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San Francisco Bay Cruise

  • How do I book or make a reservation?

    You can book online to receive an online discount, or call our office at 1-866-231-3752 (toll free from the USA) or 1-415-357-0700. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations. Alternatively, you can book a tour with us in person at our office location, provided our office is open.

  • How do I pay for my tour?

    If you are reserving your tour online, your credit card will be charged within 24 hours. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations. Alternatively, you can pay us in person at our office location for any tour, provided our office is open. You can also choose to pay in cash to your driver by calling the office directly and providing a valid debit or credit card number.

  • What types of payments do you accept?

    Credit Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards. We also accept debit cards with symbols of these card companies. Please note that “pre-paid” cards and “travel” cards often are not accepted by our system and it is possible we may ask you to provide an alternate payment method if the initial payment does not go through.

    Cash: You can pay cash at our office location for any tour. You can also choose to pay in cash to your driver by calling the office directly and providing a valid debit or credit card number. Please state to your reservation agent that you would not like your card to be charged and that you would like to pay your Expedition Leader in cash on the day of your tour.

    Apologies, but we do not provide a travel or personal check payment option, nor can you choose to pay with cash for any online reservations.

  • Will I get a discount if I book a second tour?

    For certain tours, you can get up to a $9 discount off your second tour. The $9 discount can be applied to Extranomical-operated tours only. Instructions to redeem this offer online can be found during your check out process in the booking form on page 3, but you can also receive this discount by calling our office directly. The discount must be redeemed at the time of reservation and cannot be applied after you have made the booking.

  • Are there any advantages by booking my tour online?

    You will get an automatic discount on your first tour when you book online at www.extranomical.com!

  • Can I combine two or more discount codes?

    At this time only one discount code can be accepted per reservation. You must choose which one you would like to apply upon making your booking. There is a space for the discount code or “tracking code” on the final page of the booking form.

  • My discount code isn’t working!

    Not every code will be applicable to every single reservation. Please read the terms of the discount code you are attempting to use carefully, and note that some codes provided by third parties may have expired. If the code is valid and has been correctly applied you will see the value reflected on the final checkout page before submitting your reservation.

  • I’ve already made a reservation but forgot to add the discount code. Can you refund me the discount?

    Unfortunately, any discount code you would like to use must be applied at the time of your booking. The code must be redeemed at the time of reservation and cannot be applied after you have made the booking.

  • Can I cancel or change my reservation?

    Airport shuttle transfers, all Bay Cruises & Ferry Tickets, Alcatraz Tours, Seaplane Tours, and any other 3rd party tours are non-transferrable and non-refundable. For Extranomical-operated tours, any cancellations and changes are subject to a 10% or $35 fee, depending on the tour, and must be made 72 hours before tour departure to get a partial refund, or at least 10 days in advance if the reservation includes a hotel accommodation.

  • Where do I pick up the tickets for my tour?

    You do not need to have a physical voucher to board Extranomical-operated tours. Please follow the instructions on your confirmation for any 3rd-party-operated tours such as Bay City Bikes, Blue & Gold Fleet, Airport Express, et al. If you have purchased the Ferry Bay Cruise tickets, your Expedition Leader will give these to you upon boarding your tour.

    Please note that Alcatraz Cruises will require that each adult boarding the boat to Alcatraz bring their photo ID or passport for identity verification. 

San Francisco Bay Cruise

San Francisco Bay Cruise has various departures, so there is always a cruise convenient to your sightseeing schedule. The San Francisco Bay Cruise tour takes about an hour navigating the waters of the San Francisco Bay. Departing from the Pier, you’ll start your bay cruise from the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf, sailing past Aquatic Park, where swimmers brave the cold ocean water, and Hyde Street Pier, home to historic vessels. Cruising west, towards the Golden Gate Bridge, you’ll take in Fort Mason and the Marina district. Further west are former army installations, Crissy Field, a historic army airfield now turned grassy promenade, and the Presidio, offering forests, trails, views, and architecture.

The highlight of your vacation just may be sailing directly underneath the 4200 foot span of the 746 foot tall Golden Gate Bridge. As you head back, you’ll cruise past the breathtaking wildlife reserves of the Marin Headlands and quaint town of Sausalito. The San Francisco Bay Cruise travels between Angel Island (on your left) and the infamous Alcatraz Island, former home to America’s most notorious criminals. On your way back to the dock, you’ll see the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Coit Tower perched on top of Telegraph Hill.

A full bar with drinks, snacks, and merchandise are also available. This San Francisco Bay Cruise is an ideal way to enjoy spectacular views of San Francisco, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge! No San Francisco vacation is complete without a cruise on the bay.

San Francisco Bay Cruise - Times Approximate

Various Departures

Winter (Nov 1- May 1): 10:15am-4:30pm

Spring (May 2 - June 5): 10:45am-6:30pm

Summer (June 6 -Sept 11): 10:45am-7:00pm

Fall (Sep 12 - Oct 30): 10:45am-6:30pm

1 Hour
San Francisco Bay Cruise Tours operate daily and the ferryboat leaves from the Pier 41 starting at 10:45am every morning. San Francisco Bay Cruise tours take about an hour around the bay area. Sail along San Francisco's breathtaking waterfront, under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, and the famous Alcatraz Island. You might also see frequent wildlife including seagulls, pelicans, and sea lions!

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San Francisco Bay Cruise
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Tour Prices*Per Person
Regular Price:$30

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1-hour memorable cruise of SF Bay
  • Cruise along San Francisco’s waterfront
  • Sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Close up sail around famous Alcatraz
  • Indoor and outdoor seating available
  • Full bar on board
  • Multiple departures during the day 
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