Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Price from: 28 $
Duration: 3 days
Want to experience San Francisco's must-do attraction? Take the 60-minute Golden Gate Bay Cruise and you'll see why it's the perfect introduction to San Francisco. The narrated one-hour cruise does a loop of San Francisco Bay, sailing next to Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge!

Departing from Pier 43 in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf, you'll sail past the San Francisco skyline and view the lively neighborhood of North Beach and San Francisco Maritime National Park.

As you head west toward the Golden Gate Bridge, cruise along Fort Mason and the Marina District which was devastated in the 1989 earthquake. Don't miss incredible photo opportunities when sailing directly under the massive 4,200-foot (1,260-meter) span of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Steaming back into the bay, you'll travel past the wildlife reserves of the Marin Headlands and the legendary town of Sausalito, home to the 1960s flower generation. With Angel Island State Park to your left, you'll slowly cruise around the infamous island of Alcatraz.

On your way back to Fisherman's Wharf, look out for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Coit Tower. After a full hour of exciting sights, the barking sea lions at Pier 39 will welcome you back to Pier 43.

All cruise vessels offer indoor and outdoor seating, restrooms, and seasonal snack bar service. 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. Vessels operate on biodiesel - a renewable energy source.

Don't worry about the unpredictable San Francisco weather! This is an open ticket which is valid for use on any day within one year of your booking date.

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The Golden Gate Bridge - walking across the bridge
Susieqnurse , Junction City, OR, 2015-05-23
We walked across the bridge as part of our half marathon. It was a wonderful experience. NO WIND!! Now I can take this experience off my bucket list!! read full review
The Golden Gate Bridge - Wonderful memories
bsgillis , Wakefield, Massachusetts, 2015-05-22
My husband, my son and I took the boat tour. You need to purchase in advance, I mean 3 months in advance, I saw people trying to purchase tickets there and they were all sold out for at least a good... read full review
The Golden Gate Bridge - Beautiful
KristiB678 , Oklahoma, 2015-05-22
Awesome to see & learn the history. Beautiful view of the city from the other side! We enjoyed our entire trip across the bridge. read full review
Alcatraz - AVisit through History
Susieqnurse , Junction City, OR, 2015-05-23
This was a great tour. We had recorders with earphone and could move through Alcatraz at our own speed. There was a lot of history provided through the tour. Very informative. Staff were friendly and... read full review
Alcatraz - Hauntingly Beautiful
KristiB678 , Oklahoma, 2015-05-22
Very interesting to see where the prisoners lived. The entire island has so much history to see. Not only the prisoners, but you learn about the lives of the guards and their families that also lived... read full review
Alcatraz - Good day out.
Diane F , Melbourne, Australia, 2015-05-22
We enjoyed this very informative trip.It was very cold the day we went , therefore less people on the tour which was great for us. Before we went over to Alcatraz we went on a bus tour with Grey... read full review
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