Go on a Golden Excursion with Bay Voyager

Super fun San Francisco boat tour, up-close waterfront views, and sea lions!

If you're ready for the best and most fun way to sail and explore the San Francisco Bay, then look no further because the Touch of Golden Excursion is it! Climb aboard the amazing Bay Voyager, a 12 passenger vessel, and explore under the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges with the most up close and personal views that the Bay has to offer. This entire trip is narrated by the best Captain and you will learn so many new and historic facts about the Bay. Tour amazing sites such as Coit Tower, Treasure Island, and even Alcatraz! We leave from Pier 39 so be on the lookout for the sea lions. Get city front views the waterfront way and have a great day on the water! The most fun way to experience San Francisco!

Perfect For

  • Fast ride on the Bay

  • Couple views with Bay Area boat tour

  • Boat tour with friends

  • Family Bay boat trip

Packing List

  • comfortable clothing
  • clothing layers
  • comfortable shoes
  • wool socks
  • gloves
  • hat
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • lip balm
  • camera

Location & Hours

Mon11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tue11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sun11:00 AM - 8:00 PM


  1. Arrive 30 minutes before your tour begins
  2. Put on your wetsuit and life jacket and get ready for the fun
  3. Sail around the Bay, learning about San Francisco's highlights narrated by an awesome Captain
  4. Sightsee and take pictures under the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge
  5. Spot the Ferry Building and Palace of Fine Arts
  6. Wave at the cruise ships and other water vessels as you head to Pier 39
  7. Look at the sea lions- I promise they pose for pics
  8. Enjoy your beautiful San Francisco day-until next time

Google Reviews

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Q & A

12 passengers. Children, no matter the size count as 1 person.

There has been one person to get sea sick on the last 5 minuets of the cruise, during the calmest part of the trip. If you are prone to getting sea sick, wear a patch or take appropriate medications prior to your departure time.

Sometimes. You are provided with premium West Marine and Helly Hansen foul weather gear to keep you warm and dry. However, you still may get a little wet. Please leave your most expensive pair of suede or leather shoes at home. Ladies receive a free Bay Voyager hairdo.

It is not advised at all unless you like feeding seagulls your expensive sandwich.

Severe weather in this area of California is rare and cruises will proceed as scheduled in light rain and other mild weather conditions. In the rare event that we have to cancel a cruise, you will have the opportunity to reschedule your tickets (subject to availability) or receive credit towards a future event.

No toilets on board. Make sure to use the restroom before we depart. However we do have male and female emergency urinals. Good grief those are fun.

Yes, the boat is available for private charter. We can also pick up and drop off at different locations, make multiple stops and change the route to accommodate your guests. (Additional fees apply).

The minimum age is 5.

Bay Voyager provides you with the top of the line West Marine waterproof jacket and Helly Hansen rain pants to wear while on board the vessel. The combination of both will help keep you warm and your clothing dry from the occasional bay spray, loaner sunglasses, and Type 1 life jackets which are required to be worn at all times by the USCG.

Rules & Safety

Cancellation Policy:

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.