Boat Tours & water sports in San Francisco

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Boat Tours & Water Sports in San Francisco

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Day Cruises
1–2 hours
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₹4,214.10
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National Parks
6+ hours
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₹10,872.38
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Sunset Cruises
1–2 hours
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₹6,742.56
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Full-day Tours
1 hour
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₹3,202.72
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Sunset Cruises
2 hours
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₹10,872.38
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Adventure Tours
2–3 hours
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₹15,338.48
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Full-day Tours
1–2 hours
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₹4,045.54
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Sailing
1–2 hours
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₹5,394.05
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Sailing
1–2 hours
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₹8,343.92
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What travellers are saying

  • Nita
    2 contributions
    We're really glad we did this tour. It was GREAT and everything on the tour is a must see. Our tour guide Dustin did a great job giving everyone the history of San Francisco and the different locations. I would definitely recommend this tour.
    Review of: Alcatraz with Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour
    Written 25 March 2023
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  • Kera S
    West Bloomfield, MI2 contributions
    We had a great time on this tour. They were very prompt and punctual for departure and arrival
    times. The bus stopped at the look out over the Golden Gate Bridge for a picture opportunity which I thought was nice! The bus ride to Muir woods was narrated with cool facts and stories about the city and Muir Woods. We took the ferry back to the city which was well worth the extra money as the ride was quick and lots of space to spread
    out!
    Review of: Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)
    Written 28 March 2023
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  • Jude
    Albuquerque, NM1 contribution
    This cruise was AMAZING! It did start off very cold since you gotta wait to be loaded on the boat, but that’s to be expected. But once you’re on the boat, it’s super fun! The city lights are BEAUTIFUL, and the ocean glows an awesome color! You get amazing views of the San Francisco skyline and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge. There’s drinks you can purchase to enjoy during your cruise, and cool little snacks. It’s enjoyable for whoever you want to bring! The whole experience is about a little over an hour so make sure you really take it in! Especially if you’re visiting like I was. I definitely recommend!!
    Review of: Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise
    Written 25 March 2023
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  • Jeff E
    3 contributions
    Great tour with Dylan. It was exactly as advertised, easy pickup, nice buses, Muir Woods, lunch at Saucalito on the waterfront and then driving thru downtown SF including walking around billionaire row homes, past Nancy Pelosi's home as well as the bird cage house. We were then dropped off right in front of the boat to go visit Alcatrez island.

    It was a very full day, and Dylan did a great job. The walk thru Muir woods was about 2 miles, you could go less if you wanted to.
    Review of: Small Group Tour: San Francisco, Muir Woods, Sausalito with OPTIONAL Alcatraz
    Written 28 March 2023
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  • bryan
    York, UK4 contributions
    This is the way you should see the bay. The crew are fantastic friendly and helpful and the views are staggering at sunset
    Review of: San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise
    Written 25 March 2023
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  • Shana
    2 contributions
    It was a wonderful tour. The crew was lovely and although it was rainy , they do offer for you to change your booking for a different tour or a different day which is most appreciated for those that have a problem with being in the rain. It was a quick hour that packed plenty of knowledge around San Francisco and its Landmarks. Thank you for an amazing part of my trip!
    Review of: Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
    Written 12 March 2023
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  • Eduardo Cruz
    1 contribution
    It is an excellent tour. The guide, James, is a very professional person who know what he is doing and give you a treatment as if you were in your house. James is very committed with his job and takes care of all details to make you feel good. The tour is very well designed since these two activities are a must in San Francisco. II would say the three activities, because the stop at the Golden Gate bridge for pictures, in the way back from Muir Woods, is another mandatory visit you must do. Muir Woods is amazing and Alcatraz visit does not need comments. After James drop you off at Pier 33, you don't need more guidance because all is very well organized during your trip to Alcatraz either in the ferry or on the island itself. You will receive a tour audio with a deep explanatory information about the prison. It is something unforgettable. The tour is really worth the price you pay. James, thanks for all you did for us.
    Review of: Alcatraz Muir Woods Express with Golden Gate Bridge Visit
    Written 28 March 2023
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  • Carlos B
    2 contributions
    Aladeen was very welcoming and helpful! He helped change my plans with out a cost, even checked up with me later on throughout my day and asked how my tours went. Great guy and very friendly, highly recommend this place to book your San Francisco tours!
    Review of: Alcatraz Island Tour - Package Deals
    Written 27 March 2023
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  • Som M
    1 contribution
    An absolutely amazing experience! Worth every bit of it. The crew was hilarious and friendly! Shout out to Captain Caleb for making the trip wonderful.
    2 Free Drinks + the ability to walk around the boat while you sail the bay was beautiful.
    Review of: 2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay
    Written 24 February 2023
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  • Shelley S
    Carrollton, TX11 contributions
    Great audio tour and directions, informative and interesting. I was glad to see that the indigenous peoples had a prominent historical exhibit. I’d recommend it for one visit but don’t see a drive for a return visit.
    Review of: Alcatraz Inside and One Day Bike Rental
    Written 21 September 2021
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  • Patrick C
    1 contribution
    Awesome experience on the boat with Captain Peter and the whole crew. Weather was on our side and everyone had a blast. Thank you!!
    Review of: America's Cup Day Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay
    Written 23 March 2023
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  • Jennifer
    4 contributions
    Tour guider was excellent! And our driver was very nice, friendly and humorous. His driving skill was excellent that made us feel very safe.
    Overall experience is very good!
    And the weather definitely added the points.
    Review of: Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour
    Written 19 March 2023
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  • Glenda D
    1 contribution
    It was pouring rain but we could still see everything through the windows on the first level. The audio narration was very informative. We also saw a harbor seal and a few dolphins. Great tour.
    Review of: Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise
    Written 6 March 2023
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  • Trillsquid
    1 contribution
    My soup came out luke warm and portion sizes of the meals was a bit distorted and the included sides, I wouldn't call them sides.. I only got slices of a carrot, one piece of broccoli and a roasted pepper I had no idea what to do with but overall, definitely worth the experience! Loved the respectful Hostess and waiters!
    Review of: San Francisco Premier Dinner Dance Cruise
    Written 9 November 2022
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  • Michelle L
    2 contributions
    It was a relaxing and lovely adventure. Captain John rounds out the experience. Professional through and through.
    Review of: 2 Hours Private Sailboat Charter in San Francisco Bay
    Written 16 October 2022
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