Tour Options

Touch of Gold Excursion

Adventure Sightseeing Tour

Do you want to experience the wonders of the San Francisco Bay up close? Set your sights on the Bay Voyager 90 minute excursion, and venture down the waterfront to world famous Pier 39 in our unique vessel! We will outfit you with foul weather gear (to keep you warm and dry from the occasional splash), and then you will board our 12 passenger vessel to explore under the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, and along the cityfront and then head back to our homeport for a quick visit to the world famous Pier 39 Sea Lions! No need for binoculars on this trip, we see it all up close! Narrated by your Captain, you’ll learn something new about the historic Bay area, and view the waterfront in a way unlike any other! Take photos, make memories and see it all up close. Travel faster, farther and closer to the sights than any tour boat on the bay!

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Alcatraz & Touch of Gold Combo

“Touch of Gold” Adventure Sightseeing Tour

All the wonder and excitement of the “Touch of Gold” Bay Voyager excursion, plus an in-depth experience of the legendary Alcatraz Island prison compound! This package combines two experiences into one fantastic deal. With this combo package, enjoy both the 90-minute Bay Voyager Excursion departing from Pier 39, as well as a separate guided tour and experience of Alcatraz departing from Pier 33. You’ll take one of the Alcatraz Cruises Ferries to Alcatraz Island, where you will learn the complete history of the notorious former prison. Then, during your Bay Voyager excursion, you will explore The Ferry Building, Presidio, and past the Golden Gate Bridge, then back to our homeport for a quick visit to the world famous sea lions, who have made Pier 39 their home since 1989! On this trip, narrated by Captain Charles, you’ll learn something new about this historic area, and view the waterfront in a way unlike any other! This is one of the best things to do in San Francisco with children of all ages.

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Adventure Sightseeing

45-minute waterfront Tour

Heading south along the city waterfront, enjoy our 45-minute excursion that takes you far across the bay to both Yerba Buena and Treasure Island, under the Bay Bridge, over to Oracle Park Stadium, and back along the very same waterfront that attracted prospectors from around the world during the Gold Rush. See the city waterfront up close and enjoy the adventure. We’ll also bring you within feet of the world-famous Sea Lions at PIER 39, the historic WWII Liberty Ship Jeremiah O’ Brien, the last still operating Ship that was present at the Normandy Invasion, June 6, 1944, the beginning of the end of WWII. Our U.S. Coast Guard licensed captains pause at several locations along the way to point out historic landmarks of San Francisco, giving you many opportunities to take Instagram-worthy photos and videos. Bay Voyager is a very fast boat so we split that time up between going fast and slow throughout the adventure to make sure you are able to take in the sights and sounds of San Francisco Bay.

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After Dark Cruise

As the sun sets, watch SF come alive!

A truly remarkable experience! Book your private “Twilight Cruise”today! The Twilight Cruise will start by heading towards the Golden Gate bridge as the sun sets, then looping back towards the city, you will watch as SF comes alive at night, and finally you will get the best view imaginable of "Bay Lights" the Bay Bridge light installation, designed by world-renowned artist Leo Villareal. This tour is only offered by Bay Voyager and is perfect for locals and tourists alike.

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Private Charters Available

Need Bay Voyager for something a little bit different? Want to host your next party, get together, or team training on the Bay? We would love to help you make your next event one to remember. Charter by the hour, day, or week, and bring your party to beautiful San Francisco Bay. Charter includes Captain, boat, and fuel, so your private charter experience can be everything you want it to be. Work in film or TV and trying to get the perfect footage of San Francisco Bay? Our seating is removable for access to different angles for shots, and the boat has extra storage and screw down holdings to secure your cameras and equipment. We will make your private excursion like something from a movie. Give us a call now to discuss your private charter options! Advanced reservations required.
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While we understand things may happen that lead to unavoidable cancelation we have a limited number of seats and appreciate you understanding our policy on refunds, rescheduling. There is no refund/rescheduling for customers who do not show up or miss for their scheduled departure. We are obligated to all our guests to depart on time so please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.


A refund may be made if requested at least five days before the scheduled trip. Tickets can be rescheduled for another date with at least 72 hours’ notice and are transferable. Bay Voyager reserves the right to cancel a trip due to unsafe weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances, in which case a full refund will be issued.