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 Between Two Options
- $29 for a two-hour California Twilight Cruise or Sunset Cruise for one (up to a $58 value)
- $24 for a 60-minute Golden Gate Bay Cruise for two (a $48 value)<p>
The sun’s descent heralds the California Twilight and Sunset cruises, with the former’s emphasis on San Francisco’s sparkling city lights offset by the latter’s views of Sausalito and Tiburon’s sun-kissed shorelines. Guests enjoy a spread of complimentary appetizers during both evening cruises. During the signature Golden Gate Bay Cruise, wide-eyed spectators coast beneath the Golden Gate Bridge before circling Alcatraz Island, all while absorbing historical tidbits through headphones programmed with 12 different languages, from English and Spanish to Franglais and Wingdings.<p>
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; view the full schedule here.