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Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

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Explore one of California's most iconic settings from the beauty of San Francisco Bay. This narrated Golden Gate Bay cruise journeys alongside Alcatraz and Angel Island State Park, past the shores of Sausalito and beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. You can choose to view the sights from inside your boat or out on deck.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00
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$38.00

San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

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Admire San Francisco and its surrounding sights from the water on a San Francisco Bay sailing cruise. Onboard a catamaran, sail past the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, legendary Alcatraz Island, and the hamlet of Sausalito. Take advantage of great photo ops while you soak up the sea breeze during this scenic tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.00
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$72.00

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise

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On this San Francisco bridge cruise, get an up-close look at the city’s two engineering marvels—the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge—as you travel across San Francisco Bay. See major city sights like Alcatraz, Coit Tower, and the Ferry Building, and listen to recorded commentary about the city's legendary architecture while you glide under both bridges.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.00
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$48.00

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise

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Enjoy a relaxing outing on San Francisco Bay with a cruise. Take in panoramic views of the city skyline, marvel at Alcatraz Island, and journey beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Choose to sit indoors or savor cool bay breezes from an outdoor deck and experience San Francisco in a whole new way from the water. You can even learn about the sights that you're seeing from a free audio tour—available on any personal wifi-enabled device. This ticket allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.00
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$34.00

2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay

2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay

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Come aboard the Privateer for a beautiful sailing journey along the San Francisco Bay where you can enjoy sightseeing at the most beautiful time of day—sunset. Coast along as you spot out Alcatraz, the Sausalito shoreline, and the Golden Gate bridge, all with a drink of choice in your hand.  
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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$129.00

1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour

1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour

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Take a relaxing afternoon sailing cruise aboard a traditional sailboat on the San Francisco Bay. Cruise past landmarks such as Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, the Sausalito waterfront, and Golden Gate Bridge, and see the San Francisco skyline on your way back to Pier 39. Includes two drinks, and personalized attention from the crew and captain.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise

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Learn stories behind the Bay Area's most notorious former federal penitentiary on a fascinating 'Escape from the Rock' cruise. Board a boat for a journey through the bay while listening to audio recordings (available in several languages) from ex-prisoners and guards about daily life on 'The Rock.' Learn about the Birdman of Alcatraz and the infamous 1962 'Alcatraz Escape,' and come to know why Alcatraz instilled fear into the hearts of even the worst-of-the-worst criminals. Tours are accessible on any of your own wifi-enabled iPads, smartphones or other devices. This ticket allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.00
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$42.00

San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise

San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise

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Sail across San Francisco Bay at twilight to admire the city skyline as it begins to light up for the night. With an experienced captain at the helm, you’ll glide past Alcatraz Island and cruise underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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$90.00

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

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Visit charming Sausalito, cruise across San Francisco Bay and stare up in wonder at the redwood trees of Muir Woods on this combo tour from San Francisco—the perfect day out in the Bay Area. Experience the Golden Gate Bridge from both above and below as you drive across it and glide under it, and learn about some of California’s oldest and tallest natural wonders, the coastal redwoods. In Sausalito, you can stroll along the waterfront or shop in the galleries and boutiques.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour
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Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour

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Explore San Francisco and Alcatraz on this 2-in-1 tour. Hop aboard a ferry for a scenic ride to Alcatraz and enjoy the award-winning audio walking tour. Plus, enjoy a coach tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about the City by the Bay through visits to top attractions such as Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, the Presidio, and the Palace of Fine Arts.
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  • 6 hours
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$125.00
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$125.00

Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)

Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)

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Wander through an ancient coastal redwood forest and explore the artistic bayside enclave of Sausalito on this half-day tour from San Francisco. Travel across the Golden Gate Bridge to visit Muir Woods, home to some of the oldest and tallest trees on Earth. Then, soak up stellar views of the San Francisco skyline and browse art galleries along the Sausalito waterfront. At the end of your tour choose between getting dropped off at either of the two departure points or taking the Sausalito ferry back to San Francisco (Pier 41).
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00

San Francisco Dinner Dance Cruise

San Francisco Dinner Dance Cruise

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Spend an evening on the San Francisco Bay during this dinner cruise, including a 3-course gourmet meal of fresh, local ingredients prepared on board. After dinner, dance to the DJ's music or enjoy the nighttime views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the city skyline from the exterior deck.
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  • 3 hours
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$154.20
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$154.20

Golden Gate Bay Cruise + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour

Golden Gate Bay Cruise + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour

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Discover top sights along San Francisco's iconic waterfront during this time-saver guided tour. Learn about the evolution of the picturesque waterfront city, from the gold rush frenzy to the advent of the cable-car. Highlights include the sea lions on Pier 39, stunning views overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, and a stop at the historic Old Del Monte Fruit Cannery. Upgrade to include a sightseeing cruise along the water.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00
Price varies by group size

