San Francisco Catamaran Cruise

San Francisco, CA

Item #: CRU-SFR-0038
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Explore one of San Francisco's most magnificent features in a purely relaxing way. Hop aboard the SF Catamaran Cruise for an unforgettable boat tour of the Bay Area's beautiful waters!

  • The sailing provider has been offering world-class boat tours of the San Francisco Bay since 1991
  • Relish the excitement of departing from the Fisherman's Wharf area one of the city's most vibrant hot spots for locals and tourists alike
  • Traverse the water for 90 minutes on an impressive 55-foot catamaran, complete with a cash bar for snack and beverage purchases
  • A comfortable protected viewing area is available for those who wish to enjoy more of the scenery and less of the breeze
  • Sail beside iconic San Francisco attractions like historic Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge as you take in the spectacular city skyline!
Pier 39 - San Francisco, CA
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If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

February through Mid-March:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday - 1:30 PM

Mid-March through August:
Daily - 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM

September through October:
Daily - 1:30 PM & 3:30 PM

November through Mid-December:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday - 1:30 PM

Essential Information
  • Life jackets are available on board for children and adults
  • Snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks can be purchased on board with cash or credit, no outside beverages are allowed on board
  • Special child pricing available for children ages 6 - 12 years, please contact Virgin Experience Gifts for pricing
  • Children 5 years and younger are free, please notify Virgin Experience Gifts at the time of booking so accommodations can be made 
1.5 Hours
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Maximum Participants
Up to 76 passengers
Not allowed
Weather Dependent
The activity usually runs in light rain and other moderate weather conditions, but your experience provider may cancel the activity up to an hour before the start time in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions. If your provider cancels the event, you will be allowed to reschedule your experience or receive credit for a future event.
What To Wear
Participants are advised to wear jeans, a tee-shirt or sweatshirt, tennis shoes and to bring a jacket. If it's a special occasion, you can certainly dress up, just note that soft-soled shoes are recommended. Jackets are available on board, but yours will be much more stylish.
What is the difference between a catamaran and a real sailboat?
A catamaran has two hulls instead of one, the result is a more stable ride. It's like comparing a Rolls Royce to a Dune Buggy.
Will I get seasick?
Since catamarans are more stable, most people don't have any problems. However, if you are very susceptible to sickness, you may want to take seasick pills or wear a patch.
Will I get wet?
If you're outside on the trampolines, there is a pretty good chance you'll get wet.  If you really don't want to get wet, you can stay in the cabin.  With a 360 degree view, you won't miss a single thing.
How fast does the Adventure Cat 2 go?
Under sail, the average speed is 8-12 knots (approximately 9-13 MPH).

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Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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