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San Francisco Golden Gate Bay Cruise

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    1 hour

  • Start time

    11:30am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm and 5pm

  • Meeting Point
    The cruise starts from Pier 43½, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco.
    Since boarding is on a first-come, first-served basis, please arrive at the start point 20-30 mins early. 
  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point 

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy wonderful views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the San Francisco Skyline
  • Incredible photo-opportunities
  • Frequent cruise departures – choose the one that is right for you!
  • Our local partners have over 100 years experience and offer the Original Bay Cruise
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted


A San Francisco Bay Cruise is the perfect introduction to San Francisco and a ‘must-do’ when you visit the city.  With over 100 years of experience, our local partners are the original providers of this essential S.F cruise and fantastic experience is guaranteed for all!

Sail past the San Francisco skyline and view the lively neighborhood of North Beach, the famous swimming clubs of Aquatic Park, the historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier, the San Francisco Maritime National Park, and numerous other exciting sights.

As you head west towards the Golden Gate Bridge, cruise past Fort Mason and the Marina District which was devastated in the 1989 earthquake. Next, enjoy views of Crissy Field and the lush hillsides of the Presidio—both former army installations—that are now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Don’t miss incredible photo opportunities when sailing directly under the massive 4,200-foot span of the 746-foot tall Golden Gate Bridge. 

As you sail under the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge you will have the opportunity for fantastic photographs of this magnificent engineering feat. 

Looping back into the Bay you will pass the important wildlife sites of the Marin Headlands, part of the Golden Gate Biosphere Reserve. 

Sail past the town of Sausalito and see its 400 houseboats in all shapes and sizes. Sausalito was notorious as a center for bootlegging during the Prohibition era. 

You will slowly cruise around the infamous island of Alcatraz, a federal penitentiary for 29 years. Notorious inmates included Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud, the ‘Birdman of Alcatraz’. 

Sailing back towards Fisherman’s Wharf look out for the splendid art deco Coit Tower.

About the Supplier: Family-owned Red and White Fleet is one of the oldest cruise companies in San Francisco and was founded in 1892. With a focus on environmental sustainability, their cruises are entertaining and a fixture of the San Francisco Bay. 


  • 1-hour boat cruise
  • Audio commentary on boat (English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Italian, Thai, Russian and Hindi)
  • Headphones


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Refreshments

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Please note

Voucher Type: Mobile (if you'd rather print a copy - that's fine too!)

Validity: 12 months from the date chosen at the time of booking. 

Luggage Restrictions: Large bags, backpacks, suitcases not allowed.

Customer Reviews

  • Carol-Anne Hall

    Actual trip was good, but one of the three audio tours issued with, did not work.

    United Kingdom 10/19/2018
  • Jill Kelly
    Fantastic experience

    Educational, interesting and an easy way to learn about a new city....

    Canada 09/28/2016
  • Mercedes Salas

    first time on this and staff really helpful

    United States 08/26/2016

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