One of the best things about cruising is being on the water, nature’s lifeblood, and surrounded by the beauty of the Earth. There are many places in the world that you can experience this. But, not many of them compare to San Francisco.
San Francisco Bay Cruises let you enjoy that carefree, magical feeling of floating along with Mother Nature’s comforting rhythms. They show you some of the best of what the universe, and man, has created in this world.
On a San Francisco Bay Cruise, you’ll be able to view frolicking sea lions, the gorgeous Golden Gate, the lush hills of Sausalito and Marin County, islands, more bridges, stunning skyscrapers, and fog (we encourage you to embrace San Francisco’s magical fog, even if it means that’s all you’ll see on your cruise).
You can enjoy a small-boat ride in an area that offers treasures bigger than you might have imagined.
The following are some of the top San Francisco Bay Cruises that you should know about:
Red and White Fleet
San Francisco’s Red and White Fleet is the city’s original sightseeing adventure cruise. It offers a variety of boat excursions along San Francisco’s Bay and shore. When you take a Red and White Fleet cruise, you can sit back, relax, and discover the amazing history and scenic beauty of the City by the Bay. Red and White Fleet boat tours include a Golden Gate, Bridge 2 Bridge, and Sunset Cruise tour.
Blue and Gold Fleet
The Blue and Gold Fleet is another fleet of small boats that you can cruise the San Francisco Bay on. Choose from 1-hour tours around Alcatraz Island or the popular RocketBoat rides you might have heard about. San Francisco’s Blue and Gold Fleet also provides ferry service from San Francisco to Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, Vallejo, Alameda, Oakland, Harbor Bay, and South San Francisco. All boats pass by picturesque sites and many include multi-language audio tours.
San Francisco Bay Boat Cruises
San Francisco Bay Boat Cruises is a company that offers enchanting cruises of the San Francisco Bay on a special 1958 classic motor vessel. The boat is called Wine Therapy, and it features a heated interior cabin with large windows and benches all around the outside deck. Wine Therapy makes year-round voyages and it carries 42 passengers. Inside seating is limited, so make sure you bring a jacket with you to keep warm on the always chilly San Francisco Bay.
These are the most popular options for San Francisco Bay cruises, but there are other companies that will take you out on the Bay so that you can enjoy San Francisco in all her glory. Depending on how much time you have to spend on the water, you can make an hour or a entire afternoon of your San Francisco Bay cruise.