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Bay Voyager

Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA
+1 510-542-4200
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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 4 days ago

We are locals but went on an afternoon trip with visiting family and we all had a blast. We even learned new fun facts. Highlights were the boat ride itself - thrilling and a bit of splash - and going out past the Golden Gate...More

Thank LeslieHinCA
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this in advance with Viator as a combination excursion including a ferry to Alcatraz. We definitely enjoyed the ride and the personality of Captain Charles. He clearly has a passion for the sea and breadth of knowledge of the area, and it was...More

Thank Kim J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thrilling! We saw so much, and so close up, from the large (coming back under the bridge alongside an enormous container ship) to the small (piles of lazy sleeping sea lions). And the Captain is adorable.

Thank CAinBerlin
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was the highlight of my trip!! If you are visiting San Francisco for the first time, Bay Voyager is an absolute MUST! This tour offers breath-taking views of the Golden Gate Bridge (an excellent selfie opportunity), along the city front, and an up-close...More

2  Thank alee825
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Charles is truly in his element! He gave our family one of the most memorable trips in San Francisco! Professional, historian, witty, accommodating to our youngest family member and more! Adults, teens, little ones-we had it all and all had a blast! The day...More

1  Thank melee8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Charles is the best! My husband, 3 kids (11, 13, 20) and I had a great time. What a wonderful way to experience San Francisco from a perspective that most people do not get to experience. Captain Charles was a blast. Very knowledgeable about...More

Thank tlp1453
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were planning on going on a catamaran tour of the bay but that got sold out; we were disappointed but then heard Captain Charles scream "two sears left!" - we hopped on and it made for an AMAZING trip. We got to see multiple...More

Thank Lorena S
143charles, Owner at Bay Voyager, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Your amazing and thank you for taking a chance on us at the last minute! Glad we could share the bay with you and be a part of only the 2nd day ever when we didn't issue foul weather gear because it felt like we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family vacation to San Francisco. We had 5 people. This was perfect! Saw Alcatraz in the morning and after went on Bay Voyager. Had a really good time and felt safe out in the San Francisco Bay Area. Went under the Golden Gate Bridge, saw...More

Thank Christie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely trip around the bay combining both adventure and a great guided tour of the San Francisco Bay. I would definitely recommend!

Thank Raquel-Lx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting tour of San Fransisco bay area. Captain Charles/Tour guide was fun and informative. Really experienced captain and the RIB transport was far more exciting than the standard cruisers.

Thank Mitch221989
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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13 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