San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure in San Francisco, CA

Blue & Gold FleetPier 39 San Francisco, CA 94133
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Overview

If you want to capture San Francisco’s picturesque views, landscapes, and sights with your camera, then you have to go on the San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure. Perfect for photographers, families looking to create memories, and travel junkies, this cruise shows you everything the beautiful San Francisco Bay has to offer — from Pier 39 to the gorgeous skyline.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Francisco Travel Experts
  • Bring your camera for unparalleled photo opportunities.
  • Cruise duration: approximately 60 minutes long.
  • Add an optional lunch to your cruise for an extra fee.
  • Cruises operate daily, rain or shine.

Description

from San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure
Take advantage of prime photo opportunities with unobstructed views in every direction aboard Blue & Gold Fleet’s 60-minute Bay Cruise Adventure. Sail past the famous PIER 39 sea lions and along San Francisco’s historic waterfront, revealing the city’s fascinating skyline. This comfortable San Francisco Bay Cruise tour has both indoor and outdoor seating with full narration describing major landmarks as you sail by them. You haven’t experienced San Francisco until you’ve taken a Bay Cruise.

A free multi-language audio tour is now available in nine languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, German and Taiwanese. Please bring your Wi-Fi enabled device to access the tour.

Optional Meals at Hana Zen - located at Pier 39:
Lunch at Hana Zen includes - soup, salad, rice or garlic noodles. Choice of one (1) entree: Grilled salmon, pork tonkatsu, chicken teriyaki or a mixed sushi plate. Choice of soda or iced tea. Followed by dessert, house ice cream of the day.
Hana Zen lunch hours: 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Dinner at Hana Zen includes - soup, salad, and a lava rock dinner with one (1) choice entree: New York steak, ahi tuna steak. lamb chops, Asian marinated chicken, or pork with Japanese fried rice, mixed sautéed vegetables, and choice of soda or iced tea. Followed by dessert, house ice cream of the day.
Hana Zen dinner hours: 4:30 pm - closing

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your desired departure time.

Note: Cruises may not operate during inclement weather. Check with ticket booth on the day of sailing for schedule. All prices include narration. Service animals allowed. No reserved seating available. Schedule and prices are subject to change without notice. Lunch and Dinner option are served at Hana Zen located at Pier 39, not on the cruise ship.

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Ray X
Singapore, Singapore
"Windy ride and pricy ride, bring a coat! "
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed September 08, 2018 NEW
The audio guide on the cruise is useless. Against the breeze and the number of tourists on board, you could hardly hear the audio guide. The cruise made a trip underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and the prion island, before turning back to the pier. Slightly pricy for a cruise.
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river12wild
Lebanon, Oregon
"Vacation"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 23, 2018 NEW
Amazing. Great tour. Love love loved it. Staff was very friendly and welcoming. Enjoy the history that is given. Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge was awesome. Highly recommend this tour. Great pictures and views.
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sams29
"Good trip around the bay"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2018
A good way to take a trip around the san francisco bay and to see the golden gate and alcatraz. Good narration along the way giving some of the history of the bay. Very enjoyable, even spotted a few dolphins in the water. An enjoyable hour. It can get cold on the bay and so you definitely need some warmer clothes.
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joseph W
"Great Tour Despite the Weather"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2018
Great tour of the bay around pier 39 to Alcatraz and The Golden Gate Bridge. Windy and rough seas, but the Captain and crew still gave a great tour around Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. About a 40-45 minute tour in total. Great for anyone. I little pricey, but we felt it was worth the price. Not the best organized as to how to board, but staff eventually got guest to their proper boarding areas.
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Kevan W
Ashford, United Kingdom
"Ferry back from Sausalito to Pier 39"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 07, 2018
After biking over the Golden Gate Bridge and up to Marin Highlands then a superb and long lunch at Scoma’s, it was time to take the bike back via the Blue & Gold ferry. Great trip, even if trying to remember what my hire bike looked like and exactly which one it was amongst the 100 odd bikes all stood against each other stretched my memory.
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure

When are tours available?
Tours are available daily.

When should I arrive for my tour?
It is recommended that passengers arrive 30 minutes prior to cruise departure.

Is the cruise rain or shine?
The cruises depart in most weather conditions, including rain. Blue and Gold Fleet reserves the right to cancel or delay cruises in the case of inclement or severe weather conditions.

Do I need to reserve my seats?

No. Reserved seating is not available. Those with tickets board the ferry on a first come first serve basis.