Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

419 Reviews | San Francisco, USA

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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience


One hour scenic voyage - Ferry between Pier 43.5 and Fisherman’s Wharf while transiting along San Francisco’s breathtaking waterfront, passing under the Golden Gate and around Alcatraz! Learn the history of San Francisco Bay in an open-air museum setting and observe local marine life such as sea lions, pelicans, whales and more.

Don't worry about the unpredictable San Francisco weather! This is an open ticket which is valid for use on any day up until the end of the year.


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water



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Average 4.58 out of 5 stars based on 419 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Leslee, Jul 2021 Verified
Loved it!! It was very easy that we didn’t have to wait in line, very convenient!! Will definitely visit again in the future
Cicely, Jul 2021 Verified
The narrator of the cruise. Provided helpful information regarding San Francisco and surrounding islands. I highly recommend it!
Dennis, Jul 2021 Verified
The narration during the cruise was extremely informative. The top floor was very comfortable and well kept.
Patricia, Jul 2021 Verified
The views from the boat were magnificent. (Upfront and personal). I enjoyed hearing the history of Alcatraz! The crew was helpful and kind.
Lee, Jul 2021 Verified
Fantastic trip! Loved the narrations too. Very smooth boat ride despite the waves and wind. We loved it!
naja, Jul 2021 Verified
Well worth the money, great tour! Family had a great time, tour guides were awesome!! Would do it again!!
carolanne, Jun 2021 Verified
It was an amazing time our kids loved it! Thank you so much and they even helped taking pictures !!!
Melrose, Jun 2021 Verified
The easy access to the gate. The knowledge of the narrator was excellent. Boarding was easy. Disembarking was orderly. Overall the experience was unforgettable,
gary, Jun 2021 Verified
Terrific way to learn about and see one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Being under the Golden Gate bridge is spectacular. Circling close by Alcatraz is almost as good as going ashore(done that). Boat was spotless….sitting in sun, watching and listening made for a wonderful hour in the bay. Do it!
Erica, Jun 2021 Verified
Fell in love with the tour!! Must bring a sweater even tho it’s not cold out!! I stayed up in third deck! Loved it!

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