Sunset Cruise

Come out on the Bay with us on a two hour Sunset Cruise out to and under the Golden Gate Bridge.
The tour will be highlighted by the romantic views of the San Francisco skyline out to the Pacific Ocean.
We will see some of the most famous historical land marks of the City. Coit Tower, Transamerica building and the infamous Alcatraz Island will be some of the highlighted landmarks you will see and hear about on the way out to the Golden Gate Bridge.
Our tour will take approximately 2 hours and we will include a complementary beverage and appetizers with every cruise.

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We offer two classes of Abalone diving trips on the north coast twice a month during the season (April through November). Contact us for schedule and location information.

We will guide you to some of the best abalone diving locations in the world. With twenty years experience and our local knowledge of the north coast we will take you safely to the best spots.


This class is for people who are good swimmers, able to use a snorkel & fins and want to learn how to dive for, find and catch abalone. Additionally, we will show you how to prepare your abalone for a sumptuous meal!

Students on boat MUST HAVE all of their own diving gear including:

  • Wetsuit with hood gloves and booties
  • Mask and snorkel
  • Weight belt
  • Abalone iron and gauge
  • Fishing license with abalone punch card
What is included is:
  • Two instructors
  • Beach instruction and pre dive gear check out.
  • Two dive days with instructors (weather permitting)
  • Dive boat (21 foot Zodiac) limited to six students
  • Abalone cleaning and preparation presentation
  • Local knowledge and experience
Not included:
  • Camp or motel cost
  • Warm clothes
  • Food
  • firewood


This trip is for experienced divers who want to charter a boat going to remote areas to hunt for trophy sized abalone. These trips can be combined with spear fishing during the fishing season.

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SF Boat Support offers private fishing charters for diving and fishing on the north coast and in the San Francisco Bay. Salmon, Halibut and Rock fishing is our specialty. When the season is open our boats and experienced crew will take you to our favorite fishing spots where fish have been biting. Follow our blog to see what is biting and where the boats are fishing.

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World Class Sailing

The San Francisco Bay is the home of many world class marine events. When it comes to safety on the water in the Bay Area we are the best you can get. In the past we have provided boats and safety crews some of the largest events to ever come to the San Francisco Bay. Red Bull Air Race, Escape from Alcatraz, Pacific Offshore Powerboat Racing are just a few of our satisfied customers. No events to big or too small. We can help to plan your safety strategy with coast guard and local law enforcement to maintain safety for participants and spectators alike.

Pacific Offshore Powerboat Racing Association

In 2001 we supplied rescue boats and rescue divers to the Pacific Offshore Race Boat Association for their race season in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Red Bull Air Race

In 2008 we started working for Red Bull Air Race supporting their high speed aircraft event that is held over the water in some of the premiere marine destinations in the world. Our team of boat captains and rescue divers maintained safety on the water during the set up and break down of the race course. During the Air Race our primary mission was to rescue pilots from the water in case of an accident.

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Escape From Alcatraz

The Escape From Alcatraz is one of the most infamous and extreme sporting events in the world. Two thousand of the world’s best tri-athletes jump into San Francisco Bay from ferry boats. The contestants start at Alcatraz and swim through the shipping and vessel traffic lanes for 1.5 miles. SF BOAT SUPPORT has been the water support safety coordinator for this event since 2009. We have marked the correct course for the swimmers and provided the coaching, safety and rescue boats for the swim.

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Swims and Triathlons

We have worked for several coaches and swim organizers. Over the years, our safety team has guided thousands of swimmers to successfully complete some of the most challenging events in world.

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Other Swim Events:

The San Francisco Triathlon
Alcatraz Challenge
Around the Rock
Shark Fest
Trans Golden Gate
Napa Vintage Triathlon (Lake Berryessa)
Tri Girl Tri Triathlon (Lake Berryessa)
Napa Valley Sprint (Lake Berryessa)

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Giants Games

We offer private charters into McCovey Cove watch the ball game from the cove and experience a whole new way to enjoy the ballgame. Catch a fly ball and have a BBQ with your friends this is better than tailgating in a parking lot.

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New Years Eve Fireworks

Come and start the New Year with fireworks on the bay. See the fireworks closer than you have ever seen before! Don’t fight the crowds on the beach you will have the best seat in the house!

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4th of July Fireworks

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