We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Select Date and Travellers
From
US$34.00
Date
2 travellers
Options
Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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.
Show More
Reviews (381)
Filter reviews
69 results
Traveller rating
43
19
5
1
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
43
19
5
1
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews audio tour golden gate personal audio san francisco skyline beautiful morning top deck past alcatraz weather was perfect sea lions boat ride well worth the money take photos fisherman's wharf headsets fleet board bridge
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 69 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

It was a very inftormative and relaxing experience. This is the best shot if you want a picture of yourself with the Golden gate and Bay bridges and SF city views as a background.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank FLORENTINO S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn’t find it to be too crowded, and got tickets for the next boat which was leaving in a few minutes. A bit on the expensive side, though. The boat ride offers breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline and city, the Golden Gate...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ShoaibShawoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable and worthwhile - boat goes under the Golden Gate Bridge then around Alcatraz island. Audio tour was informative.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jenn W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was on my top list of things to do in SFO. Overall pleasant experience, awesome views of the golden gate and Alcatraz. Commentary was ok, but in truth a little lame. We went around midday, and for the time of year didn't seem too busy....More

Thank pwh672
Louise W, Director of Sales at Red and White Fleet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. Glad you were able to take in the beautiful sights of San Francisco Bay! Please come visit us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our tickets for the next day, the service runs regularly, on the day we were there it was quiet. The weather was sunny, but when you out to the middle of the water it does get windy, so prepare for this. The commentary...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank RogerLowestoft
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
lfkatz
21 July 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from PrettyLady4u |
Honestly I don’t think you’ll get to see anything extra I think it’s just more time in the water.
2
Votes
Hikermom1
1 July 2019|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Erik W | Reviewed this property |
This is what I seemed to find on their website. Hopefully it helps? Bridge Cruise® are valid for any departure time within the current calendar year. For example: all tickets purchased in 2019 will expire on December 31... More
2
Votes
898raphaelb
6 June 2019|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Lesley C | Reviewed this property |
Well yes, effectively, the whole strip along there is for the different cruise boats out onto the bay, each fleet leaves from a different pier, your ticket should tell you which one and your Uber will definitely get you... More
0
Votes
Key Details
  • Alcatraz Island Pier 39 and 8 more
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall: