Adventure Cat Sailing Adventures in San Francisco, CA

Beach St & The EmbarcaderoSan Francisco, CA 94133
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Looking for unparalleled views of San Francisco? Hop on a catamaran! Sail into the San Francisco Bay where you’ll take in beautiful views of Alcatraz Island, the San Francisco city skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, scenic beaches, and more. Along the way, keep an eye out for sea lions, dolphins, and even a whale or two! Bring a light jacket and soft-soled shoes for your excursion.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Francisco Travel Experts
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled sail.
  • Located at Pier 39, Gate J, next to the sea lions.
  • Bring a jacket and wear soft-soled shoes.
  • Tour duration: approximately 90 minutes long.
  • A bar and snacks are available for purchase on board.


from Adventure Cat Sailing Adventures
Sail with us and experience the beauty of San Francisco right from the water (bring your camera, these views are too good to miss!). Our spacious catamarans take guests on a stable, safe ride combining the exhilaration of fresh air and waves on our deck with the protection and outstanding views from our covered cabin.

Whether you’re looking for something the whole family can enjoy or a romantic evening out for two, your sail on Adventure Cat is sure to be a memorable highlight. See some of the Bay’s most popular attractions up close and personal as we sail around Alcatraz Island, directly underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and head back admiring the city’s famed skyline – it’s quite a sight! Catch a glimpse of marine wildlife including pelicans, sea lions, dolphins, and even the occasional whale. Our sailing excursions are consistently rated among the top five things to do in San Francisco, and our thousands of happy guests can testify.

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Toledo, Ohio
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 08, 2019 NEW
What can I say? Just WOW!! This was an experience not to be forgotten. Easy to book. Easy to find. AMAZING CREW!! Captan Hans and First Mate Mike went beyond to make this a memorable adventure for our family. We’ve taken other Bay cruises, but nothing has topped sailing the winds on the Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge!! Thank you to the amazing crew of Adventure Cat!!
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Pamela M
"The BEST way to see the BAY!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 01, 2019 NEW
I love this tour! It's my second trip and it's the nicest boat tour. No boat noise, no pushy "guides", no awful diesel engines, just a quiet, lovely sail across the Bay and under the Golden Gate bridge with beautiful panoramic views of the city. I highly recommend!
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Lauri L
"These guys are fabulous"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 23, 2019 NEW
Easy going crew with wonderful sense of humor- helpful, friendly in a genuine way. Sail was smooth, views were the best of any I’ve had on a Bay tour (done 2 others with family and friends). The motor boat tours are choppy and rushed. Can’t recommend it enough!
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Montreal, Canada
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 18, 2019
The crew at Adventure Cats rock! We had an amazing Sunset Sail experience. Well-worth it. The ship leaves exactly on time and the guys know what they're doing. A+
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Pikesville, Maryland, United States
"Great sail around the Bay - amazing value"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 09, 2019
I had 90 minutes to spare so I took this sail. The crew was super friendly, and the sailing was fantastic. We had great wind, and sailed past Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate bridge. For $45 you can't have this much fun for 90 minutes anywhere.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Adventure Cat Sailing Adventures

Will I get wet?
If you’re outside on the trampolines, there is a pretty good chance you’ll get wet. If you don’t want to get wet, you can stay in the cabin. With a 360-degree view, you won’t miss a thing.

Will I get seasick?
Probably not. Since the catamaran is so stable most people don’t have any problems. If you are susceptible to seasickness, you may want to get a patch or some seasick pills.

What if I forget a jacket and it gets cold?
We have some jackets on board that you are welcome to use. Jackets are available on a first come, first served basis.

Do you have life jackets for kids and adults?
Yes, life jackets for kids and adults are available.

Is the cabin heated?
Yes, the cabin is heated.

Do you serve food or drinks on board?
For our daytime sail, we do not serve any food or drink, but you can purchase wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks at our bar for cash or credit. The sunset sail includes lights hors-d'oeuvres and two complimentary drinks and you can always purchase additional drinks or snacks as well.

Why does the sunset sail go out at different times?
We try to schedule the sunset sails so that you always get a great view of the setting sun. Depending on the time of year and daylight saving time, the sun will set at different times.

What exactly do I see on the sail?
On your scenic sail around the San Francisco Bay, you’ll sail by historic Alcatraz Island, get a unique view as you sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, take plenty of photos of the breathtaking San Francisco city skyline and pass by a colony of sea lions or even spot some whales.

Are there bathrooms aboard the boats?
Yes, there is a clean bathroom for both boats.

What should I wear?
People who go on Adventure Cat 1 or Adventure Cat 2 usually wear jeans, a tee shirt or sweatshirt, tennis shoes, and bring a jacket. If it’s a special occasion, they might get all dressed up.

What happens if it rains?
Severe weather in this area of California is rare and cruises will proceed as scheduled in light rain and other mild weather conditions. Both our boats have 360-degree, protected viewing areas! In the rare event that we have to cancel a cruise, you will have the opportunity to reschedule your tickets (subject to availability) or receive credit towards a future event.