A recent poll reveals most people would rather live at sea than on land, citing fresher air, thicker beards, and a disdain for their office’s strict No Sharks policy. Get a taste of the good life with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $26 for a Golden Gate Bay Cruise for two (up to a $52 value)
- $50 for a Golden Gate Bay Cruise for four (up to a $104 value)
- $75 for a Golden Gate Bay Cruise for six (up to a $156 value)
Children aged 4 and younger are admitted for free.
Following a nearly 75-year-old tradition, Golden Gate Bay Cruises depart from Pier 43 1/2 for a scenic jaunt that passes under the infamous bridge and around Alcatraz Island. Headsets offer multilingual narration in 12 languages during the 60-minute tour, apprising tour-takers of the history of San Francisco and Alcatraz. Tour vessels depart 8–12 times daily, starting at 10 a.m. Snacks and drinks from a full bar are available for purchase onboard.
Red and White Fleet
Red and White Fleet’s inaugural launch in 1892 came courtesy of founder Thomas Crowley, a 17-year-old seafarer whose vision has since spawned one of the Bay Area’s most sought-after guided sightsees. The placid shores of Fisherman’s Wharf host a bobbing quartet of wave-riding vessels, each crewed by a savvy staff of sailors versed in the Bay’s stunning maritime marvels, including rock seals, easily recognized by their Dee Snider wigs and Flying V guitars.
Other tours with Red and White Fleet include the Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise, which sails beneath the Golden Gate and San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridges, its iconic red-and-white boats dwarfed by the imposing structures. Passengers can venture onto the open-air deck to take in unobstructed views of the skyline, or gaze through large windows within indoor cabins furnished with plush seating and a full-service bar. A host of other tours is available; click here to view the full schedule.
“great crew; beautiful evening with great food and entertainment”
“Great Bay tour, friendly, helpful staff.”
“The tour was just the right length, going under the Golden Gate Bridge was really great, and going around the back side of Alcatraz was an opportunity to see the...”
“The tour was just the right length, going under the Golden Gate Bridge was really great, and going around the back side of Alcatraz was an opportunity to see the other side that one sees when taking the Alcatraz tour. The boats have a nice mixture of indoor and outdoor seating.”
Pier 43 Fisherman's Wharf
Pier 43 1/2
San Francisco, California 94133Get Directions