Red and White Fleet San Francisco Bay Cruise
The iconic San Francisco Red and White Fleet’s sign has been catching the eye of Fisherman’s Wharf visitors since 1945. Locals and tourists delight at viewing San Francisco’s world-famous landmarks from the comfort of the tour company’s fleet of ships.
The most popular trip is the two bridge bay cruise. This water excursion takes you under the Golden Bay Bridge, around Alcatraz Island, and finally under the Bay Bridge before returning to Fisherman’s Wharf. This cruise lasts about 90 minutes and with a discount, it only costs $19.00
If you are looking for a slightly shorter trip you might enjoy the Golden Gate Bay Cruise. This tour lasts one hour and takes you out and under the Golden Gate Bridge and past Alcatraz Island. This shorter trip is better suited for folks that may ten get seasick. San Francisco, two bridge bay cruise discounts are for afternoon departures only which just happens to be the best time to go.
Golden Gate Bay Cruises depart all day long from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Early afternoon trips have the best chance of being fog-free depending on the time of year you visit San Francisco.
Blue and Gold Fleet San Francisco Bay Cruise
Blue and Gold offer two cruise options from pier 39 adjacent to Fisherman’s Wharf. San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure and Escape From The Rock. The latter cruise circles Alcatraz Island but does not land on the island. The only way to visit Alcatraz is via Alcatraz Cruises.
Escape From The Rock is an educational trip that circles Alcatraz island twice and lets visitors enjoy amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Skyline. (90 minutes)
San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure is a one-hour tour out and under the Golden Gate Bridge. Visitors will also get some amazing views of the San Francisco skyline weather permitting.
All tours feature indoor seating, personal headphone audio, and onboard service with drinks and snacks. Enjoy the amazing views of San Francisco’s world-famous landmarks.
Fisherman’s Wharf is the most popular tourist destination in San Francisco. We have put together a list of fun things to do in and around Fisherman’s Wharf before or after your bay cruise.