San Francisco Bay Highlights
49 Mile Bay Crossing
Are you a San Francisco 49ers fan? Trade your hot dog and football jersey for sun glasses and a life jacket. The “49 Mile Bay Crossing” cruise spans 49 miles during the four hour tour and focuses on the highlights of the Bay, voyaging past the San Francisco downtown area, the Marina and North Beach from a waterfront excursion of California’s most historic city. Additionally, passengers explore sites across the Bay, including the Alameda-Oakland estuary, four of the bay’s major bridges and two lighthouses.
Prices for this excursion are $115 per person for a four person minimum or a group rate of $840 for eight or more people, which equates to $105 per person.
The Boat- 28′ Northwind Custom RIB
Built in Seattle, Washington by Northwind Marine, this custom-built rigid inflatable boat (RIB) was designed for comfort. US Coast Guard-approved and licensed, this vessel was patterned after the same versatile and nearly indestructible RIBs used by Navy Seals. Powered by a four-stroke, 300-hp Yamaha engine, the boat can run safely, day or night on the bay.
With seating for 12 passengers and two crew, the Bay Voyager is a versatile vessel. Kids and adventurous adults will want to sit up front and enjoy a light spray from the bay. Captain Jennings supplies all guests with Helly Hansen waterproof pants and jackets to go over your clothes. Don’t forget sunblock and wear a hat with a strap, as it gets windy on the bay.
See the highlights of the Bay, the San Francisco downtown area, the Marina, and North Beach from the water, cruising along the front of the most historic city in California.
America’s Cup fans, take a cruise that follows the same route planned for San Francisco’s America’s Cup race in 2013.
- – Hyde St. Pier National Historic Maritime Park
- – USS Pompanito (WWII Submarine)
- – SS Jeremiah O’Brien (WWII Liberty Ship)
- – Fort Mason
- – Marina District
- – The Palace of Fine Arts
- – The Presidio (current home to Lucasfilm)
- – Golden Gate bridge
- – Fort Point (Civil War fortress)
- – Alcatraz (one full circle around)
- – Treasure Island
- – Yerba Buena Island
- – Bay Bridge
- – San Francisco Dry Dock/Hunters Point Ship Yard
- – AT&T park (Home to the San Francisco Giants)
- – Ferry Building (Built in 1896)
- – Transamerica Building
- – Coit Tower
- – Future Home to the America’s Cup
- – Forbes Island
- – Pier 39 & Sea Lions
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Have you been on a RIB before? I had my first boat ride on a RIB in Bodo, Norway near the Arctic Circle. What are your favorite things to do in San Francisco?
The Bay Voyager offers unique tours of the San Francisco Bay. While the Bay Voyager docks in the Pier 39 Marina, custom tours and pick ups are available near ATT Park or other accessible locations. Call direct for additional details. Follow Bay Voyager on Twitter and Like Bay Voyager on Facebook
If You Go:
Bay Voyager (510) 542-4200
Captain Charles Jennings
P.O. Box 7629
Berkeley, California 94707
Article, photos and YouTube video by Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown. I was a guest of Bay Voyager.