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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Robert K
Orland Hills, Illinois
"Disappointed Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed July 14, 2018 NEW
The boats were clean and well kept. There was a concession area on the main deck, cash only. I was terribly disappointed by the fact this was a prerecorded tour and it didn't always match to where we were. In fact they mentions things that were not there, There was no one answer questions this just didn't meet my expectations.
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Tracie S
Thornhill, Canada
"Meh! "
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed July 11, 2018 NEW
Horrible sound system. If you want to hear anything they say, sit inside. We sat outside and heard a bunch of static and every 3rd word. Kind if disappointing that we weren't able to learn any history of the Golden Gate Bridge. If you plan on going on any other tours that include the Golden Gate Bridge, don't waste your money on this.
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rshaneel
Malibu, California
"Nice and quick cruise. "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 08, 2018 NEW
Took my out of country family on this cruise and we all enjoyed it very much. The staff were friendly and informative. Nice 60 minutes cruise under the bridge and around Alcatraz. Boat was clean and spacious. Everyone had a seat and they also sell snacks and refreshments on the first level. Easy to get on and off.
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cnef34
"Oversold The Boat! "
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 07, 2018 NEW
I waited over 90 minutes from the time I purchase tickets for the Escape the Rock and was the second family in line told that the boat was at capacity and we would have to wait another two hours for the next one. Apparently the boat it first come and first serve and even though you purchase a ticket for a certain time the cashier did NOT communicate that he ticket is generic ticket for the day!
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Burton W
"An Excellent Tour of the Harbor"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 07, 2018 NEW
The Blue and Gold fleet takes passengers on a very good tour of the harbor, all the way out to and under the Golden Gate bridge, before turning around and circling Alcatraz Island. The entire tour is narrated with a beautifully produced sound track that is broadcast all over the ship. The narration can be accessed by smart phone in several languages as well for tourists from abroad. We were lucky enough to catch the tour on a day where the weather was also spectacular.
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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.