The Adventures of RocketBear
RocketBear, our cute little RocketBoat mascot, is going to be traveling around the Bay Area checking out all the great things to do! Follow his latest adventures here, or find him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/rocketboat.
Last Saturday, RocketBear geared up for his first high-speed adventure on San Francisco Bay. Little did we know that with his raincoat and hat, he was the only one appropriately dressed…
It was a beautiful sunny day, and PIER 39 was packed with tourists from all around. We decided it was a great day to take RocketBear on his first official RocketBoat ride! Since the 1:30pm ride had already sold out, we opted to wait for the next ride in an hour.
After boarding, we could feel the anticipation setting in. The sun was beating down,making us look all the more forward to feeling the cool ocean spray in or faces. I took RocketBear out for his photo shoot, and being quite the little charmer that he is, won over the hearts of two young ladies seated in front of him.
Before we knew it, we were taxiing out of the marine terminal and past the Seal Lions, when…BLAST OFF! The wind was pushing me back as we tore through the water, and we had a very close call with RocketBear’s hat. It was such a rush! Then suddenly we were thrust forward and a humungous wave crashed over the side, drenching us. The water felt refreshing on the hot day and added to the thrill of the ride. Little did we know that was not all the Captain had in store for us. I pulled out my camera to take a quick picture of my very wet friends, when SPLASH, over comes another wave. Completely caught off guard this time, I quickly hid my water logged camera and sat back to let the wind air dry my now soaked body.
There was a Giants game scheduled for the evening, and crowds had gathered around AT&T Park in preparation. Our captain brought us right into the heart of McCovey Cove for an up-close look at the ballpark from a more unique perspective.
Then we blasted back onto the Bay again, making our way back under the Bay Bridge and past the Ferry Building for the final stretch of the journey. We cruised back into PIER 39, tired, wet, and with permanent smiles plastered on our faces.
RocketBoat was such a great experience, as always (although my extremely knotted and salty hair may beg to differ). It’s a completely unique experience for the San Francisco Bay, and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a thrill and an all around good time.
As for RocketBear…where will he go next?!