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Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

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Explore one of California's most iconic settings from the beauty of San Francisco Bay. This narrated Golden Gate Bay cruise journeys alongside Alcatraz and Angel Island State Park, past the shores of Sausalito and beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. You can choose to view the sights from inside your boat or out on deck.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.00
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San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise
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San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise

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Sail across San Francisco Bay at twilight to admire the city skyline as it begins to light up for the night. With an experienced captain at the helm, you’ll glide past Alcatraz Island and cruise underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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$90.00
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Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)
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Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)

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Wander through an ancient coastal redwood forest and explore the artistic bayside enclave of Sausalito on this half-day tour from San Francisco. Travel across the Golden Gate Bridge to visit Muir Woods, home to some of the oldest and tallest trees on Earth. Then, soak up stellar views of the San Francisco skyline and browse art galleries along the Sausalito waterfront. At the end of your tour choose between getting dropped off at Union Square in San Francisco or taking the Sausalito ferry back to San Francisco.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.00
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$73.00
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San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise
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San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

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Admire San Francisco and its surrounding sights from the water on a San Francisco Bay sailing cruise. Onboard a catamaran, sail past the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, legendary Alcatraz Island, and the hamlet of Sausalito. Take advantage of great photo ops while you soak up the sea breeze during this scenic tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.00
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Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour
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Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour

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Explore San Francisco and Alcatraz on this 2-in-1 tour. Hop aboard a ferry for a scenic ride to Alcatraz and enjoy the award-winning audio walking tour. Plus, enjoy a coach tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about the City by the Bay through visits to top attractions such as Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, the Presidio, and the Palace of Fine Arts.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise

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On this San Francisco bridge cruise, get an up-close look at the city’s two engineering marvels—the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge—as you travel across San Francisco Bay. See major city sights like Alcatraz, Coit Tower, and the Ferry Building, and listen to recorded commentary about the city's legendary architecture while you glide under both bridges.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.00
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

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Visit charming Sausalito, cruise across San Francisco Bay and stare up in wonder at the redwood trees of Muir Woods on this combo tour from San Francisco—the perfect day out in the Bay Area. Experience the Golden Gate Bridge from both above and below as you drive across it and glide under it, and learn about some of California’s oldest and tallest natural wonders, the coastal redwoods. In Sausalito, you can stroll along the waterfront or shop in the galleries and boutiques.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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San Francisco Dinner Dance Cruise

San Francisco Dinner Dance Cruise

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Spend an evening on the San Francisco Bay during this dinner cruise, including a 3-course gourmet meal of fresh, local ingredients prepared on board. After dinner, dance to the DJ's music or enjoy the nighttime views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the city skyline from the exterior deck.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$154.20
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2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay

2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay

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Come aboard the Privateer for a beautiful sailing journey along the San Francisco Bay where you can enjoy sightseeing at the most beautiful time of day—sunset. Coast along as you spot out Alcatraz, the Sausalito shoreline, and the Golden Gate bridge, all with a drink of choice in your hand.  
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise

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Learn stories behind the Bay Area's most notorious former federal penitentiary on a fascinating 'Escape from the Rock' cruise. Board a boat for a journey through the bay while listening to audio recordings (available in several languages) from ex-prisoners and guards about daily life on 'The Rock.' Learn about the Birdman of Alcatraz and the infamous 1962 'Alcatraz Escape,' and come to know why Alcatraz instilled fear into the hearts of even the worst-of-the-worst criminals. Tours are accessible on any of your own wifi-enabled iPads, smartphones or other devices. This ticket allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.00
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San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing
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San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing

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See San Francisco’s top attractions from the water on this 1.5-hour tour by rigid inflatable boat. Your guide will provide gear to keep you dry and warm as you take off from Pier 39. Pass the infamous prison of Alcatraz, Coit Tower, the Presidio and glide under the Golden Gate Bridge while your captain provides insightful narration. Numbers are limited to 12 people to keep this small-group tour as intimate as possible.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$99.00
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Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip
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Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

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Experience some of the Bay Area’s top attractions on this Alcatraz and Muir Woods tour that also includes a stop in Sausalito. At Muir Woods National Monument, stare in wonder at the coastal redwoods, some of the tallest trees on Earth. Soak up the charm of seaside Sausalito, and experience Alcatraz in one of two ways—admission to the prison, which includes the ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and the audio tour.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
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Alcatraz Island Tour - Package Deal

