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

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 11 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

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 Alcatraz, Coit Tower, and the Ferry Building, and listen to recorded commentary about the city's legendary architecture while you glide under both bridges.
  • San Francisco Bay sightseeing 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 and Treasure Island
  • Learn about the bridges and San Francisco's history and culture from the audio commentary

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Cruise by the Golden Gate and Bay bridges on nearly any day within 1 year of purchase.
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Audio commentary available in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian and Vietnamese
"Straight to the gate" access
Gratuities
Food and drinks (available for purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Red and White Fleet, 43 1/2, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Departure Time

11:40 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.

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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Ferry Building Marketplace
Sail passed the Ferry Building.
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Bridge
Sail under and around the Golden Gate Bridge.
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay
Cruise the Bay for 60 minutes on this spectacular cruise!
Pass By:  
Transamerica Pyramid
See this iconic building from the San Francisco Bay.
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay Bridge
Sail under the Bay Bridge from the San Francisco Bay!
Pass By:  
Treasure Island
See Treasure Island from the Bay!
Pass By:  
Red and White Fleet
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Boat crew is trained to provide first aid and CPR support, and first aid kits are readily available on all vessels
  • The main decks of all vessels are fully wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • The award-winning audio narration is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian and Vietnamese.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Red and White Fleet

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge 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
See all safety measures taken by Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise.

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  • "Would highly recommend this tour on any given day, as you cant pick the weather." See review

Reviews

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81mshaw
, Dec 2019
The tour was good. Just it was too windy and freezing that day but we enjoyed day with family. Please bring the food with you because it was expensive inside.
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Lovely length of cruise covered all the important stuff
Jammy D
, Oct 2019
A great morning on the bay. Added bonus of the Fleet Week airshow going on overhead. Friendly staff good narration - Headsets are a little poor and old, and not too keen on the hygiene side - as they are reused without changing the ear pads.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi Jammy, Thank you for the review and for sailing with us. I wanted to let you know that we do sanitize our headphones after every sailing. We are also in the process of upgrading all our headphones. Thank you for the feedback! Cheers!
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Nice cruise
DayTrip684630
, Aug 2019
The cruise was very informative and relaxing. Being a beautiful day didn't hurt. I would definitely recommend taking the cruise
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Fascinating views of SFO
502kerstint
, Jul 2019
Really great tour. You can get amazing photos of San Francisco. Time is just right to do it together with kids. Audio guides available in many languages and give good information about what you see. Would do this tour again!
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Great cruise
SirTaste
, Jun 2019
A terrific cruise to see both iconic bridges and sail past Alcatraz. The boat is comfortable which gives a smooth ride and comes with both inside and outside sitting/viewing options.
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Great cruise
Adventure464935
, Feb 2019
Our family enjoyed this boat cruise! We have two boys 8 and 6! They loved wearing the headphones listening to all the sights we could see! There is snacks and drinks to purchase on the boat as well and you are able to bring your own food and drinks on the boat
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Excellent tour
martinsZ4526VE
, Jan 2019
The Golden Gate to Bay Bridge boat tour was a lovely experience. The included audio guide was interesting and informative. Recommended.
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I recommend it
FellowTraveler587271
, Nov 2018
The service was great the boat was more than what I expected my kids had a blast being in the front and the seating around the boat was perfect
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Beautiful views of the bay and...
Rica
, Jul 2018
Beautiful views of the bay and informative audio commentary. Clear weather from bridge to bridge.
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A good time was hard by all!
Judy B
, Jul 2018
Excellent cruise, fascinating narrative but way too much static on the transmitters. Didn't try the food so can't comment on that. Overall, enjoyed it vey much, especially for the opportunity to sit up on the third deck.
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