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A Sunset Cruise on San Francisco Bay

Oakland, United States

Experience hosted by David

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

COVID 19 Update! There is a great deal of outdoor space aboard Alameda Star. Hand Sanitizer is available and masks are mandatory. In order to maximize safety I am recommending single party groups only. I recommend groups of three to six guests. Thanks for your understanding!

Welcome aboard a little ship, a 40 Ft Trawler. "Alameda Star" is a very comfortable twin diesel trawler that is comfortable, roomy, and leisurely--about 10kts.

Up to six guests can take a sunset cruise with an experienced USCG Licensed Captain exploring the wonders of San Francisco Bay. We'll depart at 5:00 pm from Jack London Square in Oakland. We'll first explore Oakland's Inner Harbor and cruise down to Coast Guard Island. We'll then head west along Alameda's coastline and see the Liberty Ship ramps and Alameda Houseboats. As we head west we'll enter the shipping channel before crossing the bay heading towards South Beach Harbor. The harbor is also at the foot of AT&T Stadium, home of the SF Giants. We'll tour through South Beach Harbor which offers spectacular views of downtown before heading under the Bay Bridge towards the Ferry Building. Heading back across the bay we'll see sea lions on Treasure Island while the sun sets to the west.
COVID 19 Update! There is a great deal of outdoor space aboard Alameda Star. Hand Sanitizer is available and masks are mandatory. In order to maximize safety I am recommending single party groups only. I recommend groups of three to six guests. Thanks for your understanding!

Welcome aboard a little ship, a 40 Ft Trawler. "Alameda Star" is a very comfortable twin diesel trawler that is comfortable, roomy, and leisurely--about 10kts.…

What's included

  • Food
    Life jackets

    Suntan lotion
  • Drinks
    Coffee
    Tea
    Hot Chocolate

Meet your host, David

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 98 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been a highly rated Airbnb host for four years and have been been around boats my entire life. I have owned and operated many types of sail and powerboats. San Francisco Bay provides history, beautiful views and wildlife; including harbor seals, dolphins, and amazing birds. In addition, the micro climates in the bay mean you can go from boisterous conditions to nearly tropical calm in just minutes. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with guests!
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From $99
/ person
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Where you'll be

Sunset Cruise (Times approximate)
5:00 pm: Departure Jack London Square
Journey begins into Oakland's Inner Harbor and Coast Guard Island
We then turn west along Alameda's historical waterfront, and then crossing
the Bay into South Beach Harbor and along the city front and back across
the bay.

8:00 pm: Return to Jack London Square

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 98 reviews.

Wilisha
April 2021
What an amazing experience! My guy and I booked the Sunset cruise and David definitely helped us create a memorable moment sailing through the Bay! So romantic. It was a first time experience for me and my love and we enjoyed every second. David gave us wine glasses, we poured drinks, connected my Spotify to his bluetooth speaker and it was smooth sailing from there. You are left with no choice but to enjoy what God created! Thanks Captain Dave!
What an amazing experience! My guy and I booked the Sunset cruise and David definitely helped us create a memorable moment sailing through the Bay! So romantic. It was a first time…
Holly
April 2021
We loved this experience! Dave made us so comfortable, had such great snacks, and helped us take some great group photos with our out-of-town friends. We would love to do another boating experience with Dave again someday. Highly recommend for a beautiful and relaxing evening.
We loved this experience! Dave made us so comfortable, had such great snacks, and helped us take some great group photos with our out-of-town friends. We would love to do another b…
Maya
April 2021
where to even start! capt. dave was so knowledgeable and friendly and really went above and beyond to make each guest feel engaged and satisfied. he had an array of beverages, snacks and warm appetizers. he even stopped near the bay bridge and took pictures for each group. i would book this trip again and recommend it to any one of my friends!!! thank you dave!
where to even start! capt. dave was so knowledgeable and friendly and really went above and beyond to make each guest feel engaged and satisfied. he had an array of beverages, snac…
Matthew
April 2021
If you're contemplating this tour, just book it. I wish i had 4 hands, so i could give this tour 4 thumbs up. Great captain, great route, and a great time. His boat was sparkling clean, comfortable, and beautiful.
Patricia
March 2021
Captain Dave went above and beyond for us, we were late due to car trouble and he was patient with us and very accommodating. We felt completely taken care of and safe on the cruise. The views were amazing and it was a lovely way to spend the evening. We will definitely be back!
Captain Dave went above and beyond for us, we were late due to car trouble and he was patient with us and very accommodating. We felt completely taken care of and safe on the cruis…
Joel
March 2021
Wonderful. We were last minute add-on’s and Captain David was still glad to accommodate. The tour was around three hours and we saw so many excellent views of the bay. It was us and only one other couple, and the captain was cool with us bringing our dog too. Her name is Kit, AKA Kitty, AKA Boat Dog! Captain David told us interesting things about all the sights while also giving us space to talk uninterrupted. We had the run of the boat so we were allowed to be up with the captain, and on the comfortable deck with comfy chairs and a love seat (and mini fridge), and even lounging in the lower living quarters with good window views all around. FYI bring a camera or a smart phone with a good lens. It’s beautiful and It’s seriously a great time. I would recommend to anyone.
Wonderful. We were last minute add-on’s and Captain David was still glad to accommodate. The tour was around three hours and we saw so many excellent views of the bay. It was us an…

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    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Sweater

    Sunscreen