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Adult Ages 12+
Child Ages 3–11

Experience both the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge

Cruise under both the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge in one spectacular cruise along San Francisco’s entire urban skyline, accompanied by our headphone audio in 16 languages.

Along the way, explore San Francisco’s stunning landmarks like Alcatraz Island, Coit Tower, Ferry Building, Transamerica Pyramid, Palace of Fine Arts, and many more. Our San Francisco bridge to bridge tours give you the opportunity to learn about this city’s unique natural history, architecture, and Native American culture through our audio tour.

Other interesting aspects of the multilingual audio tour include details about the building of both bridges, the geology of San Francisco Bay, and the earthquakes that have shaken San Francisco and require special seismic considerations in the designing of new structures. Cruising under both of San Francisco’s incredible bridges surely will be the highlight of your journey.

A Long History of San Francisco Bridge 2 Bridge Cruises

Red and White Fleet originally launched its sightseeing bay cruises of San Francisco in 1939, when it was awarded the contract for offering tours of the newly-built Golden Gate and Bay Bridges during the Golden Gate International Exposition of that time. Back then our sightseeing trips departed from Treasure Island, where the fair was held, but today our cruises depart from Pier 43 ½ in Fisherman’s Wharf.


  • Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Cruise around Alcatraz for extensive, up-close viewing opportunities
  • Sail under the Bay Bridge
  • Spot AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team
  • Cruise past the iconic Ferry Building
  • View the entire San Francisco cityscape

Headset audio narration is available in 16 languages. Bay Cruise voucher is an open ticket and can be redeemed anytime within a 3-month span. (Cruise schedule below).

What’s Included

  • 1.5-hour cruise ticket
  • Audio headset available in 16 languages for an in-depth history and commentary of San Francisco
  • Local taxes

What’s Not Included

  • Gratuities; recommended
  • Food/beverages; Full bar with drinks and snacks (at reasonable prices)
  • Pick up service is not available

Cruises depart from Pier 43 1/2 at Embarcadero (between Taylor Street and Mason Streets) in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf; Boarding starts 30 minutes prior to scheduled boat departure.

For the most up-to-date schedule, please see the cruise schedule here.

Operated by Red and White Fleet.