See an internationally renowned landmark and the icon of San Francisco up close on this amazing boat trip.

Take the Golden Gate Bay Cruise with your Go San Francisco pass

  • Pay nothing at the gate - simply scan your digital pass
  • Includes a one-hour cruise around the bay
  • Listen to the Audio tour to get the most out of the sights
  • No reservations required!! Please show up 20 minutes early to reserve your space (RWF boats can hold 100’s people.)
  • Your pass gives you access to many more attractions in San Francisco, so don't forget to check them out! 

You'll sail directly under the Golden Gate Bridge for illuminating views of its massive span and unusual rust coloring. You’ll also learn all about the famous former prison of Alcatraz through a multilingual audio tour as you slowly cruise around the island.

Departing from Fisherman’s Wharf you'll admire the North Beach shoreline past Aquatic Park, Hyde Street Pier, and the ships of the National Maritime Historic Park before approaching the famous bridge. On your return journey, you’ll pass the Marin County town of Sausalito and Angel Island State Park. Turning back toward San Francisco, the island of Alcatraz appears on the horizon.

Hours of Operation

Hours change per season.  Please see their Departure schedule for details. 

Closings & Holidays

All holiday hours are subject to change without notice. Some exceptions and extended hours apply. Please consult the Red and White Fleet website for specific times.

Know before you go

Present your pass at the ticket booth for a boarding ticket. (Your ticket is not valid for a cruise on a future date. No rain checks are available with your pass.)

Reservations are not required for these cruises. To get on board, we need guests to check in at our Box Office 20 minutes before their preferred departure time to redeem their pass, collect their hard tickets and to queue in the boarding line. Our box office address is Pier 43 ½, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133.

Tips for the Golden Gate Bay Cruise

  • This cruise is highly popular. We suggest taking the cruise in the morning or late afternoon for the most enjoyable experience.
  • Audio narration is available in English, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Thai, Hindi, Vietnamese, Arabic, Russian, Bahasa Indonesian and Hebrew.
  • Don't forget your camera to capture the world-renowned landmark
Golden Gate Bay Cruise Tickets | GO San Francisco Pass

Getting there

Golden Gate Bay Cruise

US, CA, San Francisco, 94133, Pier 43 1/2, Fisherman's Wharf


Pier 43 1/2, Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco, CA 94133
United States