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San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure

Highlights
  • Cruise across the San Francisco Bay and see the area’s waterfront landmarks
  • Learn about Bay Area history with an informative audio tour
  • Enjoy food and drinks, available for purchase on board
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San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure
From US$33.00
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San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure
From US$33.00
Overview
Experience several of the San Francisco Bay’s most beloved landmarks on a brief but memorable cruise. See the Golden Gate, the notorious former prison, Alcatraz, San Francisco’s dazzling skyline, and what was once the Ellis Island of the west—the immigration checkpoint-turned-state park, Angel Island. Enjoy a pleasant outing on the water while listening to an informative audio tour.
What to Expect
Board your boat at San Francisco’s Pier 39. Then, check out the barking sea lions and San Francisco’s historic waterfront as the cruise gets underway. Log on to your WiFi-enabled personal device for an audio tour and learn about ‘The Rock,’ as Alcatraz was once known, and the infamous prisoners it once housed: Al Capone, Robert Stroud—AKA ‘The Birdman of Alcatraz’—and Frank Morris, one of three inmates to escape the island and never be found.

Snap pictures of the west’s most iconic bridge as you journey beneath it and admire the zig-zagging hills of Angel Island, the former checkpoint that processed hundreds of thousands of mostly Chinese immigrants. The island—the Bay’s largest—is now a state park and wildlife preserve popular with hikers and boaters. If desired, purchase food and drink on board.
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1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Well worth doing

We chose this Bay cruise as part of our $65 Mega Pass. The mini cruise is well worth doing, its fully narrated and has excellent views of both bridges and Alcatraz. Hold on tight when you get near the Golden Gate bridge as the water...More

Thank digger2007
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to hear you and your children had a good Bay Cruise Adventure.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Not bad, but could be better.

We wanted to tour Alcatraz, but unbeknownst to us, those tours book up way in advance. So we took the "regular" cruise around San Francisco Bay, under the Golden Gate Bridge and past Alcatraz. The cruise wasn't that bad except that the ship was so...More

1  Thank glennroid
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for adding a star. We really appreciate your feedback and strive to make our boat tours as pleasant as possible for all guests.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Ticket Agent

I went to the ticket booth to purchase tickets for my group and Sophia very nicely answered my questions and sold me the tickets with a smile on her face not like some other cashiers in other places who never smile. Good job keep smiling....More

Thank gowithgus
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us. We will be sure to let Sophia know that she is appreciated. :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Views

Although we did not go on the tour to Alcatraz This cruise circled the island and gave us great views. It was thrilling to sail under the Golden Gate bridge and see it from different angles. Narration was very informative although wind and noise from...More

Thank ckatmomi
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your Escape from the Rock Cruise and really appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Great alternative to the Alcatraz tour

Alcatraz was sold out, and we only had one day in San Francisco. We took this tour and were thrilled with the level of information provided about the bridge, Alcatraz, and other aspects of the Bay. It was a very enjoyable outing. The outdoor benches...More

Thank Charlotte K
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the trip and found it informative. We hope you'll come back and get to visit Alcatraz next time. All the best in the meantime.

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