Launched in 1939 as part of the Golden Gate International Exposition, this cruise has been a highlight of any visit to San Francisco for 70 years. Sail along San Francisco's stunning waterfront, under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge and around notorious Alcatraz Island.
En route, discover San Francisco's history and world famous landmarks through personal headphone audio in twelve languages. During the cruise, frequent wildlife encounters include seagulls, pelicans and sea lions. At times, you may see even dolphins and whales!
Departing from Pier 43 ½ in the heart of historic Fisherman’s Wharf, sail past the San Francisco skyline and view the lively neighborhood of North Beach, the famous swimming clubs of Aquatic Park, the historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier, the San Francisco Maritime National Park and many other exciting sights.
As you head west towards the Golden Gate Bridge, cruise along Fort Mason and the Marina District which was devastated in the 1989 earthquake. Next, enjoy views of Crissy Field and the lush hillsides of the Presidio — both former army installations that are now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Don’t miss incredible photo opportunities when sailing directly under the massive 4,200-foot span of the 746-foot tall Golden Gate Bridge...
As you steam back into the Bay, 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, slowly cruise around the infamous Island of Alcatraz.
On your way back to Fisherman’s Wharf, see the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and Coit Tower. After a full hour of exciting sights, the barking sea lions at Pier 39 welcome you back to Pier 43 ½ where you can visit two national historic landmarks, the WWII submarine USS Pampanito and merchant vessel USS Jeremiah O'Brien.
SPECIAL OFFER - One free beer, wine or soda per person with purchase of a Golden Gate Bay Cruise, Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise or California Sunset Cruise. Valid for bookings & travel up to 31st of March 2019.
Duration: 1 hour loop.
Departure Point: Pier 43 1/2, Fishermans Wharf.
Check In: Please check in at Pier 43 1/2 ticket booth 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.
Sailsbetween 8 - 12times daily from 10am. Exact departure times vary, depending on the season.
This cruise also includes Foreign language audio, taxes and fees.
Audio is available in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia and Vietnamese.
Snacks and drinks are payable locally.
This is an open ticket, valid for single use on any departure time within 365 days from date of purchase.
When you’ve Booked: You’ll receive an initial confirmation from us immediately. We will then send your booking details to the supplier within 48 hours to request confirmation. Once they confirm that your requested date and ticket is available, we will email your confirmation which will include the local operator’s contact details and any relevant information.