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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 or  1-415-357-0700. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations.

  • How do I pay for my tour?

    If you are reserving your tour online, your credit card will be charged. Reservations by phone require a credit card to hold your seat(s). You can also come to our SOMA office prior to the tour departure date and pay cash directly.

  • 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. 
    Cash: Guests can pay cash at our SOMA location for any tour.  

    Apologies, but we do not provide a travel or personal check payment option.

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

    Yes, you can get a up to $9 off your second tour. The $9 discount can be applied to Extranomical operated tours only. 

  • Is there any advantages by booking my tour online?

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

  • Can I cancel or change my reservation?

    Cancellations or changes must be made 72 hours before tour departure, or at least 10 days in advance if the reservation includes a hotel accommodation to get a partial refund. 

    Airport shuttle transfers, all Bay Cruises & Ferry Tickets,  Alcatraz Tours, Show tickets, Seaplane Tours are non-refundable. Cancellations and changes are subject to a 10% or $35 fee, depending on a tour. 

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

    You don't need a ticket for most of our tours, vouchers are provided when they are needed. Most times your confirmation email is enough. We will specify in your email confirmation after you've booked the Yosemite tour what information you will need to have with you.

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
Tour Prices*Per Person
Regular Price:$30


  • 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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