$13 for a One-Hour Bay Cruise from Blue & Gold Fleet (Up to $25 Value)

The Embarcadero at Beach Street

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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.

Reviews

There is a lot of room on the boat to move around and take pictures. You get a unique vantage point of the bridge as you travel under it.

Hillery G., Yelp, 6/29/12

it's wonderful. This is truly a chance for taking pictures of the city.

Rebekah T., Yelp, 1/21/11

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Great experience aside from the most disgusting bathrooms I've ever seen, go before getting on the boat and you'll have a blast :)”

  • “Great deal! Great tour group :)”

  • “Great captain, awesome trip around Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge and beautiful view of the city. Can't wait to go again and bring more family to enjoy my...”

    “Great captain, awesome trip around Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge and beautiful view of the city. Can't wait to go again and bring more family to enjoy my 2yr old lived it as well.”


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    The Embarcadero at Beach Street

    Pier 39

    San Francisco, California 94133

    415-705-8200

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In a Nutshell

Views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and the San Francisco’s skyline delight passengers on the narrated, one-hour cruise

The Fine Print

Expires Apr 10th, 2013. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Subject to availability and weather conditions. Not valid for President's Day. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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