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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise

San Francisco, United States

From $34.00

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  • 1 hour (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Skip the box office line and go straight to the gate with your ticket
  • Sightseeing cruise of San Francisco Bay
  • Enjoy incredible views of the SF skyline, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Learn about local sights with a free audio tour available on any wifi-enabled device

What's Included

  • Headset to hear the guide clearly
  • "Straight to the gate" access
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    PIER 39, The Embarcadero at Beach St. San Francisco, CA 94133

Return Details

  • Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children from 0 to 4 years old sail for free
  • Cruises may not operate during inclement weather. Check with ticket booth on day of sailing for schedule.
  • Multi-language audio tour available in nine languages (English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, German and Taiwanese). Please bring your Wi-Fi enabled device to access the tour.
  • Times are subject to change without notice.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Operated by Blue and Gold Fleet

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise ?

A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise .

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise ?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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110 reviews
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Boat tour- Alcatraz and Golden Gate
Vanessa_M, Jan 2022
Such an Amazing experience ! The audio about Alcatraz was super cool. Beautiful views of the ocean and city. I will definitely do this again.
Mirella_M, Jan 2022
Wonderful and beautiful weather- highly recommended. Enjoyed with the whole family- bar service was great
Really nice cruise with...
Javier_B, Dec 2021
Really nice cruise with great views!! CAPTAIN made the experience very comfortable there was also drinks and snack on board for purchase
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thanks for sharing your experience. We appreciate the great review!
Great experience for entire family!
Marissel_P, Nov 2021
First time for my kids, they loved it! I visited you couple times, always a great experience, great job guys!! 😊
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Wow, thanks for the kind words. And a frequent guest? We should come up with some sort of a members club! :) See you next time!
Out at the Bay
Sonia_S, Nov 2021
I got to experience it for the first time with my family. It was breath taking, sailing along the Bay seeing historical Alcatrza and Golden Gate Bridge. It was perfect weather, sun was shining and we even saw a dolphin.
This is a must do when in...
Jaylynn_V, Oct 2021
This is a must do when in San Fran so glad we decided to do this. It was amazing. It was definitely worth it.
Cruise was very nice...
Lateisha_G, Sep 2021
Cruise was very nice loved the bar on board . Had great views would definitely book again. Parking was about $3.50 hour not too bad
Had to wait in a long...
Marie_G, Sep 2021
Had to wait in a long line to board and the boat was way over filled. Terrible experience. Would not recommend
Response from Host, Oct 2021
We apologize that had a terrible experience. But I assure you we follow all of the guidelines put forth by the US Coast Guard when it comes to capacity levels by never putting that amount on sale. Some days are busier than others, but we never put any guest in harms way.
6-0 Here We Go
Earl_S, Aug 2021
Our group of eight really enjoyed the Straight To The Gate tour cruise. We sat on the top deck and had wonderful views. The narration was excellent, pointing out features on the land and providing interesting facts and anecdotes. Passing under the Golden Gate Bridge was very cool. We saw dolphins and a seal while on the water. We definitely recommend that you take this cruise if you have time. Blue & Gold Line vessel was clean, the crew professional, and the whole operation from boarding to return was done on schedule.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Wow what kind words! So glad you enjoyed the Cruise.
Straight to the Gate Tour-fun
Ryneisha_M, Aug 2021
I had an amazing time on the "Straight to the Gate" tour. I was in San Fran for the weekend and I was looking for fun things to do with my spouse. We found the bay tours to be one of the most valuable experiences anyone could have. Very informational and breath-talking views are the highlights of my trip.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thanks for the great review! We're glad you and your wife had a good time!


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