Set sail on the San Francisco Bay and view the majestic Golden Gate Bridge from the water to fully appreciate its size. Mainly a sailing destination, the experts say that if you can master the bay, you can sail anywhere. With excellent fishing, sights, and scenery, San Francisco is a true boating gem. Make sure to snap some photos of Alcatraz Island before heading back to the docks.
This island is one of the biggest tourist magnets and landmarks in San Francisco with its mystique, which was created primarily by books and films. You can cruise on the San Francisco Bay and tour Alcatraz, the infamous and notorious former federal prison, which is home to the likes of Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelley, and Robert "The Birdman" Stroud. Marvel at the size of the giant redwoods in the John Muir Woods, enjoy the bay views, and fabulous mansions as you pass through Sausalito, home to some of the country's wealthiest citizens as you are cruising the bay on your way to The Rock.
San Francisco Bay has been called the ultimate sailing coliseum by many of the world’s greatest voyagers and sailors. Surrounded by picturesque landscapes and a striking city skyline, the Bay boasts some of the best sailing conditions in the world. The summertime breezes which visit the Central Basin almost daily from April to October are world-renowned for their consistency, and the winters are filled with crystal clear days and some spectacular sailing opportunities.
Treasure Island is entirely within the City and County of San Francisco, whose territory extends far into San Francisco Bay and to the tip of Alameda Island, California. It was named after the novel Treasure Island by Robert L Stevenson. The island has a raised walkway, circumscribing almost its entire bulk, which is popular for recreation. Sea lions can be observed in the water from the shoreline, and construction of the new eastern span of the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge can be observed from the eastern part of the island.
Aquatic Park Cove has a narrow sandy beach and a grass park area at the end of the Hyde Street Cable Car Line on the San Francisco Waterfront. The cove is located at the north end of Hyde Street and Van Ness Avenue near Fisherman’s Wharf. Boats are allowed to anchor in the protected harbor in the cove. It is protected by a long curved municipal pier that should not be missed if you have time to walk out on it. The view from the pier includes the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and the San Francisco skyline. Nearby Hyde Street Pier has historic ships to see as well.
Sausalito is one of the west coast's sleepy delights, all the better experienced while staying in one of a collection of stylish houseboats, some newly available to tourists. Sausalito is a quaint waterfront town, a 30-minute ferry ride (or 10-minute drive) from downtown San Francisco. Pine forests overlook a bay dotted with millionaires' houses perched on stilts. Pull your houseboat up the dock to stretch your legs and grab a bite to eat at one of the many nearby restaurants.