Bay Sail on San Francisco Bay - Sailing Cruise in San Francisco, CA

Adventure Cat Sailing ChartersBeach St & The EmbarcaderoSan Francisco, CA 94133
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Total Price: $61.20 (USD)
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Looking for the best views of San Francisco? Hop on an Adventure Cat catamaran for a San Francisco Bay cruise! Take in beautiful views of Alcatraz Island, San Francisco city skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, scenic beaches and more. Along the way, keep an eye out for sea lions, dolphins and even a whale or two! Bring along a light jacket and soft-soled shoes.

up to 1.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Francisco Travel Experts
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled sail.
  • Located at Pier 39, Gate J, next to the sea lions.
  • Bring a jacket and wear soft-soled shoes.
  • Tour duration is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board.


from Bay Sail on San Francisco Bay
Join in on sailing trips under the Golden Gate Bridge for the 32nd Season! Sail away and experience the beauty of San Francisco right from the water (bring your camera, these views are too good to miss!). Adventure Cat's spacious catamarans take guests on a stable, safe ride combining the exhilaration of fresh air and waves on deck with the protection and outstanding views from a covered cabin.

If adventure is your style, try out the catamaran's deck trampolines (be warned, you may get wet!). The netting provides the exhilarating feeling of having the waves rush under your feet, and are also comfortable for lounging in the sun. Inside cabins provide a break from the wind and seating so that you may continue to enjoy the sights of the sky and water.

Snacks, soda, beer, and wine are available for purchase at the cabin bar. Adventure Cat sailing catamarans give a uniquely stable and quiet ride without the noise of engines—you’ll be amazed at the speed wind in your sails can give you! Pick up an audio tour (available in 7 languages) for information about San Francisco’s landmarks as you sail past them. Take the helm from the captain and steer the boat (kids love this!). Adventure Cat's captain and crew are happy to snap a photo or answer your questions about San Francisco or the catamarans.

Whether you’re looking for something the whole family can enjoy or a romantic evening out for two, your sail on Adventure Cat is sure to be a memorable highlight. See some of the Bay’s most popular attractions up close and personal as you sail directly underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and head back to admire the city’s famed skyline – it’s quite a sight! Catch a glimpse of marine wildlife including pelicans, sea lions, dolphins, and even the occasional whale. These sailing excursions are consistently rated among the top five things to do in San Francisco, and thousands of happy guests can testify.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Bay Sail on San Francisco Bay

Will I get wet?

If you’re outside on the trampolines, there is a pretty good chance you’ll get wet. If you don’t want to get wet, you can stay in the cabin. With a 360-degree view, you won’t miss a thing.

Will I get seasick?

Probably not. Since the catamaran is so stable most people don’t have any problems. If you are susceptible to seasickness, you may want to get a patch or some seasick pills.

What if I forget a jacket and it gets cold?

They have some jackets on board that you are welcome to use. Jackets are available on a first come, first served basis.

Do you have life jackets for kids and adults?

Yes, life jackets for kids and adults are available.

Is the cabin heated?

Yes, the cabin is heated.

Do they serve food or drinks on board?

For Adventure Cat's daytime sail, they do not serve any food or drinks, but you can purchase wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks at their bar for cash or credit. The sunset sail includes lights hors-d'oeuvres and one complimentary drink with each ticket. You can purchase additional drinks or snacks as well.

What exactly do I see on the sail?

On your scenic sail around the San Francisco Bay, you’ll sail by historic Alcatraz Island, get a unique view as you sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, take plenty of photos of the breathtaking San Francisco city skyline and pass by a colony of sea lions or even spot some whales.

Are there bathrooms aboard the boats?

Yes, there is a clean bathroom for both boats.

What should I wear?

People who go on Adventure Cat 1 or Adventure Cat 2 usually wear jeans, a tee shirt or sweatshirt, tennis shoes, and bring a jacket. If it’s a special occasion, they might get all dressed up.

What happens if it rains?

Severe weather in this area of California is rare and cruises will proceed as scheduled in light rain and other mild weather conditions. Both their boats have 360-degree, protected viewing areas! In the rare event that they have to cancel a cruise, you will have the opportunity to reschedule your tickets (subject to availability) or receive credit towards a future event.