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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise

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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 11 more

Overview

On this San Francisco bridge cruise, get an up-close look at the city’s two engineering marvels—the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge—as you travel across San Francisco Bay. See major city sights like Alcatraz, Coit Tower, and the Ferry Building, and listen to recorded commentary about the city's legendary architecture while you glide under both bridges.
  • San Francisco Bay sightseeing cruise
  • Capture amazing photos as you go under the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge
  • Enjoy views of Coit Tower, the Transamerica Pyramid, the Ferry Building, and the Palace of Fine Arts
  • Get up-close views of Alcatraz and Treasure Island
  • Learn about the bridges and San Francisco's history and culture from the audio commentary

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Cruise by the Golden Gate and Bay bridges on nearly any day within 1 year of purchase.
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Audio commentary available in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian and Vietnamese
"Straight to the gate" access
Gratuities
Food and drinks (available for purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

43 1/2, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Please enter in Google Maps: "Red and White Fleet" or "Pier 43 1/2, San Francisco" for exact location and directions. Pier 43 ½ ticket booth (corner of Taylor Street and the Embarcadero)

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
The symbol of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, is best seen from the water. This bridge-to-bridge boat tour departing from Fisherman’s Wharf provides unbeatable views of this architectural icon. Cruise underneath the red spires as well as under its east-side counterpart, the Bay Bridge.

After boarding the boat, perhaps buy a snack or a drink from the full bar (own expense; you are also free to bring food on board). Then enjoy the scenery as your captain takes you across San Francisco Bay, passing by Alcatraz Island. Admire landmarks like Coit Tower, the Ferry Building, the Transamerica Pyramid, and the Palace of Fine Arts, and see where the wide Pacific meets the narrow entrance to the bay.

During the cruise, listen to recorded commentary about the construction of the bridges and San Francisco’s geology and famed architecture. Your tour ends when you return to the pier.

Note: Restrooms are available on board the boat, which provides both indoor and outdoor spaces for your comfort. This is an open ticket, valid for one-time use on any day this cruise operates within one year from your purchase date.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Ferry Building Marketplace
Sail passed the Ferry Building.
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Bridge
Sail under and around the Golden Gate Bridge.
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay
Cruise the Bay for 60 minutes on this spectacular cruise!
Pass By:  
Transamerica Pyramid
See this iconic building from the San Francisco Bay.
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay Bridge
Sail under the Bay Bridge from the San Francisco Bay!
Pass By:  
Treasure Island
See Treasure Island from the Bay!
Pass By:  
Red and White Fleet
Begin and complete your journey here!
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Boat crew is trained to provide first aid and CPR support, and first aid kits are readily available on all vessels
  • The main decks of all vessels are fully wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • The award-winning audio narration is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian and Vietnamese.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Red and White Fleet

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise.

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  • "It was very windy so bring a jacket or sweatshirt." See review
  • "It was super cold so make sure to wear warm clothes." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Amazing experience for reasonable price 👏👌
Tesfaye_D
, Sep 2021
The cruise 🛳 is absolutely amazing 💯, They cattails and snacks with the same price $$regular place.You can get a bottle of Wine anywhere from $10 per bottle 🥂🍾 to $35 or you can get the glasse 🍷with quite reasonable price.And of course the show the beautiful site seen of views of the City of San Francisco, the Treasure Island 🏝, both Golden Gate Bridge 🌉and Bay Bridge, of the Alcatraz. And of course we've experienced the beautiful wave of the Pacific Ocean.
star-4
Birthday cruise 9/2021
Arlisha_F
, Sep 2021
Definitely enjoyed the cruise. Coming from Dallas, TX, it was a great experience. My guests enjoyed themselves as well.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Happy birthday! Thank you for spending your day with us!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful Time Spent
Janet_T
, Sep 2021
When I booked the tour online, my special request was was noted. The staff went far beyond expectations. The tour with audio was most informative, to see the city from the bay, spectacular, and the time spent memorable. I highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed our tour of the Bay.
star-4
Great experience, enjoyed...
Brittney_J
, Aug 2021
Great experience, enjoyed the cruise! Took great pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge from the boat. Friendly Staff.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
If you are looking for a nice city view while listening to some historical info it would definitely be the right choice.
Dmytro_S
, Aug 2021
My family had a great experience! The crew was friendly. It wasn’t crowded at all. Guided tour madre this cruise even better.
star-5
Excellent Trip
Togar_M
, Aug 2021
Excellent trip. Really happy to see the golden gate and the Sanfrancisco bay. Hearing the history is a plus point.
star-5
Great time
Josh
, Aug 2021
Awesome cruise with a great captain and crew. Great photo opportunities of the bridges, Alcatraz, and the city skyline. Dress warm if you are taking the late afternoon cruise.
star-5
Great Views
Emiko_P
, Aug 2021
It’s a great intro to the city. Would highly recommend. Not many people were with us when we did it during the week. Would want to see how the sunset one is! Bring a jacket it gets windy!
star-4
Great experience!
Lisa_T
, Aug 2021
Great time to enjoy all views of San Franciso Bay, Golden Gate and more. Indoor and outdoor options were nice. Highly recommend.
star-5
Amazing
Melissa_F
, Aug 2021
I loved seeing the Frisco skyline, going under the Golden Gate Bridge, seeing the Bay Bridge, and a lap around Alcatraz. This was the most incredible cruise tour I’ve taken so far.

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