Every vacation has its highlight—that moment or experience you take home with you that was so spectacular, it will never fade in your memory.
I’m sure ten years from now, when my husband Tony and I recall our 2013 trip to San Francisco, one of us will ask, “Do you remember that fantastic speedboat adventure on the bay?” And you can be sure we will both recall the exhilaration of experiencing a tour of San Francisco harbor up close and personal, in an 11-passenger RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat), led by the affable and extremely knowledgeable owner and guide, Charles Jennings.
Bay Voyager tours depart from Jack London Square in Oakland, and getting there actually turned out to be a pleasant adventure in itself. Transportation from our downtown San Francisco hotel (we were car-less during our week’s stay in the city) was a breeze. We walked a few blocks to the BART station at Union Square, hopped on the next train to Oakland (which runs frequently), and were whisked to the city's 12th Ave. station in ten minutes or so.
Since we had some time, we took the opportunity to stroll through Oakland's historic district to admire the well-preserved blocks of Victorian buildings. We then enjoyed a leisurely walk down Oakland’s main street, Broadway, which led us directly to Jack London Square.