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

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Tour Duration: 1 hour

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

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


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
(Fri.–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 - Oct 13) (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.

Ticket Pricing
  Retail GuideYou Save Notes
Adult $34 $30 $4
Senior $34 $28 $6 Age 62+
Youth $25 $22 $3 Age 5-17
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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
  • HOVER HERE for Cancellation Policy.