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Our local partners have used their 100 years of experience to develop this extended Bay Cruise. Perfect for those to want to spend a little more time on the water, this cruise adds 30 minutes to the standard Bay Cruise to allow a longer route and more time sailing past Alcatraz. The cruise will take you under both of San Francisco's incredible bridges, the Oakland Bay Bridge and of course the Golden Gate Bridge.
90 minutesStart time
23 Mar 19 to 23 May 19:
(Mon - Thurs) : 12:30pm and 2:15pm
(Fri - Sun) : 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm
24 May 19 - 2 Nov 19 :
(Mon - Fri) : 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 4:00pm
(Sat - Sun) : 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 4:00pm, 5:30pm
Your voucher is valid for any departure. Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis so we suggest you arrive at least 15 minutes before your chosen cruise.
The tour starts from Pier 43½, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco.
Please arrive 15 minutes before sailing time. .
The tour ends at the starting point
To enhance your enjoyment, you can hear three excellent audio commentaries, in 12 different languages, on the headphones provided. The topics are:
• Architecture: Learn about the extraordinary mix of architecture for which San Francisco is famous. Building styles range from Victorian, through elegant art deco to the thoroughly modern.
• Natural History: With its sand dunes, salt marsh, rocky islands, open water and beaches, San Francisco Bay is a haven for many fascinating wild plants and animals. The natural history narration will tell you more.
• Native American Culture: Find out about the Ohlone or Costanoan Native Americans, who lived around the Bay before the Spaniards arrived in 1776. Spanish colonization all but wiped them out, but descendents of the survivors are actively revitalizing their culture.
As your cruise departs, the audio commentary synchronizes with the sights and landmarks on the way. You can stick to one commentary or switch between them.
On the way out, you will pass the forbidding island of Alcatraz, once a federal penitentiary. Isolated by dangerous currents, this was a prison from which no one could successfully escape, although many tried. Notorious inmates included Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud, the ‘Birdman of Alcatraz’.
Sailing along, you may see brown pelicans, with their huge 6 ½ foot wing span, diving for fish. You will cruise past the man-made Treasure Island, and the natural outcrop of Yerba Buena, and sail under the massive Oakland Bay Bridge. This 8.5 mile long combination suspension / cantilever structure links the cities of Oakland and San Francisco.
On your return to Fisherman’s Wharf you may hear the barking sea lions at Pier 39.
Your enjoyable cruise ends at the starting point.
A full bar with drinks, snacks and merchandise at reasonable prices is available onboard.
The tickets are open dated, and can be used for up to one year from the date specified at the time of booking.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.