This tour is seasonal and operates from February to December.
San Francisco Bay Day Sail aboard the Adventure Cat
San Francisco, California, USA
- Adventure Cat: Cruise directly under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz as you take in San Francisco's famed skyline aboard a catamaran.
- Marine life: View marine wildlife up close and personal. You may see sea lions, pelicans, dolphins, and perhaps even a whale while traveling around the bay.
- Refreshments: Come on inside, take a seat and enjoy a break from the breeze without missing the sights, plus purchase snacks or drinks from our cabin bar.
This tour is seasonal and operates from Feb-Dec.
Feb 16-18: Sails Fri., Sat, and Sun at 1:00pm. Feb 23-28: Sails daily at 1:00pm. Mar 1 -May 25: Sails daily at 1:00 pm and 3:00pm.
May 26 - Sep 3: Sails daily at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Sept 4 -Nov 3: Sails daily at 1:00 pm and 3:00pm. Nov 4-Dec 2: Sails Fri., Sat, and Sun at 1:00pm. Dec 3 - Feb 15: Closed for off season
Arrive 30 minutes early to find parking and to locate departure point. Reservations are required in advance. Details on the eticket voucher. No Bay Cruises Oct 5-7 due to Fleet Week charters.
About this San Francisco, California tour
Are you ready to see San Francisco from a different angle? Hop on the Adventure Cat catamaran, and sail around the San Francisco Bay in quiet style. You may wonder what the difference is between a catamaran and a sailboat. It's all about the hulls. Catamarans have two hulls, while sailboats have one. The extra hull means additional stability, and a smooth ride. You're also much less likely to get seasick on a catamaran.
Sail around Alcatraz Island, under the Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the majesty of the San Francisco skyline. Pick up a navigation guide to learn more about the city's landmarks. Want to feel like the captain of your own vessel? Ask and ye shall receive. The captain and crew are happy to let you or your little ones steer the boat. What a thrill!
Stroll the spacious deck, snap photos, and, if you prefer, have a seat inside our covered cabin and still enjoy outstanding views. Snacks, soda, beer, and wine are available for purchase. If you are the adventurous type, you might want to try a deck trampoline. When you sit or lie down on one, the netting allows you to experience the exhilarating feeling of having the waves rush underneath you. But be prepared you might get wet. Whatever your sailing style, you don't need to be a daredevil when you're aboard a catamaran, just hang out and enjoy a memorable ride.
Kite versus catamaran
In 2013, kite surfer Kai Lenny was part of an unusual race in the San Francisco Bay. He raced against a catamaran. The Hawaiian athlete took on the 72-foot Oracle Team USA'S America's Cup Catamaran. They raced from the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz Island, the same route that the 2013 America's Cup competitors used, and part of the Adventure Cat's route. While Lenny led at the beginning, the catamaran ended up solidly defeating the kite surfer.
Please make your way to Pier 39 Dock J San Francisco, CA. 94133. Gate J is next to the sea lions.
Travelers must check-in 30 minutes prior to tour time. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance.
Bar and snacks are available onboard, accepting cash and credit cards. No outside beverages may be brought on board.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible. You must be able to get on and off the boat without assistance or with the aid of a traveling companion.
Boat tour, Family Friendly, Scenic
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages. Children 5 years of age and younger participate free of charge but require confirmation; guidance for confirmation will be included on your e-ticket. You must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol.
Special Medical Restriction
If you think you might be susceptible to motion sickness, ask your physician about prescription or OTC medications that might alleviate any discomfort, so that you can enjoy your tour to the fullest.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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