- 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.
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.
- 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
- Food and drinks
Red and White Fleet, 43 1/2, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, 499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
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.
Pass By: Fort Mason, the Great Meadow, Bay Street and Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
As you head west toward the Golden Gate Bridge, cruise along Fort Mason
Pass By: Marina District, Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA
Cruise along the Marina District which was devastated in the 1989 earthquake.
Pass By: Golden Gate Bridge, US-101, San Francisco, CA 94129
Don't miss incredible photo opportunities when sailing directly under the massive 4,200-foot (1,260-meter) span of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Pass By: Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA 94965
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.
Pass By: Angel Island State Park, Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94109
Pass by Angel Island State Park to your left.
Pass By: Alcatraz Island, Pier 33 B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
Slowly cruise around the infamous island of Alcatraz.
Pass By: San Francisco Bay Bridge, Highway 80 West, San Francisco, CA 94105
On your way back to Fisherman's Wharf, look out for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Coit Tower.
Pass By: Pier 39, Beach Street & The Embarcadero Parking area, San Francisco, CA 94133
After a full hour of exciting sights, the barking sea lions at Pier 39 will welcome you back to Pier 43.
- 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
- All cruise vessels offer indoor and outdoor seating, restrooms, and seasonal snack bar service.
- Vessels operate on biodiesel - a renewable energy source.
- 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This was an inexpensive and worthwhile tour of the bay. We loved the narration of the history of the city. It was super cold on the water so bundle up. Lots to see and learn in just an hour. We were disappointed that we didn’t get to visit Alcatraz due to tickets being sold out (separately) but this cruise immerses you verbally so we didn’t miss out on anything.
I've been on this Golden Gate Bay cruise a few years ago. It did not disappoint this time either. I took a friend visiting from Washington, and we loved it. The cruise left on time and the audio commentary, available in several languages, was very informative. They do offer snacks onboard if you're interested.I would definitely bring more guests onto this cruise in the future. I booked online and had the tickets on my phone for easy and convenient access. The staff was very friendly and hospitable. Oh, and by the way, the restrooms on board are very clean!
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