San Francisco

America's Cup Day Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay

San Francisco, United States
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From $181.99

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Tread in the footsteps of world-champion sailors on this 2.5-hour America’s Cup Day Sail on San Francisco Bay. You’ll board a high-speed International America’s Cup class yacht and take a turn on the official race course from the 2013 competition. With a skilled sailor in charge, you’ll take your turn as crew working the sail trim controls and even have a chance to skipper the boat. After departing from San Francisco’s famous Pier 39 you’ll take to the Bay and cruise beneath the magnificent Golden Gay Bridge. There’s no better way to see the Bay than this sailing trip with USA 76.
  • A 2.5-hour America’s Cup day sail on San Francisco Bay
  • Chose from multiple sailing times throughout the day
  • Bring as many as 20 friends or family members aboard the boat
  • See the Golden Gate Bridge from an incredibly unique vantage point
  • Sail the actual race course from the 2013 America’s Cup

What's Included

  • US Coast Guard Licensed Captain plus professional crew
  • Bottled water & energy snacks
  • Waterproof pants and warm jackets on board if needed
  • Gratuities (recommended 15%

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Pier 39
    Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Departure Point: PIER 39, Gate B Address: Beach Street & The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94133 Directions: Gate B is located at PIER 39, behind the Aquarium of the Bay. Dates: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Golden Gate Bridge (Pass By)

Alcatraz Island (Pass By)

Sausalito (Pass By)

Angel Island State Park (Pass By)

Crissy Field (Pass By)

Ferry Building Marketplace (Pass By)

San Francisco Bay Bridge (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. Visit ACsailingSF online to view the real-time status of each trip.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Operated by ACsailingSF, Inc.

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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Captain Peter and the crew are welcoming and friendly. It's a lightening fast boat and the views are amazing.


86 reviews
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Must Do When in San Fran!
Genevieve_F, May 2023
Great sail on a typical San Fran morning. Crew, boat and experience were brilliant. Thank you and hopefully be back on the next trip!
Super fun sailing experience
Sara_C, May 2023
The crew was laid back, but professional and provided a great time. They let people help with raising and lowering sails and steering. It was an excellent experience cruising around the bay.
Memorable Experience
Miriam_F, Nov 2022
Captain Peter and the crew are welcoming and friendly. It's a lightening fast boat and the views are amazing.
Yacht was built for racing
Jennifer_S, Oct 2022
Very cool, experienced, knowledgeable skipper and crew. Impressive how they work around the passengers. Nice that passengers are allowed to be involved in grinding or steering Caveat for us three is expectations on being on a raving yacht that minus going under the Golden Gate Bridge, we didn’t experience the full power and speed of the yacht in open water. First, the skipper and crew were awesome. Wind was not heavy and the guys accommodated requests best the could Cruising around the bay or around d Alcatraz is easy on your boats. What sets this yacht apart us it’s built for speed and racing and I heard other passengers wanting to open her up, as it were, and use whatever wind was available outside the bay
Beautiful day with a...
Lynette_N, May 2022
Beautiful day with a great crew. If you're looking for a chance to help hoist sails and steer, this is an awesome opportunity.
Never thought I could be...
Carol_K, May 2022
Never thought I could be on an America Cup racing ship. Crew was awesome and let us help on the boat. Windy and cold day. Coats available. Went under the golden gate.
Unique and unforgettable experience
Matt_D, May 2022
Amazing experience with an awesome, knowledgeable crew. Bring a warm jacket, and don’t forget sunblock!
A Wonderful Sailing Adventure
Susan_H, Aug 2021
The fast sailing was so much fun for our family! It was the highlight of our vacation. The crew gave good instructions to stay safe and enjoy the sailing. We are coming back so that other family members, who weren't able to join us on this trip will get to experience this exhilerating sail ride.
Wonderful time
Marine, Mar 2020
It was a very nice afternoon and we had a great time with the crew. The boat was wonderful too. I highly recommand it to get some fresh air and enjoy the bay.
Highlight in San Francisco
CompaMedia_G, Mar 2020
It was a great experience. The crew was very friendly, all participants could participate actively. Great Service, it was one of the best experiences we had in SanFran. I would recommend it to everybody who likes sailing.
Wonderful experience
Carolyn_T, Oct 2019
One of the highlights of my son’s and my trip to SF. Great crew. Well organized. Fantastic experience.
Money well spent
Andrew_G, May 2019
We had a great time on our excursion! The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed getting to participate in sail handling and a bit of time on the helm. The boat is a modern engineering marvel, and something to behold. Highly recommended for experienced sailors and novices, alike!
Great sailing
Michael_G, Dec 2018
Had a fantastic day sailing. Skipper John, crew Sean and I unfortunately can’t remember the other gentleman’s name, sorry, were great and very informative and helpful. The weather was all we could wish for, a good breeze and sunny. Yes it was cold but everyone expected than and dressed accordingly. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and would recommend it to anyone.
I stayed back 2 days in SFO for this...
Viraf H, Jul 2018
I stayed back 2 days in SFO for this and it was absolutely worth it - as I am a sailing enthusiast. the boat is 90 feet of beauty and moves unbelievably smooth and fast. The crew was extremely encouraging and involved the guest in several activities starting from rigging the boat to allowing everyone to take the wheel helm . They had some lovely jackets on board for those who were ill prepared - though the booking form clearly said that a jacket wouldbe necessay. We were fortunate to see baby Porpiose jumping along side the boat for a short distance. the route was pretty scenic, going past Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge offering a good optional view of the SFO skyline.
If you love sailing this is for you...
mgmsbabe, Aug 2017
If you love sailing this is for you. Sailed around Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge, we were even lucky enough to see whales and dolphins! Must do especially during whale watching season.
What a blast! We got to see the bay...
Mark D, Aug 2017
What a blast! We got to see the bay from a previously unknown angle. We had never been on a sailboat before but the crew allowed us to adapt to the experience and slowly pulled us into it. During the 2 hour sail, we saw the entire bay including cruising past Alcatraz and sailing under the GG Bridge. We saw whales, sea lions, and dolphins. Everyone 20 people got to take turns at hoisting and moving the sails and driving the boat - you get a chance to experience what it must feel like to be on an America's Cup team while still knowing that if we do something boneheaded we're still safe, thanks to the expert crew. Thanks guys - we will be back!
This tour was awesome! Great crew...
jsabo, May 2017
This tour was awesome! Great crew, fun hands-on experience, and unique views of SF. Fast boat too- prepare to fly! :)
Amazing trip! We had a fantastic...
Lindachristie_A, Oct 2016
Amazing trip! We had a fantastic time on the SF Bay with the very best crew onboard the USA76. We are a family of 4 kids are 5 and 9. They were very welcome abord and were supplied with lifevests and jackets. The weather was windy and gray, but it was still a great time, around Alcatraz, under Golden Gate and the SF harbour. We can recommend this trip BIG TIME. When we get to SF again, we are def looking these guys up again!
Fabulous - what a great way to spend...
Andrea_P, Jul 2016
Fabulous - what a great way to spend a morning. The weather was superb and the sailing was excellent. Sailed across the Bay, passing Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge. Definitely recommend!
A once in a lifetime experience. The...
Andrew C, May 2016
A once in a lifetime experience. The crew were all great and we all had the opportunity to get actively involved in the sail. Would highly recommend to anyone with an interest in sailing.
Despite Mother Nature's attempt to...
Glen A, May 2016
Despite Mother Nature's attempt to make the tour uncomfortable I had a great time. The crew was fantastic and extremely friendly. I would recommend this tour to sailors and land-lubbers alike.
Mega Erlebnis
Heinz_H, May 2022
Tolles Erlebnis, mit maximaler Geschwindigkeit und maximaler Schräglage um Alcatras und unter der GoldenGate durchgesegelt…

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