San Francisco: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
- Duration: 1 hour
- Optional audio guide
The iconic Golden Gate Bridge connects San Francisco with Marin County to the north, and over two billion cars have driven across the suspension bridge since it's 1937 completion. But how else can you enjoy the bridge? Here are some tips.
Sail around the bay, under the bridge, and around Alcatraz Island. Not only that, but you can also keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, such as dolphins and pelicans!
Get onto the viewing platform at this turn-of-the-20th-century military installation and enjoy the panorama.
Make an afternoon of sitting on the lovely shore, just off the Coastal Trail, and admire the bridge at sunset. Just be aware that the northern part of the beach is for nudists!
Want to take in the full scope of San Francisco's famous red structure? Then get on it! The only thing better than walking across the bridge has got to be crossing it by bike!
Northern California enjoys more temperate weather than its southern counterpart, but it'll still be quite warm. Check the forecast - you don't want your trip to be spoiled by rain!
If you're planning to view the Golden Gate Bridge from Alcatraz Island, please be aware that Alcatraz is a separate attraction and you'll need to buy a ticket for that in itself. Otherwise, all viewing spots are a matter of navigating public transportation!
Most of them take around an hour and a half, although you may need to get there 20-30 minutes before departure time to ensure your place.
Want to discover all there is to do in Golden Gate Bridge? Click here for a full list.
The experience was wonderful. We don’t usually do tours but found this tour with three wineries and Muir Woods to be less complicated than than having to make reservations with each with winery. It was relaxing not having to drive as well. Tour Guide representative was very good at providing information about areas as we passed along the way.
Muir woods is breathtaking. I wish I had a couple of days to spend there. The guide, George, was wonderful and humorous.
Great decision to cruise through all of the main attractions in San Francisco!
Very friendly helpful people. Always felt safe. The most astounding of views.
Nos gusto mucho! El barco estaba muy limpio, los baños limpios también.