San Francisco Bay Cruise Under the Golden Gate Bridge and Around ALCATRAZ Island
Tour Duration: 1 hour
VISITOR ADVISORY: Due to the Federal Government shut down all National Parks and Monuments including Alcatraz are currently closed. As an alternative, take this 1-hour Golden Gate Bay Cruise which gets up close to Alcatraz as it slowly circles the island.
Winter (November 4, 2013 - March 31, 2014) 10:00am, 10:45am*, 11:15am, 1:10pm, 1:40pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm *Thursday-Monday ONLY
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 12 languages English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Mandarin, Korean, Russian, Hindi 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.
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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. Orders booked by phone will be faxed to the ticket office. 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
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