San Francisco Ferries and Boats
For a unique means of touring the sights of the city, make plans to enjoy one or more of the cruises offered by the various San Francisco bay ferry services. The various ferries offer everything from one-hour boat tours of the city highlights to evening dinner cruises to special tours of Alcatraz and more. The Bay Ferries will be a wonderful addition to your California vacation.
Red & White Fleet
Departing from the historic Fisherman’s Wharf, Red & White Fleet offers a the one-hour bay cruise to the highlights of San Francisco Bay, including the view of the skyline, North Beach, Aquatic Park, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco Maritime National Park, around the Island of Alcatraz and various other famous sites. It is the only bay cruise narrated in 8 languages.
Leaves from: Pier 43 1/2
For fare and schedule information call (415) 901-5254 or go to www.redandwhite.com
Blue and Gold Fleet
Blue and Gold Fleet offers Alcatraz Day and Evening Tours and is the only ferry service that drops you on the island. The evening tour offers a special tour, programs and activities that are not offered during the day. Reserve at least a week in advance to ensure to get an Alcatraz tour when you want it.
Islands Hop Tours enjoy a combination tour of Alcatraz and Angel Island. Angel Island is a nice place for picnics, hiking or biking.
One-hour Bay Cruises along the historic waterfront and under the Golden Gate Bridge, past Sausalito, Angel Island and around Alcatraz.
Ferry service to Oakland and Alameda, Angel Island, Tiburon and Sausalito, and Vallejo
Leaves from: Pier 41 (Marine Terminal) For fare and schedule information call (41… or go to www.blueandgoldfleet.com
The Vallejo Baylink Ferry runs between San Francisco and Vallejo visiting different highlights along the way like Angel Island, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Treasure Island, Bay Bridge and many more.
Leaves from: Fisherman’s Wharf/Pier 41 and the Ferry Building
For fare and schedule information call 1-888-HORNBLOWER or 1-888-467-6256 or go to www.baylinkferry.com
Alameda Oakland Ferry
The Alameda Oakland Ferry offers daily year-round service between Oakland’s Jack London Square, Alameda Main Street, the San Francisco Ferry Building and San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf area. Service to Angel Island State Park is also available weekends May through October.
Leaves from: Ferry Building
For fare and schedule information call (415-705-5555) or go to www.eastbayferry.com
Hornblower Dining Cruises
Hornblower provides elegant cruises for corporate events, wedding receptions, birthday celebrations, weekend champagne brunch cruises and nightly dinner cruises.
Leaves from: Pier 39
For fare and schedule information call 1-888-HORNBLOWER or 1-888-467-6256 or go to www.hornblower.com
The AdventureCat offers a ½ hour sailing tour on a 55-foot catamaran around San Francisco Bay. The cruise passes by Alcatraz Island to the Golden Gate Bridge, and back along city skyline. AdventureCat also provides Angel Island barbecue cruises and whale-watching.
Leaves from: Pier 41
For fare and schedule information call (415) 777-1630 or (800) 498-4228 or go to www.adventurecat.com