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Explore one of California's most iconic settings from the beauty of San Francisco Bay. This hour-long, narrated Golden Gate Bay cruise journeys alongside Alcatraz and Angel Island State Park, past the shores of Sausalito and beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. You can choose to view the sights from inside your boat or out on deck; either way it's an unforgettable experience.

Highlights

  • One-hour Golden Gate Bay cruise
  • Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and by Alcatraz Island
  • North Beach, Sausalito, Marin Headlands, Angel Island State Park
  • Award-winning commentary
  • Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating
  • Open ticket gives you the flexibility to choose any departure time

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What You Can Expect

Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Your Golden Gate Bay cruise departs from Pier 43 in the heart of San Francisco's popular Fisherman's Wharf, home to many of the city's seafood restaurants. As the boat makes its way out into San Francisco Bay, you'll have great views (as long as SF's notorious Karl the Fog stays away!) of the San Francisco skyline, as well as the city's bustling North Beach neighborhood and the waterfront Maritime National Park.

Over the next hour you will cruise the waters of San Francisco Bay on a guided tour, meandering west along Fort Mason and past the Marina District — hard hit in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake — en route to the Golden Gate Bridge. Make sure and look up when sailing beneath the bridge's massive 4,200-foot (1,260-meter) span: it's a photo-worthy view that few people get to see.

Turning around in the waters where the Pacific Ocean meets the bay, you'll return east past the naturally stunning Marin Headlines and pass the harbor town of Sausalito, a favorite day getaway spot for San Francisco visitors. You'll continue alongside Angel Island State Park, often called “The Ellis Island of the West,” and then cruise past the Alcatraz Island, home to the legendary former federal prison.

Heading back toward Fisherman's Wharf you'll have great views of the impressive San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and San Francisco's Coit Tower, a tall and slim concrete monument named for the eccentric Lillie Hitchcock Coit, an early 20th century-patron for the city's firefighters. Fisherman Wharf's famous sea lions will undoubtedly be barking their welcomes as your cruise returns to port.

Tickets are flexible, so the departure time and date of this round-trip day cruise are up to you (meaning if you've planned ahead but your flight into SFO is late, you can simply catch the next cruise, or even one on the next day. Tickets are valid up to one year from the original booking date). All cruise vessels include indoor and outdoor seating, public restrooms, and a seasonal snack bar. Audio narration is available in multiple languages.

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Customer Reviews

deblopez4u

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

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Scarlett L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

It was great!

Rhett L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great sightseeing for the price!

Ricardo R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Gives a tour on the harbor and an audio tour of San fransico as a whole

Connor T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Awesome Experience. Would love to do it again! Anyone who lives or visits the bay area needs to do this cruise. It was a great experience and was breathtaking.

Christian

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This tour was amazing!

patricia j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Fantastic, I would highly recommend this tour. It really was the highlight of my visit to San Francisco and the price was so reasonable. Many thanks!

Sara Jane O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Guide very good gave us all kinds of good information about area. Would do this again

Antoine D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Nice tour, 30minutes boat trip with audio comments in many language French for me. Beautiful weather in August but much cold winds from the ocean near the Golden gate. Thanx bye

William D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was very interesting although at times we could not figure out the hills or whatever building the headset was talking about until it was too late and we were onto the next subject. That being said, we thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

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