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Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

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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.
  • See multiple San Francisco attractions on this Golden Gate cruise
  • San Francisco Bay cruise tickets are valid up to one year after booking 
  • Enjoy views from either the outdoor deck or the indoor lounge area
  • Restrooms and a snack bar are on board for your convenience
What to Expect
For this San Francisco Bay cruise, use your ticket up to one year after booking. Plan a time to go during a visit to the city when the weather is best, or save it for a spontaneous cruise. Meet at Fisherman’s Wharf at Pier 43 to board your boat for a voyage across the bay. As you go, listen to the audio commentary that fills you in on landmarks and San Francisco history. Catch sight of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and even Angel Island. Your cruise heads out to Sausalito and then back. Your boat ride ends back at Pier 43 at Fisherman’s Wharf.
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Departure Point
Red and White Fleet, 43 1/2, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • One-hour cruise
  • Multilingual audio-guide in 16 languages
  • "Straight to the gate" access
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • 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 400 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews audio tour golden gate personal audio beautiful morning san francisco skyline top deck boat ride great pictures past alcatraz weather was perfect great ride sea lions highlight of our trip well worth the money take photos fisherman's wharf headsets
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the one hour cruise of the bay that took us under the Golden Gate bridge, around Alcatraz and Ellis Island. It was excellent. The audio commentary was excellent and informative. What a great way to see San Francisco too.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Anna K
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on this cruise because all the tours to Alcatraz were fully booked and this was as close as we would get to the island. Thankfully we had booked an afternoon cruise as the fog was still lingering. Nevertheless, the views were mostly clear...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jacquim883
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fog cooperated, and we had a wonderful tour, got to see all the sights. The audio commentary was informative and interesting.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mike T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Red and White fleet does a nice job of cruising under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz. The cruise ship was very clean and well maintained with a nice snack bar. The only complaint was the wind but hard to control that!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 705alitam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great cruise around the bay, the golden gate unfortunately was masked in fog even though it was a pm cruise. But a great view of Alcatraz and the bridge of the bay . Clean and comfortable

Date of experience: August 2019
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21 August 2019|
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Response from Chill1225 | Reviewed this property |
My child was 19 so I'm not sure.
21 July 2019|
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Response from dean d | Reviewed this property |
The 90 minute bay tour will take you all the way to the oricle stadium,while the 60 will just be the Golden Gate bridge and around Alcatraz,I will recomend the 60 bec, it is more interesting.
1 July 2019|
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Response from Erik W | Reviewed this property |
This is what I seemed to find on their website. Hopefully it helps? Bridge Cruise® are valid for any departure time within the current calendar year. For example: all tickets purchased in 2019 will expire on December 31... More
Key Details
  • Alcatraz Island Pier 39 and 8 more
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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