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1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour provided by San Francisco Sailing Company

1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour

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Discover the sights of San Francisco Bay from the water on a traditional sailboat cruise. On your classic double-masted boat, glide past Alcatraz Island, Sausalito, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Angel Island, hearing commentary about each location from your attentive captain. You’ll have plenty of opportunities for great photos without the hassle of huge crowds, and you’ll save money with two included drinks.
  • Sail from Pier 39 across San Francisco Bay to the Golden Gate Bridge 
  • Enjoy a cruise on a classic, teak-wood boat with two masts 
  • View Alcatraz Island, Sausalito, and Angel Island up close
  • Sip two included glasses of beer, wine, or soft drink
What to Expect
Meet your captain and first mate after making your way to Pier 39, then step on board the elegant double-masted sailboat. Receive a safety briefing and boat orientation, then take in the sights as your captain departs from the marina. You might even see sea lions or dolphins in the bay. Get great photo ops of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, Sausalito, and Angel Island, and see the Bay Bridge from a new perspective. Your captain sails parallel to the Golden Gate Bridge, then returns to Pier 39 on a route that offers sweeping views of the San Francisco waterfront. Enjoy two included drinks, with a choice of beer, wine, soft drinks, or water. The boat accommodates a maximum of 28 passengers for a more intimate cruise.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Brian Gaylor wrote a review Yesterday
Austin, Texas25 contributions5 helpful votes
Very enjoyable experience. Great views of the Golden Gate and Alcatraz. Crew did a very good job. Nice way to spend part of an afternoon
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Date of experience: July 2020
Nic L wrote a review Yesterday
2 contributions
Captain was super nice and understanding and very good at his job. Great experience, thank you so much!
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Date of experience: July 2020
Brheannon H wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
This sailing tour was great! The crew is very nice and friendly. You will be able to see really nice views of Alcatraz, angel island, the golden gate bridge, etc. I would definitely take this tour again!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Ray C wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Great sailing trip and nice people. Very enjoyable afternoon with a couple of free drinks. highly recommend, you’ll enjoy
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Kayleigh O wrote a review Feb 2020
San Francisco, California10 contributions
We had a wonderful time aboard the Privateer at 12:30! We live in the city and just happened to walk by on Pier 39 while playing tourists for the day and decided to join in. We loved the fact that the ride wasn't narrated and we could converse with ourselves, fellow travelers,
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: San Francisco Sailing Company
Great staff!
Caleb was our first mate/ bar tender and he had a lot of bits of information. His energy was absolutely captivating
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Mimosas and Sailing under the Golden gate bridge!
Booked my trip at the Boat Ride Booth on pier 39. They were very helpful. The sail was beautiful. We got on the w
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Ks L
Sailing around SFO bridge
This 2 hours sailing around San Francisco Bridge is a good value for money with smooth sailing, good tour and excel
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this was an incredible decision we made to do this sail on Valentines day! it was a clear day, although super cold
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James B
nice relaxing tour
So glad I'm taking this intimate tour instead of the big boat tour. This is much nicer! The captain and his 1st mat
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Was very nice trip. Relaxed, fresh, romantic and calming. The capitans were super friendly, professional and nice.
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Robert M
intimate boat, super personable captain and crew . Worth every penny
We had a great day, the bay was warm. Beautiful sailboat, easy location for departure and drop off. We sailed by
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Miriam M
Had a wonderful time... Elliot, the bartender and 1st mate, along with the captain were awesome... I probably shoul
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Andy K
Sunset Cruise
Very enjoyable trip. Friendly and good service and very smooth sail. First mate/Bartender did a nice job attending
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Nikki R
San Francisco sailing company
It was an amazing tour! Jeff and Elliott were amazing and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this to anyo
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Tate L
Private sailing ride!
The crew was very nice. The first mate was very nice and offered us drinks as soon as we were finished. The trip wa
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Christopher W
Best sailing company!!!
The crew was amazing and made the trip so much fun! Everyone was very personable offering drinks, coats, blankets,
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Elisabeth R
Fleet week cruise to see the Blue Angels air show
A wonderful and well organised sailing tour around the San Francisco bay. We were very lucky to be in San Francisco
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Private Charter for Fleet Week
We were fortunate to be able to find SF Sailing Co for our event. I started my search early in March and contacted
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NIce day on the Bay
This is a biased view. The weather really cooperated with them and it was a definite sunscreen day. It was a beaut
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