San Francisco: Skip-the-Line 1-Hour Bay Cruise by Boat


Enjoy spectacular views on a scenic 1-hour cruise along San Francisco’s historic waterfront. From the comfort of indoor and outdoor seating, take in the sights and learn about the city’s landmarks through full narration.

Sail past PIER 39’s famous sea lions, underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, and by notorious Alcatraz. Admire the glittering skyline and enjoy panoramic vistas of the bay. Listen to stories about San Francisco’s development.


  • Sail past the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Cruise around the notorious Alcatraz Island
  • Marvel at the San Francisco skyline
  • Skip the box office line and go straight to the gate with your ticket


  • 60-minute Bay cruise
  • Narration describing major landmarks
  • Straight to the gate' access to the boat
  • Complimentary souvenir map
  • Access to full-service snack bar
  • Food and drink (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Tour Plan

What to expect

Whether your first time or a longtime local, this cruise is a quintessential experience. Receive a souvenir map in multiple languages. Onboard snacks and refreshments are also available for purchase. Discover San Francisco's beauty, history, and allure from a unique on-the-water perspective.

Meeting point

Please meet at the Yellow Box Office west of Pier 39 between Gates 3 and 4.

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Cancelation policy

Free cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

Additional information

What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • Cruises may not operate during inclement weather; check with ticket booths on the day of sailing for schedule
  • Your mobile voucher allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate


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