San Francisco Things to Do: Which Bay Cruise Should You Take?

San Francisco is a beautiful city that is popular with tourists. There are virtually hundreds of places to visit in San Francisco. Things to do in the city include shopping at some of the popular malls, visiting the museums and taking a cruise. Located near your San Francisco Bed and Breakfast, San Francisco Bay is a popular place to take a cruise and enjoy the beauty of the city. There are various options available when viewing the city from the water, and BBonline recommends trying out these highly popular cruises.

Blue & Gold Fleet Services
Pier 39, The Embarcadero at Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 705-8200
Fax: (415) 705-5429

Blue & Gold Fleet is one of San Francisco Bay's premier cruise operators. The ferry offers its famous 1-hour bay cruise along the waterfront. The cruise will take you right past the Pier 39 sea lions around Alcatraz, while passing under the famous Golden Gate Bridge. The company also provides a 30-minute RocketBoat speed ride on the bay. Call the ferry company to find out about family discount packages.

Red & White Fleet
Pier 43½
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 673-2900
Fax: (415) 447-0619

Taking a cruise on the Red & White Fleet is one of the most popular San Francisco things to do. The Red & White Fleet is a family owned business that was started in 1892, and this is the original San Francisco Bay cruise. The cruise passes under the Golden Gate Bridge and goes right around Alcatraz. The fleet also provides narration in 12 different languages. The duration of the cruise is 1 hour, and is a great way to take in the beauty of San Francisco Bay. The bay is located near your spacious San Francisco Inn and is a great place to enjoy the morning.

Adventure Cat Sailing Charters
Pier 39, Dock J
(800) 498-4228

Bay Cruises are one of the best ways to experience San Francisco. Things to do at the bay include taking a sunset cruise with Adventure Cat sailing Charters. The sunset cruise takes about 1½ hours aboard the Adventure Cat 55' Catamaran. There are two catamarans that can seat 48 and 99 passengers, respectively. The cruise goes right around Alcatraz Island and under the Golden Gate Bridge, providing its passengers a spectacular view of the city at sunset. Call to make reservations.

Extranomical Adventures
Pier 43½
Toll Free: (866) 231-3752

San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and one of the most popular ways of enjoying the city is by taking a cruise on the bay. Extranomical Adventures provides daily cruises on San Francisco Bay, starting from 10 a.m. every morning. The ferry leaves from Pier 43½ and takes about 1½ hours to complete. The Marin Headlands, Angel State Park, the beautiful town of Sausalito and the Island of Alcatraz are some of the places you will be able to see on this bay cruise.

Golden Gate Bay Cruise
Pier 43½
Toll Free: (866) 431-1634

The bay cruise starts at the Historic Fisherman's Wharf and sails past the beautiful San Francisco skyline along the North Beach, and passes the historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier. Don't forget to carry your camera along so you can take some incredible pictures while aboard the ferry. Call the ferry office to make reservations or book online.