Boat Tours & Cruises
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. Not only is it a relaxing choice, 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 and check back often for seasonal options!
The infamous island of Alcatraz is shrouded in both mystery and history. Visit the historical landmark 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.
Location: Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing
If you like adventure, we have just the speed for you! 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 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
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 to this sunset cruise of San Francisco, as it’s a casual, relaxed affair. There’s no need to be anything but yourself – whether you’re wearing sneakers and jeans or more formal attire – and 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