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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise

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Go under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge on this scenic cruise along picturesque San Francisco Bay. Pass Alcatraz, Treasure Island, and Oracle Park, and enjoy views of the city skyline dotted by Coit Tower, the Ferry Building, the Transamerica Pyramid, the Palace of Fine Arts and more. Fascinating audio commentary lets you learn about the construction of these famous bridges, as well as San Francisco’s unique architecture, history, geology, and culture.

Your vessel features restrooms and indoor and outdoor seating. You’re free to bring your own lunch on board to enjoy while you take in the sights, and there is also a full bar and snacks available for purchase.

And don't worry about San Francisco’s unpredictable weather -- this is an open ticket, valid for use on any day the cruise operates within one year of your booking date.
Highlights
  • Ferry ride provides ample views of San Francisco sights
  • Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and past Alcatraz 
  • Admire Coit Tower, the Palace of Fine Arts, and the city skyline
  • Indoor and outdoor areas, restrooms, and a snack bar make for a comfortable ride
  • Audio tour provides optional insight into San Francisco history
What to Expect
Make your way to Fisherman’s Wharf to board your sightseeing ferry, which is equipped with indoor and outdoor spaces, a restroom, and a snack-and-drink bar. Grab an audio tour headset on the way in, and then set off across the San Francisco Bay.

Pass by Alcatraz Island, under the Golden Gate Bridge, and past unobstructed views of the San Francisco skyline. Your audio tour informs you about the construction of two of San Francisco’s famous bridges, as well as the city’s famed architecture as you cruise through the bay.

Other sights include Coit Tower, the Transamerica Pyramid, the Bay Bridge, and AT&T Park, where the San Francisco Giants play.

Your guided tour concludes at the original departure point.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful day, wonderful views and vistas, friendly, professional, crew. Smooth sail. Do not miss it. We had a great time.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jerrold S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Relaxing, spacious and informative. Interesting and beautiful. I mostly enjoyed watching the kite surfers as we approached the Golden Gate Bridge and then the sea lions playing in the water near the Bay Bridge.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Navigator577766
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Trip was great! Loved the narration and length of trip; very foggy day, so it limited view. Overall, awesome time

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sarah H
Louise W, Director of Sales at Red and White Fleet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Sarah! Sorry you had to deal with the fog, but at least you got to see something we are famous for! We hope to see you back on board again on a sunny day!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was a great experience learning the history of San Francisco and the view from thr fleet were amazing. We could not get thr view of the Golden gate Bridge as the weather was jot on our side, but definitely a cruise to experience.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ritesh P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour is well worth the price. The staff were very friendly and the ship was well kept and clean. During the 90 minute tour, the audio portion was very informative. Usually I find audio tours very dry, but the way it was presented made...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kman0977
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PenleighShropshire
April 16, 2019|
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Response from saarhmac | Reviewed this property |
The sea looked choppy and it was very windy but once on the boat didn’t notice the boat rocking
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Jerónimo P
July 5, 2018|
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Response from shabba24 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was 90 minutes
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simdi5
June 2, 2018|
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Response from LosAngelesNative48 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - very easy. just take a Lyft or Uber
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