Boat Tour of San Francisco Bay
Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge, along the San Francisco waterfront and around the Port of Oakland—Navy Seal-style, in a durable, inflatable power boat. See all the sights of the City by the Bay from the water in this unique boating and sightseeing experience.
What You Will Do
- Embark on a sightseeing tour of San Francisco Bay in a 28-foot rigid inflatable boat that comfortably sits 12 people
- Take a scenic trip across the Bay to the Port of Oakland for an up-close view of a working dockyard and cargo port
- Enjoy great views of iconic Bay-area sights, including Yerba Buena Island, the Bay Bridge, the SS Jeremiah O’Brien, USS Pampanito, the Presidio, and the Ferry Building
- Coast around the San Francisco waterfront and Golden Gate Bridge before returning for a close-up meeting with the sea lions at Pier 39
- Weather gear is provided to keep you dry and warm
There is no returns on Alcatraz Combo Tickets.
- 411 Ratings
Great fun! Not only exciting but we also learned a lot about San Francisco and it’s hisory. Our guide was great and made it an even more enjoyable experience for our group which included a 9 year old, 12 year old, mom and grandma.
So worth it!!! Best boat ride in the bay!! You see so more and more personal!! Love the captain!! Would do it again!!
Well worth the time and money, very fun trip
Very knowledgeable about the surroundings. Great boat ride to cruise the bay and be so close to the water. Totally enjoyed and would recommend this trip. When we go again we would do this trip. From Oklahoma...
This was an amazing trip. Captain Charles was great and gave us the full background to everything we saw. A good 90 mins worth. Went under the bay bridge and up close to the seals. Would highly recommend this way of seeing San Francisco Bay. Afterwards we checked out some of the sites from the land side.
This tour was the highlight of our trip! Captain Charles provided a fun and informative tour. We were even able to see a whale! Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Bay area.
Awesome adventure w multiple whale sightings! Wish we could have gotten closer to see Alcatraz a little better. Will try to post video to your website or Facebook
I was looking for a different way to tour the bay area and I found it. Captain Charles was awesome! Everyone had a great time.
It was quite the adventure! Our family thoroughly enjoyed riding on the Bay Voyager. Captain Charles is very knowledgeable and personable. We learnt alot about the history of San Francisco. Overall it was a great way to tour San Francisco Bay.
Best ride ever!
I had an amazing time! Charles was great! he was accommodating and very helpful. I truly had an amazing time. than kyou for everything
Hands down this is the best boat tour in SF...An absolute must!
Captain was awesome - great tour in a small boat allowing the opportunity to see places the larger boats don't go. Worth every penny!!!
Captain Mike did not a fantastic job of providing the history of the bay and additional fun facts. It is a must do when in San Francisco!
My daughter and I had a great experience on the Bay Voyager. Our captain Charles was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us lots of inside info and shared all the history of the San Francisco Bay Area dating back to the Gold Rush. It was my daughter's first trip to SF and she felt like she learned everything there was to learn from this 90 minute boat trip. I highly rec this to anyone who is new to the area or wants to get a great view of SF from the water.
Captain Charles is very knowledgeable about the bay and welcomes questions. He told us about the surrounding buildings, houses, structures in great details. He checked on my 5-year-old daughter several times to make sure she was doing well. The view itself is just magnificent. We all had a blast. Thank you, Captain Charles.
This was mine and my husbands first stop when we vacationed in San Francisco. What an amazing experience! Captain Charles is very knowledgeable about San Francisco and gave us a great tour and fun time on the boat.
love the waves. Great views of the City. Learned a lot.
- Robert Jr,
Service was great..... Captain was entertaining and trip was very exciting and memorable
Great experience for the whole family!
Charles was an excellent captain and host. The tour was exhilarating and fun. I loved the special treat we had seeing whales surfacing on the seaward side of the Golden Gate bridge. I also love that Charles uploaded the photos to facebook for us to download at no extra cost.
Charles is a true pro and being on SF Bay demands one. His assistant Winston is also top notch
Can't recommend highly enough! Captain Charles is the man. The ride itself was a ton of fun... gliding over the water, right up against some of San Francisco's most stunning sites. Learned more about San Francisco in one hour with the captain then I've ever learned living here for the last year. Great trip, well worth it!
Very nice trip, Charles is a super nice person and knows everything about the Bay and the City. We even saw a whale! Absolutely worth it, everyone should visit him at the Pier!
Smooth ride in the V hull ride since recent back surgery. Charles, as a native was full of knowledge of the bay area, as well as generous. (Muir Woods early arrival suggestion). We altered our rental car reservations due to his "tip", and boy did it come in handy for setting us up on our coastal drive up coast afterwards. I forgot to apply sunblock, and he offered some. I would have been lobster man for sure without his generosity. Thank you for a lifelong memory..... Kelly & Bryan
¡Fantástica experiencia! Sin duda algo que no se puede olvidar: sentir San Francisco desde el agua o pararse bajo el Golden Gate Bridge. Muy agradable y correcto todo el servicio.
Our entire family had a great time! ages ranging from 8-40 years old. We saw whales, proposes and had an exciting adventure on the Bay Voyager. A must for any family traveling to San Francisco.
Captain Charles was welcoming and a wealth of knowledge and provided interesting facts and stories. We were given jackets, trousers and sunglasses which really were needed and appreciated as we would have been very chilly without them. The speed is exhilarating and the views from the boat are fabulous. Top quality trip- great experience for all the family and we highly recommend it.
Great captain! A lot of fun!
Charles was a great guide and was able to provide us with great information and a fantastic view of San Francisco. This adventure exceeded our expectations and we now have some great memories of our trip to San Fran.
Beautiful day, great tour, and friendly knowledgeable staff
Great 90min boat trip, totally recommend. Lots to see. Charlie is very knowledgeable about the history of San Francisco Bay and a witty, pleasant gent. Don't forget to put your sunscreen on before the trip, weather in the summer time can be very unforgiving.