San Francisco Bay Cruise

San Francisco Cruise Tour (1-hour Bay Cruise)

Tour Information

Launched in 1939 as part of the Golden Gate International Exposition, our San Francisco Cruise Tour has been a highlight of any visit to San Francisco for nearly 80 years. Cruise along San Francisco’s breathtaking waterfront, under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, and loop closely around notorious Alcatraz Island. On our San Francisco Cruise Tour you’ll discover the city’s colorful history and world famous landmarks with personal headphone audio in 16 languages. During the San Francisco Cruise Tour, you may also experience up-close wildlife encounters including seagulls, pelicans, and sea lions. At times, you may see even harbor porpoises and whales, so be alert!


Details on our San Francisco Cruise Tour/ Boat Tour/ Sightseeing Tours:


Available on board is a full bar with drinks and snacks (at reasonable prices).

Cruises Depart from Pier 43 ½, Fisherman’s Wharf.

There are 8-18 daily departures from Pier 43½ starting at 10:00am (and as early as 9:15am in the Summer months).

Please arrive at least 30 minutes  prior to departure. Boarding on first-come, first-serve basis. Your ticket is valid for any departure time within 365 days from date of  purchase.

The San Francisco Cruise Tour departures between 1:10pm and 3:45pm tend to be visited by tour groups. For a more  peaceful experience, we recommend hopping on earlier or later cruises,  or try our Bridge 2 Bridge boat tour in the afternoon hours

Book online & It's valid for ANY departure time* Free 48-hour Cancellation!

Adult: $32 (Regular price: $34)

Youth 5-17: $23 (Regular price: $25)

Under 5: Free



*Online tickets are valid for any departure time for 365 days after purchase.


San Francisco Bay Cruise Tour - Video

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E-tickets are valid for ANY departure time for 365 days!

Free 48-hour cancellation, 100% confirmed tour. Buy online & save on this San Francisco cruise tour!

San Francisco Bay Cruise Tour (multiple departures daily)

2019 Summer Schedule: (5/24/2019 – 9/2/2019)

Daily San Francisco Cruise Tour Departure Times: 


9:15am, 10:00am, 11:15am, 1:10pm, 1:40pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm, 5:00pm, 6:15pm


Additional sightseeing tours departures for Saturdays & Sundays only: 11:45am & 4:15pm