FAQs

Got questions about Adventure Cat, our sailing experience, or about your reservation? We’ve got answers!
While everyone is excited to go sailing and breathe some of the world’s cleanest Pacific Ocean air, we know safety, cleanliness and risk awareness remain top priorities in this post-virus world. You can read about all the steps we are taking to provide the safest experience possible for both guests and crew HERE on our dedicated COVID-19 page.

For questions not answered here, send us a message on our contact page.

GENERAL QUESTIONS

A catamaran has two hulls instead of one. The result is a more stable ride (think a Rolls Royce compared to a Dune Buggy) without the danger of keeling over.

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Under sail, the average speed is 8-12 knots (approximately 9-13 miles per hour). Whereas a monohull treads through the water, catamarans skim over the surface.

Prior to departure time, the Captain makes that decision.

 

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Yes, gift certificates are available for both the Sunset San Francisco Bay Sail and the Daytime San Francisco Bay Sail, and they make a perfect gift for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion! To purchase a gift certificate for the Sunset Sail or Day Sail click here

Yes, you can! When you purchase your gift certificate online, you will be presented immediately with your gift certificate so that you can print it out and deliver it. If you buy it over the phone, a link to your gift certificate will be emailed to you as soon as your purchase is completed.

That’s no problem, either! When you purchase your gift certificate, just select the option to have the certificate emailed directly to the recipient and provide their email address. You’ll even be able to decide whether you want the email sent immediately or if you’d prefer to schedule it to be emailed on a future date. (For instance, if you want to buy it today so you don’t forget, but you don’t want it emailed to the recipient until their special day!)

 

ON YOUR SAIL

Probably not. Since we are so stable most people don’t have any problems. If you are very susceptible you may want to get a patch or some seasick pills.

It’s always a possibility outside, but most areas of the boat stay dry. Check with your crew upon boarding and they will show you the safe spots.

 

Yes, we have life jackets for kids and adults.

At this time we only offer drinks for additional purchase at the bar (beer/wine/non-alcohol). Unfortunately our food options have been removed until further notice due to virus protocols.

 

We try to schedule the sunset sails so that you always get a great view of the setting sun. Depending on the time of year and daylight saving time, the sun will set at different times.

On your scenic sail around the San Francisco Bay, you’ll sail by historic Alcatraz Island, get a unique view as you sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, take plenty of photos of the breath-taking San Francisco city skyline and pass by a colony of sea lions or even spot some whales.

We do have a bathroom, but due to the virus protocols and need to disinfect between any use, we try to keep it to emergency-only. Since there are bathrooms on Pier39, and the trip is only 90min, we ask you to try use a restroom prior to boarding. Thank you!

PREPARATION

People who go on Adventure Cat 1 or Adventure Cat 2 usually wear jeans, a tee shirt or sweatshirt, tennis shoes & take a jacket. If it’s a special occasion, they might get all dressed up.

Bring an extra layer of clothing/jacket (the Bay can get chilly!) and wear some comfortable shoes.

RESERVATION

Free cancellation outside of 24hrs prior to the day of your trip. Within 24hrs we unfortunately can’t offer a refund as we have turned away other paying business in order to hold your seats. Thank you for understanding!

We strongly recommend you purchase tickets in advance as cruises often sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

WEATHER

Severe weather in this area of California is rare and cruises will proceed as scheduled in light rain and other mild weather conditions. Both our boats have 360-degree, protected viewing areas! In the rare event that we have to cancel a cruise, you will have the opportunity to reschedule your tickets (subject to availability) or receive credit towards a future event.

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