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    Helicopter Tour and Dinner Cruise

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    Views from above, views from the water! Savor the breathtaking aerial views of San Francisco on a helicopter tour. Take in well-known landmarks from above, such as Alcatraz Island and the spectacular Golden Gate and Bay Bridges spanning the bay. After your flight, end your day in style aboard a dinner cruise on San Francisco Bay as the sun sets.

    Enjoy the sights of San Francisco on the way to the heliport. Once onboard your quiet and smooth reliable helicopter seating 4 to 6 passengers, the exhilarating adventure begins. Musical background accompanies spontaneous narration by your professionally trained pilot. During your 20-minute flight, see the famous hills of San Francisco and the striking cityscape. Admire aerial views of Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Bridge and more. Upon landing, the shuttle drops guests for boarding on the yacht where delightful views of San Francisco from the water await. On your 2.5 hour cruise, savor an elegant 4-course dinner, enjoy live music entertainment and stroll the outer decks for incomparable views of the glittering San Francisco skyline. Your evening concludes at Pier 3.

    Helicopter Tour and Dinner Cruise

    240 Redwood Highway Frontage Rd, Mill Valley

    • Admire the beauty of the skyline and the bay as you go for a 20 minute helicopter ride and dinner cruise
    • Soar over San Francisco and capture breathtaking views from the vantage point of a helicopter
    • Savor a 4-course dinner aboard a yacht passing landmarks like Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge
    • Enjoy live music and stroll the outer decks for incomparable views of the glittering skyline
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    Sunset Sail with Beer and Wine

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    After dinner but before going out, come appreciate San Francisco's city lights from a whole different angle. On this evening cruise, head down the city front past the historic Piers and Embarcadero as you take in the sights of the lit up financial district and the Ferry building, twinkling and reflecting off the calm evening waters. Enjoy a complimentary toast under the Bay Bridge and continue on to McCovey Cove and AT&T park. On the ride back, the stereo gets cranked up to prepare you for the San Francisco party scene, only a few blocks from where your ship docks. This is truly an unforgettable sail and the perfect way to start your San Francisco night!
    Sunset Sail with Beer and Wine

    Pier 39, San Francisco

    • Enjoy a 2 hour sailboat cruise of San Francisco's iconic skyline lit up at night
    • Pass by iconic San Francisco landmarks such as the Bay Bridge, McCovey Cove, and AT&T park
    • Relax on deck as you sip on two glasses of complimentary beer, wine, champagne, or soda
    • Start your night out in the most beautiful and exciting way possible
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    Sailing Tour

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    Set sail for a day of leisure and relaxation on the Privateer, a 41 foot Islander Freeport built to be a party boat for a rock star! The Privateer is the only monohull (traditional) sailboat on Fisherman's Wharf licensed to carry more than 6 passengers. With two masts and teak decks, she is a very high class yacht indeed. On your 90-minute tour of the Wharf, enjoy complimentary beer and wine and entertaining commentary from your captain as you pass by iconic San Francisco landmarks such as Alcatraz, Angel Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Sausalito. Grab some friends and your sense of adventure to discover SF like never before!
    Sailing Tour

    Pier 39, San Francisco

    • Enjoy a narrated 90-minute sailboat cruise of San Francisco's famous Fisherman's Wharf
    • Relax on the deck of the Privateer, a 41-foot Islander Freeport built to be a party boat for a rock star
    • Pass by iconic San Francisco landmarks such as Alcatraz, Angel Island, and the Golden Gate Bridge
    • Sip on some complimentary beer and wine during your ride
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    America's Cup Sunset Sail

    Shiver me timbers! Tap into your inner pirate with this 2.5-hour yachting adventure, and you'll find out just how "blimey" racing across the open water can be! You'll follow the official race course from the 2013 America's Cup while sailing aboard a racing-class yacht. Not one to sit back and watch? You can also join in the fun, helping with the hoist, manipulating the sail trim controls, and even taking over the helm! While a public trip, the USA 76 only accommodates up to 20 guests, making for an intimate, and highly enjoyable experience on the water. Batten down the hatches, skallywags. Things are about to get fun!
    America's Cup Sunset Sail

    Pier 39, San Francisco

    • Cruise across San Francisco Bay aboard a regulation racing yacht
    • Follow the course that was used in the 2013 America's Cup
    • Take part in helping run the yacht, including a turn at the helm
    • Feel the wind in your hair and the spray of water as the yacht powers up
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    Golden Gate Bridge Champagne Cruise

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    Start your weekend off right with a 2-hour sailing cruise of the most picturesque scenery San Francisco has to offer! Depart from Pier 39 and head up the city front towards the Golden Gate Bridge, cruising past San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, the Marina District, Crissy Field, and Fort Point, ending up right under the Golden Gate Bridge for a champagne toast and an unparalleled photo opportunity. As you sail back through the central bay and around Alcatraz Island, you will be surrounded by the most magnificent views in the world. As you turn your head, take in vistas of the City front, Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Angel Island, Alcatraz, Oakland and the Bay Bridge all at once. The peace and serenity of this sail will set the pace for your entire weekend!
    Golden Gate Bridge Champagne Cruise

    Pier 39, San Francisco

    • Enjoy a narrated 2-hour sailboat cruise of San Francisco's most iconic landmarks
    • Pass by iconic San Francisco landmarks such as Alcatraz, Angel Island, and the Golden Gate Bridge
    • Relax on deck as you sip on two glasses of complimentary beer, wine, champagne, or soda
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    San Francisco Bay Cruise

