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Golden Gate Bay Sightseeing Cruise

Operating since 1938, there is no better way to experience San Francisco's historic landmarks and skyline that a relaxing Bay Cruise. This hour long sightseeing cruise will take you past Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge. On route, discover San Francisco's history and world famous landmarks through personal headphone audio in 12 languages.

Relax and enjoy San Francisco Bay in comfort as you leisurely sail from Fisherman’s Wharf, taking in views of some of the city’s most iconic landmarks and photogenic skyline.

See Golden Gate Park, San Francisco National Maritime Park, Angel Island and enjoy close-up views of Alcatraz Island, the former prison home to some of America’s most infamous criminals.

A highlight is sure to be sailing under the famous Golden Gate Bridge which stands 746 feet high and spans 4,200-feet across the Bay.

The cruise vessels have open-air upper decks and the enclosed lower decks have wide windows ensuring everyone on the boat has great views and picture taking opportunities.

Digital audio commentary is available in 16 languages and there is a full bar and snack bar onboard.

Departure Location:

Pier 43 1/2, Fisherman's Wharf Cruise.


60 minutes.

Daily Cruise Schedule (subject to change): *Thurs-Sun only

1 Jan - 14 Mar - 24 May - 4 Sep- 4 Nov -
13 Mar 23 May 3 Sep 3 Nov Dec-31
11.40AM 10:00 AM 9:15AM 10:00AM 10:00AM
1:00PM 10:30AM 10:00AM 10:30AM 10:30AM*
1:40AM** 11:15AM 11:15 AM 11:15AM 11:15AM
3:40PM** 11:45PM 11:45PM 11:45PM 1:10PM
4;10PM 1:10PM 1:10PM 1:10PM 1:40PM
- 1:40PM 1:40PM 1:40PM 2:30PM
- 2:30PM 2:30PM 2:30PM 3:00PM
- 3:00PM 3:00PM 3:00PM 3:45PM
- 3:45PM 3:45PM 3:45PM -
- 5:00PM 4:15PM 5:00 PM -
- - 5:00PM - -
- - 6:15PM -

*Thursday to Monday.

** Saturday and Sunday.

Experience Includes

  • 60-minute sightseeing cruise around San Francisco Bay.
  • Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island.
  • Views of Sausalito Bay, Bay Bridge, Coit Tower, 2nd World War Submarine USS Pampanito, Alcatraz plus much more!
  • Discover San Francisco's history and world famous landmarks through personal headphone audio in 16 languages.
  • Open Dated Ticket - ticket vouchers can be used within 2 weeks either side of your chosen date, so you have the flexibility to enjoy your Golden Gate Bay Cruise at any time during your visit to San Francisco.

Experience Excludes

  • Transfers to the departure location.
  • Optional gratuities


8-12 times daily - see calander.

Departure location

Pier 43 1/2, Fisherman's Wharf Cruise.


Duration: 60 minutes.

Terms & Conditions

  • No reservations necessary. Simply turn up at departure point with your ticket voucher at least 20-30 minutes prior to your chosen cruise time.
  • Schedule is subject to change without notice. Please check the times locally.
  • Cruises operate rain and shine.
  • All ships are handicap accessible
  • Children aged 4 and under receive complimentary admission but need to be ticketed for capacity control. If you have a child aged 4 or younger, please inform the staff in the boarding line and they will give you their complimentary boarding pass.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.