Scheduled cruises are available on a wide variety of boats and ships on San Francisco Bay, from amphibious ‘ducks’ to multi-hundred-passenger ships.
Phone: (415) 777-1630
Scheduled and private cruises on 55-foot catamaran. Frequent afternoon and sunset cruises. Also offers trips to Angel Island and whale watching trips in season, as well as private charters.p>
In September 2006, Hornblower Cruises took over the Alcatraz ferry operation, which had long been run by Blue and Gold. See the web site to buy advance tickets, which are usually required.
Phone: 415 431 DUCK
Bay tours on a World War II amphibious vehicle.
Unique tour boat, 28 ft. Northwind Custom RIB (rigid inflatable boat) w/seating for 12. Tours include history and stories of the SF Bay, access to the less traveled places. Several different length cruises.
Blue and Gold Fleet
Phone: (415) 705.5555
Bay cruises and ferries (between San Francisco and Oakland/Alameda, Tiburon, Sausalito, Angel Island, or Vallejo). See the Web site for ferry schedules, to buy tickets for a range of bay cruises.
San Francisco Bay’s largest operator of big charter yachts, with bases in Berkeley and San Francisco. Capacity from 40 to 2250 people. Also offers scheduled brunch and dinner cruises.
Misty Yacht Cruises
85-ft. luxury charter yacht “Morning Mist” available for Weekend cruises of SF Bay, 3-day cruise from SF to Napa Valley, 6-day cruise from SF to Sacramento, or they help you customize your own cruise.
Rocketboat (Blue and Gold Fleet)
30 minute tour on San Francisco Bay in the fast and nimble Rocketboat, complete with rock and roll soundtrack. Never the same ride twice. If you want to get wet, sit towards the back.
San Francisco Seaplane Tours
Phone: (888) 732-7526
A great way to see the bay — from the air. Departures from Pier 39 and Sausalito. Half-hour trips depart several times a day.
San Francisco Bay Boat Cruises
Phone: 415 859 7052
Scheduled and private cruises on a 1938 motor yacht. Departs from Pier 39. Licensed for up to 49 passengers but best for 30 or fewer. Box Lunch Cruise Monday through Friday departing at 12:00 pm.