Boats allow man to explore the last uncharted territory: the other side of the marina. Chart your own course with this Groupon.
- $28 for a one-hour San Francisco Bay cruise for two people (up to a $56 value)
Departing from Pier 39, the San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure whisks passengers out past the pier’s famous sea lions, beneath the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, and completely around Alcatraz Island to regale them with panoramic views of the city’s skyline and historic waterfront. When not snapping mantle-worthy photos of the unobstructed scenery, riders can track their progress on a complimentary map, which is available in nine different languages, or soak in the landmark-related factoids from the tour narration. The handicap-accessible boat offers a choice of indoor and outdoor seating, as well as an onboard snack bar. For more information, check out the the FAQs. See the schedule for weekday and weekend departure times.
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.