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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise

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San Francisco, United States
Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise

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icon1 hour  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 8 more

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Overview

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.
  • Skip the box office line and go straight to the gate with your ticket
  • Sightseeing cruise of San Francisco Bay
  • Enjoy incredible views of the SF skyline, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Learn about local sights with a free audio tour available on any wifi-enabled device
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"Straight to the gate" access
Food and drinks (available to purchase)
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Pier 39 , Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

PIER 39, The Embarcadero at Beach St. San Francisco, CA 94133

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children from 0 to 4 years old sail for free
  • Cruises may not operate during inclement weather. Check with ticket booth on day of sailing for schedule.
  • Multi-language audio tour available in nine languages (English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, German and Taiwanese). Please bring your Wi-Fi enabled device to access the tour.
  • Times are subject to change without notice.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Blue and Gold Fleet
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise .

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star-4
Ticketing viator/blue and gold issue
Jose_R
, Jul 2022
Well, on the ticket it says go straight to gate 3 and 4, don't wait in line. I had asked the employees there, one guy wasn't sure so he asked for a second opinion. And the other girl said we had to go to the booth and still get tickets even though they were already on my phone. Finally it took like 15 more minutes for the person inside to get the tickets ready, he wasn't to sure on this process either. Other than that the cruise ride was fine.
star-3
Disappointing experience
Janelle_M
, Jun 2022
The recording of important facts kept cutting off so we weren't getting the whole experience. The boat was over crowded & the windows were not clean enough inside to take clear pictures.
star-5
Wonderful time
Raymond_R
, Jun 2022
It was my girlfriend's first experience to the Pier and on a boat we had a wonderful time visiting the bay area and will definitely be returning for another vist
star-4
Rndtrip ferry ride
Margaret_D
, Jun 2022
Nice ride and well narrated but difficult to hear unless you are inside. Many people talking inside too. This is a round-trip from Pier 39. I purchased tix day before and day of I noticed just a departure time, not a return time, so I called Viator beause we didn't have time for a 2 hr tour. They told me it was a one way trip and not showing or canceling would still cost me total price. I went to pier where the Blue and GoldFleet had their box-office and was told it is a round-trip. So glad I didn't cancel my reservation and lose money. Got to take the trip I wanted!
star-4
Cruise
Anna_U
, Jun 2022
I brought my family from hawaii and it was a nice experience for them but the boat had too many ppl and not enough space because people were practically breathing on me and standing next to me. And with this Covid going around it should be a limit of people
star-5
Cruising the Bay
Maurice_W
, Jun 2022
Nice fun informative ride on the Bay. Would recommend bringing a coat/jacket as it gets windy no matter how hot it is outside.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Good advise! Sometimes that wind can sneak up on ya and you want to be prepared.
star-5
We did the last show for...
Sahair_s
, Jun 2022
We did the last show for 645 We loved it. Nice and clean. My kid’s loved it too they wants to come back again
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for the kind words!
star-5
Best bay cruise
Diana_K
, May 2022
The wonderful views all around and the instructive talk. Following the important sights of San Francisco in a comfortable breezy setting. Great weather for a cruise.
star-5
Peaceful, amazing, great...
Byron_G
, Feb 2022
Peaceful, amazing, great views, great experience. Don’t forget a jacket it attempts to be chilly because of the breeze.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thanks for the kind words! And you are correct about needing that extra layer once that breeze hits ya. Thank you for sharing.
star-5
The highlight of our family vacation in San Francisco!
Thelma_M
, Jan 2022
Love the ride and the stories. Beautiful sceneries of the city and OMG, the stunning Golden gate bridge was so closed to enjoy it's beauty. And going around the Alcatraz was a great experience. What a wonderful experience for my family of four. Thanks so much! Definitely, it's the highlight of our San Francisco family vacation!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Wow, thank you for those words. I am going to share with all of our team, because it is reviews like this that make our jobs so much fun. Cheers!
star-5
Boat tour- Alcatraz and Golden Gate
Vanessa_M
, Jan 2022
Such an Amazing experience ! The audio about Alcatraz was super cool. Beautiful views of the ocean and city. I will definitely do this again.
star-5
Wonderful
Mirella_M
, Jan 2022
Wonderful and beautiful weather- highly recommended. Enjoyed with the whole family- bar service was great
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star-5
Really nice cruise with...
Javier_B
, Dec 2021
Really nice cruise with great views!! CAPTAIN made the experience very comfortable there was also drinks and snack on board for purchase
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thanks for sharing your experience. We appreciate the great review!
star-5
Great experience for entire family!
Marissel_P
, Nov 2021
First time for my kids, they loved it! I visited you couple times, always a great experience, great job guys!! 😊
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Wow, thanks for the kind words. And a frequent guest? We should come up with some sort of a members club! :) See you next time!
star-5
Out at the Bay
Sonia_S
, Nov 2021
I got to experience it for the first time with my family. It was breath taking, sailing along the Bay seeing historical Alcatrza and Golden Gate Bridge. It was perfect weather, sun was shining and we even saw a dolphin.
star-5
This is a must do when in...
Jaylynn_V
, Oct 2021
This is a must do when in San Fran so glad we decided to do this. It was amazing. It was definitely worth it.
star-5
Cruise was very nice...
Lateisha_G
, Sep 2021
Cruise was very nice loved the bar on board . Had great views would definitely book again. Parking was about $3.50 hour not too bad
star-1
Had to wait in a long...
Marie_G
, Sep 2021
Had to wait in a long line to board and the boat was way over filled. Terrible experience. Would not recommend
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
We apologize that had a terrible experience. But I assure you we follow all of the guidelines put forth by the US Coast Guard when it comes to capacity levels by never putting that amount on sale. Some days are busier than others, but we never put any guest in harms way.
star-5
6-0 Here We Go
Earl_S
, Aug 2021
Our group of eight really enjoyed the Straight To The Gate tour cruise. We sat on the top deck and had wonderful views. The narration was excellent, pointing out features on the land and providing interesting facts and anecdotes. Passing under the Golden Gate Bridge was very cool. We saw dolphins and a seal while on the water. We definitely recommend that you take this cruise if you have time. Blue & Gold Line vessel was clean, the crew professional, and the whole operation from boarding to return was done on schedule.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Wow what kind words! So glad you enjoyed the Cruise.
star-5
Straight to the Gate Tour-fun
Ryneisha_M
, Aug 2021
I had an amazing time on the "Straight to the Gate" tour. I was in San Fran for the weekend and I was looking for fun things to do with my spouse. We found the bay tours to be one of the most valuable experiences anyone could have. Very informational and breath-talking views are the highlights of my trip.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thanks for the great review! We're glad you and your wife had a good time!

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