Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge, recently voted #2 Landmark in the United States by TripAdvisor
See an internationally renowned landmark and the icon of San Francisco up close. You'll sail directly under the Golden Gate Bridge for illuminating views of its massive span and unusual rust coloring. Another highlight of your tour? Learning about Alcatraz through multilingual headphone audio, as you slowly cruise around the island.
Red and White Fleet has, for over 70 years, provided San Francisco visitors with the perfect bay cruise experience, bringing them up-close to that world-famous icon, the Golden Gate Bridge. Make your trip to San Francisco memorable with this hour-long cruise. Depart from Fisherman’s Wharf, cruise along the North Beach shoreline past Aquatic Park, Hyde Street Pier, and the ships of the National Maritime Historic Park.
The ship sails directly under the Golden Gate Bridge, providing spectacular views of its massive span and unusual rust coloring. As you steam back into the Bay, you will sail past the Marin County town of Sausalito and Angel Island State Park. Turning back toward San Francisco, the notorious island of Alcatraz appears on the horizon. Sailing back into Fisherman's Wharf, you can see and hear the barking sea lions of Pier 39 and view the S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien and USS Pampanito, both veteran vessels of WWII.
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the bay that opens out into the massive Pacific Ocean, making it a significant icon for travelers and tourists. Upon its completion in 1937, the bridge held the record as the longest suspension bridge in the world, but was subsequently surpassed in length by eight other bridges. It currently holds the second-longest suspension bridge main span in the US, second only to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City. The American Society of Civil Engineers declared the bridge one of the “Modern Wonders of the World”. The Golden Gate Bridge provided a much-needed logistical solution to the disconnected land masses of the San Francisco area and Marin County, which were once accessible to each other only by ferry. The bridge was commissioned, and then built upon the designs ofg various engineers, including a young Joseph Strauss and features Art Deco elements popular in that time.
The Golden Gate Bridge formally opened in 1937, and has since become an internationally-renowned landmark and the icon of San Francisco. It is also said to be perhaps the most photographed bridge in the world. The bridge is regularly featured in films and television shows, and it is not uncommon for it to be partially or completely surrounded in fog, lending it a mysterious aura.
Take this opportunity to get up-close to the world-famous bridge and learn more about its history, design, and the legends surrounding the massive metal structure, courtesy of Red and White Golden Gate Bay Cruise.