San Francisco: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
- Duration: 1 hour
- Optional audio guide
The iconic Golden Gate Bridge connects San Francisco with Marin County to the north, and over two billion cars have driven across the suspension bridge since it's 1937 completion. But how else can you enjoy the bridge? Here are some tips.
Sail around the bay, under the bridge, and around Alcatraz Island. Not only that, but you can also keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, such as dolphins and pelicans!
Why not stop off at San Francisco's famous Alcatraz prison? Spend a day learning about its unusual history and location while you gaze at the city far away.
Get onto the viewing platform at this turn-of-the-20th-century military installation and enjoy the panorama.
Make an afternoon of sitting on the lovely shore, just off the Coastal Trail, and admire the bridge at sunset. Just be aware that the northern part of the beach is for nudists!
Want to take in the full scope of San Francisco's famous red structure? Then get on it! The only thing better than walking across the bridge has got to be crossing it by bike!
Northern California enjoys more temperate weather than its southern counterpart, but it'll still be quite warm. Check the forecast - you don't want your trip to be spoiled by rain!
If you're planning to view the Golden Gate Bridge from Alcatraz Island, please be aware that Alcatraz is a separate attraction and you'll need to buy a ticket for that in itself. Otherwise, all viewing spots are a matter of navigating public transportation!
Most of them take around an hour and a half, although you may need to get there 20-30 minutes before departure time to ensure your place.
Want to discover all there is to do in Golden Gate Bridge? Click here for a full list.
Such a fun activity and a different vantage point to the typical site seeing in San Francisco. Views from the water were beautiful! Such a relaxing way to spend the day! Definitely recommend this activity.
We went as a group of 13, ages 2-40. We all had a good time. The bar/snack bar, was open, people out of our group were respectful of everyones space and overall we had a really fun time.
It was an awesome ride although it would have been nice to have been able to see the whales but that's not your fault all I know it was a very enjoyable Cruise
I absolutely had the best time ever! Very educational and the wineries were awesome. Bus driver made my Birthday a genuine Plus❤️
Brendan ,our tour guide was super knowledgeable of san Francisco and made our tour Awesome. I Highly Recommend this tour .