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Bus & Boat Adventure

Enjoy beautiful views from an open-top bus with the Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour and catch the breathtaking views of the city’s skyline from the water during the 60-minute Bay Cruise. Both tours take you along the major sights of San Francisco, providing fun and informative commentary in various languages.

Drive across and sail underneath the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge with great views of Alcatraz Island. Visit Golden Gate Park and explore Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, Union Square, City Hall, the Palace of Fine Arts, and much more.

Hop on Hop Off City Tour

Start your tour at Fisherman's Wharf, one of the most vibrant places in the city. Visit the exciting attractions at Pier 39, watch the popular sea lion colony and see many other sights along the waterfront. The open top bus gives you the best views while you drive along the Barbary Coast, the Embarcadero, Ferry Building, Union Square, City Hall, North Beach, the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Park and much more.

Snap a picture of Chinatown's 'Dragon Gates' and try their delicious food, or shop at Union Square in many of its luxury stores. Take a stroll around Alamo Square to see the world-famous Painted Ladies Victorian houses, also known as "Postcard Row". In Haight Ashbury you will be taken back in time to the “Summer of Love”, surrounded by colorful murals and fine art dedicated to San Francisco’s hippie culture.

The highlight of the tour is the ride across San Francisco’s most iconic landmark – the Golden Gate Bridge. While crossing the 1.7-mile span on an open-top bus you will have breathtaking views of the bridge, Alcatraz Island and the stunning skyline. Hop off at North Vista Point to take your best selfie, or walk across the bridge high above the bay.

Enjoy the great views of San Francisco's City Hall, the Opera House and Symphony Hall along the Civic Center, or visit the Asian Art Museum, the Public Library and the War Memorial. Escape to Golden Gate Park to explore one of the largest urban parks in the world. Stop at its popular museums and attractions, such as the California Academy of Sciences, the Conservatory of Flowers, Japanese Tea Garden and the de Young Museum, or enjoy the long hiking trails, bike paths, lakes, waterfalls, windmills and much more.

If you stay on the bus for the full tour, you can see all major sites of San Francisco within 2 hours, but with your flexible 1-day ticket you are free to explore the city on your own pace and hop on and off the bus as often as you like. The tour guides or audio commentary provide fun and informative insights about San Francisco while you enjoy the most amazing views from the open top deck of the Double Decker bus.

San Francisco Bay Cruise

The 60-minute Bay Cruise is the most popular water tour in San Francisco. Heading towards the Pacific Ocean, there are breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline, including Fisherman's Wharf and Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, the Marina District, Pacific Heights, Crissy Fields and the Presidio.

Sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and get close to Alcatraz Island for great photo opportunities. The audio guide provides fun and useful information about San Francisco in various languages while you cruise through the San Francisco Bay. Learn about the city’s fascinating history and enjoy the magnificent views from the water.

Experience Includes

  • 1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

  • San Francisco Bay Cruise

  • Visit the major sites of San Francisco

  • Sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge

  • See Alcatraz Island up close from the water

  • Enjoy 1 day hop on hop off access to the Official City Tour

  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge on an open top Double Decker bus

  • English speaking live guide or audio commentary in various languages

Experience Excludes

  • Tips and gratuity
  • Meals and beverages
  • Hotel pick up

Departs

Daily (except Christmas Day, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day)

Departure location

Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour: Stop # 1 at 99 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 San Francisco Bay Cruise: Fisherman’s Wharf (exact location provided upon voucher redemption)

Start times

Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, busses run every 30-60 minutes San Francisco Bay Cruise – recurring departures between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM

Duration

Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour: approx. 2 hours (if staying on the bus for one loop) San Francisco Bay Cruise: 60 minutes

Terms & Conditions

  • Free cancellation any time before your tour. Any cancellation after the tour date will be non-refundable.

  • Ticket Validity: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour: 1 day & San Francisco Bay Cruise: one time use