I saw the perfect sunset on my sail with Adventure Cat on the San Francisco Bay. With most of the days being overcast during my second visit to San Francisco, I was starting to worry that I wouldn’t see a sunset before my departure back to Canada. I tried for days to catch a sunset, but to no avail I was unsuccessful. I was relieved when I set sail on Adventures Cat’s Sunset Sail, because the sun was high in the sky and was starting to set on the cool calm evening. Not a cloud could be spotted.
The 1.5 hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay was the perfect opportunity for me to catch the sun setting on the Pacific Ocean. When I boarded the catamaran I was given two complementary drink vouchers to use throughout the sail. A spread of light hors d’oeuvres were also available on the cruise. During the journey, we sailed by the barking Sea Lions on Pier 39, Alcatraz, and passed under the Golden Gate Bridge. When we were beneath the Golden Gate Bridge it was only then when I realized how massive of a construction the Golden Gate Bridge actually is. In that moment, I felt small and insignificant under the beast of a bridge. No wonder why it is such a popular tourist attraction.
With the sun setting on the bay I watched the city come to life as it slowly began to light up. As I relaxed on the deck trampolines with my drink in hand I realized there was no other place I wanted to be. The sound of the waves below my feet was both relaxing and exhilarating. It was almost as if I was in the water. The view of the city skyline at dusk was incredible. Once it started to get cooler I moved inside under their protected cabin. The view from under the cabin was just as spectacular as it was outside. The catamaran ride was incredibly smooth and quiet. With the wind in my hair and the sound of the waves around me I was at home. Living on a boat sounds like a splendid idea to me.
With the sail up, the Adventure Cat moved speedily over the water. The captain and crew were incredibly friendly (and entertaining) offering opportunities for guests to take the helm and steer the boat and help raise the sail. Few companies offer such a hands-on and tailed experience like this, especially an authentic one with a view. I can’t think of a better place to take in San Francisco’s sunset. Luckily for me, it was a night with the perfect sunset.
Adventure Cat hosts special events while also offering guests the opportunity to rent the entire boat on a private charter for special occasions. I’d love to rent this boat with my friends and family for a bay sail. How much fun would that be? Adventure Cat conveniently offers a $5 discount per person for groups of 10 or more. Adventure Cat 1 holds up to 48 passengers with the Adventure Cat 2 holding up to 90 passengers. It would be quite the party with a boat filled with your closest friends and family members. I’ll keep dreaming until then.
I was just as happy with my intimate Sunset Sail. There were only 26 people on the 48 passenger vessel during my cruise. I had a great time chatting with the guests from different U.S. locations. I’m always happy to meet new people. Since I usually travel by myself I am usually quite outgoing and will talk to anyone during my travels. I spend so much time alone I am always eager to talk with other travelers and tourists. Chatting the night away on Adventure Cat while sipping green tea on a chilly evening was the perfect night to watch the perfect Sunset. A San Francisco night to remember.
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