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  1. United States
  2. California
  3. San Francisco
  4. Golden Gate Bridge

Straight-to-the-Gate: San Francisco Bay 1-Hour Cruise

Product ID: 23625
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Take a 1-hour cruise along San Francisco’s historic waterfront and relive the 150 years of fascinating history, while gazing at the beautiful San Francisco skyline.
About this activity
Duration: 60 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Sail past the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Cruise around the notorious Alcatraz Island
  • Marvel at the San Francisco skyline
  • Skip the box office line and go straight to the gate with your ticket
Full description
Enjoy a 1-hour journey along San Francisco's historic waterfront and experience the thrilling history of the San Francisco Bay, with all the sound and glory it deserves.

The 1-hour Bay Cruise takes you past the famous PIER 39 sea lions and along San Francisco’s historic waterfront, revealing the city’s fascinating skyline. Relax in comfort, with both indoor and outdoor seating, and enjoy a full narration describing major landmarks as you sail by.

Whether it’s your first time to San Francisco, or your 10th visit, the Bay Cruise is something you simply must experience at least once in your life. You will get a complimentary souvenir map, which is available in nine languages, and if you get hungry, there’s a full-service snack bar on board.

  • 60-minute bay cruise
  • Narration
  • Straight to the gate' access
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Pier 39, San Francisco

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Important information
Know before you go
• Cruises may not operate during inclement weather; check with ticket booths on the day of sailing for schedule
• Your mobile voucher allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate
• Departure times from August 19, 2019, to April 26, 2020: Monday - Thursday (depart from pier 39), 10:15 AM, 1:15 PM, 3:15 PM, and 4:30 PM
• Departure times from August 19, 2019 to April 26, 2020: Friday - Sunday and holidays (depart from pier 39), 10:15 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:15 PM, 1:15 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:15 PM, and 4:30 PM
• There is no service on November 28 and December 25, 2019
• Holiday schedule effective on November 29, 2019, January 1, 2020, and February 17, 2020
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 46 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

Organized by

Blue and Gold Fleet

Product ID: 23625