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Sail the San Francisco Bay

Written by Boatsetter Team
October 2, 2020

Your Guide to Exploring the Pacific on a Yacht

Have you ever considered renting a catamaran or yacht for a couple of nights around San Francisco? Even if it is just an overnight charter, you can do a lot of snorkeling, windsurfing and whale watching. Check out some of the amazing boat listings that we offer for your California cruise. How about sailing around Alcatraz in the hands of your knowledgeable captain and crew? Or maybe you’d enjoy a sunset tour beneath the Golden Gate bridge? Extra time on your hands? Visit the historic Fisherman’s Wharf and soak up the atmosphere.

Sailing around Alcatraz

Up until 1963, the island of Alcatraz was a maximum security prison, but today it offers tours that are open to the public. Sail your special rented yacht charter around the island and enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean breeze in your hair as you contemplate how some of the prison inmates tried to make the 1.25 mile swim across the bay to San Francisco. When it comes to historical sites and boat rentals in San Francisco, this is the perfect opportunity to dive head first into some of the area’s long history.

Sunset tours of the Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most iconic sights in the world and sunset tours here are ideal for celebratory yacht charters like birthdays, bachelorette, wedding or graduation parties. The Golden Gate Yacht Club is the ideal place to dock your boat and the club also offers you the option of renting their clubhouse for a quick cocktail party before you return to boat rental from San Francisco.

Historic Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf is the ideal place to dock your boat. The most famous part of the wharf is known as Pier 39, where there are shops, restaurants, a video arcade, street performances, the Aquarium of the Bay, virtual 3D rides, and sometimes you can even see California sea lions! Further inland from the pier, this historic area is home to the famous Ghirardelli Square, a former chocolate factory. Pick up some souvenirs and enjoy the vast array of options for waterside dining on the wharf, especially the crab or clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls. There are also several historic ships docked at the wharf, such as the SS Jeremiah O’Brien and the USS Pampanito, which were both used during World War II. These ships would make good daily excursions for you and your family.

Reserve Your Yacht Charter

Apart from the above options, here are some more enticing activities available to you right from your boat. If you start in San Francisco, you have so many options when it comes to reserving your yacht charters. At Boatsetter, we’re proud of the hassle-free reservation process we offer boaters. Our number one goal is safety and our number two priority is keeping things simple for you. We know boats. Together we can find the perfect yacht charter for you. Our fleet is easily searchable online. The Boatsetter database pulls from thousands of boat rentals and yacht charters and has multiple features for narrowing your search. With Boatsetter it’s easy to find, reserve and confirm your reservation. Put a sailing adventure on your calendar today!

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