San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure in San Francisco, CA

Blue & Gold FleetPier 39San Francisco, CA 94133
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If you want to capture San Francisco’s picturesque views, landscapes, and sights with your camera, then you have to go on the San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure. Perfect for photographers, families looking to create memories, and travel junkies, this cruise shows you everything the beautiful San Francisco Bay has to offer — from Pier 39 to the gorgeous skyline.

up to 1 hrs

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Francisco Travel Experts
  • Bring your camera for unparalleled photo opportunities.
  • Cruise duration: approximately 60 minutes long.
  • Cruises operate daily, rain or shine.
  • Masks are required.
  • Currently running at 25% capacity to allow for social distancing.
  • Indoor seating is temporarily closed.
  • Dress warmly as the later cruises can be chilly.


from San Francisco Bay Cruise
Take advantage of prime photo opportunities with unobstructed views in every direction aboard Blue & Gold Fleet’s 60-minute Bay Cruise Adventure. Sail past the famous PIER 39 sea lions and along San Francisco’s historic waterfront, revealing the city’s fascinating skyline. This comfortable San Francisco Bay Cruise tour has both indoor and outdoor seating with full narration describing major landmarks as you sail by them. You haven’t experienced San Francisco until you’ve taken a Bay Cruise.

A free multi-language audio tour is now available in nine languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, German, and Taiwanese. Please bring your Wi-Fi-enabled device to access the tour.

Please arrive 30 minutes before your desired departure time.

Note: Cruises may not operate during inclement weather. Check with the ticket booth on the day of sailing for the schedule. All prices include narration. Service animals are allowed. No reserved seating is available. Schedule and prices are subject to change without notice.

San Francisco Bay Cruise Reviews

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jagroop singh
Yuba City, CA
1 Review
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"Blue and gold fleet"
November 2018
It was awesome very safe ride.
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sunnyvale, CA
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"Good if the fleet is not too crowded"
September 2018
It would have been nice if they limit the no of passengers per ride
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Francisco Bay Cruise

Where does the San Francisco Bay Cruise depart?

The cruise departs from Pier 39, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133. If you are using GPS navigation, input Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94133.

When should I arrive for my tour?

It is recommended that passengers arrive 30 minutes prior to cruise departure.

Is the cruise rain or shine?

The cruises depart in most weather conditions, including rain. Blue and Gold Fleet reserves the right to cancel or delay cruises in the case of inclement or severe weather conditions.

Are there restrooms on the boat?

Yes, all boats have restrooms.

Are dogs allowed on the boats?

Dogs and other animals are welcome on the Blue & Gold Fleet vessels and must be kept on a leash or in an approved carrier at all times while on board. Dog owners remain wholly responsible for their animal. Failure of the owner to control an animal is grounds for removal of the animal and passenger responsible for the animal.

Are the boats wheelchair accessible?

Blue & Gold Fleet's vessels are wheelchair accessible and have assessable restrooms. However, wheelchairs can only access the main deck which houses the bar, the restrooms and wide open interior deck and viewing spaces. The upper decks can only be accessed by stairs thus wheelchairs cannot access the upper exterior decks.