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San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure

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
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San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure
From US$33.00
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San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure
From US$33.00
Overview
Experience several of the San Francisco Bay’s most beloved landmarks on a brief but memorable cruise. See the Golden Gate, the notorious former prison, Alcatraz, San Francisco’s dazzling skyline, and what was once the Ellis Island of the west—the immigration checkpoint-turned-state park, Angel Island. Enjoy a pleasant outing on the water while listening to an informative audio tour.
What to Expect
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.
Write a ReviewReviews (21)

1 - 5 of 21 reviews

Reviewed yesterday
Tour Disappointed.

The boats are nice and well kept. My issue was the tour was prerecorded and didn't always keep up with where we were. They have of course a bar on the main deck. But I was expecting a bit more. The recording was explaining things...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
50 Minute Cruise $30 pp AAA Discount

When purchasing our tickets we were told the cruise was 1st come, 1st serve--no reservations. We got in line which had all the different cruises in one line, waiting over an hour. They said to get in line about 15-20 minutes before the cruise but...More

Thank TCWatson
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. It sounds like you were taking a cruise on a busy day. Unfortunately we can't predict how many people will be wanting to board at any given time, but we are sorry for your long wait.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Must do

This is actually the second time I've done this 1 hour tour after my previous visit to SF almost 10 years ago. This was part of my citipass attraction booklet. Unfortunately, it was very foggy and I was not really able to see the bridge...More

Thank sazoram
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your very kind review. We really appreciate your feedback and are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your trip a second time. Sorry we can't control Mr. Fog or the weather. Thanks for your tips for future passengers as well. Many will be...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun going under the Golden Gate Bridge

Another City Pass attraction. Goes around Alcatraz Island & goes under the Golden Gate Bridge. It's a narrated tour. Good for people who just love being on the water.

1  Thank Muzzysgirl
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. We really appreciate your feedback and are happy you enjoyed your time on the water. All the best, Dennis

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great views of San Fran, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge

We took the 1.5Hr trip up the San Fran shore, went under the Golden Gate Bridge then back around Alcatraz. Fantastic sights loved the narration describing what was around us as we were cruising by. They give you lots of time to take pictures if...More

Thank ImaCdnTraveller
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Thanks for your tips about bringing something to stay warm and also to be sure to have sunscreen as both the cool breeze and potent sun can be quite harsh...More

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