- 1 hour (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
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.
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Tour is wheelchair accessible
- Recorded commentary by audio headphones
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
- One-hour cruise
- Multilingual audio-guide in 16 languages
- "Straight to the gate" access
- Entry/Admission - San Francisco Bay
- Food and drinks
Red and White Fleet
Returns to original departure point
Departing from Pier 43 1/2 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.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Boat crew are trained to provide first aid and CPR support, and first aid kits are readily available on all vessels
- The main deck of each vessel are fully wheelchair accessible
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Very informative. Lots of fun and many sites to see. Very educational and enlightening. I would repeat tour
Great price for an informative bay cruise. Inside or outside seating. Only problem I had was to keep messing with the jack for the headphones so I could hear. Wear a hat or hoodie. Incredibly window.
The views of the San Francisco were beautiful my 10-yr. old granddaughter wanted to go under the Golden Gate for her birthday, and was intrigued by Alcatraz Island.
This was such a lovely little tour! The boat was pretty empty we went on a Friday morning as there was only two or three other couples/groups. The historical information provided was awesome and we were able to get some really nice pictures!! I'd do it again in a heartbeat!
This was a really great tour of the Bay! We had out-of-state visitors with us and it was a great way to take in so much of the City. And what a thrill to go underneath the Golden Gate Bridge!
My love with San Francisco was only heighten by this tour. The scenery and the golden gate close up was a highlight
We had a great time. They were very accommodating and helpful. We enjoyed the Audio Tour information and thought it provided great educational elements and fun facts. It was great for all ages and provided you an opportunity to enjoy the ride from either an inside vantage point or from out on the open deck. Got to see some harbor seals, as well as, some sea lions during the tour.
The facilities were easily accessed the staff was awesome and the tour was exciting. The Golden Gate Bridge was incredible To view when we under it.
Superbe visite. Paysages à couper le souffle et commentaires de laudioguide très intéressants. Nous voulions initialement nous rendre à Alcatraz mais vraiment beaucoup trop de monde. Nous ne regrettons pas notre choix.
It was a nice cruise. We have found interesting information about San Francisco. Nice views of the bridge. I recommend to take warm clothes, because it could be very windy on board.
Très agréable et enrichissante façon de conclure un voyage à San Francisco. Les renseignements donnés par l'audio-guide nous permettent d'avoir un résumé de ce que nos lectures et nos visites de la ville nous ont permis d'apprendre, tout en admirant la ville, les ponts, et les environs de San Francisco.
Excellent tour. Easy to book and personnel friendly and helpful. I have take tours with Viator before and will definitely look to them in the future.
excellent bay tour with full commentary also met three lovely ladies from liverpool on a girls holiday
overhaul a very pleasant trip
Very informative and scenic cruise!!! The narration in several languages was great and check in was a breeze, Thanks for the chocolates!!! Just a beautiful way to spend an hour on that awesome water! Just beautiful!!! Do it! You won't regret it!
We arrived early on one of the hottest days in San Francisco history. Luckily, a boat was just about to leave and we hopped on. The views were spectacular, the audio was informative, and the crew was very accommodating. It's hard to say what side of the boat has its advantages, because there are too many photo ops. Well worth it!