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$13 for One-Hour San Francisco Bay Cruise (Up to $25 Value)
Departing from Pier 39, the cruise glides under the Golden Gate Bridge and loops around Alcatraz Island on a route with panoramic views of the San Francisco waterfront and skyline. Passengers can track their progress on a complimentary map available in nine languages or pick up landmark-related factoids from the tour narration. The handicap-accessible boat offers a choice of indoor and outdoor seating, and hungry passengers can sate their appetites at the onboard snack bar. For more information, see the San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure’s weekday and weekend departure times on the schedule or see the FAQs.
Blue & Gold Fleet
While speedboats are as fast as their name suggests, no vessel on San Francisco Bay is faster than the RocketBoat. It flies across the Bay's waves to the high-energy guitar riffs of a rock-‘n'-roll soundtrack. The RocketBoat is just one of Blue & Gold Fleet's 17 vessels, all manned by expert captains and crews that ferry about 2.5 million passengers annually. On their sightseeing cruises, passengers drink in panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Pier 39, where sunning sea lions occasionally can be seen rubbing sunscreen on each other's backs. Meanwhile, Blue & Gold's ferries carry patrons to Sausalito, Tiburon, and other waterfront locales—including AT&T Park during baseball season—whereas their motorcoach tours chauffeur landlubbers to Northern California landmarks. All their services adhere to award-winning sustainability practices, which safeguard local ecosystems more effectively than arming every tree with pepper spray.