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Tour code: 2630EXP
On this San Francisco bridge cruise, get up-close looks at the city’s two engineering marvels—the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge—as you travel between them across San Francisco Bay. You’ll see major city sights like AT&T Park, Alcatraz, Coit Tower and the Ferry Building, and listen to recorded commentary about SF’s legendary architecture while you glide under both bridges. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase.


  • 1.5-hour San Francisco Bay cruise
  • Capture amazing photos as you go under the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge!
  • Enjoy views of Coit Tower, the Transamerica Pyramid, the Ferry Building and the Palace of Fine Arts
  • Get up-close views of Alcatraz, Treasure Island and AT&T Park
  • Learn about the bridges and San Francisco's history and culture from the audio commentary
  • Food and drinks available for purchase on board

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You sail under both of San Francisco's celebrated bridges on this scenic cruise, so you're sure to get some stunning pictures. And the personal headset narration means you don't have to worry about muffled loudspeakers or crowd noise marring the informative commentary.

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Bridge to Bridge Cruise

San Francisco Bridge to Bridge Cruise

The symbol of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge is best seen from the water, where you can stare up in wonder at the red spires that connect the city to Sausalito and Marin County. This bridge-to-bridge boat tour departing from Fisherman’s Wharf provides unbeatable views of this architectural icon as you cruise underneath it and its east-side counterpart, the Bay Bridge.

After boarding the boat, perhaps buy a snack or a drink from the full bar (own expense; you are also free to bring food on board). Then enjoy the scenery as your captain takes you across San Francisco Bay, passing by Alcatraz Island. Admire landmarks like Coit Tower, the Ferry Building, the Transamerica Pyramid and the Palace of Fine Arts, and feel the ocean breeze on your face as you reach the point where the wide Pacific meets the narrow entrance to the bay.

As you head the other way to the Bay Bridge, which connects San Francisco to Oakland and Berkeley, catch sight of Treasure Island and AT&T Park, where the San Francisco Giants play. During the cruise, listen to recorded commentary about the construction of the bridges and San Francisco’s geology and famed architecture. Your tour ends when you return to the pier.

Note: Restrooms are available on board the boat, which provides both indoor and outdoor spaces for your comfort. This is an open ticket, valid for one-time use on any day this cruise operates within one year from your purchase date.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Since this was my first visit to San Francisco, this tour was a must and most enjoyable. I recommend it to anyone traveling there.

Arnulfo V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Well worth the money! We had fantastic views of both bridges in San Francisco. The audio commentary was very good. Beautiful view!

Brenda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

wonderful experience! Actually saw a whale. Would recommend


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016



5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016


Gerald D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

really neat tour

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Best way to see the bay

Brendon D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Best way to finish your trip to San Francisco just sit back and relax and watch the skyline...did the last one of the day brilliant

Kenneth O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

An experience to remember - wet and windy but great nonetheless!

Paula P USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This cruise was wonderful. The weather was perfect, although, as expected, a little breezy. The indoor viewing area more than compensates for the breezy weather. The audio was perfectly synched to the outside sights. I highly recommend this cruise.

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