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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise

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Go under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge on this scenic cruise along picturesque San Francisco Bay. Pass Alcatraz, Treasure Island, and Oracle Park, and enjoy views of the city skyline dotted by Coit Tower, the Ferry Building, the Transamerica Pyramid, the Palace of Fine Arts and more. Fascinating audio commentary lets you learn about the construction of these famous bridges, as well as San Francisco’s unique architecture, history, geology, and culture.

Your vessel features restrooms and indoor and outdoor seating. You’re free to bring your own lunch on board to enjoy while you take in the sights, and there is also a full bar and snacks available for purchase.

And don't worry about San Francisco’s unpredictable weather -- this is an open ticket, valid for use on any day the cruise operates within one year of your booking date.
  • Ferry ride provides ample views of San Francisco sights
  • Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and past Alcatraz 
  • Admire Coit Tower, the Palace of Fine Arts, and the city skyline
  • Indoor and outdoor areas, restrooms, and a snack bar make for a comfortable ride
  • Audio tour provides optional insight into San Francisco history
What to Expect
Make your way to Fisherman’s Wharf to board your sightseeing ferry, which is equipped with indoor and outdoor spaces, a restroom, and a snack-and-drink bar. Grab an audio tour headset on the way in, and then set off across the San Francisco Bay. Pass by Alcatraz Island, under the Golden Gate Bridge, and past unobstructed views of the San Francisco skyline. Your audio tour informs you about the construction of two of San Francisco’s famous bridges, as well as the city’s famed architecture as you cruise through the bay. Other sights include Coit Tower, the Transamerica Pyramid, the Bay Bridge, and more. Your guided tour concludes at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Red and White Fleet, 43 1/2, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Audio commentary available in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian and Vietnamese
  • "Straight to the gate" access
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Boat crew is trained to provide first aid and CPR support, and first aid kits are readily available on all vessels
  • The main decks of all vessels are fully wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • The award-winning audio narration is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian and Vietnamese.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The cruise is a very good way to get an overview of current and historic San Francisco. They have individual headsets available that describe what is nearby - highly recommended to use them. We had plenty of room to move around while onboard. The crew was friendly and happy
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Response from Sightseer30252504933, Manager at Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Alan, Thank you for the honest feedback! We will take your suggestion into consideration as we review our Fall season. Thank you for riding with the Red and White Fleet.
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Booked on line very easy. Tour wasn’t full so plenty of room and great views. Does get cold especially if the fog is in so layer up. Saw dolphins in the bay. Would recommend
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Was expensive for a 1.5 hour ride, that said all the competitors cost more so did not feel cheated. We were on the electric boat, so it was quiet. Boat was also very clean, the bar had a decent selection of drinks but did not accept cash. The highlight of the cruise was the
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We went on a particulary windy day, so it was extra cold on the boat along the way. But wouldn't have changed it. The views are amazing. If you can't get tickets to Alcatraz the boat travel on both sides so you can see the whole island. Especially the views as you get to the
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We took the Bridge to Bridge tour and it was very good. Once you get on board, you are given a player and headset for the narrated tour. You learned a great deal about San Francisco and both of the bridges. They also spoke about Alcatraz island a bit. I thought the tour was
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