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San Francisco Water Activities

Spend An Idyllic Day On The Water in San Francisco Bay

When you want to get away from it all, spend a day on the water. It's relaxing and there's always something new and exciting to see. Pick from one of our water activities for a day of fun in the sun in San Francisco! Check back often for seasonal options!

Alcatraz Tours

Alcatraz has an infamous, mysterious and historical background. Visit the historical landmark island that has been a civil war fort, a military prison and one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries.

Take a cruise to Alcatraz. Alcatraz Cruises offers 15 day-tour and 2 night-tour departures.

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Location: Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing
For more information or reservations: 1-415-981-ROCK (7625) or

Rocket Boat

Rocket Boat

If you like adventure, we have just the speed for you! Hang on tight for the most exhilarating ride of your life aboard RocketBoat! RocketBoat is the wildest and fastest thrill ride on San Francisco Bay. For 30 minutes, you'll be flying across the bay under the steady hand of one of their veteran captains with nerves of steel at the wheel. With epic views and a classic rock-n-roll soundtrack, don't be surprised if you find yourself coming back for a few more shots of adrenaline. And you can – with an infinite combination of twists and turns, it's never the same ride twice!

Location: Pier 39
For more information: 1-415-705-8200 or

Golden Gate Bridge at sunset

California Sunset Cruise

Their California Sunset Cruise┬« is a relaxed 2-hour cruise, with spectacular sunset views, live guitar music, and light appetizers. It's a paradise on the bay, complete with all the comforts that come standard when you cruise with the Red and White Fleet. Come as you are as this sunset cruise of San Francisco is a casual, relaxed affair. There's no need to be anything but yourself – whether you're wearing sneakers and jeans or more formal attire – you'll feel completely at home on their boat. Along the way, share drinks and a meal with friends while taking in the incredible views.

Location: Pier 43 1/2
For more information or reservations: 1-415-673-2900 or