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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise provided by Blue & Gold Fleet

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise
4.5
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Tour snapshot
See San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge from the water
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Cruise San Francisco Bay on an ‘Escape from the Rock’ boat tour that tells the stories of famous Alcatraz prison breaks. The regular Alcatraz Island ferry just shuttles between the waterfront and the island, but you cruise all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge as you cross the San Francisco Bay. Bring your own phone, iPad, or other device to listen to recorded tales from the history of Alcatraz.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Secure advance tickets to a popular tour that might sell out
  • Use your own device for the audio tour—not a public headset and hand-held
  • Convenient departure point on the San Francisco waterfront
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Secure advance tickets to a popular tour that might sell out
  • Use your own device for the audio tour—not a public headset and hand-held
  • Convenient departure point on the San Francisco waterfront
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5863P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • "Straight to the gate" access
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA PIER 39, The Embarcadero at Beach St. San Francisco, CA 94133
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible, only on first deck
  • Children from 0 to 4 years old sail for free
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Times are subject to change without notice
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • "Straight to the gate" access
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA PIER 39, The Embarcadero at Beach St. San Francisco, CA 94133
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible, only on first deck
  • Children from 0 to 4 years old sail for free
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Times are subject to change without notice
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun. 30, 2021
A note from Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise
While we are still doing our part to make sure Coved-19 does not continue spread, we are following guidelines put forth by the State of California and the San Francisco County Health Department.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Popular mentions

4.5
31 reviews
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Shawn S
1 contribution
Excellent experience would recommend to anyone! Very informative! Tour guides were very informative through out whole tour . ferry ride was great.although I think gift shops could be a little different though .do this tour it's great!! You will absolutely enjoy! Lots of hills and walking be prepared!
Written November 10, 2021
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Sunshine65229286606
Thanks for the nice review! We're glad you enjoyed yourself.
Written November 11, 2021
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Luis C
1 contribution
5 it was awsome we had the most wondeful experience and my kids were soo amaze of the ocean beauty and they saw soo many sea lions and were soo happy
Written October 18, 2021
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Thank you for coming on board!
Written December 12, 2021
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Sunset92
Brooklyn, NY1,791 contributions
Aug. 2021
Before leaving for San Francisco I found a great deal for this tour on Groupon. You need to check the schedule before heading to pier 39. We had a pleasant experience On this tour. I wasn’t very crowded, which was great. We enjoyed the 90 minutes out in the ocean enjoying the beautiful sites. We took great selfie’s going underneath the Golden Gate bridge.
Written August 29, 2021
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Thanks for the great review!
Written December 12, 2021
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sherri b
Cincinnati, OH1 contribution
Aug. 2021 • Family
My favorite part was the in-depth history that the narrator provided during the tour and my advice is for passengers to wear a jacket.
Written August 21, 2021
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Sunshine65229286606
Hi, thanks for he excellent review. We're glad you liked it!! And that is some great advise.
Written August 24, 2021
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Cheryl T
11 contributions
Aug. 2021
I was under the impression that this would take us to Alcatraz and let us off to explore the island. This was not the case, they instead took us for a cruise around the bay and Alcatraz. While the recorded tour was interesting, it was hard to hear with the strong winds blowing. It was very chilly, so make sure you wear a warm jacket with a hood! The man did a great job of acting out some of the prisoners’ stories.
Written August 20, 2021
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Sunshine65229286606
We're sorry that you were misled with what you purchased. Obviously Alcatraz is a huge draw to the San Francisco Bay so we tried to offer an alternative for guest who wanted an up close look at Alcatraz, without taking the walking tour on the Island. And we try to be clear in our advertising so again we apologize that we failed to make that clearer.
Written August 21, 2021
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surfercharlie
Glendive, MT799 contributions
Jul. 2021
This turned out to be one of our favorite activities during our San Francisco vacation. The bay, from the boat, is beautiful in every direction. It was exciting and interesting to go under the Golden Gate Bridge. The complete loop around Alcatraz Island was amazing and so very interesting. Breathtaking views of the Bay Bridge, San Francisco skyline, etc. were bonuses. We enjoyed this tour so much! Highly recommended - and so affordable, which is saying a lot in San Francisco.
