San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure in San Francisco, CA

Blue & Gold FleetPier 39 San Francisco, CA 94133
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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.


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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: 11:30am - 4:30pm

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 sauteed vegetables and choice of soda or iced tea. Followed by dessert, house ice cream of the day.
Hana Zen dinner hours: 4:30pm - closing

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your desired departure time.

Note: Cruises may not operate during inclement weather. Check with ticket booth on 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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Denver, Colorado
"Fun boat ride"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2017 NEW
We were able to buy a ticket easy enough and it wasn't too expensive. We took the ferry over to Sausalito. The ferry was running late. I think it was because it was a busy weekend and there were a ton of people who rented bikes who were using the ferry. But it was about 15 minutes late to take us to Sausalito and then to take us back to San Francisco it was an hour late. The boat ride was fun and you get some great views from top deck you also get a great view of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. You can buy drinks on boat alcohol too. They also have a small selection of snacks. You can also buy tickets on board the ferry. But the lines to get on the boats get really long, at least they did while we were there. Oh and dress warm because it gets chilly out on deck!!
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Ruth S
"Best harbor cruise and whale sightings"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2017 NEW
The harbor cruise takes about an hour or so. They take you out underneath Golden Gate Bridge and past Alcatraz. While we were on the cruise they announced that George and Gracie (Star Trek fans!) were in the bay. While on the cruise we saw whales breaching and saw their spray. It was fabulous! We also got a close up view of Alcatraz, which was great. Recommend you take this cruise!
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San Francisco, California
"Day trip to Angel Island"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2017 NEW
If you are staying in SF for quite a while and want a bit of an outdoor escape head to Angel Island for a nice hike and beautiful view/vantage of the city. The ferry's arrive about every two hours and if you can hoof it you can make the next ferry. I'd highly recommend either planning on doing a speedy hike or packing a picnic and picnicking on the sunset trail so that you can enjoy the view of the golden gate bridge and san francisco. This is an amazing get away from a somewhat concrete jungle.
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"Great service bringing the bikes back"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 14, 2017 NEW
We took two tandems over the golden gate right around to the seaside town on tiburon. The bikes all went in very smoothly and came out the same way. The last ferry back had great views of the bridge at sunset departing at 730pm and the best part was NO LINE!
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New York City, New York
"Nice Tour of San Fran"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 11, 2017 NEW
For $24 per person, this is a worthwhile tour of San Fran. You get great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. You get to spend some time on the water and I found it relaxing. Search online for discounts before you book.
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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.