Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise in San Francisco, CA

Red and White FleetPier 43 1/2, Fisherman's WharfSan Francisco , CA 94133
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Snap photos of the urban skyline as you sail to beautiful landmarks that define The Golden City. On personal headphones, award-winning narratives tell the story of San Francisco’s culture, architecture, and natural history. This voyage takes you under both of San Francisco's iconic bridges, around Alcatraz, and by many other enthralling sites. Don’t miss Red and White Fleet's amazing Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise!

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from Ashley, one of our San Francisco Travel Experts
  • Family-friendly.
  • 1.5 hour cruise.
  • Great photo opportunities.
  • Audio tour available in 16 languages.
  • You can bring your own food/coolers.


from Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise: Sail from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge
Cruise under both the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge in one spectacular cruise along San Francisco’s entire urban skyline, accompanied by our headphone audio in 16 languages.

Along the way, explore San Francisco’s stunning landmarks like Alcatraz Island, Coit Tower, Ferry Building, Transamerica Pyramid, Palace of Fine Arts, and many more. Our San Francisco bridge to bridge tours give you the opportunity to learn about this city’s unique natural history, architecture, and Native American culture through our audio tour.

Other interesting aspects of the multilingual audio tour include details about the building of both bridges, the geology of San Francisco Bay and the earthquakes that have shaken San Francisco and require special seismic considerations in the designing of new structures. Cruising under both of San Francisco’s incredible bridges surely will be the highlight of your journey.

Red and White Fleet’s Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise departs 1 to 5 times daily, all year long. While our noon departures tend to be the busiest Bridge 2 Bridge Cruises of the day, we welcome guests to bring aboard boxed luncheons, to enjoy a meal all while exploring San Francisco Bay.

Sailing Route
Fisherman's Wharf, Fort Mason, Marina, Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Treasure Island, Bay Bridge, Ferry Building, Downtown SF & Coit Tower.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise: Sail from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge

What should I wear?
San Francisco has many microclimates with frequent weather changes. It can be windy and cold on San Francisco Bay one moment, and hot and sunny the next. So we recommend that you dress in layers and bring a jacket to make sure you are comfortable throughout your tour. In case it rains, don’t worry as all of our boats have heated interiors with big viewing windows.

Where is the cruise located?
Our San Francisco cruises depart from Pier 43½, located in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf at the end of Taylor Street. You can find us on most GPS devices by entering “Red and White Fleet” as the destination.

Is the cruise appropriate for children?

Is the tour wheelchair accessible? 
The enclosed main decks of all our vessels are wheelchair accessible. All of our vessels, aside from the Harbor Queen, have wheelchair accessible restroom facilities. Important: the ramps leading onto and off the vessels vary in steepness depending on tide levels. While our crew will make every attempt to assist guests, boarding can be difficult particularly, during low tide.

When should I be at the departure location? 
Please arrive at least 20-30 minutes before the scheduled departure time, as we otherwise can’t guarantee available space and are unable to hold the vessel.

Do your rates include tips and gratuities?
Yes. Red and White Fleet’s® rates for San Francisco Bay cruises include all taxes, gratuities, fees, and personal audio tour. Of course, you are certainly welcome to tip staff members for excellent service.

How long is the tour?
90 minutes.

Can I bring my own food/beverages? Coolers permitted?
Yes. Red and White Fleet’s® vessels are equipped with cafes, offering non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, snacks, and merchandise for sale. Bar purchases can be made with credit or debit cards. We are unable to accept cash at this time. You may also bring your own boxed luncheons.

What is your policy on smoking?
California Law prohibits smoking in vehicles, public buildings, bars, and restaurants. Smoking is not permitted on Red and White Fleet’s® tours or while waiting in the boarding line. We kindly request that all passengers comply.

Do you go to Alcatraz?
Red and White Fleet® does not land at Alcatraz. We do, however, offer cruises that travel very closely around Alcatraz Island.

Do you offer ferry service to Sausalito, Tiburon, or Angel Island?