Written August 18, 2021
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Sunshine65229286606
Wow thanks so much for that great review. We are certainly happy to hear you all enjoyed yourselves. I will be sharing your review with our team. Thanks!!!
Written August 19, 2021
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470anner
New York City, NY1 contribution
Aug. 2021 • Family
Nice trip. Just really went around alcatraz and under Golden Gate bridge. Recommend for a change of pace.
Written August 8, 2021
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Sunshine65229286606
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!
Written August 10, 2021
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Maura Curtis
New Paltz, NY3 contributions
Muir Woods, Sausalito, and San Francisco were made even better by Constantine’s narration throughout the tour. It was a comfortable bus and great stops along the way for photo opportunities, lunch, and awe inspiring views.
Written August 4, 2021
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Sunshine65229286606
Thanks for sharing your review, but I think this might be for another one of your excursions.
Written August 6, 2021
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Eureka S
Texas5 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Couples
If you cannot get tickets to go onto the Alcatraz Island, this is the next best option. It was a beautiful July 17, 2021 to be out cruising on the bay. Yes, it is difficult at times to hear the audio recording but if you actively listen you receive some good information.
Written July 18, 2021
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Camper584029
3 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Family
Would have enjoyed having a live person there to ask question about what we saw, but the recording was very detailed.
Written July 12, 2021
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Sunshine65229286606
Thanks for the feedback! We've always toyed with an idea of having a tour guide who was an actor that could play an old prison guard. We can't quite figure out the logistics just yet, but one of these days....
Written July 13, 2021
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Mark951
Mark951
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Great way to see the Bay
We did the 11:00 Golden Gate Bay cruise. It is only an hour long but you still see all the sights. An advantage of
760williambr
760williambr
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Blue and Gold Ferry to Sausalito
The view was great on the ferry to Sausalito. The boat was always on time. One lady on the staff was really rud
appledude1221
appledude1221
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Best Cruise in San Francisco
It was a lot of fun going on this cruise. We got to see some good sights and we even got to cruise around alcatraz
LelandS473
LelandS473
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Blue and Golden ride!
We took the ferry from San Francisco to Sausalito via Angel Island and Tiburon. Nice scenic boat ride from San Fran
K1187HBlisag
K1187HBlisag
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Well worth it!
We took the 60 minute bay cruise and really enjoyed it. The staff was super friendly. The views are incredible and
AndreaUbok
AndreaUbok
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90 minutes sunset cruise
We purchased tickets for the 90 minute sunset cruise around the bay. We were dressed very warmly and lined up at 7
Darkchild9
Darkchild9
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Great Experience-Excellent Photo Opportunities
Excellent experience. Very informative and I was able to catch some good photos. You get great views is the skyline
Christina_91la
Christina_91la
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Fun and informative
Had a blast on the cruise. It wasn’t very crowded so that was a plus. It was exactly one hour and it was very infor
vhoenigman
vhoenigman
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Take a ride to Tiburon to wine taste in this beautiful town
Ferry rides on the bay are always great (well-- not if there are huge waves and thick fog, maybe...) On sunny and c
cohoman
cohoman
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Nice boat ride
My family took this ferry to Angel Island (it's the only ferry that does). The boat left promptly from Pier 39 in S
cmkcmk
cmkcmk
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Nice ferry to all the places you want to go
This ferry line is on time, reasonably priced, well run. We used it for several trips. Good option for getting from
david s
david s
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Hello everyone
I love taking the boat if anyone likes taking boats on a Saturday morning it's wonderful the people are fantastic I
louisd789
louisd789
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Golden opportunity to see Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco from a different perspective
Very user friendly. Purchased on line tickets to visit friend residing in Tiburon. The spacious “ferry” for passeng
Rumples
Rumples
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Lovely Way To Reach Tiburon
My husband and I bought tickets on a Saturday at Pier 39 for a round-trip to the town of Tiburon. We were visiting
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gregcV431PL
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Unprofessional Office Staff
I went to the pier 39 office looking for the Director of operations to inquire about sea service for my coast guard
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