Many rivers and lakes have jet boats. But San Francisco Bay has rocket boats. From their website: Climb aboard the Rocket Boat and have a blast on the bay! Hang on for this 30 minute tour of San Francisco’s historic waterfront. Get blown away on a 70 foot, 135 passenger speedboat. Sail past the sea lions, zoom to the Bay Bridge, fly down to AT&T Park, scream past Treasure Island, and breeze by Alcatraz on the way.
This exciting ride pauses occasionally to allow passengers to catch their breath and capture unique sightseeing and photo opportunities. This is an extreme adventure powered by biodiesel fuel. An extreme adventure that is not to be missed.
I have been on the jet boats in Queenstown, New Zealand, and the airboats on the Everglades. This promises to be the best yet. Will it be the 30 minute thrill ride that is promised? It’s a blast on the Bay in a 70-foot speedboat that departs from the PIER 39 West Marina, home of Blue & Gold Fleet. 135 passengers will sail past the sea lions, zoom to the Bay Bridge, fly down to AT&T Park, scream past Treasure Island, and cruise pass Alcatraz on the way back to PIER 39.
This should be an exhilarating experience, or someone might pee in their pants. I hope it is not me!
Rocket Boat Specifications:
Speed: 44 knots
Length: 70 feet
Power Source: Twin MTU 16VM70 engines each rated 1400hp @ 2100rpm
Fuel: a mixture of bio-diesel fuel and water jets to achieve its top speed
Propulsion: Twin UltraJet water jets
Year Built: 2008
Shipbuilder: Sunsplash Marina, LLC, Tuckahoe, New Jersey
Extras: High Energy Soundtracks