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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise provided by Red and White Fleet

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
From the Golden Gate to the Bay Bridge, this sightseeing ferry takes you across the San Francisco Bay for the best views of the city’s iconic attractions. An audio headset lets you choose to learn about the sights, or you can talk with family and friends as you sail by Alcatraz, under the Golden Gate, and past unobstructed views of the city skyline.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Red and White Fleet
    43 1/2, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Please enter in Google Maps: "Red and White Fleet" or "Pier 43 1/2, San Francisco" for exact location and directions. Pier 43 ½ ticket booth (corner of Taylor Street and the Embarcadero)
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Ferry Building Marketplace
    Golden Gate Bridge
    San Francisco Bay
    Transamerica Pyramid
    San Francisco Bay Bridge
    Treasure Island
    Red and White Fleet
  • You'll end at
    Red and White Fleet
    43 1/2, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Please enter in Google Maps: "Red and White Fleet" or "Pier 43 1/2, San Francisco" for exact location and directions. Pier 43 ½ ticket booth (corner of Taylor Street and the Embarcadero)
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • 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
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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JOCELYN S wrote a review Mar 2020
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My brother and I did this to honor our mother on her 65th birthday. It was breathtaking and informative. A great way to see the city.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Gabriela A wrote a review Mar 2020
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It was wonderful!. Got to see all of San Francisco from bridge to bridge with audio detailed information of all surroundings. I do recommend if in San Francisco. Please Dress warm it’s chilly out there!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Elizabeth T wrote a review Mar 2020
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I have been to San Francisco many times and was looking for something a little different. This tour is extremely well done from start to finish. The staff checking you in couldn’t be more helpful, the boat is very clean and big. It is self guided in the sense that you are
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Date of experience: February 2020
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COLIN D wrote a review Jan 2020
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Being non season, crowded less, Agents on ground and on board helpful. will definitely use them again
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Rick A wrote a review Jan 2020
Bay Area, CA60 contributions10 helpful votes
Easy way to see the entire bay. San Francisco is such a cool place and the viewpoint of the boat is hard to beat
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Date of experience: December 2019
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JodiYasir
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Cruise and Chill
My first boat ride and definitely not my last I loveddd everything about it !!! It was an experience I’ll never for
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aliciabD3374LW
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Great trip. Covers the whole city.
The only thing I would advise is to be prepared to wait for an hour for the next bus to arrive, if you do get off a
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aerity
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Wonderful Tour
This was such a fun way to do some site seeing! We looked into doing the Alcatraz tour, but the inside of the priso
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250kerryannd
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Great tour! Do it.
The boat tour was great! The ship was spacious and clean. Beer and wine, soft drinks and snacks are available for p
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Kitterss
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Birthday trip
Had the best time during this 1 hour cruise! Passed by some Forts and the Golden Gate Bridge. We also passed by Alc
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ancavnar
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Great Cruise and Audio Tour!
It was a beautiful weather for a cruise, so I was able to really enjoy it. The crew was nice and there was enough s
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My 39th Birthday!
The idea of this cruise is awesome! This is what I wanted to do for my birthday; it would have been perfect if it
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daf58
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Golden gate bridge
Great way to see all views of the bridge and Alcatraz. The info on the audio was informative A must do In the
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DrDSpeck
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Well run harbor cruise!
My wife and I elected to do this cruise on the first day of our San Francisco trip. Everything was well run-- the s
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Martinbuinesstravele
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Most memorable time ever
I proposed to my now fiancée on their cruise below the golden gate bridge The crew were fantastic at accomodating t
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blairc881
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Twilight cruise
Amazing views and staff was exceptional. Highly recommend this as part of your trip to San Francisco.
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louisp714
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Great Couples Tour
Very Romantic. Live music, food, alcohol and the beautiful lights of the city and it's bridges. Just remember war
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J4KSS
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Christmas Eve trip - 2 bridges
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip around the two bridges in San Francisco as well as circling round Alcatraz. We were
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simbadusty
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Great time
Having only a day to enjoy SF, decided to take the bay cruise and glad we did. Starting off from Pier 43, you get a
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GiuliaXu
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Fantastic day
Good I found you, this day has been 10-stars. The crew on board was friendly and we saw Alcatraz as well as the bri
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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