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Old 08 January 2014, 11:25   #1
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Visiting San Francisco

I'll be in SF for a few days in April and wondered if anyone has suggestions for family-friendly boaty things to do or see? Alcatraz is obviously on the list, as are the sealions.

Any RIB trips or tours? Are the seaplane flights worth a go?
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Old 08 January 2014, 11:50   #2
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Check out the Americas Cup area and the San Francisco Yacht Cub - good burgers!!
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Alcatraz is well worth visiting, also later afternoon early evening take a stroll along fishermans wharf area, good for evening food, celeb spotting and chilling out.
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There are (or were) a couple of operations running RIB excursions on the bay; one out of Oakland that I know of, and rumors of at least one other based in SF.

Have not heard of any seaplane operations in SF.

If you're bringing family, the dinner cruises are pretty popular (with both locals and visitors.) You can book those out of the same marina as the Alcatraz boats.

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Sausalito is a good location to leave from in the bay, very central, can rip past Alcatraz, around angel island, under the golden gate, etc.

If I had my own boat out there, would be fun to go on the outside down the Half Moon Bay, out to the Farralons or up to Bodega Bay etc. Doubt any charters will take you outside, but maybe.
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A tram ride, eat chowder from a bread bowl at Bistro Boudin at Fishermans Wharf, and a ferry trip to spend the day in Sausalito.

If your feeling really flush then dinner at Farallons!
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I think Morton's Steak House on Post is worth a visit. Always reminds me of the cow in 'the restaurant at the end of the universe' - as they run through all of the cuts of meat on the trolley.
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Oh and the Eagle Cafe up some stairs on the left as you face Pier 39 is great for breakfast.
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