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San Francisco Sailing Company

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Address: Pier 39 Dock C, San Francisco, CA 94133
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+1 415-378-4887
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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We are the best attraction in SF that you must experience. We offer daily...

We are the best attraction in SF that you must experience. We offer daily 90 minute tours of the SF Bay or multi-hour private charters. Celebrate a special occasion or go sailing for fun. We sail all around the bay: Alcatraz Island, The Golden Gate Bride, Angel Island, Bay Bridge, Ball Park, Sausalito, Tiburon, City Front & More.

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USD 60.00*
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2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay
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USD 45.00*
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1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour
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USD 60.00*
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Small-Group Golden Gate Bridge Sailing Tour

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Evening sail in the Bay

Wonderful way to see San Francisco light up for the night and watch the sun set behind the Golden Gate! Captain & 1st Mate were both very friendly. We would definitely do this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
Amy-Oliver15
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Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
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Bloomington, Illinois
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Very much enjoyed experiencing the San Francisco Bay and beyond on a sailboat with a small group rather than on a large boat. Great way to start the day with included mimosa's (also other drink options)! The crew was knowledgeable and fun and more than willing to take pictures. It was convenient and easy to find the doc off Pier... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Decided that the weather was too good to not get out on the water. Took the 90 minute sail on SF Bay on the 41 footer. Great boat and excellent crew. Lots of info about the sites and history. Excellent service and excellent value. Highly recommended.

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Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Wonderful way to see San Francisco light up for the night and watch the sun set behind the Golden Gate! Captain & 1st Mate were both very friendly. We would definitely do this again!

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Thank Amy-Oliver15
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The Islander Freeport was an amazing vessel with character! The captain & crew were very knowledgeable and answered any questions I asked them. I went on the afternoon sail and the weather was chilly but that's San Francisco so be prepared & dress in layers! Two complimentary drinks are provided as well as extra jackets if you want to be... More 

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Thank Lauren W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Took a sunset tour with the San Francisco Sailing Company and was very pleased. I wanted something different to mark a personal anniversary and sailing on the bay was perfect. The day we went was cold and freezing even on land, so I was prepared (I've been out on the bay many times), but they had jackets, etc. for those... More 

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Thank mjwtravelfun
Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

First time I had ever been sailing. It was amazing trip. Captain and 1st Mate answered all my questions and was able to sit back, relax and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank 2005guest
West Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We went on a sunset sail on The Privateer. Sailing around the bay is an excellent way to see a panoramic view of the city, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. It was fun and relaxing. We got to see a whale that was in the bay. There were only about 20 people on the boat. The captain and first... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The whole family headed out on their 41 foot ketch for a about 3 hours. Wind was a solid 23 knots and we were moving. Saw seals, a shark, bay porpoise and sailed under the Gate Bridge. Fabulous experience. And THIS is company to go with.

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Thank Douglas G
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I have taken two sails with San Francisco Sailing Company, both in the afternoon (about 4:30) at different times of year. I am local, so I have sailed with a few other companies, and I can recommend SFSC for a few reasons. First, you get to sail on a smaller, handsome sailboat (as opposed to a giant, impersonal hulk with... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Had a great time on the sunset sail. Very windy and lots of activity on the water. Captain and first-mate were very willing to answer questions and were excellent hosts.

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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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