Water activity

San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge Catamaran Cruise

San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge Catamaran Cruise

From US$ 60 per person

Take in views of San Francisco's iconic skyline, Alcatraz Island, and the Golden Gate Bridge like never before on this 1.5-hour catamaran adventure. Feel the wind in your hair and enjoy the ocean air as you look for sea lions lounging in the bay.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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What customers loved


  • Enjoy a 90-minute sail on beautiful San Francisco Bay
  • Sail past Alcatraz Island and under the Golden Gate Bridge as you look for sea lions
  • Take in the striking skyline of San Francisco, always in sight during the cruise
Full description

Experience the beauty of San Francisco Bay on a round-trip catamaran cruise. Take in San Francisco's breathtaking skyline as you sail by Alcatraz Island and under the Golden Gate Bridge. Feel the breeze and keep a look out for sea lions. Admire your surroundings from a protected viewing area, or live on the edge and stand on the canvas trampoline nets with the waves beneath your feet. Pick up a helpful navigation guide providing information about San Francisco's landmarks as you sail past many of them. Make this experience complete by taking the helm from the captain and steering the catamaran yourself. This sail is the perfect activity for kids as well as kids at heart. The captain and crew are always there, happy to snap a photo or answer your questions about the sights of San Francisco. If all this excitement makes you hungry or thirsty, you’ll find snacks, soda, beer, and wine available at the cabin's snack bar.

  • Catamaran cruise
  • Refreshments (available for purchase on board)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at Pier 39, Gate J, next to the sea lion viewing area. Pier 39 is just off The Embarcadero, near the intersection of Beach St, Grant Ave, and The Embarcadero. For your GPS, use 2 Beach St, San Francisco, CA, 94133. When you get to Pier 39, stand on the sidewalk and look towards the water. Proceed through the main entrance to Pier 39 shops. Once inside, head out to your left between the shops to the water (towards Golden Gate Bridge). Adventure Cat is at Gate J, located right next to the sea lion viewing area.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Bring a jacket and wear soft-soled shoes. No outside beverages are allowed on board.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 302 reviews

Review summary

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This was truly the best way to start off our trip in San Francisco! The crew is fun, super energetic. We sailed with Devin & Chad beginning of August. We were lucky to get to see the bridge with a bit of sunshine as it had been so foggy the days before - this is definitely a weather dependent activity. But even on foggy days, the bridge can still look really cool/mystical. If it is a colder day, they have jackets on board :) you can also buy drinks inside! They let us take pictures behind the steering wheel, which are definitely our favourites of our holiday. Highly recommend!

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September 13, 2022

Wonderful experience from start to finish. The trip was easy to book and the directions to the pickup spot were easy to follow. The Adventure Cat crew was awesome, very helpful and assisted with any needs along the way. This trip is a must, whether you are visiting SF or if you live in the Bay Area. Highly recommended for all.

August 22, 2022

This was an amazing way to spend an afternoon! We absolutely enjoyed it! We couldn't have asked for better weather, even if we planned it. Of course that is out of their hands, but made our day just that much more fun! Thanks for letting us drive the catamaran! A great way to bond with coworkers =)

August 16, 2022

Product ID: 53341