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Pacific Swim Co.
Satterlee Breakwater, Sausalito, California, USA


Feb 29 2020



Golden Gate Bridge

A small group, open water escape swim.

Enjoy the iconic views with safety and enjoyment a priority.

Our small group Golden Gate Bridge swims are fantastic! This swim allows you to cross the span as the current changes from the flood to ebb. With minimal current, you’ll be able to swim the 1-1/4-mile span and take in the most spectacular views of the Golden Gate you can imagine.


As great as the Alcatraz swim is, this one ranks right up there in greatness. Starting outside the gate, adjacent to Fort Point, you jump on at the end of the flood tide, swimming directly across the span, northward. As you close in on the north tower, we cross under the span (ideally doing backstroke! ;-)) and finish at Needles, a gorgeous rock jutting 75′ out of the water near Horseshoe Cove. Don’t worry about the sighting, we’ll teach you the sighting points on the way out to the jump and are nearby to correct you if you’re swimming off course. In all cases, if you become uncomfortable or want to take a breath, you can come back aboard our escort vessel at any point.

Water Temperature

Winter water temperatures are expected to be 54ºF  or below (12.2ºC) while summer/fall temperatures are typically 56ºF – 60ºF. While we swim year-round in only a swimsuit, cap, and goggles – we’re acclimated. Swim in a swimsuit, wetsuit, or your birthday suit! Just swim and enjoy yourself.


How we’re different

We swim the Golden Gate all the time… and we mean dozens of times during the year. Unlike the mass-market ‘Escape’ swims which charge $250 or more to be one of 25, 50, 300, 400, or even 700+ person herd of swimmers jumping off a ferry or crusty fishing boat, we limit our swim to small groups to give you the personalized attention to this delightful experience you truly deserve!

Please note, this is not a swim for breaststroke-only swimmers.


Arrange a swim…

If this date doesn’t work for you, get in touch. We can schedule a custom swim to accomplish any of your San Francisco Bay swim goals and can even include the opportunity to have a guest on the boat to watch your swim…