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Sunset over Downtown

Twilight "City Front" Bay Cruises
Summer 2020 Calendar

Regularly scheduled "City Front" Bay Cruises, usually once a month going forward, for $55 per person. Each tour will leave from Pier 52 in San Francisco at the time below (check the website for earlier pickups and departure from Emeryville). The itinerary takes us north under the Bay Bridge as far as Telegraph Hill before we cruise south to below Candlestick Point and then make our way back along the shoreline, with close looks at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, India Basin and Heron's Head Park, Islais Creek and Pier 80, Pier 70, and Mission Bay. And it's BYOB and snacks!

Fridays at 5 pm:

  • July 24: 5 pm SOLD OUT!
  • August 28: 5 pm
  • September 18: 5 pm

  • Special Sunday at noon:

  • Sunday, October 25: 12 noon

  • There is easy parking ($1/hour) in the Pier 52 parking lot just south of the Bayview Boat Club, a short walk to our departure point.

    Sun setting over Crane

    Great shoreline cruise with super knowledgeable guide!

    Shaping SF history bay cruise gives a fresh angle on SF—yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Super knowledgeable narration as we rode along the “shoreline” (and learned what that even means). Great boat w lots of space inside and out. You will be surprised to see what’s right there — tho you never saw it before. Five stars! —Reviewed by frankhank, Mar 5, 2020

    Had the BEST time on Shaping San Francisco's boat tour hosted by my dear old friend Chris Carlsson. The boat, the riding around the bay in the breezy watery wonderfulness, the fascinating history of the SF waterfront expertly and entertainingly narrated. Safe, distance, and outside. The. Best. Time. Highly recommended! —Reviewed by Jocelyn B., June 20, 2020

    What an adventure! Last night I joined Chris Carlsson on a charter boat to hear more about the waterfront of San Francisco. It was a gorgeous evening and fabulous way to decompress from the months long shelter-in-place. Everyone wore masks and there was plenty of room to keep proper distance from our fellow sailors. —Reviewed by Taryn E., June 20, 2020


    All the city guidelines should be observed while we live in this time of Covid-19. That means everyone is required to wear a covering (bandana, mask, scarf) over the nose and mouth. We will ask each of you to maintain physical distance of six feet from others who do not reside in your home. We suggest you have hand sanitizer at the ready.

    Twilight City Front Bay Cruise
    Pacific Pearl

    Our Tour Boat: The Pacific Pearl

    Our colleagues at Fish Emeryville launched East Bay history tours with our good friend Liam O'Donohugh last year, and now we are pleased to join with the "City Front" Tours of San Francisco. Join us on this completely refurbished sports fishing vessel for an awe-inspiring Bay Cruise.