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San Francisco Bay Cruises

Golden Gate Bay CruiseGolden Gate Bay Cruise

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.

Departing from Pier 43 in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf, you'll sail past the San Francisco skyline and view the lively neighborhood of North Beach and San Francisco Maritime National Park.

As you head west toward the Golden Gate Bridge, cruise along Fort Mason and the Marina District which was devastated in the 1989 earthquake. Don't miss incredible photo opportunities when sailing directly under the massive 4,200-foot (1,260-meter) span of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Steaming back into the bay, you'll travel past the wildlife reserves of the Marin Headlands and the legendary town of Sausalito, home to the 1960s flower generation. With Angel Island State Park to your left, you'll slowly cruise around the infamous island of Alcatraz.

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On your way back to Fisherman's Wharf, look out for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Coit Tower. After a full hour of exciting sights, the barking sea lions at Pier 39 will welcome you back to Pier 43.

All cruise vessels offer indoor and outdoor seating, restrooms, and seasonal snack bar service. The award-winning audio narration is available in English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean and Portuguese. Vessels operate on biodiesel - a renewable energy source.

Don't worry about the unpredictable San Francisco weather! This is an open ticket which is valid for use on any day within 90 days of your booking date.

San Francisco Bay Sunset CruiseSan Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise

Take the ultimate sunset cruise, California-style! Relax as you enjoy amazing views of San Francisco and a hearty appetizer buffet from the famous Boudin Bakery during this casual two-hour cruise of San Francisco Bay.

With cool background music and live commentary by the captain, this cruise is a wonderful way to explore San Francisco Bay at twilight.

As the sun begins to set over the Marin Headlands, you'll cruise past Alcatraz, Angel Island and the shorelines of Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito. Watch the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean as you sail west toward the Golden Gate Bridge. On your way back to Fisherman's Wharf you'll see many more famous sights, including the Presidio, the Marina District and Fort Mason.

During the cruise, enjoy petite sandwiches, antipasti, seasonal fruits and salads, cheeses, vegetables, pizza breadsticks, freshly baked cookies, and a complimentary beverage.

A full bar with drinks and merchandise is available aboard. All cruise vessels offer indoor and outdoor seating, and restrooms. There is no assigned seating or formal dress required, come as you are for an evening of relaxed sunset sailing! Vessels operate on biodiesel, a renewable energy source.

San Francisco Explorer CruiseSan Francisco Explorer Cruise

This is the ultimate Only-in-San-Francisco experience! Explore San Francisco's unique Architecture, Natural History, and Native American Culture on this one-of-a-kind 90-minute cruise on San Francisco Bay. On route, sail under the breathtaking San Francisco Bay Bridge, around Treasure Island, pass AT&T ballpark and cruise close by Alcatraz Island for incredible views of the surrounding bay.

Personal headphones will allow you to choose or switch between these three exceptional audio tours:

Natural History Audio
Explore the natural history of San Francisco Bay from the marine creatures that live beneath us to the compelling human stories of conservation pioneers, like Ansel Adams and John Muir. Learn how San Francisco Bay's unusual geologic and weather conditions have produced a unique ecosystem.

Architecture Audio
Enjoy San Francisco's must-see architectural experience and discover how natural disasters, politics and the people of the Bay Area have changed this incredible landscape. Discover how San Francisco Bay's world famous bridges, islands and skyline architecture like Coit Tower and the Transamerica Building were born from madness, vision, passion and perseverance.

Native American Culture Audio
Step into another time as you relive history of local Native American tribes like the Ohlone and the Miwok. Imagine those who first sailed these majestic waters in Tule Canoes, walked these rugged lands, and honored the sacred beauty of this region. Experience the culture, history, and sounds of San Francisco Bay as you travel in a sacred time following the story of a Native American family from the past.

All cruise vessels offer indoor and outdoor seating, restrooms, and seasonal snack bar service.

San Francisco Bay Sailing CruiseSan Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

Experience San Francisco's urban beauty on a catamaran cruise on San Francisco Bay. Sail away from the urban feel of the city and experience all of San Francisco's excitement from a vantage point on the sea.

Both the Adventure Cat 55' and 65' catamarans are complete with a 360-degree, protected viewing area for those who want to enjoy the view but not the breezes.

For the more adventurous, the canvas trampoline nets where you can experience the Bay up close and personally take in the sights in the invigorating open sea air.

On this unforgettable cruise on the San Francisco Bay, you will:

Sail by the historic Alcatraz Island and Sausalito
Sail under the awe-inspiring Golden Gate Bridge
Cruise along the spectacular San Francisco city skyline
Experience a colony of grunting sea lions

Come and join this cruise for a nautical adventure with breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay! With experienced captains they will make sure your sail is pleasant, informative, and fun for the whole family.

San Francisco Deluxe City Tour and Bay CruiseSan Francisco Deluxe City Tour and Bay Cruise

San Francisco, the City by the Bay, embraces such a spectacular setting. You'll enjoy fabulous waterfront views, famous sights and attractions, plus a cruise of the San Francisco Bay. This city is so full of excitement and it's here waiting for you to experience it all.

Enjoy the beauty of everyone's favorite city, starting with a scenic drive along the waterfront.

With superb vistas of Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay, the tour features the major attractions of San Francisco and you will see:

Fisherman's Wharf
Victorian Homes
Palace of Fine Arts
North Beach
Presidio National Park
Awe-inspiring views of Alcatraz, and the Pacific Ocean

Take advantage of some great photo stops (each stop about 10 -15 minutes) at key landmarks including:

Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks (weather permitting)
Golden Gate Park's Japanese Tea Garden

In addition, you'll hop on a one-hour cruise where you'll enjoy some of the most beautiful sightseeing in the world. Enjoy a narrated cruise on the famous San Francisco Bay and sail under the Golden Gate Bridge (weather permitting) for close-up views of Alcatraz Island, the San Francisco waterfront and the California sea lions.

San Francisco Duck TourSan Francisco Duck Tour

Experience San Francisco sightseeing from a duck's eye view on this unique San Francisco Duck Tour. Travel on land and water in an amphibious vehicle crafted from the WW II DUKW. Ride through San Francisco's historic streets and neighborhoods, splash down into San Francisco Bay and cruise McCovey Cove.

With onboard entertainment, local stories and the chance to drive the duck, this San Francisco sightseeing tour has something for the whole family.

This San Francisco duck tour is the best way to tour San Francisco, with a combination of fun and music with history and sights. Adults and seniors will have just as much fun as kids, as the captain leads you through San Francisco's historic streets before an exciting splash down into the Bay.

It's the best way for locals and visitors to see all that San Francisco has to offer. This duck ride is the San Francisco attraction to experience when you visit for just the day, a weekend or a week.

From land you will see:

Fisherman's Wharf
Ghirardelli Square
Union Square

From water you will see:

Spectacular views of the city from the bay
AT&T Ballpark
San Francisco Bay Bridge
McCovey Cove

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