jul 2022
Took my two 15 year old grandkids. It was very cold and windy. Thank goodness the tour guys had extra blankets and warm coats! With the windy conditions, the captain was able to get some serious lean on the boat. Surprisingly, my grandson was quite scared at the time, never having experienced sailing before. Captain Dave and first mate Brian were professional and took good care of us.
We had amazing relaxing...
, Jul 2022
We had amazing relaxing time, beautiful views, perfect weather. Captain Michael was great. ⛵️ ☀️🍾🥂🍺.
Highly recommended. Way better than a noisy cruise boat
, Jul 2022
We really enjoyed the sailing experience. The wind was our friend. It was a nice intimate setting - maybe 15 people. Crew was great
We have kids who ask a...
, Jul 2022
We have kids who ask a lot of questions. But this is not a guided tour. But it is a great way to see San Fran!! Especially after a busy crazy day.
, May 2022
Wonderful views and accommodating crew! How wonderful to see San Francisco this way. Even enjoyed a glass of wine. Would definitely do this again!
Hour an a half of...
, May 2022
Hour an a half of meditation worthy joy with two very fine gentlemen who only wanted to make the trip special for us. Was so great passing cruise ships in the harbor and knowing they wish they were on our sailboat just enjoying the evening air with a very small group. The gentlemen took us very safely around the bay and provided us with blankets, drinks, and even offered music (but we refused, the quiet was far nicer for us!)... The guides truly know service with a smile and deserved a huge tip for giving us a great day. 11/10, would be lovely to sail with them again, although next time I suppose I'll get a boat and take them out.
, May 2022
Beautiful scenery but no information was provided during the tour. If you want to learn more about the sights you are looking at, this isn’t the tour for you. In addition, I would say it is not good for people with mobility issues as it can be difficult to get on the boat and it is very rocky throughout. The 2 drinks were nice.
Relax & enjoy the water!
, Apr 2022
This was a low-key, beautiful sail. We loved the crew and the beautiful San Francisco water! We highly recommend this particular sailing tour & will definitely book again!!
Relaxing afternoon
, Mar 2022
Relaxing, feel safe . Good chat with Dave & Adrian . They both make sure we have an enjoyable experience
Awesome. A must book....
, Feb 2022
Awesome. A must book. Captain and crew service was top notch. I really enjoy my time on the boat. Would do again.
Beautiful Bay!
, Feb 2022
It was a cold and windy day out on the bay but the sailing was still quite enjoyable. Very much enjoyed meeting some of the other people on the tour. The time was sailing quiet. If you’re expecting a running commentary on what you’re seeing you’ll be disappointed. The bay is beautiful and it’s a lovely view of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. If you’ve never been sailing take a chance and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Ideal Morning in the Bay
, Sep 2021
We had a total blast. The crew was awesome, the views were beautiful, and the weather was gorgeous. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone.
In the bay with love
, Sep 2021
Experience that we really enjoyed. Kind, professional and helpful both the captain and the sailor. Thank you very much
1 traveler found this review helpful
Loved it. Thought we would get closer to the Golden Gate Bridge. That was a bit disappointing.
, Sep 2021
Sailing on the bay was very nice. Wished we would have gone closer to or under the Golden Gate Bridge.
"Hottest Day of the year."
, Aug 2021
Second time do tour of San Francisco Bay with Captain and 1 St Mate Adrienne. It's a magical experience. Thank you.

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