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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure

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Overview
You haven’t fully experienced San Francisco until you’ve taken a bay cruise. This popular 1-hour excursion heads underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz Island, past Angel Island State Park, and alongside the city's waterfront. Take advantage of fantastic photo ops and panoramic views. An audio tour is available on your smartphone, tablet or other WiFi-enabled device and includes a slideshow of historical photos. This ticket allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate.
Highlights
  • Cruise across the San Francisco Bay and see the area’s waterfront landmarks
  • Learn about Bay Area history with an informative audio tour
  • Enjoy food and drinks, available for purchase on board
  • Take in the spectacular panoramic views from a seat indoors or out
  • Skip the box office line and go straight to the gate with your ticket
What to Expect
Skip the box office line and go straight to the gate to board your boat at San Francisco’s Pier 39. Then, check out the barking sea lions and San Francisco’s historic waterfront as the cruise gets underway. Log on to your WiFi-enabled personal device for an audio tour and learn about ‘The Rock,’ as Alcatraz was once known, and the infamous prisoners it once housed: Al Capone, Robert Stroud—AKA ‘The Birdman of Alcatraz’—and Frank Morris, one of three inmates to escape the island and never be found. Snap pictures of the west’s most iconic bridge as you journey beneath it and admire the zig-zagging hills of Angel Island, the former checkpoint that processed hundreds of thousands of mostly Chinese immigrants. The island—the Bay’s largest—is now a state park and wildlife preserve popular with hikers and boaters. If desired, purchase food and drink on board.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Departure Time
4/29/2019 - 6/9/2019Monday - Sunday:10:15 AM - 06:00 PM

6/10/2019 - 8/18/2019Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 07:00 PM

8/19/2019 - 11/3/2019Monday:10:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Tuesday:10:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Wednesday:10:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Thursday:10:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Friday:10:15 AM - 05:45 PM
Saturday:10:15 AM - 05:45 PM
Sunday:10:15 AM - 05:45 PM

11/4/2019 - 4/26/2020Monday - Sunday:10:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Headset to hear the guide clearly
  • "Straight to the gate" access
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children from 0 to 4 years old sail for free
  • Cruises may not operate during inclement weather. Check with ticket booth on day of sailing for schedule.
  • Multi-language audio tour available in nine languages
  • No reservations required. First come, first served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your desired departure time.
  • From June 10 to August 18, 2019, cruise departs daily at 10:00am, 10:40am, 11:20am, 12:00pm, 12:40pm, 1:20pm, 2:00pm, 3:20pm, 4:40pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm
  • From August 19 to April 26, 2020, Monday thru Thursday, cruise departs at 10:15am, 1:15pm, 3:15pm, 4:30pm and 5:45pm* (the 5:45pm is available from August 19 thru November 3, 2019 ONLY)
  • From August 19 to April 26, 2020, Friday to Sunday & Holidays, cruise departs at 10:15am, 11:00am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm, 4:30pm and 5:45pm* (The 5:45pm will NOT be in service November 4 through March 15, 2020)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Times are subject to change without notice.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I was happy that this tour allows you to buy tickets for a certain date and allows you to use the ticket for whichever departure they have as long as you check in 20-30 min ahead so they still have some openings on the boat . We did not go on a long weekend so it was not
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Response from Dennis S, Manager at Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for your very kind review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon. All best wishes, Dennis
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This was a great cruise to take. It is very informative and the views of the city are gorgeous. The view of the Golden Gate bridge is also spectacular, and you even get to go under it. You also get a great view of Alcatraz island. I would recommend this cruise.
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Response from Dennis S, Manager at Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for your kind review and recommendation. We really appreciate your feedback and are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience! All best wishes, Dennis
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Our family of four took the SF Bay Cruise Adventure (11:20 am sail time). We had booked our tickets online in advance, and chose this hour because it worked for our other plans that day. Alas, it was incredibly foggy -- so the idea of seeing the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge up
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Response from Dennis S, Manager at Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure
Responded 25 Aug 2019
Thank you for your kind review. We're glad you got some blue sky in the end and good views of the bridge. Yes, there is a way for you to listen to the audio narration through your personal mobile device. Sorry you didn't get to hear it. Perhaps next time. We're happy you enjoyed your ride. All best wishes, Dennis
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My family and I have voyaged on the Blue & Gold Fleet twice and have enjoyed our experience. Drinks (both non- & alcoholic) are available at the small bar. They’re a bit pricey, but it adds a bit more relaxation to the trip. The ferry is clean, roomy & the staff where
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Response from Dennis S, Manager at Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure
Responded 25 Jul 2019
Thank you very much for your feedback. We really appreciate it. We are happy to hear you had a relaxing experience and that the staff were professional. Please join us again soon. All best wishes, Dennis
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A fun and informative trip around the bay, for about 35.00 a person it is worth the picturesque view you get of the bay and city. The narrated tour also tells you a lot of interesting facts about the city. Very enjoyable and relaxing cruise with good views.
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Response from Dennis S, Manager at Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure
Responded 13 Jul 2019
Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. All best wishes, Dennis.
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Key Details
  • Pier 39 Golden Gate Bridge and 4 more
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
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