San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure in San Francisco, CA

Blue & Gold FleetPier 39 San Francisco, CA 94133
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$34.00
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Overview

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.

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.
  • Add an optional lunch to your cruise for an extra fee.
  • Cruises operate daily, rain or shine.

Description

from San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure
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.

Optional Meals at Hana Zen - located at Pier 39:
Lunch at Hana Zen includes - soup, salad, rice or garlic noodles. Choice of one (1) entree: Grilled salmon, pork tonkatsu, chicken teriyaki or a mixed sushi plate. Choice of soda or iced tea. Followed by dessert, house ice cream of the day.
Hana Zen lunch hours: 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Dinner at Hana Zen includes - soup, salad, and a lava rock dinner with one (1) choice entree: New York steak, ahi tuna steak. lamb chops, Asian marinated chicken, or pork with Japanese fried rice, mixed sautéed vegetables, and choice of soda or iced tea. Followed by dessert, house ice cream of the day.
Hana Zen dinner hours: 4:30 pm - closing

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your desired departure time.

Note: Cruises may not operate during inclement weather. Check with ticket booth on the day of sailing for schedule. All prices include narration. Service animals allowed. No reserved seating available. Schedule and prices are subject to change without notice. Lunch and Dinner option are served at Hana Zen located at Pier 39, not on the cruise ship.

San Francisco Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
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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MUNESH BANDARU
sunnyvale, CA
1 Review
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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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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gregcJ2698EU
"Great way to travel"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 04, 2019 NEW
We used this ferry for a trip to Sausalito. The crew was great and it was an easy way to get to the other side of the bay. The ferry service also provides routes to other locations.
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ImmerWandern
Palos Heights, Illinois
"Fun bay tour. Be prepared for cold wind, even in July"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 29, 2019 NEW
We had no issues buying tickets the morning of our harbor tour, but there was a bit of a line to board the boat. We decided to sit outside, on the top deck, and found ourselves behind the wheelhouse; our forward view was a little impaired but we had a great view off the port side of the boat. Even though it was July the winds off the water that morning were very brisk and most of us had come prepared with jackets, if not a sweater and jacket. It was not enough to drive us indoors. It also meant that the water in the bay was a little choppy but not so much as to make us seasick. The recorded narration was informative, sometime difficult to hear through the noisy wind. The boat turned around after passing under the Golden Gate Bridge, passed close to Alcatraz on the way back to Pier 39
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Britt B
Tucson, Arizona
"Easy Ferry to Jack London Square"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 26, 2019 NEW
After a light breakfast at Fisherman's Wharf we took the ferry over to Oakland from Pier 39. We wanted to visit Jack London Square and watch the Saturday Fair. After a few hours we returned to The Ferry Building for some shopping. It was a great day, and we got some nice pictures of sail boats, the Bay Bridge and the San Francisco Skyline. It's an easy way to get around the Bay Area without having to bother with finding a parking place.
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TaraToni
San Francisco, California
"A must do in SF!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 22, 2019 NEW
Every time we have family visiting we take them on a cruise around the bay!! And the Blue and gold is my go to! The staff is super friendly and the views of the Golden Gate Bridge are breath taking!!! And you also get to see Alcatraz from a far!! And that’s close enough for me!!! Can’t wait to have family visit so we can do it again!!!
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Stubemis
Marion, Kansas
"Fantastic View of the Bay!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 04, 2019
My family did the bay tour as part of our CityPass. We were there over spring break. It was busy, but we didn't have to wait in line and it wasn't terribly crowded on the boat. Lots of options to sit inside or outside - we did both. The view of the Golden Gate Bridge was phenomenal!
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure

When are tours available?
Tours are available daily.

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.

Do I need to reserve my seats?

No. Reserved seating is not available. Those with tickets board the ferry on a first come first serve basis.