An incredible floating island is located in San Francisco Bay, where one can enjoy fantasy dining in underwater dining rooms, waterside cocktails, and incredible views of San Francisco, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge. This man-made island, complete with a lighthouse, palm trees and white sand, can be reached only by their private boat from "H" Dock, between Piers 39 and 41. It is open for dinner, daily at 5pm, and does not have a dress code.
Forbes Island was originally built in Sausalito in 1975 by millionaire houseboat designer Forbes Thor Kiddoo as his private floating home . It was launched on Dec 23, 1980, at which time it had 3 staterooms all with private bath, 56 portholes, and a waterfall that cascaded into a hot tub. Read more about the construction here.
This unusual restaurant, which offers dining both above and below the waves, has been featured in "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous". The main dining room is nestled beneath the water's surface and features, on the menu, French culinary classics, local seafood, and a large wine list. It has a full bar, kitchen and wine cellar and the room is decorated with a collection of nautical facts and antiques. In the underwater area diners can observe the life below the waves through several portholes, while above the water there is a outside room with spectacular views of the surrounding Bay and nearby San Francisco. On the north side of the island is the private Bayside Tahitian Banquet room that seats 28 persons, has stunning sunsets, and amazing waterfront views.