Visiting Oakland Estuary with Just Dreaming Yacht

Oakland Estuary San Francisco Bay Area
Just Dreaming Private Yacht Charter is a great way to travel to the Oakland Estuary. From on board, you get to relax with your friends, family, or co-workers while you view Jack London Square, Coast Guard Island, and the cranes of the Port of Oakland. A trip to Oakland Estuary is perfect for a half-day adventure, complete with sightings of pelicans and sometimes seals.

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Reasons to travel to Oakland Estuary on board Just Dreaming Yacht

  • Just Dreaming Yacht is an elegant and comfortable vessel.
  • The Oakland Estuary is frequently sunny and filled with activity.
  • Cruising the Bay on your own private yacht charter is relaxing.
  • Just Dreaming Yacht holds up to 40 people, making it ideal for smaller, more intimate gatherings.
  • Just Dreaming can dock at Jack London Square.
  • The Oakland Estuary offers warmer, sunnier weather than the rest of the San Francisco Bay.
  • The breeze is light and pleasant as one travels between Oakland and Alameda.
  • The trip to Oakland Estuary is on calm waters, making the cruise comfortable for all passengers.

When you are ready to start planning your trip to Oakland Estuary, the Just Dreaming Team will make it easy for you whether you call in or use our online form. All you need to do is:

  • Tell us a little bit about who will be on board and if it is a celebration, work outing, or just a quick getaway from your daily life.
  • Provide some days and times that will work for your cruise.
  • Let us know what you’d like to eat and drink.

To give you a better idea of what you will see and enjoy when you cruise Oakland Estuary, here are some words from Captain Larry:

There is a secret world to explore right in our Bay. It is unique unto itself. And you can only see it by boat.

Oakland Estuary Map

A Bird’s Eye View of Oakland and Alameda with the Oakland Estuary Flowing Between Them

You never know what you are going to find.  There are days that you enter the Oakland Estuary to face an oncoming container ship. One of the largest moving objects known to mankind is heading for you. Unlike Disneyland, everything is real.

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A Container Ship Heading Straight Toward You.

As you continue forward you pass the floating dry docks and container facilities. These facilities store hundreds of thousands of containers ready to go out to sea as well as those that have recently come over the oceans to the United States.

Private yacht charter tours the Port of Oakland.

A Container Vessel Passes By

And, there is the inspiration for part of the Star Wars set, the giant cranes of the Harbor. Rumor has it that these cranes gave shape to George Lucas’ vision of the AT-AT Walkers.

Heading back to Pier 41 from Oakland Estuary from a private yacht charter

The Cranes of the Port of Oakland at Sunset

As you continue traveling along the estuary on there are huge metal recycling plants. There are floating dry docks with ships being repaired.  During the right time of year, you may find yourself in the middle of dragon boat races.

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A Dragon Boat

Further in you come across the splendor of Jack London Square with all of its fine restaurants and unique venues.  As you pass by you may see a giant party out on the square with music, dancing, and plenty of food. And everyone wants to say “Hi.”

Oakland Estuary and Jack London Square

Summer Jazz nights at Jack London Square

Past that are the floating house boats of Oakland and Alameda and the long docks beyond.

Before we turn around and head back out to the Bay, we near the  Coast Guard Island with its various ships to sail around the world.

Oakland Estuary

One of the Various Ships Docked at Coast Guard Island

It is all right here waiting for explorers to join the crew of Just Dreaming to see what is right around the corner.   All aboard.

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