Island to SF
Join tour via Baylink ferry
Passengers that join us at this point, will arrive via
Baylink, a high speed
reboard the Gray to have lunch and continue cruising
to Sausalito. We will pass
through San Pablo Bay, Raccoon Straits, Angel Island,
Tiburon, Belvedere, and
into Richardson Bay to spend the night at the Army Corps
of Engineer's dock.
Tour the San Francisco Bay Model and the Marin shipyard
1942-1945 Exhibit. This is
a working model of the San Francisco Bay under one roof
that contains 1.5 acres.
The Model is used for studies of currents, silting, fish
migration, and disaster
The Marin Shipyard is a historic yard that built tankers,
victory ships for the WWII
effort. A fascinating yard that rivals, Kaiser's Shipyards
in Richmond for war
We will remain in Sausalito
for the rest of the evening. At 8pm, we will be showing
a movie in the Aft Salon on
the Kaiser Shipyards and the origins of Rosie the Riveter.
7.30am breakfast and departure from Sausalito to Richmond
past Angel Island.
Touring by water you will
be eye level with SS Red Oak Victory (a Victory Ship),
the Wapama (the last wooden
steam schooner), Rosie the Riveter Park, location of
the Kaiser Shipyards, and
Santa Fe Channel. Cruise from Richmond past Treasure Island
and the old Pan Am Clipper
base to Oakland.
Oakland, we visit the tugboat company, American Navigation
and tour their boats. If we
are lucky we will see some large container ships being
docked across from their
facilities. Also as an added treat, if their 6000hp-tractor
tug is available, it will
to do doughnuts in the water and other tricks for our guests.
will continue our tour by leaving the Alameda Estuary
to the docked USS Hornet,
an Essex class aircraft carrier. Here we will dock directly
under her bow and have a
perspective of this ship that not many people experience.
There are a number of
guided and self-guided tours that we recommend. Tours of the
engine room, a movie
theater that shows life aboard an aircraft carrier, flight deck
and the Apollo missions
Our final leg of the trip will take us pass Hunters Point
Naval Shipyard and the
industrial southern part of the San Francisco shoreline to
dock back at Pier 38 at
6.30pm for departure.