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Bay Voyager

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Address: Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA
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Bay Voyager is happy to announce the opening of our new location at Pier 39...

Bay Voyager is happy to announce the opening of our new location at Pier 39 in San Francisco! The range of tours offered by Bay Voyager include viewing historic ships, visiting former mooring sites of abandoned gold rush ships, and experiencing active estuaries populated by cargo ships and tug boats. You’ll see the San Francisco waterfront, cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz, Under the Bay Bridge to the Port of Oakland, past AT&T Park (Home to the San Francisco Giants) and Back to Pier 39. While Bay Voyager does have specific routes, deviation is an integral part of the experience, making each adventure an engaging and exhilarating encounter.According to owner and captain, Charles Jennings, “we feel there is a need to provide more intimate and individualized tours that travel closer and give more in depth guided tours. By being in a small and agile vessel, guests can have an up close and personal adventure while traveling to all corners of the always-fascinating bay.”

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US$ 95.00*
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San Francisco Bay RIB Boat Cruise
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US$ 150.00*
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Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay RIB Boat Experience

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Great fun even a 2nd time around

This was my second time on this tour and it was every bit as fun as the first. It's now my go to thing to do in SF when I have out of town guests. Everything about the experience... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my second time on this tour and it was every bit as fun as the first. It's now my go to thing to do in SF when I have out of town guests. Everything about the experience is truly fantastic. I called up Captain Charles in the morning asking if he had any spots open, and he ended... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked this tour originally so we could get last minute Alcatraz tickets. So glad we did. My husband, twin 9 years and myself had a fabulous time. We have both been to SF many times for work and long weekends, but first trip for our boys. We learned so much of the city/waterfront history. The boat is small so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the water you get a different perspective of San Francisco and its history. This tour is definitely worth it. The rain stopped just prior to our tour and Captain Charles made the tour an amazing time full of history and facts about the various things we saw as we cruised under the Golden Gate Bridge toward the Pacific and... More 

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Adam, What an amazing day it turned out to be! Calm, clear and not raining. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to San Francisco and we hope to have you on board again sometime in the future. Explore the bay! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charles is a terrific captain and tour guide. He's very professional, while offering an entertaining experience. The boat is extremely stable, and the 300 hp motor makes for an exciting adventure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic voyage with Charles. I'm a local and have been on this bay too many times to count. This trip was one of my most memorable ones! We took an 11:00 trip around the bay with a boat full of friends. Charles knew many things about places all around the bay, it was so cool to learn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just took a boat ride with Bay Voyager and was first, a little nervous and I did not know what to expect. Was I wearing the right clothes, was I going to get wet and cold? All my worries were addressed. We were advised what to wear and were also given water suits so we would stay dry. From... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible experience! With Captain Charles behind the wheel we navigated around some spectacular views that could only be seen and experienced at eye level in a RIB Boat. If you are a photographer or a lover of sea life this is a must do adventure! Captian Charles is knowledgeable not only about the Bay Area and the sites we explore... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved this boat trip. Going fast on the RIB, seeing the bridges up close, the amazing views of San Francisco, and the great narration from Captain Mike. It was perfect. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting San Fran!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We went on the RIB boat with Capt Charles last week while in town for the Pats game. We lucked out and only had 2 other people on the boat with us, and one of them was an old maritime classmate of Capt Charles and he had some cool history to add to the tour, so that was an unexpected... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic, exciting time with Captain Charles and five children aged 4-9. We loved how fast the boat goes. It was a wonderful adventure and Captain Charles made it very special for our son (see quote in title). Thanks!

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Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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