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San Francisco: Bay Sailing Tour with Drinks

Product ID: 70428
For a relaxing afternoon on the water, hop aboard the Privateer traditional sailboat for a 90-minute cruise of the bay, complete with beer and wine. Get personal attention from a skilled crew as you enjoy stunning views of the bay!
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Duration: 90 minutes - 2 hours
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  • Relax on a 28-passenger sailboat as you see some of the best views in the bay
  • Enjoy two complementary beverages, served by your first mate
  • Sail past Alcatraz and Angel Island, get up close to the Golden Gate Bridge, and enjoy panoramic views of the San Francisco Waterfront
Full description
Meet your captain and first mate at Pier 39, 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time. Check in and then make yourself comfortable on the Privateer, a lovely double-masted 28-person sailboat. Motor out of the dock, and once out on the bay, your crew will raise the sails.

Sail past Alcatraz and Angel Island, get a great view of the Bay Bridge, take in the beautiful green landscape of Marin and the picturesque city of Sausalito, sail parallel to the Golden Gate for some great photo opportunities, and then return to views of the San Francisco waterfront before docking again at Pier 39. 

While you are out on the water, your first mate will serve you two free beverages, your choice of beer, wine, soft drinks, or water! Friendly captains and first mates will be happy to answer any questions you might have during your tour, or you can feel free to just sit back, relax, and enjoy our incredible bay. 
  • Full crew
  • 2 drinks (choice of beer, wine, water or soft drink)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food (you may bring your own)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

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.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• All passengers, including infants, must have a ticket per U.S. Coast Guard regulations
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible; handicapped passengers are welcome on board, but wheelchairs cannot be brought on board the boat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 60 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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It was such fun. The thing to know is they offer beer, soda, and wine. You will want to bring a jacket or even dress warmly as it can get pretty chilly out there on the water. They do offer sailing jackets to wear, or blankets to use if needed. The captain and first mate were very friendly and I had a blast

August 22, 2019

Delightful experience on a “Chamber of Commerce” day in San Francisco. It was sunny, warm—totally lovely. Capt Dave and Alex are friendly, talented sailors with a sense of humor. I not only had fun catching up with a sister-friend I don’t see often enough, but we met a lovely young woman who knows her son! Highly recommend this cocktail hour. It’s delightful!⛵️

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August 15, 2019

Initially we thought this was going to be a narrated sail, but it was more you ask questions and the crew really knew what they were talking about. We actually liked the fact it was all narrated. It was peaceful and beautiful!

November 11, 2019

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San Francisco Sailing Company

Product ID: 70428