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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. You’ll 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. 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

Even on the sunniest days, it can get windy out on the bay. Warm clothes and sunscreen are recommended.

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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. This bridge-to-bridge boat tour departing from Fisherman’s Wharf provides unbeatable views of this architectural icon. Cruise underneath the red spires as well as under 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 see 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 December 2016

Fantastic experience, everything was so easy and clear to understand. Excellent Value for money and the narrative was very informative. Made my experience in San Francisco so memorable. I would have no hesitation in using Viator next time.

Stephanie F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great trip!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016


Pieter C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We really enjoyed this cruise. We had a few hours' layover in San Francisco and this was the perfect way to see city and enjoy the trip on the water.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Nice staff, the boat was clean and the audio tour was perfect. Really enjoyed it and learned a lot. Also, looking at the Golden Gate bridge from the sea is a whole different thing.

Lyndon G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016


Barbara L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

I gave this tour because the boat was spotless, the audio tour clear and informative, the staff very pleasant and helpful. I would recommend this tour to visitors and locals alike.

Keith M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great way to see San Francisco, particularly from the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Tour left on time and the multi language audio was very useful. Take plenty of sunscreen and warm clothes - the wind is cool but it is easy to get sun and windburn on the upper deck.

Linda G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Don't miss this cruise - the narration of the sites is excellent, great staff, well kept large boat. Was one of the highlights of our trip!

liying s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The bridge to bridge cruse is fantastic! It leads you to both the bay bridge and the golden gate bridge. With multi-language narrator, I learn the history of San Francisco.
Highly recommended!

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