Sightseeing Boat Cruise in San Francisco Bay – Golden Gate and Alcatraz Route

Sightseeing Boat Cruise in San Francisco Bay – Golden Gate and Alcatraz Route

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The cruise in the bay with a clear view of Alcatraz

Passing under Golden Gate Bridge in a boat

The audio-guide commentary giving information on the various sites observed (available in 16 languages)

Essential information *

Immediate confirmation

Open date ticket

1 hour


* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Discover San Francisco and its famous Golden Gate Bridge from the water on this pleasant boat cruise around the bay!

Departing from the historic Fisherman’s Wharf, you’ll navigate the waters of San Francisco Bay, making the most of everything you see thanks to an informative commentary (available in 16 languages). See the different emblematic sites of the city including the lively North Beach area, the historic ship moored at Hyde Street pier, the maritime park, and much more. You’ll also pass the infamous Alcatraz prison, set upon the island of the same name.

Your captain will then head towards the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, travelling via Fort Mason and Crissy Field before passing under the 230-metre-high landmark structure. From this angle, you’ll be able to appreciate its impressive size and take some spectacular photos. On the way back, you’ll get to see some of the bay’s typical wildlife, including gulls, pelicans and the renowned sea lions of pier 39.

Departure place

Good to know

  • Availability: every day (apart from exceptional dates)
  • Duration: 1 hour approx.
  • Departure times

From the end of March to mid-April:

  • 10am, 11.15am, 1.10pm, 2.30pm, 3.45pm, 5pm

From 18 April to 17 June :

  • Monday to Friday: 11am, 1pm, 4.20pm, 5.40pm
  • Saturday: 11am, 1pm, 1.40pm, 3.40pm, 4.20pm, 5pm, 5.40pm, 6.20pm
  • Sunday: 11am, 1pm, 1.40pm, 3.40pm, 4.20pm, 5pm, 5.40pm

From mid-June to mid-March :

  • Monday to Friday: 11am, 11.40am, 1pm, 1.40pm, 3.40pm and 4.10pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11am, 1pm, 1.40pm, 3.40pm and 4.10pm


  • Departure point: Pier 43 ½ at Fisherman’s Wharf, central San Francisco (exact address indicated on voucher)
  • Language: a guide will commentate the cruise in English. An audio-guide is also available in 16 languages (Arab, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindu, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Taiwanese and Vietnamese – please indicate your preference upon boarding)
  • To take part in the cruise, simply present your voucher to the service provider on the day
  • You will be asked to indicate a provisional date for your visit when you book, but this is not restrictive – your ticket will be valid for 12 months from the purchase date; simply turn up at the departure point with your voucher on the day and time that suits you
  • The cruise boat is wheelchair accessible
  • Pushchairs/strollers are authorized onboard
  • Smoking is not permitted onboard
  • Snack bar is available
  • The cruise will take place regardless of the weather conditions

Price includes

  • Sightseeing cruise of San Francisco Bay (passing under Golden Gate Bridge)
  • The use of an audio-guide (available in 16 languages)
  • Live commentary by a professional guide (in English)

Price doesn’t include

  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras



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