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Hidden San Francisco

Special Inaugural "City Front" Bay Cruise,
Friday February 28, 4-6:30 pm

Leaving from Pier 52, north to Telegraph Hill, south to Candlestick Point, and many stops in between

The inaugural “City Front” Bay Cruise will launch at 4 pm on Friday, February 28, returning at 6:30pm. It will double as the first place to get Chris Carlsson’s new book, Hidden San Francisco: A Guide to Lost Landscapes, Unsung Heroes, and Radical Histories (Pluto Press: 2020). Join us for stories, hot toddies, and a book, and support Shaping San Francisco with your ticket purchase. (There will be less expensive boat tours following twice a month in March, April, and May.)

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CC at Pier 80

Spring 2020 Calendar

After our inaugural benefit cruise on February 28, we will commence regularly scheduled "City Front" Bay Cruises, usually twice 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.

  • March 13: 4pm departure
  • March 27: 4pm departure
  • April 11: 5pm departure
  • April 18: 5pm departure
  • May 29: 5 pm
  • June 19: 5pm
  • with the exception of May 29, 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. On May 29, parking at the Pier 52 lot is restricted to 90 minutes due to a Giants game, and you'd be better off finding parking on a meter further south if possible.

    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.