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Golden Gate Bay Cruise

1-Hour | Multiple Daily Departures

  • #1 Best-Selling Cruise Tour in SF!
$34 $32
Child (5-17)
$25 $23

Launched in 1939 as part of the Golden Gate International Exposition, our Golden Gate Bay Cruise 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 Golden Gate Bay Cruise you’ll discover the city’s colorful history and world famous landmarks with personal headphone audio in 16 languages. During the Golden Gate Bay Cruise, 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!

San Francisco Bay Cruise

#1 Best-selling cruise in San Francisco!

A 60-minute cruise runs regularly everyday, cruise around the San Francisco Bay, under the Golden Gate Bridge, and around the Alcatraz Island. Audio tour included. Tickets can be used for any given date and time.


  • Adults – $33
  • Youth (Ages 5 to 17) – $23

Online discount available – Save $2 on Golden Gate Bay Cruise


• 60 minutes

Details on Golden Gate Cruise Bay Cruise:

  • 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 Golden Gate Bay Cruise 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 the Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise in the afternoon hours

San Francisco Bay Cruise Schedule:

  • Summer (May 24 – Sep 3): 9:15am, 10:00am, 11:15am, 11:45am, 1:10pm, 1:40pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm, 4:15pm, 5:00pm, 6:15pm;
  • Sprint & Fall (Mar 23 – May 23 & Sept 4 – Nov 3): 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:15am, 11:45am, 1:10pm, 1:40pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm, 5:00pm;
  • Winter (Nov 4 – Mar 21): 10:00am, *10:30am, 11:15am, 1:10apm, 1:40pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm

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