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

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

Ticket Prices

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Adult $34 $30 $4
Senior $34 $28 $6 Age 62+
Youth $25 $22 $3 Age 5-17
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Cathrine Mary, Sengkang, Singapore, Sep 8, 2019

It was an amazing experience! My very first time to SFO! Thank you!

Ariana, Long Beach, CA, Jan 15, 2019

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.

Susan, Houston, Texas, Mar 25, 2019

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.

Philip, Lampasas, Texas, Aug 7, 2018

Good value for the money.

Michelle, Burbank, CA, Feb 1, 2019

Easy ticket buying and great tour. What more can you ask for?

Eugenie, Costa Mesa, CA, Dec 21, 2017

It was very informative and we got very close.

Myrna, Hermiston, OR, Nov 22, 2017

Absolutely loved it! And so did our friend the seagull! He rode the whole trip with us.

Marie, Halle, Nrw, Nov 12, 2017

Great tour, would recommend!

Tony, San Jose, CA, Aug 30, 2017

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

Belkis, Gardena, California, Aug 23, 2017

We really enjoy, thanks !

Yone, Naples, FL, Aug 8, 2017

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.

Iain, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Aug 8, 2017

Easy to book online, easy to locate, staff helpful, trip worthwhile and informative.

Nicolas, Quebec, Quebec, Jul 31, 2017

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.

Brenda, Milford, Ohio, Jul 30, 2017

Great time

shiyong, San Francisco, Ca, Jul 26, 2017


Anthony, Tucker, Georgia, Jul 3, 2017

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.

Yiraliz, New Orleans, La, May 11, 2017

Great tour, beautiful scenery, friendly staff!

H William, Commack, NY - New York, Apr 13, 2017

Great boat trip around the bay and viewing super sights. Headset and narration helpful. Staff was accommodating and friendly. Great value for experience.

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.

Tour Details

Bay Cruise - Under the Golden Gate Bridge
& Around Alcatraz - in 16 Languages!

~ Questions & Help Booking:
 Call Our Tour Desk ~
7am - 11pm PST (800) 705 8383


Your Eticket is good for any Regularly Scheduled Departure (see below departure times). Food, Refreshments & Cocktails are available onboard! 
Audio Headset 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.

Departure Schedule through March 29, 2020
10:00am, 11:15am, 1:10pm, 1:40pm, 2:30pm, 4:15pm

Your Eticket is good for any Regularly Scheduled Departure Time.
*Tickets expire at the end of the calendar year - purchase the following year if you plan on going in the following year.

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 since GuideYou/BayCityGuide has no way to cancel a valid eTicket. No refunds will be issued for "no shows".  No refunds are given for missed departures, or unused or expired tickets. There are no refunds given for reduced visibility due to fog conditions or inclement weather. For your convenience, tickets for the Golden Gate Bay Cruise are valid for 90 days from the date of purchase and can be used for any available departure time (no special events - tickets expire at the each of each year).

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

Book by Phone:  (415) 775-1200
Our Tour Agents on Call 7am-11pm PST - Daily
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