Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise San Francisco, CA

Red and White FleetPier 43 1/2, Fisherman's WharfSan Francisco, CA 94133
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Snap photos of the urban skyline as you sail under the iconic Golden Gate and Bay Bridges on this 1.5-hour San Francisco cruise. Listen as award-winning narratives tell the story of The Golden City’s culture, architecture, and natural history. Sail around Alcatraz and by many other enthralling sites. Don’t miss Red and White Fleet's amazing Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise!

up to 1.5 hrs

Good To Know

  • This scenic tour of San Francisco Bay passes under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge, offering stunning views of the city's skyline and landmarks.
  • The cruise lasts about 90 minutes, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the sights and take photos.
  • Learn about the city's unique natural history, architecture, and Native American culture.
  • Children under age 5 can join the cruise for free, simply select the number of children under age 5 in your party as all guests require a ticket.
  • Audio narration is available in 16 languages.
  • The vessel is equipped with a full cocktail bar and snack bar. You are also welcome to bring your own boxed lunch.
  • Departs from Pier 43 1/2, in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf.


from Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise: Sail from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge
Cruise under both the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge in one spectacular cruise along San Francisco’s entire urban skyline, accompanied by a headphone audio in 16 languages.

Along the way, explore San Francisco’s stunning landmarks like Alcatraz Island, Coit Tower, Ferry Building, Transamerica Pyramid, Palace of Fine Arts, and many more. Our San Francisco bridge to bridge tours give you the opportunity to learn about this city’s unique natural history, architecture, and Native American culture through audio tour.

Other interesting aspects of the multilingual audio tour include details about the building of both bridges, the geology of San Francisco Bay and the earthquakes that have shaken San Francisco and require special seismic considerations in the designing of new structures. Cruising under both of San Francisco’s incredible bridges surely will be the highlight of your journey.

Red and White Fleet’s Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise departs 1 to 5 times daily, all year long. While noon departures tend to be the busiest Bridge 2 Bridge Cruises of the day, they welcome guests to bring aboard boxed luncheons, to enjoy a meal all while exploring San Francisco Bay.

Sailing Route
Fisherman's Wharf, Fort Mason, Marina, Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Treasure Island, Bay Bridge, Ferry Building, Downtown SF & Coit Tower.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise: Sail from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge

Where does the cruise depart?

The Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise departs from Pier 43½, located in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf at the end of Taylor Street. You can find the location on most GPS devices by entering “Red and White Fleet” as the destination.

When should I be at the departure location?

Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time. Boarding is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

What should I wear?

San Francisco has many microclimates with frequent weather changes. It can be windy and cold on San Francisco Bay one moment, and hot and sunny the next. So we recommend that you dress in layers and bring a jacket to make sure you are comfortable throughout your tour. In case it rains, don’t worry as the boats have heated interiors with big viewing windows.

Is the cruise appropriate for children?

Yes, the cruise is fun for all ages. Children ages 4 and under receive complimentary admission but need to be ticketed for capacity control.

Is the vessel wheelchair accessible?

The vessel's enclosed main decks are wheelchair accessible. All vessels, aside from the Harbor Queen, have wheelchair accessible restroom facilities. The ramps leading onto and off the vessels vary in steepness depending on tide levels. While the crew will make every attempt to assist guests, boarding can be difficult particularly, during low tide.

Are tips and gratuities included?

Yes, the cruise include all gratuities, fees, and personal audio tour. Of course, you are certainly welcome to tip staff members for excellent service.

How long is the cruise?

The cruise lasts approximately one hour and 30 minutes.

Can I bring food aboard the cruise?

Yes. Red and White Fleet’s vessels are equipped with cafes, offering non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, snacks, and merchandise for sale. Bar purchases can be made with credit or debit cards. They do not accept cash at this time. You may also bring your own boxed luncheons.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is not permitted on Red and White Fleet’s tours or while waiting in the boarding line.

Is parking provided?

Red and White Fleet does not offer parking or parking validation. They recommend using the SpotHero app for finding parking in advance.