It was a great experience but the audio of the tour wasn’t very great. It was choppy and at times we didn’t know what we were looking at. The hospitality was great. Friendly staff and makes the environment fun.
Very efficient on boarding and exiting the cruise. The excellent weather made the experience delighful. Alrhough the recorded device wasn't working properly it did not take away from the trip. I would recommend your cruise company and the experience was a five star.
Good value for the money.
Easy ticket buying and great tour. What more can you ask for?
It was very informative and we got very close.
Absolutely loved it! And so did our friend the seagull! He rode the whole trip with us.
Great tour, would recommend!
Experience was great and I proposed to my girlfriend right on the boat near the Golden Gate Bridge. Recommend for anyone to enjoy a piece of San Fransisco. Warm Regards, Tony
We really enjoy, thanks !
We very much enjoyed our cruise around the bay . The narration in both English and Spanish was informative. We got on quickly with no lines.
Easy to book online, easy to locate, staff helpful, trip worthwhile and informative.
Great tour at a great price. The audio narration is very informative and works well (individual headphones, you can choose your preferred language). Be there at least 30 minutes before departure to choose a good seat.
The Bay Cruise was very good. The cruise was exactly as advertised. The only pity was an act of god which put the golden gate bridge in total fog. When underneath it there was no sign of it. The cruise past Alcatraz island was very good and at least you could see it. The main take of the day, that day, was take a jumper or light jacket because the ocean breeze was very cold despite it being warm near the pier and the start of summer.
Great tour, beautiful scenery, friendly staff!
Great boat trip around the bay and viewing super sights. Headset and narration helpful. Staff was accommodating and friendly. Great value for experience.
The cruise was great! Perfect route to see both the Golden gate Bridge and Alcatraz.
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.
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.
Greatin cruise, worth the money. Employees very courteous on telephone and ticket booth. Would recommend tour to anyone.
It was a great tour.
Great for the price
Great to see the city from the Bay view. And to see the back of Alcatraz. My listening device was not the best.
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.
Bay Cruise - Under the Golden Gate Bridge
& Around Alcatraz - in 16 Languages!
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Your Eticket is good for any Regularly Scheduled Departure. Food, Refreshments & Cocktails are available onboard! Available in 16 languages.
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.
Summer 2019 (May 24 - Sept 2) (Mon.-Thur.) 9:15am, 10:00am, 11:15am, 1:10pm, 1:40pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm, 5:00pm & 6:15pm
(Sat.–Sun.) 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 2019 (Sept 3 - Nov 2) (Mon.-Thur.) 10:00am, 11:15am, 1:10pm, 2:30pm, 3:45pm & 5:00pm
(Sat.–Sun.) 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:15am, 11:45am, 1:10pm, 1:40pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm & 5:00pm
Departure frequency may increase due to cruise popularity.
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).
- 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
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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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