Mix & Save: Muir Woods and Sausalito + Escape From the Rock Cruise

Mix & Save: Muir Woods and Sausalito + Escape From the Rock Cruise

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Combine some of the San Francisco area's top sights—Alcatraz, Muir Woods, and Sausalito—in a single day tour. Traveling in a luxury bus, you'll be able to focus on the sights while someone else drives and provides insightful commentary. Explore Muir Woods and Sausalito independently, then hop a boat for a cruise around Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00
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$105.00

Mix & Save: San Francisco Grand City Tour + Escape from the Rock Cruise

Mix & Save: San Francisco Grand City Tour + Escape from the Rock Cruise

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Get acquainted with the City by the Bay during this 3.5-hour San Francisco tour, including a 1.5-hour cruise around Alcatraz Island. First make your way through the city’s most popular neighborhoods, and see main attractions, such as Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. Then, hit the water on a cruise around Alcatraz Island, and learn about the history and the former inmates of the notorious penitentiary.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.00
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$91.00

Panoramic Bay Cruise Sail with Half Day Wine Country Experience

Panoramic Bay Cruise Sail with Half Day Wine Country Experience

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Highlights: - Get out of San Francisco and enjoy a half day excursion to Wine Country! - Enjoy tastings at 2 wineries (All wine tastings fees included). - Exclusive winery tour included! - Panoramic view of the San Francisco skyline, sail around Alcatraz Island and underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay Bridge on this 1.5 hour bay cruise sail at sunset.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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$150.00

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise

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Bypass the line and head directly to the gate with your prebooked tickets. This sunset cruise takes you across San Francisco Bay with outstanding views of the city skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Bay Bridge, and Alcatraz Island. Relax while background music sets the tone. Watch the sunset or select a twilight cruise during winter months.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00

San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing
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San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing

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See San Francisco’s top attractions from the water on this 1.5-hour tour by rigid inflatable boat. Your guide will provide gear to keep you dry and warm as you take off from Pier 39. Pass the infamous prison of Alcatraz, Coit Tower, the Presidio and glide under the Golden Gate Bridge while your captain provides insightful narration. Numbers are limited to 12 people to keep this small-group tour as intimate as possible.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$99.00
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$99.00

San Francisco Champagne Brunch Cruise
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San Francisco Champagne Brunch Cruise

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Glide across San Francisco Bay with unlimited mimosas and sparkling wine on this weekend brunch cruise. Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, pass Alcatraz, and see the city skyline from the deck. A hearty buffet and onboard music keep the mood festive while you enjoy brunch and sightsee.
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  • 2 hours
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$110.34
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$110.34

America's Cup Day Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay
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America's Cup Day Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay

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Tread in the footsteps of world-champion sailors on this 2.5-hour America’s Cup Day Sail on San Francisco Bay. You’ll board a high-speed International America’s Cup class yacht and take a turn on the official race course from the 2013 competition. With a skilled sailor in charge, you’ll take your turn as crew working the sail trim controls and even have a chance to skipper the boat. After departing from San Francisco’s famous Pier 39 you’ll take to the Bay and cruise beneath the magnificent Golden Gay Bridge. There’s no better way to see the Bay than this sailing trip with USA 76.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$181.99
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$181.99

Alcatraz Muir Woods Express Deluxe Van with Golden Gate Bridge Visit

Alcatraz Muir Woods Express Deluxe Van with Golden Gate Bridge Visit

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Combine inside Alcatraz visit with a same day Express van visit to Muir Woods and the Golden Gate Bridge. This one day excursion gets you three iconic attractions in a laid back hassle free way. No frills...just thrills! No spiels...just deals! Hybrid of light narration and informative documentaries by television monitor. Feel like a VIP as you relax during this small group family style road trip! The day will typically start with a morning Muir Woods excursion. Guests will driven to Muir Woods to experience approximately 1 hour in the park full of red woods. After we will experience the Golden Gate Bridge with ample time to stop and walk the bridge for photos when weather permits. This excursion will end directly at Alcatraz Pier 33 to experience same day inside Alcatraz cellhouse visit with audio tour. Alcatraz is often the last portion and is in late afternoon slots. However, some days events may be reversed with Alcatraz in morning and Muir Woods in late afternoon.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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$110.00
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$110.00

San Francisco Bay Lunch Cruise

San Francisco Bay Lunch Cruise

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Sail around the San Francisco Bay and view the city’s iconic sights while enjoying a buffet lunch on this yacht cruise from downtown. Only from the water can you see the city’s skyline and pass right under the Golden Gate Bridge. Load up on both meat and vegetarian entrees, salads, and sweets during your scenic cruise.
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  • 2 hours
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$96.69
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$96.69

Alcatraz Prison Tour + Golden Gate Bridge Bike Rentals

Alcatraz Prison Tour + Golden Gate Bridge Bike Rentals

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Maximize your time in San Francisco with this Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary admission and bike rental package. No need to worry about booking ferry tickets—they’re included to Alcatraz Island and back. Once you’re there, enjoy an audio tour around the former Alcatraz Prison site and its cell blocks. A one-day bike rental is also included—the perfect way to get fit, cover lots of ground, and see the Golden Gate Bridge.
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  • 3 hours
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$120.00
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$120.00

