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

234 Reviews | San Francisco, USA

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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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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


Go under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge on this scenic cruise along picturesque San Francisco Bay. Pass Alcatraz, Treasure Island, and Oracle Park, and enjoy views of the city skyline dotted by Coit Tower, the Ferry Building, the Transamerica Pyramid, the Palace of Fine Arts and more. Fascinating audio commentary lets you learn about the construction of these famous bridges, as well as San Francisco’s unique architecture, history, geology, and culture.

Your vessel features restrooms and indoor and outdoor seating. You’re free to bring your own lunch on board to enjoy while you take in the sights, and there is also a full bar and snacks available for purchase.

And don't worry about San Francisco’s unpredictable weather -- this is an open ticket, valid for use on any day the cruise operates within one year of your booking date.


  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day



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Average 4.54 out of 5 stars based on 234 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Maulin S, Dec 2019 Verified
The tour was good. Just it was too windy and freezing that day but we enjoyed day with family. Please bring the food with you because it was expensive inside.
Shamsi P, Oct 2019 Verified
A great morning on the bay. Added bonus of the Fleet Week airshow going on overhead. Friendly staff good narration - Headsets are a little poor and old, and not too keen on the hygiene side - as they are reused without changing the ear pads.
Faye D, Aug 2019 Verified
The cruise was very informative and relaxing. Being a beautiful day didn't hurt. I would definitely recommend taking the cruise
Kerstin T, Jul 2019 Verified
Really great tour. You can get amazing photos of San Francisco. Time is just right to do it together with kids. Audio guides available in many languages and give good information about what you see. Would do this tour again!
Ryan K, Jul 2019 Verified
A terrific cruise to see both iconic bridges and sail past Alcatraz. The boat is comfortable which gives a smooth ride and comes with both inside and outside sitting/viewing options.
Tiffeny P, Feb 2019 Verified
Our family enjoyed this boat cruise! We have two boys 8 and 6! They loved wearing the headphones listening to all the sights we could see! There is snacks and drinks to purchase on the boat as well and you are able to bring your own food and drinks on the boat
Martin S, Jan 2019 Verified

The Golden Gate to Bay Bridge boat tour was a lovely experience. The included audio guide was interesting and informative. Recommended.

Marisol D, Nov 2018 Verified

The service was great the boat was more than what I expected my kids had a blast being in the front and the seating around the boat was perfect

Rica, Jul 2018 Verified

Beautiful views of the bay and informative audio commentary. Clear weather from bridge to bridge.

Pat H, Jul 2018 Verified
Excellent cruise, fascinating narrative but way too much static on the transmitters. Didn't try the food so can't comment on that. Overall, enjoyed it vey much, especially for the opportunity to sit up on the third deck.

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