San Francisco

1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour

San Francisco, United States

From $99.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Beverages
  • 90-minute sail on the San Francisco Bay
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Golden Gate Bridge (Pass By)

San Francisco Bay

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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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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!!
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A must!
Davina_F, Mar 2023
Amazing experience to sail the bay! Captain and first mate were wonderful. It was a beautiful afternoon and conditions were splendid. A great way to see the beauty of this area: Angel Island, Alcatraz Island and of course the skyline of San Francisco. We would go a thousand times again!
Memorable sailing trip
Tushar_P, Mar 2023
Very enjoyable and smooth. The views are spectacular. Just perfect amount of time to get all round view of the bay
Worth it!
Melissa_G, Oct 2022
It was a nice sail around Alcatraz. Captain and staff were both very nice and accommodating. Recommended a great restaurant in a fun neighborhood.
Up close and personal!
Debra_C, Oct 2022
It was up close and personal. With the exception of a few rough patches the sailing was smooth. The only negative was how cold it was which is out of the owner's control.
First time and not the last
Edwin_V, Aug 2022
Smooth sailing! Awesome first time sailing. We scoffed at the massive tour boats with maxed out capacity and people canned like sardines. 😋
Nothing shy of excellent
Gary_J, Aug 2022
Fun & enjoyable way to view the bay. Sights are great, dolphins, all kinds of water activity as well to watch. Captain and his mate excellent and happy to answer any questions.
The captain and first...
Sophia_P, 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.
Cylla_K, 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
Lynn_R, 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!
Keri_M, 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.
Damaris_M, 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!
Sydney_B, 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...
ERIKA_U, Jul 2022
We had amazing relaxing time, beautiful views, perfect weather. Captain Michael was great. ⛵️ ☀️🍾🥂🍺.
Highly recommended. Way better than a noisy cruise boat
Barbara_C, 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...
Courtney_H, 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.
Abbe_A, 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...
Yvonne_M, 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.
James_B, 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!
Shawn_M, 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
Maria_G, Mar 2022
Relaxing, feel safe . Good chat with Dave & Adrian . They both make sure we have an enjoyable experience