Boat Tours & water sports in San Francisco

THE 10 BEST San Francisco Boat Tours & Water Sports

Boat Tours & Water Sports in San Francisco

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Sunset Cruises
1–2 hours
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€82.57
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Sunset Cruises
1–2 hours
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€51.61
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Sailing
1–2 hours
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€102.18
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Sailing
1–2 hours
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€66.06
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Sunset Cruises
2 hours
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€133.15
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Adventure Tours
2–3 hours
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€187.84
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Full-day Tours
1–2 hours
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€49.54
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  • Kim B
    Des Moines1 contribution
    Our bus driver/ tour guide was full of good information. Our walk through Muir Woods was peaceful and relaxing. The coastal redwoods are beautiful. We had great seafood at The Spinnaker on the water. Relaxed by the bay for a while and then took the ferry back.
    Written 6 October 2022
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  • Matt
    1 contribution
    Amazing guide that provided interesting information all along the roadtrip. Meeting instructions were super clear, everything was right on time and the activities were winderful
    Written 5 October 2022
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  • M600NXcarolinab
    Bosques de las Lomas, Mexico6 contributions
    Our tour person (Aladdin) help us to register was very friendly and flexible to accommodate our friends in the same tour. The tour was a great reflection of history and great learning while we have Ana big views of the coast !
    Written 18 September 2022
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  • Allie
    1 contribution
    If you are on the fence about booking this experience…BOOK IT! This trip was incredible from start to finish, the crew is amazing, even letting guests help raise the sails, and walking around to take photos for you. We went in October so it was chilly, but there were warm jackets available on board which were a game changer. The views are incredible!
    Written 7 October 2022
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  • Daniel A
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK42 contributions
    Good trip overall, drinks very expensive and commentary good but far too quiet on the upper deck, couldn't hear it at all
    Written 12 September 2022
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  • Brian C
    3 contributions
    Muir woods- fantastic. If possible, go on an early or late visit to Muir- far less people, nice and quiet. We had a van of eight people from all over: Virginia, Omaha, Australia and Pennsylvania. James was super talkative in a good way. He narrated most of the way. Alcatraz. We wish we had more time there, but saw most of what we wanted to see. Everything moved along smoothly with no hassles. Do this tour and the Big Bus tour and you can say you've experienced San Francisco.
    Written 26 September 2022
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  • bill
    San Francisco, CA4 contributions
    Relaxing 1.5hr cruise from pier to GG Bridge turnaround along alcatraz Island to the bay Bridge with stunning views of the SF skyline...
    Written 4 October 2022
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  • Jerrilyn H
    Phoenix, AZ5 contributions
    The trip itself was great. However the price I paid in advance was double for each person through trip advisor. Wait until you get to the destination and purchase on site. $41 for Alcatraz and $37 for golden gate boat excursion x 3 people $213. Through trip advisor I paid $389.97….
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • Paulette S
    1 contribution
    My favorite part of the visit was the Golden Gate Bridge Express visit. The driver was informative and personal. The express bus was comfortable and clean.
    Written 4 October 2022
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  • Julie P
    1 contribution
    Beautiful weather, mellow and capable crew, sweet sail!
    Celebrated a milestone birthday with the fam. Couldn't have asked for a better day!
    Written 4 October 2022
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  • Chris S
    1 contribution
    Friendly crew. Jackets available for those who get cold. Great experience! A must do in San Francisco.
    Written 3 October 2022
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  • Nicole F
    1 contribution
    We went out under the Golden Gate, then around Alcatraz and back. Great views and a lot of fun. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable.

    We found it to be a lot colder and windier than we thought, but the crew offered us extra jackets and blankets, so it was ok.

    I definitely recommend this to anyone visiting San Francisco.
    Written 30 September 2022
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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.
    Written 21 September 2021
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  • Greta G
    11 contributions
    It was very nice and informative I had a great experience. The inside of the jail tour was great and I would definitely visit again. But prepare to walk a lot.
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • Yoshikazu Tsuji
    2 contributions
    Although tickets was sold out on the official website, I got a ticket two days before departure. This was more expensive.
    Written 22 September 2019
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