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

4.6 / 5

74 reviews

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

From $34 per person

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

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 hour
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Optional audio guide
Spanish, Chinese, English, German, Italian, Japanese, French, Korean

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 60-minute bay cruise
  • Narration
  • Straight to the gate' access
  • Food and drink (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Pier 39, San Francisco

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Important information

What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering

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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 74 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
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Great boat ride

Great excursion. We boarded quickly and lots of seating was available. They even had a small bar. We left on time and returned on time. The view was spectacular. Smooth trip and informative. The meeting point should be marked better but there were people available to lead you there. Will definitely return.

September 27, 2019

A walk that keeps its promises. Excellent value. Passage under the mythical Golden Gate Bridge. Contour of Alcatraz and passage very close to the “sea lions”. The downside: the photo taken before departure and offered, on return, was $ 42. But no one is forced to buy it.

October 3, 2017

May 17, 2021

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Product ID: 23625