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Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

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Want to experience San Francisco's must-do attraction? Take the 60-minute Golden Gate Bay Cruise and you'll see why it's the perfect introduction to San Francisco. The narrated one-hour cruise does a loop of San Francisco Bay, sailing next to Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge.

Don't worry about the unpredictable San Francisco weather! This is an open ticket which is valid for use on any day within one year of your booking date.
  • See multiple San Francisco attractions on this Golden Gate cruise
  • San Francisco Bay cruise tickets are valid up to one year after booking 
  • Enjoy views from either the outdoor deck or the indoor lounge area
  • Restrooms and a snack bar are on board for your convenience
What to Expect
For this San Francisco Bay cruise, use your ticket up to one year after booking. Plan a time to go during a visit to the city when the weather is best, or save it for a spontaneous cruise. Meet at Fisherman’s Wharf at Pier 43 to board your boat for a voyage across the bay. As you go, listen to the audio commentary that fills you in on landmarks and San Francisco history. Catch sight of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and even Angel Island. Your cruise heads out to Sausalito and then back. Your boat ride ends back at Pier 43 at Fisherman’s Wharf.
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Departure Point
Red and White Fleet, 43 1/2, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • One-hour cruise
  • Multilingual audio-guide in 16 languages
  • "Straight to the gate" access
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Boat crew are trained to provide first aid and CPR support, and first aid kits are readily available on all vessels
  • The main deck of each vessel are fully wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • All cruise vessels offer indoor and outdoor seating, restrooms, and seasonal snack bar service.
  • Vessels operate on biodiesel - a renewable energy source.
  • The award-winning audio narration is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian and Vietnamese.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 400 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews audio tour golden gate personal audio beautiful morning san francisco skyline top deck boat ride past alcatraz great pictures weather was perfect great ride sea lions highlight of our trip well worth the money take photos fisherman's wharf headsets
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We can't imagine our trip being complete without this cruise. Gave a real feel for the spirit of the bay and the bridge and the city without being too long. Just be aware of the weather - went in October and it was cold. Also,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank scaramelda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bay tour is perfect. Not to long but with the price. We totally enjoyed the scenery ant took lots of pictures. Thank you red and white folls

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Manuel S
Sightseer30252504933, Manager at Red and White Fleet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Manuel, Thank you for joining us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the cruise. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great boat, plenty of room. Misleading calm looking water that was a little choppy once we left the key. Commentry good. Rolling mist meant the Golden Gate Bridge was never fully clear. But it was the next day. Good views of Alcatraz and Angel island....More

1  Thank marriott946
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be sure to include this cruise when you stay in San Francisco. Such an exciting way to view the Golden Gate Bridge.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Merrill W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about this trip was nice. You can either take a seat inside where it is less cold, or stroll on the decks and feel the breeze in your face.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Riya D
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Mona E
September 27, 2019|
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Response from Melissa S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can buy tickets there with cash.
August 20, 2019|
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Response from Chill1225 | Reviewed this property |
My child was 19 so I'm not sure.
July 21, 2019|
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Response from dean d | Reviewed this property |
The 90 minute bay tour will take you all the way to the oricle stadium,while the 60 will just be the Golden Gate bridge and around Alcatraz,I will recomend the 60 bec, it is more interesting.
Key Details
  • Alcatraz Island Pier 39 and 8 more
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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