Alcatraz Island Tour - Package Deal

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Combine a full-day bike rental with tickets to Alcatraz in a single package. Head out to Alcatraz on the ferry with your prepaid ticket; buying in advance avoids sold-out days or times, which are frequent. Tour the island with your included 3-hour audio tour, then head back to San Francisco where you can explore further on your own via bicycle.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$140.80
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90 minute Sunset Tour aboard Wine Therapy

90 minute Sunset Tour aboard Wine Therapy

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Enjoy the best sunset on the San Francisco Bay aboard the classic yacht, Wine Therapy! The tour begins at PIER 39 and takes us towards the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, down the San Francisco city front, and past many other famous landmarks and attractions. You’ll experience a sunset from unique vantage points, while having the opportunity to take iconic photos of the world-famous skyline. Enjoy personalized treatment interacting with the Captain and Crew. We have an indoor heated cabin with large windows for amazing views. A 360 degree walkway around the boat is perfect for taking photos. We have the largest local wine selection of any boat on the bay!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise

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Bypass the line and head directly to the gate with your prebooked tickets. This sunset cruise takes you across San Francisco Bay with outstanding views of the city skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Bay Bridge, and Alcatraz Island. Relax while background music sets the tone. Watch the sunset or select a twilight cruise during winter months.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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San Francisco CityPASS

San Francisco CityPASS

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Save time and money with the San Francisco CityPASS, which gives you admission to top area attractions, a cruise on San Francisco Bay, and discounts for shopping and activities. You can choose to visit science and art museums like the Exploratorium or the Walt Disney Family Museum. You’ll have important details like hours of operation right in your pocket with the provided mobile ticket.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.00
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The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz
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The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz

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See the best of San Francisco in one day on this guided tour that includes all transportation and admission to Alcatraz. Visit multiple locations in the city, including Chinatown, Presidio, Fisherman's Wharf, and Haight Ashbury, with plenty of stops for photo ops. Enjoy a hike through the beautiful redwood trees in Muir Woods. Take the ferry to Alcatraz Island where you can explore with an award-winning audio-guided tour of the former federal prison.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$169.00
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1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour

1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour

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Take a relaxing afternoon sailing cruise aboard a traditional sailboat on the San Francisco Bay. Cruise past landmarks such as Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, the Sausalito waterfront, and Golden Gate Bridge, and see the San Francisco skyline on your way back to Pier 39. Includes two drinks, and personalized attention from the crew and captain.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz
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San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz

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Tour San Francisco's Ferry Building Marketplace with a industry expert guide and sample many products from artisan and local food purveyors. Then visit the former maximum-security prison, Alcatraz, to shed light on the history-packed location during this full-day excursion in San Francisco.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$174.00
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Alcatraz Inside with Fisherman's Wharf Lunch Credit

Alcatraz Inside with Fisherman's Wharf Lunch Credit

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Guarantee your visit to Alcatraz when you book in advance. Relax aboard your ferry transportation and return at a time of your choosing. Afterward, use your food voucher at a preselected restaurant in Fisherman’s Wharf.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.00
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise

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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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.00
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Alcatraz Inside and One Day Bike Rental

Alcatraz Inside and One Day Bike Rental

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Get two classic San Francisco experiences—a bike ride starting at Fisherman’s Wharf and a visit to the notorious prison island of Alcatraz—in one combined tour package. Take a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, where you can explore at your own pace on a self-guided audio tour. Use the flexible 1-day bike rental on the day of your choosing and enjoy a safe ride with a helmet included.
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  • 3 to 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.00
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Alcatraz with Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour

Alcatraz with Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour

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Combine three of the Bay Area's top attractions—Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods, and Sausalito—in a single tour from San Francisco. Enjoy comfortable transportation in a luxury tour van, which includes a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge, allowing you to focus on the scenery instead of driving and directions. Your Alcatraz admission includes the ferry ride and the audio tour, and independent travelers will love the free time to explore both Muir Woods and Sausalito.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$159.00
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America's Cup Day Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay

