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The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz

See the best of San Francisco in one day with this guided tour that includes all transportation. Visit multiple locations with plenty of stops for photo ops, plus take a self-guided tour to Alcatraz Island. You’ll travel across the Golden Gate Bridge to see the redwood trees of Muir Woods National Monument, and listen to commentary about San Francisco's culture, history, and other places to check out on your own.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Explore one of California's most iconic settings from the beauty of San Francisco Bay. This 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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise

What better way to end a day in San Francisco than a sunset catamaran cruise? Sail across San Francisco Bay at twilight to admire the city skyline as it begins to light up for the night. With an experienced captain at the helm, you’ll glide past Alcatraz Island and cruise underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Light hors d’oeuvres and two drinks are included.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

San Francisco Golden Gate Whale-Watching Tour

Go whale watching in San Francisco on this 2.5-hour cruise that departs from Pier 39. On an eco-friendly catamaran, glide through San Francisco Bay and under the Golden Gate Bridge to reach the open Pacific, where you’ll keep your eyes peeled for humpback and gray whales, as well as marine life like dolphins and seals. Learn about the history and geology of the area from an onboard naturalist, and admire the rugged California coast.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.00
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight and Sunset Cruise

Bypass the line and head directly to the gate with your prebooked tickets. This sunset cruise takes you across San Francisco Bay with outstanding views of the city skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and Sausalito. Enjoy a light appetizer buffet while you sip a complimentary glass of wine, beer or soda from the full bar. Relax as you listen to the captain’s live commentary while background music sets the tone. Watch the sunset or select a twilight cruise during winter months.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Jail and Sail: Alcatraz Tour and Sunset or Twilight Bay Cruise

Cruise across San Francisco Bay twice in one day on this combo tour that includes entrance to the former island prison of Alcatraz, one of those most popular—and often sold-out—attractions in the city. Start with the ferry ride to San Francisco’s famous jail, which you’ll explore with a self-guided audio tour. After returning from Alcatraz, take a sunset or twilight cruise (depending on time of year) on the bay with an onboard buffet of hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine or beer.
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  • 6 hours
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US$120.00
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  • 6 hours

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

Visit charming Sausalito, cruise across San Francisco Bay and stare up in wonder at the redwood trees of Muir Woods on this combo tour from San Francisco—the perfect day out in the Bay Area. Experience the Golden Gate Bridge from both above and below as you drive across it and glide under it, and learn about some of California’s oldest and tallest natural wonders, the coastal redwoods. In Sausalito, you can stroll along the waterfront or shop in the galleries and boutiques.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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

On this San Francisco bridge cruise, get an up-close look at the city’s two engineering marvels—the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge—as you travel across San Francisco Bay. See major city sights like AT&T Park, Alcatraz, Coit Tower, and the Ferry Building, and listen to recorded commentary about the city's legendary architecture while you glide under both bridges.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$44.00
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay

Come aboard the Privateer for a beautiful sailing journey along the San Francisco Bay where you can enjoy sightseeing at the most beautiful time of day—sunset. Coast along as you spot out Alcatraz, the Sausalito shoreline, and the Golden Gate bridge, all with a drink of choice in your hand.  
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  • 2 hours
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US$65.00
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  • 2 hours

San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

Admire San Francisco and its surrounding sights from the water on a San Francisco Bay sailing cruise. On board a catamaran, you’ll sail past the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, legendary Alcatraz Island and the hamlet of Sausalito. Take advantage of great photo ops while you soak up the sea breeze during this 90-minute tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise

Learn stories behind the SF Bay Area's most notorious former federal penitentiary on a fascinating Escape from the Rock cruise. Board a boat for 90-minute journey through the bay while listening to audio recordings (available in several languages) from ex-prisoners and guards about daily life on 'The Rock.' Learn about the Birdman of Alcatraz and the infamous 1962 'Alcatraz Escape,' and come to know why Alcatraz instilled fear into the hearts of even the worst-of-the-worst criminals. Tours are accessible on any of your own wifi-enabled iPads, smartphones or other devices. This ticket allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$42.00
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure

Enjoy a relaxing outing on San Francisco Bay with a cruise. Take in panoramic views of the city skyline, marvel at Alcatraz Island and journey beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Choose to sit indoors or savor cool bay breezes from an outdoor deck and experience San Francisco in a whole new way from the water. You can even learn about the sights that you're seeing from a free audio tour—available on any personal wifi-enabled device. This ticket allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

San Francisco Bay Adventure Sightseeing Boat Cruise

See San Francisco’s top attractions from the water on this 1.5-hour tour by rigid inflatable boat. Your guide will provide gear to keep you dry and warm as you take off from Pier 39. Pass the infamous prison of Alcatraz, Coit Tower, the Presidio and glide under the Golden Gate Bridge while your captain provides insightful narration. Numbers are limited to 12 people to keep this small-group tour as intimate as possible.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$99.00
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

