Departure: Pier 41
Duration: 60-minute cruise
Narration: Audio tour in nine languages


On this San Francisco city tour, you’ll have a comfortable front row seat to some of the Bay’s popular attractions. From Pier 41, sail past the famous California Sea Lions, San Francisco’s historic waterfront and skyline, then under the Golden Gate Bridge. You’ll enjoy views of Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, and famous Alcatraz Island on this fully-narrated 60-minute cruise.

What’s Included

  •  Admission fee to the San Francisco Bay cruise
  •  Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge
  •  Views of Sausalito, Tiburon and Angel Island
  •  Multi-language audio tour in nine languages
  •  Daily departures (except December 25th)

What’s Not Included

  •  Wi-Fi enabled device
  •  Meals or beverages
Note: Please bring your Wi-Fi enabled device to access the tour. No reservations required. First come, first-served basis.  Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your desired departure time.


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.

Various Departures

Winter (Nov 1- May 1):


Spring (May 2 – June 5):


Summer (June 6 -Sept 11):


Fall (Sep 12 – Oct 30):


San Francisco Bay Cruise Tours operate daily and the ferryboat leaves from Pier 41 starting between 10:15 am and 10:45 am 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!

A free multi-language audio tour is now available in nine languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, German and Taiwanese.


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