America's Cup Day Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay

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Tread in the footsteps of world-champion sailors on this 2.5-hour America’s Cup Day Sail on San Francisco Bay. You’ll board a high-speed International America’s Cup class yacht and take a turn on the official race course from the 2013 competition. With a skilled sailor in charge, you’ll take your turn as crew working the sail trim controls and even have a chance to skipper the boat. After departing from San Francisco’s famous Pier 39 you’ll take to the Bay and cruise beneath the magnificent Golden Gay Bridge. There’s no better way to see the Bay than this sailing trip with USA 76.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about Water Tours in San Francisco

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Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
"Amazing experience and awesome views to see the city, Golden gate and the Rock from the San Francisco Bay !"..."
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San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise
"Really fun excursion and the crew too. An exhilarating way to connect with the bay, bridge and city."..."
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Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)
"Archie, the driver was informative, funny, and carefully drove the bus. Muir Woods well worth the bus trip. Bus was very comfortable."..."
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San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise
"It was beautiful sunny day on the Bay and we thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. The crew was awesome and the views of the city and the bridge were spectacular. Highly recommended!"..."
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Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour
"Lands End, Golden Gate. Our tour guide was very informative and she knew her material. Very good tour"..."
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise
"When I booked the tour online, my special request was was noted. The staff went far beyond expectations. The tour with audio was most informative, to see the city from the bay, spectacular, and the time spent memorable. I highly recommend this tour!"..."
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise
"Everything about this tour was perfect! Great communication, awesome tour guide, timing, and even the weather! Thank you!"..."
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San Francisco Dinner Dance Cruise
"This was an awesome experience to say the least. I decided to bring in my 50th birthday early in San Francisco with a few family/friends and it was absolutely amazing. Everything was good including the food, DJ and staff. I originally had a party of 12 but ended up with 7 and they worked with us."..."
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2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay
"Great time! I would definitely go again. Catch Uber to pier 39 is my recommendation, and wear layers. It gets nippy FAST!"..."
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise
"The information was great the scenery was beautiful ! The staff was amazing . I would recommend to anyone it’s a great trip"..."
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San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing
"A must do boat tour when in San Francisco. Captain Charlie was fantastic, knowledgeable, and funny. We felt very safe for the entire boat ride. Even during the fast and exciting moments. Having the ability to take a selfie directly below the Golden Gate Bridge was most memorable. Highly recommend this wonderful boat excursion."..."
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Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip
"Our guide was amazing in keeping us entertained the entire drive and gave us fantastic tips about where to walk and what places to try"..."
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Alcatraz Island Tour - Package Deal
"Great customer service. Easy to access your tickets if purchased online. Took a bday trip from San Diego to SF that took a little longer due to traffic and accidents so we were glad to see how easy and pleasant this experience was . Thank you!!!"..."
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise
"That was great Simple and fun. Not too expensive and very enjoyable. We enjoyed the funny banter from the ship’s captain as well."..."
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San Francisco CityPASS
"There is so much to do and so little time to it all, but with the City Pass it is almost layed out for you!!"..."
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The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz
"It was all memorable. I feel like we saw so much in one day and Pat was great. Knowledgeable and funny."..."
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1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour
"Second time do tour of San Francisco Bay with Captain and 1 St Mate Adrienne. It's a magical experience. Thank you."..."
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San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz
"Our host was very knowledgeable, the food was great and we had a very enjoyable time! We got to learn lots of history of the Ferry Building and learned a lot about the vendors and the local sourcing there."..."
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Alcatraz Inside with Fisherman's Wharf Lunch Credit
"The boat ride to get there was good. The prison was surreal-made you think twice about committing a crime. The lunch voucher a great idea. The restaurant (McCormick and Kuleto’s) was amazing"..."
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise
"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"..."
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Alcatraz Inside and One Day Bike Rental
"The info is very helpful and it was great to know how The Rock was before. I would definitely recommend this."..."
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Alcatraz with Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour
"Really nice day. Was a bit rushed from stop to stop. All in all got to see quite a bit, really nice guide he could have a little more local knowledge."..."
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America's Cup Day Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay
"The fast sailing was so much fun for our family! It was the highlight of our vacation. The crew gave good instructions to stay safe and enjoy the sailing. We are coming back so that other family members, who weren't able to join us on this trip will get to experience this exhilerating sail ride."..."

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