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Celebrating the 4th of July in San Francisco with a Chartered Voyage

by Anna Harutyunyan

Celebrating the 4th of July in the city by the bay is fun for the entire family. The Fisherman's Wharf area features concerts and festive activities for all ages. The real attraction, however, is the city's beautiful fireworks display. On a clear night, the display lights up the San Francisco sky over the bay. If you are searching for a different experience this year, watch the fireworks from the water. It takes the 4th of July celebration from ordinary to extraordinary.

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An Amazing Fireworks Display

San Francisco is known for having one of the most amazing fireworks displays in the area. The city, in partnership with the county, sets off the fireworks in two locations in front of Fisherman's Wharf: one at the end of the Municipal Pier and the other location is from a few barges in front of Pier 39. The fireworks begin at dusk-approximately 9 p.m.

Extra Special Experience

Chartering a boat and watching the fireworks from the bay is an unforgettable experience. Bay Lights Charters offers voyages for up to 48 passengers. The voyages last approximately three hours, plenty of time to explore the bay before upfront viewing of the fireworks display. You can customize the voyage that celebrates America's birthday by planning a special menu. Customization is available from food and beverage, to transportation services.

Gathering up to 48 of your friends and family for a chartered voyage is a great way to spend the holiday together. A chartered voyage is also a nice way of thanking clients or employees for their dedication and hard-work. No matter who you choose to celebrate the 4th of July with, a chartered voyage with Bay Lights Charters is a unique and memorable experience.

The Boat

The GAS LIGHT is a steel-hulled Schooner modeled after the original GAS LIGHT commissioned in 1874. This classic style boat features modern conveniences for an enjoyable cruise on the bay. The GAS LIGHT is docked in San Francisco's South Beach Harbor Marina, next to AT&T Park.

Land lovers, take heart, GAS LIGHT does not  "heel." She sails smoothly, almost level with the waterline. Scow schooners were designed in the 1880's to carry cargo, making it important that they remain level. GAS LIGHT passengers rarely experience sea sickness on their chartered voyages.

The Captain and crew of the GAS LIGHT bring enthusiasm and their passion for sailing aboard every voyage. They enjoy sharing their knowledge with passengers interested in learning more about such topics as navigation and hoisting the sails. Safety is a top priority and passengers can rest easy knowing the Captain and crew are trained in both adult and pediatric first-aid techniques.

Adventure, Together

A recent study shows that families spend an average of 37 minutes together a day. Busy school, activity and work schedules share much of the blame.  Factor in time away from extended families, such as grandparents, aunts, and uncles and the family disconnect becomes very real. The same is true for employees who sacrifice family time to complete an important project for your company.

Bay Lights Charters offers an opportunity to stay connected with those in your life that are important to you. While most people are constantly on the go, many have the 4th of July as a holiday away from work. Take advantage of this time to gather in one place for an unforgettable experience.

The 4th of July books quickly, so don't hesitate - contact us today.

Make this 4th of July holiday one to remember. Invest in your friends and family by scheduling a GAS LIGHT voyage to watch the San Francisco fireworks from by the bay. Cruising the bay is a safe and fun way to relax and enjoy America's birthday celebration.

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