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Want to experience San Francisco's must-do attraction? Take the 60-minute Golden Gate Bay Cruise and you'll see why it's the perfect introduction to San Francisco. The narrated one-hour cruise does a loop of San Francisco Bay, sailing next to Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge.
Don't worry about the unpredictable San Francisco weather! This is an open ticket which is valid for use on any day within one year of your booking date.
See multiple San Francisco attractions on this Golden Gate cruise
San Francisco Bay cruise tickets are valid up to one year after booking
Enjoy views from either the outdoor deck or the indoor lounge area
Restrooms and a snack bar are on board for your convenience
What to Expect
For this San Francisco Bay cruise, use your ticket up to one year after booking. Plan a time to go during a visit to the city when the weather is best, or save it for a spontaneous cruise.
Meet at Fisherman’s Wharf at Pier 43 to board your boat for a voyage across the bay.
As you go, listen to the audio commentary that fills you in on landmarks and San Francisco history. Catch sight of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and even Angel Island. Your cruise heads out to Sausalito and then back.
Your boat ride ends back at Pier 43 at Fisherman’s Wharf.
Red and White Fleet, 43 1/2, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Returns to original departure point
Multilingual audio-guide in 16 languages
"Straight to the gate" access
Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Boat crew are trained to provide first aid and CPR support, and first aid kits are readily available on all vessels
The main deck of each vessel are fully wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
All cruise vessels offer indoor and outdoor seating, restrooms, and seasonal snack bar service.
Vessels operate on biodiesel - a renewable energy source.
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 400 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
All reviews audio tour golden gate personal audio beautiful morning san francisco skyline top deck boat ride past alcatraz great pictures weather was perfect great ride sea lions highlight of our trip well worth the money take photos fisherman's wharf headsets
Great boat, plenty of room.
Misleading calm looking water that was a little choppy once we left the key.
Rolling mist meant the Golden Gate Bridge was never fully clear. But it was the next day.
Good views of Alcatraz and Angel island....More
We took the one hour cruise of the bay that took us under the Golden Gate bridge, around Alcatraz and Ellis Island. It was excellent. The audio commentary was excellent and informative. What a great way to see San Francisco too.