Cruise around San Francisco in Style

San Francisco Cruises
See the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the Pier 39 sea lions, and more all on a San Francisco Bay Cruise!

There are many ways to see the city of San Francisco, but the best way is via a cruise of the iconic San Francisco Bay! Whether its cruising under the Golden Gate Bridge, passing by the pier 39 sea lions, or circling around the mysterious Alcatraz Island you’re looking for, a bay cruise can give you all three! The following are some of our top picks for bay cruises in San Francisco! Plus, you can save 20% on any of these cruises using our free coupons found here!

Red and White Fleet Cruises

All aboard the original San Francisco Bay cruise with Red and White Fleet! On the Golden Gate Bay Cruise, you will discover the city’s rich history and famous landmarks. Highlights of the cruise include passing by the beautiful town of Sausalito, getting up close to the infamous Alcatraz, and of course, cruising directly underneath the 4,200 foot long Golden Gate Bridge. How cool is that! Also, along the way, you will see a variety of wildlife such as pelicans and seagulls, but you may even see a harbor porpoise or a whale! And if you’re like me, you just tried to make your best whale noise, and realized that it doesn’t sound anything like a whale. Oh well… or should I say Oh whale…, ha ha, I know, that was not a very good pun so I’m just going to move along now. As your tour comes to a close, you will be welcomed by the famous barking sea lions at pier 39.  Plus, available on board is a full bar with drinks and snacks that actually has reasonable prices! That’s almost unheard of these days. And if you are craving an even longer adventure take a look at their Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise which lasts 90 minutes and also cruises under the Bay Bridge.

Blue and Gold Fleet

With both the Bay Cruise Adventure and Escape from the Rock cruises, Blue and Gold Fleet is sure to have the perfect cruise for you and your family in San Francisco! On the Bay Cruise Adventure option, you will get perfect photo opportunities with some of San Francisco’s most famous sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the pier 39 sea lions. You’ll also get to wonder at the cities beautiful waterfront and fascinating skyline. Plus, with both indoor and outdoor seating options, you will be able to enjoy the cruise in any weather! Likewise, there is a free audio tour available in 9 different languages.

There’s also the option to take the Escape from the Rock cruise! This option is perfect for those interested in both Alcatraz and The Golden Gate Bridge. The cruise will take you under the bridge and around Alcatraz so you can see every aspect of this mysterious island and maximum security prison. Along the way you will hear stories about what life was like in this highly feared institution and of famous escape attempts from Al Capone, Clyde Johnson, and more. Similarly, this tour is also available in 9 different languages. Whichever tour you choose, you are sure to have a spectacular day out on the water on one of the most iconic bays in the entire United States!


Just slowly cruising pass the sights not enough for you? Looking for more of a thrill? Well then we have the perfect option for you! Board RocketBoat, a high speed thrilling adventure in the San Francisco Bay! There’s no other experience like this one in the area! Fly across the bay at high speeds while jamming out to some of your favorite Rock-n-Roll songs! And, and don’t forget about the epic views you will see along your 30 minute ride as well. Plus, you can rest assured as your high speed boat is controlled by the steady hand of one of their veteran captains with nerves of steel. And if you find yourself needing another rush of adrenaline, do not fear. RocketBoat is never the same experience twice, therefore, making it exciting and unique every time you’re brave enough to hop on board!


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