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Golden Gate Bay Cruise
"Departing from Pier 43 in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf you'll sail past the San Francisco skyline and view the lively neighborhood of North Beach and San Francisco Maritime National Park.As you head west toward the Golden Gate Bridge cruise along Fort Mason and the Marina District which was devastated in the 1989 earthquake. Don't miss incredible photo opportunities when sailing directly under the massive 4200-foot (1260-meter) span of the Golden Gate Bridge.Steaming back into the bay you'll travel past the wildlife reserves of the Marin Headlands and the legendary town of Sausalito home to the 1960s flower generation. With Angel Island State Park to your left
From $30.00
 
City and Sea Adventure: San Francisco Bay Cruise Including Hop-On Hop Off Tour
"Combine two of the most popular tours in San Francisco for a full day of fun. Included in this combination is the Downtown Hop-On Hop-Off tour of San Francisco as well as an hour long bay cruise adventure! San Francisco's ultimate city and sea adventure. Barbary Coast Fisherman's Wharf North Beach Chinatown and more. Hop-on and hop-off has 16 different location to experience the city as you learn about it. Frequent departures mean you can hop back on and continue the tour whenever you like.The bay cruise adventure is an hour long cruise of the informative audio narration accompanies you along Crissy Fields under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island reliving the 150 years of the San Francisco Coast. This cruise also features a multi-language audio tour now available in nine languages: English
From $60.00
 
San Francisco Bridge to Bridge Cruise
"Head to Fisherman's Wharf in the afternoon to board your cruise. Then sit back and relax as your expert captain takes you along picturesque San Francisco Bay.Pass Alcatraz Island and soak up views of San Francisco’s stunning skyline dotted with famous landmarks and attractions including Coit Tower the Ferry Building the iconic Transamerica Pyramid and the domed Palace of Fine Arts. Have your camera ready as you cruise under the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge where the Pacific spills into San Francisco Bay. You’ll get unparalleled views from right underneath the bridge!You’ll also travel under the colossal Bay Bridge linking San Francisco with Oakland and the rest of the East Bay. Admire Treasure Island and snap photos of AT&T Park
From $38.00

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Boat tours of the bay

Sail under Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz on this one-hour tour of San Francisco Bay. Red and White offers its Golden Gate Bay Cruise with narration in 6 languages (English, German, Spanish,...
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yursparky
Apr 04, 2011

Cruise on a Ferry (And Hold That Pun)

When visiting any port city, make an effort to get out on the water. The water is the reason these cities exist - be they the great ports like New York City, Hong Kong, Venice or Marseilles or the...
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ahendley
Apr 04, 2011

From Sausalito to San Fran via Ferry

Grab the Ferry from Sausalito in Marin County and take it to San Francisco and view one of the prettiest picture water rides for under $8. From Sausalito you enter the lovely remodeled Ferry Terminal...
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laker2m
Aug 20, 2009

Sail Around The Bay!

A San Francisco Bay ferryboat ride can be a little bit daunting because there are many ferry companies and no centralized schedule. But with the tiniest bit of planning it’s possible for anyone, to...
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machomikemd
Oct 22, 2007

Simply the best way to see the Golden Gate Bridge

I walked along Fisherman's Wharf one day, and totally on the spur of the moment, I hoped on to a small boat taking tours, it was about the corners of Jefferson St and Jones St. It was a small...
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Graeme_Webb
Jan 01, 2007

Go on a Tour of the Bay

One of the highlights of any visit to San Francisco is to go on a Bay Cruise. Some cruises last just an hour or so, others can last several hours... it depends on what you're paying for.My favorite...
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KevinMichael
Jul 31, 2006

Blue & Gold's Bay Cruise - if ya can't do Alcatraz

When you come to San Francisco, you really should get out on the water somehow. Most people do this via the Alcatraz tour. But another option is the Bay Cruise tour run by the Blue & Gold Fleet,...
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Karnubawax
Jun 27, 2006

Ferry to Tiburon

Tiburon is a great ferry ride. It's less tourist-y than Sausalito. Very quiet and peaceful. I would rent a bike and take the ferry across then tour the area by bike. A great restaurant that I highly...
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newsphotogirl
Apr 10, 2006

The Blue and Gold Fleet

The Blue and Gold Fleet goes from San Francisco to the beautiful towns of Marin County (Sausalito and Tiburon). These picturesque towns are quaint, prosperous (houses are expensive and large) and have...
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USCgirlie
Mar 22, 2006

Bay Tour by Ferry

For whatever reason, I wasn't able to get tickets for Alcatraz last time I was in San Francisco, so I did the next best thing (or maybe even a better thing): I took a ferry tour of the Bay. It was...
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jadedmuse
Dec 12, 2005

A boat into the sea

Probably, one of the things we enjoyed most was a trip on the Bay by boat.We wanted to visit Alcatraz, but our schedule did not allowed us. We went into the tournament at 8 am until about 6 pm. and...
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magictravelers
Jun 28, 2005

Windy Tour of the Bay

We took the children on a ferry tour of the Bay, without the Alcatraz stop, because Makenzie was too young for the two-to-three-hour tour. We got to see amazing views of the Bay, Alcatraz, and of the...
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Apr 06, 2005
 
 
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USS Potomac

This former Coast Guard cutter became the presidential yacht of Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was specially fitted out for his special needs (due to having had polio). Guided dockside tours are offered on...
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Oakland Museum of California

This is one of the best museums of its kind. It has two sections: One dealing with California's natural history, the other with its social/cultural history. It's an excellent introduction to the...
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Chinatown

Oaklands Chinatown seems to be smaller and a little less conspicuous than SFs, but it is a good place to walk, visit, eat and shop. They have really good dim sum in some of the restaurants (e.g....
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Lake Merritt

A lot of people give Oakland a bad rap. Yes there are turf/drug gangs. However, as far as personal safety is concerned for a tourist, San Francisco is far more dangerous. San Francisco money makes...
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Chabot Planetarium

This is the finest planetarium in the Bay Area. It's located in the hills overlooking Oakland. Check out the shows. If you get tired of being inside, then hike one of the trails...
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SS Jeremiah O'Brien

S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien was part of the Liberty Ship S.S. that was built in June 1943 in the New England Shipbuilding Corporation in South Portland, Maine. It was operated by Grace Line for the War...
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