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Hornblower Yachts Berkeley have been a state tradition since the year 1980. Founded by Terry MacRae, the yachts sail out of Berkeley's breezy port and proffer unbeatable entertainment and dining experiences aboard. The yacht charters' fleet comprises of the dainty Empress Hornblower ideal for swanky events, Commodore Hornblower, Pacific Hornblower with modish facilities and the Sunset Hornblower for small to medium scale events. Stirring across seven ports of the state and New York, Hornblower Yachts are idyllic choices for galas, corporate bashes, weddings and other intimate celebrations.
The Alcatraz Discovery Lunch Cruise circles the storied facility that once housed Al Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly, as a guide chronicles the island’s history and natural features. Guests also enjoy a gourmet lunch buffet and introductions to Angel Island, known as the Ellis Island of the West, and the famed San Francisco waterfront. The tour is a must for both visitors and locals.
Now you can row, sail, and pedal in the middle of downtown Oakland thanks to this place. The city-run entity on Lake Merritt rents sail boats, pedal boats, canoes, kayaks, and rowboats to the public by the hour at low prices with only one catch, but it is a good one. Everyone must wear a life preserver. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Explore the 195-acre, eight-foot deep lake and then afterwards, enjoy a picnic at Lakeside Park.
This place offers a unique opportunity to see many different species of marine wildlife first hand. On an eight-hour cruise you'll travel to the Farallon Islands, located 25 miles off the coast of San Francisco. The Farallon Islands and its surrounding water is rich with whales, dolphins and porpoises and sea birds. In fact, it is the home of the largest population of breeding seabirds in the contiguous United States. Thanks to an upswelling of nutrient-rich waters, it is a renowned place to view humpback and gray whales in the summer and fall.