February 13, 2006
Media Contact: Willie Feltus
SACRAMENTO and SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – Delta River Cruise has partnered with Capitol Corridorsm to offer a traffic-free option for a whimsical weekend getaway to San Francisco or Old Sacramento. This one-day cruise and rail excursion carries passengers aboard the “Bay Breeze”, a high-speed catamaran through the Delta and San Francisco Bay, and is paired with the Capitol Corridor’s relaxing, scenic train ride for the trip home.
The “Bay Breeze” offers passengers breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, San Pablo and Suisun Bays, the naval mothball fleet and Mount Diablo as well as bridge openings and quaint towns along the Sacramento River. The approximately 4-hour cruise also features an onboard historian who describes important landmarks and historical sights as you cruise by. A hot lunch buffet is included in the trip and a full bar is available. Passengers will return from their destination via Capitol Corridor train service which features comfortable seating, a CafÃˆ Car, and wireless internet aboard selected trains.
“My wife and I had the fondest pleasure of having been passengers on your boat trip from West Sacramento to San Francisco on 8/14/05. We then rode the Amtrak [Capitol Corridor] back to Sacramento. We have done extensive traveling, but this trip will always stand out as one of the best and most enjoyable we have taken. You are to be commended for the fine way you had everything organized. The boat was very clean and comfortable. Your crew was most presentable, congenial and informative. The lunch was delicious. It was a most relaxing and enjoyable day for us. Keep up the good work and we wish you both all-possible success in your endeavors”.
– Keith & Isabelle Tallia
Owners of San Andreas Industrial Park
On Saturday from April to October, the excursion starts at 8:00 am at the Sacramento Valley station in Downtown Sacramento. Passengers ride the relaxing Capitol Corridor train 729 to San Francisco, explore the newly remodeled Ferry Building Marketplace or City-by-the-Bay for an hour, and cruise the “Bay Breeze” back to Sacramento. On Sundays, the Bay Breeze sets sail from Sacramento at 10:00 am and arrives in San Francisco at approximately 2:30 pm. Passengers have either 1 hour or 2-1/2 hours to sightsee before boarding one of two return Capitol Corridor trains.
About Delta River Cruise
Harbor Bay Maritime operates Delta River Cruises on selected weekends in April through September. Harbor Bay Maritime operates the “Bay Breeze” as the Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry, a weekday commuter ferry. For information about ferry service and other charter options visit www.deltarivercruise.com.