Alcatraz Inside and City Tour Express

Alcatraz Inside and City Tour Express

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Enjoy two Classic Same Day San Francisco experiences — a visit inside Alcatraz Island and a two hour round trip non Stop Express city tour excursion by selected open air buses/van/Tuk-tuks from Fisherman’s Wharf. Guests will start their day with our express tour then take an assigned time ferry ride to Alcatraz and on the SAME day. Guests will be allotted enough time in between to comfortably walk and both attractions. No frills! Just thrills! Our basic tour is designed to be an optional economical introduction to the city for those in a hurry! This experience does not offer any stops with re-entry with this package. Guests will be assigned to either an Alcatraz/afternoon City Tour or Morning City Tour/afternoon Alcatraz based on our reserved voucher times. Guests will be required to meet a check in agent for their bus portion of this event. Guests do not need to take the city tour portion if they only want to complete Alcatraz.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$150.00
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What people are saying about Day Cruises in San Francisco

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Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
"Under the bridge and Alcatraz island! It was a truly amazing experience and I look forward to bringing my family to share the experience in the near future."..."
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San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise
"Very good. Will surely recommend others to try. Super friendly crew and a great way to spend time seeing the beautiful Bay."..."
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise
"Great experience! The staff is super friendly. The pier is easy to find. The trip on the bay was very scenic. We had fun and learned a few things along the way. It is very well timed. Thank you!"..."
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise
"Wonderful and beautiful weather- highly recommended. Enjoyed with the whole family- bar service was great"..."
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2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay
"Great cruise around the GGB and the SF shoreline. Crew were great and attentive. We had a lot of fun on this sunset cruise."..."
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1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour
"Experience that we really enjoyed. Kind, professional and helpful both the captain and the sailor. Thank you very much"..."
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise
"We had cruise 🛳 tour with sunny and bright day of 2 hours Then we had bus tour all around san Francisco for 3 hours"..."
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San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise
"Great time and the crew made it a welcoming fun atmosphere..thanks a bunch fellas..I would make the trip back fosho"..."
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise
"The tour was an excellent way to see the beautiful Muir Woods and lovely Sausalito. The bay tour is flexible so we did that the next day."..."
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Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour
"Tour guide on our city tour was excellent. Learned a lot about the city and it's history. We have taken many tours over the past 46 years coming from az and this one was the best."..."
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Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)
"This was a great tour. A little city, a little country side. A taste of San Francisco and then the sheer majesty of the Redwoods. We took the ferry back too for a special scenic view of the area - highly recommend this. Tony was our guide and did a fabulous job."..."
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San Francisco Dinner Dance Cruise
"Wonderful service, friendly staff, staff worked like a well oil machine, very prompt, dj was great, good music , plenty of room for dancing great selection of drinks,"..."
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Golden Gate Bay Cruise + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour
"I had a really great time and I learned a lot. The tour guide was awesome too. The cruise at the end was a really great touch."..."
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Mix & Save: Muir Woods and Sausalito + Escape From the Rock Cruise
"The trees are big and beautiful. And the boat tour was even more amazing. Wouldn't recommend Muir Woods for the young ones, unless they are into hiking. All I heard was screaming mimi's everywhere. It really took away from my experience. Kids get bored and then get mad and cry"..."
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Panoramic Bay Cruise Sail with Half Day Wine Country Experience
"All inclusive wine tour, very beautiful scenery and delicious wine! The wineries progressively got more and more beautiful and I was blown away by each one! Would definitely recommend!"..."
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise
"It was a beautiful romantic cruise. It was cold but worth it. I was sadly surprised to see almost half of the passengers staring at their phones instead of enjoying the spectacular views that they paid to see."..."
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San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing
"Seeing the Golden Gate Bridge, selfie of golden gate, seeing a navy ship coming in for fleet week. Having experiences of seeing things up close & personal that you would never see. Enjoyed the history. Captain Charles was extremely knowledgeable and fun!!"..."
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San Francisco Champagne Brunch Cruise
"Great Service, experience, food amazing. Perfect for pictures too from Gold Gate and bottomless mimosas"..."
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America's Cup Day Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay
"The fast sailing was so much fun for our family! It was the highlight of our vacation. The crew gave good instructions to stay safe and enjoy the sailing. We are coming back so that other family members, who weren't able to join us on this trip will get to experience this exhilerating sail ride."..."
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Alcatraz Muir Woods Express Deluxe Van with Golden Gate Bridge Visit
"James was amazing very knowledgeable & entertaining! We had a great group & he helped make it very personable, made some new friends out of this tour! Will definitely recommend to anyone I know coming to SF for a good tour!"..."
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San Francisco Bay Lunch Cruise
"The San Francisco Bay Lunch Cruise was awesome. Great, food, easy boarding and friendly staff. The boat went out past the golden Gate Bridge, by Alcatraz and then under the Bay Bridge."..."
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Alcatraz Inside and City Tour Express
"The whole experience was amazing! The bus tour was awesome so much to see with enough time.. and what can I say about Alcatraz, it was simply amazing and so awesome!!!"..."

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