San Francisco Bay Cruise Under the Golden Gate Bridge and Around ALCATRAZ Island

Sail Around Alcatraz and Under the Golden Gate Bridge!
Discover San Francisco's History in 16 Languages!

Ticket Prices

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Adult $30 $26 $4
Senior $30 $25 $5 Age 62+
Youth $20 $18 $2 Age 5-17
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JOSE BOLIVAR, Santiago, Santiago, Jan 8, 2017

Was excellent

Jorge, Chino, IL, Dec 7, 2016

The cruise was great! Perfect route to see both the Golden gate Bridge and Alcatraz.

LAURIE, GAS CITY, IN, Nov 27, 2016

Really enjoyed the Bay Cruise of the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island. The audio was very informing not only about the Bridge and Alcatraz but areas surrounding.

Inga, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Nov 23, 2016

We fully enjoyed our city tour and the boat ride around Alcatraz Island. Our tour guide and bus driver Adolfo was very informative and entertaining. He gave us many wonderful photo op memories and was very kind with helping a senior on and off the bus. Thank you once again.

LOUIS, ABSECON, NJ, Nov 3, 2016

Greatin cruise, worth the money. Employees very courteous on telephone and ticket booth. Would recommend tour to anyone.

Giovanni, Los Angeles, CA, ID, Aug 17, 2016

Great Trip!

Eddie, Douglasville, Georgia, Jul 8, 2016

It was a great tour.

MOISES, HANFORD, CA, May 31, 2016

Great for the price

Ovelia, Springfield, Illinois, May 3, 2016

Great to see the city from the Bay view. And to see the back of Alcatraz. My listening device was not the best.

Antti, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomi, FI, Apr 3, 2016

The tour does not take you to the island but offers a great view to the city. San Francisco must be experienced from that point of view as well.


Lovely tour around the Harbour very informative. Shame that the Ferry crew were unfriendly and somewhat officious!!

Diana, Sottsdale, AZ, Sep 3, 2015

Great value for the price we paid! Good narration in the language of our choosing. We couldn't get Alcatraz tickets for the tour, so this was the next best thing. It was fun going under the Golden Gate Bridge!

Allan, Blantyre, Lanarkshire, GB, Aug 29, 2015

Excellent tour. Staff were great. Only had a few problems. 1). Whilst queuing up to board, there was a lot of homeless people harassing everyone for cigarettes & money. This has to be addressed by San Francisco themselves but more could be done to protect tourists from these people. 2). The free audio pack that you are given out before departing is very good . . Well, take my wife's word on that as mine ran out of charge halfway through the cruise. All in all an excellent cruise, very good views.

Paul, Maineville, OH, Aug 11, 2015

Purchased tickets online a few hours before cruise. Tickets were waiting for us at booth for pickup w/o issue. Able to get on cruise which was ready to depart. Cruise was great!

Jeremy, Seminole, FL, Jul 11, 2015

Had a great time, the audio tour was educational and entertaining.

, Jul 9, 2015

This was a very informative, thorough tour and the fact that the narrative was available in many languages made it great for all the visitors from foreign countries.

Debra, May 15, 2015

We are two mature related couples from the Midwest traveling through retirement who thoroughly enjoyed this reasonably priced and very informative boat tour. Thanks for enhancing our journey!

, Apr 27, 2015

Great price and friendly staff at check in desk. Plus we were lucky to have great weather on the day of our boat ride. Beautiful views of the bay. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

Hamad, Apr 14, 2015

it was very good and nice.

JONATHAN, Feb 28, 2015

We loved this tour! The audio presentation was a great way to get to know the city and the bridge and Alcatraz were really cool to see. Great price by as well. Can't get any better than we got!

Bonny, Feb 26, 2015

Very professional....I was no where near a printer and the young man I spoke with erased all my fears. He called the site where we were supposed to meet to ensure we had our tickets. I was on a school field trip and so it was imperative that our excursion took place. I wanted the students to have a once in a lifetime experience. Thank you.

Tour Details

Winter 2016/17  (Nov 6, 2016 thru March 24, 2017) 10:00am, 10:30am*, 11:15am, 1:10pm, 1:40pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, & 3:45pm
*Winter: Thursday-Monday only   *Limited departures on December 25th.
Spring 2017 (March 25 - May 24, 2017) 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:15am, 11:45am, 1:10pm, 1:40pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm, & 5:00pm
Summer 2017 (May 25 - Sept 4, 2017) 9:15am, 10:00am, 11:15am, 11:45am, 1:10pm, 1:40pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm, 4:15pm, 5:00pm & 6:15pm
Fall 2017 (Sept 5 - Nov 4, 2017) 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:15am, 11:45am, 1:10pm, 1:40pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm & 5:00pm

Your Eticket is good for any Regularly Scheduled Departure. Food, Refreshments & Cocktails are available onboard!

Your visit to San Francisco won’t be complete without sailing aboard a narrated 1-Hour Golden Gate Bay Cruise®—the best view in town!

Departing from the heart of Historic Fisherman’s Wharf, your tour navigates along the beautiful San Francisco skyline, past the lively neighborhood of North Beach, the famous swimming clubs of the Aquatic Park, the historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier, the San Francisco Maritime National Park, and numerous other exciting sights.

The award winning audio narration is available in 16 languages including English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Mandarin, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, and Thai.

As you head west towards the Golden Gate Bridge, you sail around the now-defunct military base of Fort Mason and along the affluent Marina District that was devastated in the 1989 earthquake. Next, enjoy views of Crissy Field and the lush hillsides of the Presidio, both former army installation, that are now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Don’t miss breath-taking photo opportunities when sailing directly under the massive span of the Golden Gate Bridge. You will love this view!

As you steam back into the Bay, you travel past the wildlife reserves of the Marin Headlands and the legendary town of Sausalito, once home to the 1960s’ flower generation. With Angel Island State Park to your left, you slowly cruise around the infamous Island of Alcatraz, once a Federal Penitentiary that housed the worst criminals in the country. On your way back to Fisherman’s Wharf, you see San Francisco’s second signature bridge, the Oakland Bay Bridge, as well as the newly renovated Ferry Terminal on Market Street, and Coit Tower. After a full hour of exciting sights, the barking sea lions at PIER 39 welcome you back to land, where you can visit two National Historic Landmarks, the WWII submarine USS Pampanito and merchant vessel USS Jeremiah O’Brien.

Departure times subject to change without notice.

Your Eticket is good for any Regularly Scheduled Departure Time.

You must present your eticket at the ticket booth to board your bay cruise. If you do not have access to a printer call 415-775-1200 to book your tickets, a $1.50 per ticket service charge will apply.  You are purchasing an open ticket good for any cruise 90 days from purchase date (excluding special event cruises).

Notes About This Tour
  • Not good on 4th of July Fireworks Cruise, Special Event Cruises including Fleet Week Cruise, Sunset Cruise, Golden Gate Bridge Anniversary Fireworks Cruise
  • Bring a light jacket, the Bay can get breezy!

  • Fog at the Golden Gate Bridge and other scenic viewing areas is a natural part of our Bay Area environment. There are no refunds given for reduced visibility due to fog conditions.

  • 1 hour
Cancellation policy
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All sales are final. No refunds will be issued for "no shows".  No refunds are given for missed departures, or unused or expired tickets. For your convenience, tickets for the Golden Gate Bay Cruise are valid for 365 days from the date of purchase, and can be used for any available departure time (no special events).

Not good on 4th of July Fireworks Cruise, Special Event Cruises including Fleet Week Cruise, Sunset Cruise, Golden Gate Bridge Anniversary Fireworks Cruise

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