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Golden Gate Bay Cruise Service: sail around Alcatraz!

By Red & White Fleet
Price is 33 €per adult


Free cancellation available
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Multiple languages
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected


  • 1-hr scenic voyage

  • Ferry between Pier 43.5 and Fisherman's Wharf

  • Transit along San Francisco’s breathtaking waterfront

  • Postcard-worthy views of the skyline & waterfront landmarks

  • Passing under the Golden Gate and around Alcatraz

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided cruise on the San Francisco Bay

  • What's included

    Pre-recorded commentary in mulitiple languages

  • What's included

    Headset for commentary

Know before you book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • You should arrive 30 minutes prior to your reserved cruise start time.

What you can expect

One hour scenic voyage - Ferry between Pier 43.5 and Fisherman’s Wharf while transiting along San Francisco’s breathtaking waterfront, passing under the Golden Gate and around Alcatraz! Learn the history of San Francisco Bay in an open-air museum setting and observe local marine life such as sea lions, pelicans, whales and more.

Set sail from historic Fisherman's Wharf and enjoy breathtaking views of the City by the Bay as you loop past North Beach, the red-roofed barracks and buildings of Fort Mason, and the pastel-colored homes of the waterfront Marina District. Keep your camera handy as you approach the forested hills of the Presido and then cruise right beneath the 4,200-foot (1,280 m) span of the Golden Gate Bridge.

As you make your way across the bay, the colourful history of the city is revealed through award-winning narration you can listen to on a personal, wireless headset. Be on the lookout for aquatic wildlife including seagulls, pelicans, and sea lions. You may even be lucky enough to spot a harbour porpoise or whale.

Admire the rugged beauty of the wildlife reserves of the Marin Headlands and the waterfront charm of picturesque Sausalito. Slowly circle Alcatraz Island, once the involuntary residence of the nation’s most infamous criminals, including Al Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly, and see the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the distance as you make your way back to the pier to disembark.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • San Francisco Bay
  • San Francisco California

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Red and White Fleet box office
    • Pier 43 1/2, Fisherman's Wharf Taylor St. & Embarcadero
    • San Francisco California 94133

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