The San Francisco Bay is one of the world’s finest natural harbors. Exploring the bay is best done by one of the boats that launch from several locations around the city, but getting to the marinas often requires a San Francisco bus rental because of the difficulty in negotiating city traffic and finding parking that you don’t have to overpay for.
San Francisco Bay is actually a drowned river valley that parallels the California coastline and connects to the Pacific Ocean via a strait known as the Golden Gate. The bay is 60 miles (97 kilometers) long and ranges from three to 12 miles (five to 19 kilometers) wide, depending on the exact location you’re looking at. The bay is home to a total of four islands: Treasure, Yerba Buena, Angel, and the infamous Alcatraz.
Predominant theory in the scientific community suggests that the bay was submerged during the melting of the last glacial ice sheet. The bay covers an area of approximately 550 square miles, which is larger than the combined sizes of the cities of San Diego and San Jose. It is largely filled by fresh water from the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers.
The San Francisco Bay is the largest estuary on the West coast. Depending on where your group is staying, there is a lot to see both in and around the bay. If you charter a San Francisco bus rental with a private driver that’s familiar with the area, you won’t have to worry about navigating the quirks of the city’s infrastructure as you travel from destination to destination. There are a variety of rentals available to fit your group’s size, including coach buses, school buses, mini coach buses, and mini buses.
The San Francisco Bay accounts for more than three-quarters of California’s remaining perennial estuarine wetlands and is home to more than 1,000 species of animals, including endemic, threatened, and endangered species. The mixture of salt and fresh water in the bay is largely responsible for its biological diversity and richness. The marshes, mudflats, and wetlands that surround the bay provide invaluable habitat for a variety of fish and wildlife.
If your group is really into learning more about the vital role that the San Francisco Bay plays in maintaining biological diversity in California, be sure to make a stop at the Aquarium of the Bay. If you’re interested in getting out on the water and taking in the bay in that manner, check out the San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise or the Golden Gate Bay Cruise.
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