I thought I had seen the best of the San Francisco Bay Area having been there many times over the years, but I had a change of mind when I had the opportunity to experience it by water. Family, friends, food, drinks and a beautiful boat to see the land from the other side; the Bay. I didn’t think it would be that different and was pleasantly surprised by a surreal experience.
We began the trip with picturesque views of Alcatraz and dolphins leaping above the water off the side of the boat. Gigantic cargo ships busily loading and unloading goods from all over the world towered above us as we sailed by unnoticed. Coasting by Fisherman’s Wharf and viewing the harbor seals from oceanside was a complete thrill. Adjacent to Pier 39 were several historical war ships such as the,Jeremiah O’Brien, easily enjoyed from the water. Sailing past the AT&T Baseball Park while the San Francisco Giants practiced is not an every day occurrence. Anchoring at Angel Island to grill a tantalizing lunch was certainly a memorable experience.