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Bay Voyager

Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA
+1 510-542-4200
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USD 95.00*
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San Francisco Bay Sightseeing Boat Tour
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USD 55.00*
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Early Bird 45-Minute Golden Gate Bridge Boat Tour
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USD 158.00*
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Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay Sightseeing Boat Tour
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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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Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 510-542-4200
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went there on a part of our USA trip. Now we have been into a lot of different tours across the United States and this is absolut the Best! We was so lucky That we get 2-3 meters close to (a)...More

Thank Sebastian M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visiting San Francisco from UK - booked in advance to do the Bay Voyager cruise - everything was as described if not better - Captain Mike was excellent - very informative - really brought the history of San Francisco to life - saw whales close...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great way to enjoy and experience SF Bay. 12 seat boat that was quick and fun! More personal and great experience. Thanks to Captain Mike!!

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Morning visit to Alcatraz was unbelievers. That place has so much history, and chilling to experience. So impressive. Afternoon RIB boat ride. Mike was a great boat captain. Very knowledgeable and compassionate to the less sea fairing boat members. He took us out to see...More

Thank john r
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Capt Mike was great. Brilliant weather, speeding under the Golden Gate Bridge, whales and sealions - all in 45 minutes!

Thank Bootneck40F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Captain Charles was entertaining and extremely friendly. The boat ride was fantastic. I was afraid that we would be too cold out on the water but everyone is provided with waterproof gear and we were all extremely comfortable. My daughters are 18 and 21 but...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I finally had the opportunity to again ride on the Bay Voyager, and it was just as awesome an experience as the first one years ago. Capt. Charles has concocted the perfect blend of a go fast thrill ride with slowing down to point out...More

Thank meandmac
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I booked this as a bundle package with the Alcatraz tour. I was very happy we did this together. The ride is smooth and Captain Charles was great at telling stories about the views at the right times. We saw no fewer...More

Thank Matt W
143charles, Owner at Bay Voyager, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Congratulations on being part of the "Stinkybreath Whale Crew"! What an amazing trip. To clarify, we do not attempt to get close to the whales. We like to stay a few hundred feet away from them for many reasons, safety being one and not wanting...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in the Bay Area and have taken several boat tours on San Francisco Bay. Without a doubt, Bay Voyager is an extraordinary experience and very different from other tours. Being a fairly small boat, we were able to get very close up to...More

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143charles, Owner at Bay Voyager, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments! Here at Bay Voyager we love more than anything the ability to share the lesser know parts of the bay with everyone. Glad we were able to do that with you and hope the rest of your stay in San...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun & informative! Totally worth it! We learned and saw so much! It's great to learn so much about San Fran and the bay. Cap't Charles is the best!

Thank boyle99
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
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14 November 2016|
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Response from 143charles | Property representative |
As much as I would love to have a baby on board, 11 months is way to young. The minimum age is 4. It used to be 5 but I have not had any issues with 4 year old except they sometimes fall asleep. Thank you and I hope to have... More