San Francisco’s best known attraction is the Golden Gate Bridge – an engineering marvel and an iconic structure spanning the entrance to the SF Bay. A cruise under this majestic landmark is a highlight of any visit to SF and a perfect introduction to the city. The best way to learn about the city’s history from the waters is through a boat ride along San Francisco’s breathtaking waterfront, under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, going past the infamous Alcatraz Island and other noteworthy sights.
The bridge was constructed during the years of the Great Depression and is a testimony to human strife. Built in a little more than four years, the bridge was completed on May 27, 1937. The bridge is built in such a way that it can combat the powerful forces of nature – mighty winds from the Pacific Ocean, strong ocean currents and often foggy weather. Today the bridge provides a connection between San Francisco and the surrounding Northern Counties.
Rated as #1 San Francisco attraction, the massive 4,200-foot span of the 746-foot tall Golden Gate Bridge offers incredible photo opportunities. Sailing through the incredible Golden Gate under that famous bridge is something you really should not miss out on. It could be a romantic sunset cruise under the bridge or a relaxing afternoon bay cruise.
Take in the brilliance of the Golden Gate Bridge aboard the newest yacht on the San Francisco Bay -The 90ft Empress. The Empress can accommodate up to 149 guests for a cocktail/ Hors d’ Oeuvres reception and up to 130 guests for a buffet or sit down dinner. It is equipped with a flat screen TV, dance floor, and two separate bars. The Empress can also accommodate full bands.
As the cruise heads towards the Golden Gate Bridge, you sail by Fort Mason and the Marina District which was devastated in the 1989 earthquake. As you head back into the Bay, you travel past the wildlife reserves of the Marin Headlands and the legendary town of Sausalito, once home to the 1960s’ flower generation and Angel Island State Park.
See the Golden Gate from every possible angle – over, under and on the famed Golden Gate Bridge. Numerous cruise boats sail through the SF Bay, offering a glimpse of San Francisco’s majestic cityscape and numerous landmarks that are an integral part of this magical city.
During the cruise, watch out for sightings of seagulls, pelicans and sea lions and at times, even dolphins and whales.
Empress Events has remained a family-owned and operated luxury yacht charter group founded by Captain Gerry K. Robertson who has 25 years experience sailing the San Francisco Bay Delta. Contact us for a wonderful sailing experience with gourmet cuisine and warm hospitality to view the Golden Gate Bridge and other highlights. We will take care of everything: drinks, dinner and music.
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