    Come aboard and enjoy a unique tour of San Francisco... out on the waters! Cruising on the bay will give you a totally different view of this dynamic city. You'll head west towards the Pacific Ocean for prime panoramic views of San Francisco. You'll be able to see Fisherman's Wharf, Fort Mason, Pacific Heights, and more -- all from the comfort of your boat! Keep your eyes peeled for wild sea lions relaxing on specially built sun pads atop the water! You'll also travel past the notorious Alcatraz Island, where your attention will be drawn to the huge water tower, cell block, and eerie old lighthouse.
    San Francisco Bay Cruise

    2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco

    • Enjoy a cruise along the San Francisco Bay for a unique tour of the city
    • Get panoramic views of San Francisco, from Fisherman's Wharf to Fort Mason
    • Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge for a lesser-known perspective of this iconic landmark
    • Pass by Alcatraz, where your attention will be drawn to the eerie cell block and old lighthouse
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    Alcatraz Escape History Tour

    Murder, mayhem, and mobsters -- interesting enough for you? On this Escape the Rock tour, you'll embark on a sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and straight to Alcatraz! As the cruise ship circles around the island, you'll see every angle of this mysterious site. Hear the chilling accounts of escape attempts by some of Alcatraz's notorious criminals, as well as their descriptions of brutality on the island. Plus, this special cruise is "fully-loaded" with sound effects and stories of Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, and even Clyde Johnson!
    Alcatraz Escape History Tour

    2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco

    • Embark on a cruise that circles around the mysterious Alcatraz Island
    • See every angle of this island, from the old lighthouse and the water tower to the cell block
    • Hear chilling accounts of escape attempts by some of Alcatraz's notorious criminals
    • Learn about the stories of Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, and even Clyde Johnson's time in this feared max-security prison
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    Introductory Sailing Experience

    Dreaming of life on the high seas, but don't know your aft from a hole in the ground? Get your ship straight during this 90-minute introductory sailing experience! You'll head out into the San Francisco Bay with a trained instructor, where you're welcome to try out the various jobs of managing a sailing vessel for yourself. Or, if you just want to absorb experience of sail across the open water, you're welcome to sit back and enjoy the ride and leave the work to the ship's crew. Either way, this is the perfect chance find out what sailing is all about while enjoying the bustle of the bay and its incredible views. Good times ahoy!
    Introductory Sailing Experience

    1853 Embarcadero, Oakland

    • Discover the joys of sailing during a 90-minute ride around the San Francisco Bay
    • Take part in the experience by trying out the various jobs of sailing for yourself
    • Check out the scenic views and on-the-water activities offered by the bay
    • Open the doors to a new and exciting hobby with laidback introduction
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    Golden Gate Bay Cruise

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    Want to experience San Francisco's must-do attraction? Take the 60-minute Golden Gate Bay Cruise and you'll see why it's the perfect introduction to San Francisco. The narrated one-hour cruise does a loop of San Francisco Bay, sailing next to Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge! Departing from Pier 43 in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf, you'll sail past the San Francisco skyline and view the lively neighborhood of North Beach and San Francisco Maritime National Park.

    As you head west toward the Golden Gate Bridge, cruise along Fort Mason and the Marina District which was devastated in the 1989 earthquake. Don't miss incredible photo opportunities when sailing directly under the massive 4,200-foot (1,260-meter) span of the Golden Gate Bridge.

    Steaming back into the bay, you'll travel past the wildlife reserves of the Marin Headlands and the legendary town of Sausalito, home to the 1960s flower generation. With Angel Island State Park to your left, you'll slowly cruise around the infamous island of Alcatraz.

    On your way back to Fisherman's Wharf, look out for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Coit Tower. After a full hour of exciting sights, the barking sea lions at Pier 39 will welcome you back to Pier 43.

    All cruise vessels offer indoor and outdoor seating, restrooms, and seasonal snack bar service. The award-winning audio narration is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian and Vietnamese. Vessels operate on biodiesel - a renewable energy source.
    Golden Gate Bay Cruise

    43 The Embarcadero, San Francisco

    • Sail the beautiful San Francisco skyline past North Beach on a narrated one-hour cruise
    • Capture sights along Fort Mason and the Marina District, and pass the infamous Alcatraz Island
    • Travel directly under the Golden Gate Bridge for unbelievable photo opportunities
    • View colonies of sea lions and other sea critters as you meander along the wildlife reserves of the Marin Headlands
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    USA 76 Sailing Adventure

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    Consistent winds, mild year-round temperatures, and spectacular scenery make San Francisco Bay one of the most iconic places in the world to sail. Don your sea legs and hop aboard USA 76 for a unique opportunity to participate in the sailing of an International America's Cup Class yacht! This excursion is the perfect avenue for experiencing the world of professional sailing for you and up to 20 friends. Help with the "hoist," take your turn as a "grinder" on the powerful sail trim controls, and be the skipper of your own America's Cup team as you take your turn at the helm of this high-speed yacht, all the while enjoying the beautiful San Francisco skyline as a backdrop for your adventure!
    USA 76 Sailing Adventure

    Pier 39, San Francisco

    • Experience the world of professional sailing aboard USA 76, an International America's Cup Class yacht
    • Play an active role in your journey as you suit up in safety gear and help the crew hoist the sails
    • Take your turn as a "grinder"on the powerful sail trim controls and be the skipper of your own America's Cup team
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