Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise

Gate Prices: Adult $38.00 / Child 26.00

4/5 2 Reviews
Gate Prices Adult $38.00
Child $26.00
Explore the history and mystery that lies between the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge. This unforgettable cruise takes you along the sparkling San Francisco skyline, past the frolicking sea lions of Treasure Island and by the infamous Alcatraz.

San Francisco’s trademark structure is, of course, the Golden Gate Bridge. Once the longest suspension bridge in the world, this area landmark is now synonymous with the city, and its history and aura are beloved by residents and visitors alike. Enjoy an up-close look at the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as another often overshadowed monument, the massive San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (known locally as the Bay Bridge), with this Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise!

Your 90-minute cruise will be fully-narrated by a local tour guide who can school you in the ins and outs of the San Francisco Bay area, replete with its legends, natural history, Native American cultural influences, and history. You’ll not only sail past the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, but your captain will also bring you past the mysterious island of Alcatraz, also known as “the Rock”, where thousands of inmates were housed in the mid-twentieth century. According to the prison officials, while many attempted an escape, not one lived to tell the tale of a successful escape. Three prisoners did manage to escape the walls of the prison itself using an intricate plan involving cutting through damp rock with blunt utensils. Although they reached the sea and attempted to swim the distance of the bay to San Francisco, they were drowned in the icy waters. Your tour guide will also show you Treasure Island, a man-made island that was heavily relied upon during World War II as a naval base, and now is home to several film studios.

The unique Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise is a great way to see the interesting structures and islands around the San Francisco Bay area, and will provide some rare photographic opportunities. The Bridge 2 Bridge cruise offers a selection of foreign audio options including Hindi, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Thai, Taiwanese, Veitnamese, Arabic, Hebrew, and Indonesian! Please be sure to arrive at the Pier 43 1/2 area 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time.

Getting In

Proceed to Red and White Ticket Booth Pier 43 1/2 Present your admission pass to any ticket window for cruise. Be sure to get your admission pass back from the staff as you will need it to access your other attractions


Spring 2015 (March 28–May 17): 12:30 pm, 2:15 pm, 4:15 pm
Summer 2015 (May 18–September 7): 12:30 pm, 2:15 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:45 pm
Fall 2015 (September 8–October 31): 12:30 pm, 2:15 pm, 4:15 pm
Winter 2015/2016 (November 1-March 27): 12:00 pm and 4:15 pm (Thursday-Monday)


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

Public Transportation

The Bay & Taylor Street Cable Car Terminus is located within 4 blocks of Pier 43 1/2 and the MUNI F-Line streetcar is only one block away at Jefferson & Taylor.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

What a View!
By LisaD Verified Reviewer from Fort Myers, FL on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise�- Red & White Fleet:

This was a wonderful way to see San Francisco from the water. The view of the Golden Gate and Bay Bridge near sunset was fabulous. The pictures I took were phenomenal.

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Bridge to Bridge
By Sparky Earl Verified Reviewer from Elizabethtown, KY on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise�- Red & White Fleet:

First the pros: The scenery is stunning. You'll get awesome photos. You get up close to both the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. The staff is friendly. Now the cons: It can get cold, so bring a sweater. And it can get windy, so bring sunglasses to protect your eyes (seriously). And it gets shaky on board, so either check the weather beforehand or wear a SeaBand if you get sick easily. I would totally go again, but I wish I knew these tips ahead of time.

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