America's Cup Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay: Day Sail

Tread in the footsteps of world-champion sailors on this 2.5-hour America’s Cup Day Sail on San Francisco Bay. You’ll board a high-speed International America’s Cup class yacht and take a turn on the official race course from the 2013 competition. With a skilled sailor in charge, you’ll take your turn as crew working the sail trim controls and even have a chance to skipper the boat. After departing from San Francisco’s famous Pier 39 you’ll take to the Bay and cruise beneath the magnificent Golden Gay Bridge. There’s no better way to see the Bay than this sailing trip with USA 76.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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Mix & Save: Muir Woods and Sausalito + Escape From the Rock Boat Tour

Take some time away from San Francisco on a half­ day trip to Muir Woods & Sausalito. This enthralling trip takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Area's most popular national monument and the prettiest village in California. Combine Muir Woods Tour with a boat tour that allows you to get close to the “Rock”. Hear great stories about the history of Alcatraz Island and learn about the infamous inmates that have tried to escape. You will circle the island twice, seeing it from all angles as well as the beautiful scenery of the city skyline.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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San Francisco City Highlights & Sausalito + Escape From the Rock + Night Tour

Combine a tour of the City Highlights, Sausalito, and a Night Tour with a boat tour that allows you to get close to the “Rock”. Hear great stories about the history of Alcatraz Island and learn about the infamous inmates that have tried to escape. You will circle the island twice, seeing it from all angles as well as the beautiful scenery of the city skyline.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour

Take a relaxing afternoon sailing cruise aboard a traditional sailboat on the San Francisco Bay. Cruise past landmarks such as Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, the Sausalito waterfront, and Golden Gate Bridge, and see the San Francisco skyline on your way back to Pier 39. Includes two drinks, and personalized attention from the crew and captain.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$49.00
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

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Electric Sunset Cruise

Experience a gorgeous Californian sunset aboard our award-winning, hybrid-electric boat, the Enhydra. Our brand-new Electric Sunset Cruise takes passengers under the majestic span of the Golden Gate Bridge, past the infamous Alcatraz Island, around Angel Island National Park, and along the beautiful shorelines of Tiburon & Sausalito on an unforgettable 2-hour tour. Enjoy delicious appetizers, live music, and a complimentary drink while taking a silent, emission-free cruise along San Francisco’s sparkling waterfront.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Golden Gate Bridge Sailing Tour

Go sailing on the San Francisco Bay on a spectacular 2-hour sailboat cruise from Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf. Head to the Golden Gate Bridge for sweeping views of the Marin Headlands, Tiburon and Sausalito, then glide across the bay, passing Angel Island, Alcatraz Island, The Presidio, Crissy Field, Ghirardelli Square and the Bay Bridge. You can enjoy two complimentary glasses of sparkling wine, beer or soda, and ask your captain and crew any questions you may have along the way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

San Francisco Grand City Tour and Cruise Around Alcatraz Island

Get acquainted with the City by the Bay during this 3.5-hour San Francisco tour, including a 1.5-hour cruise around Alcatraz Island. First make your way through the city’s most popular neighborhoods, and see main attractions, such as Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. Then, hit the water on a cruise around Alcatraz Island, and learn about the history and the former inmates of the notorious penitentiary.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$91.00
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

America's Cup Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay: Express Sail

Experience the San Francisco Bay on a 2-hour sailing tour aboard a boat that competed in the America’s Cup, one of the world’s most prestigious sailing competitions. Depart from a convenient location on Pier 39 for this family-friendly sailboat tour, which offers sweeping views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, the city skyline, and more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Alcatraz Tour and San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise Combo

Alcatraz admission tickets often sell out, which can make it hard to explore the prison at the time you’d like to go. Book this Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay sailing package to secure your visit to Alcatraz, and take a leisurely sail across the bay, too. You’ll also get access to the prison's award-winning audio tour that’s available in eight languages.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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US$96.00
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  • 3 to 5 hours

San Francisco Alive After Five Cruise with Hornblower Cruises

Climb aboard a San Francisco happy hour cruise and see the city’s sights from the water. Take in views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz as the sun sets or get down on the dance floor with a local DJ spinning the latest hits. The cruise welcomes all ages and alcoholic drinks are available for purchase from the ship’s full bar.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour and Golden Gate Bay Cruise Upgrade Option

Visit some of the top attractions along San Francisco's famous waterfront: Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 with this special tour and Golden Gate Bay Cruise upgrade option. Save time and see more.During this 60 minute walking tour you'll learn about the rich history of the area with one of our highly rated guides, all while taking in amazing views. You'll visit iconic landmarks and hear incredible stories about the gold rush, the cable car system, earthquakes and much more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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