Being a city situated scenically on the water, San Francisco is best seen from the sea. Travel around the most photographed, most beautiful landmarks of the Bay City with the many bay cruise options available.
The oldest and original bay cruise since 1939, the Red and White Fleet are leaders in relaxing tours of the waterfront, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz Island. Guides narrate the journey with the history of San Francisco and information on the various landmarks you will encounter. While the Golden Gate Bay Cruise leads you under and around the famed red bridge, the Sunset Cruise is a popular choice for groups desiring to relax after a day of touring, serenaded by live music, enjoying food and friends as you glide through the bay.
The Blue and Gold Fleet, experts in ferry and water excursions including a speedboat tour, are a competing venture with exciting tour options. Their Bay Cruise Adventure is famous for unobstructed views as you sail past the amusing Pier 39 sea lions, around the photogenic waterfront and skyline, under the Golden Gate Bridge, and beyond. Take the Escape from the Rock for a chilling and fascinating history of escape attempts by famous prisoners like Al Capone. Travel around every angle of Alcatraz Island while you listen to the dark histories of this mysterious island.
Tour times and duration vary depending on the cruise. Whichever cruise you choose, you are sure to have a fabulous time touring San Francisco’s most beautiful landmarks from the bay, giving you a unique look with the added bonus of historical information.