San Francisco Bay Cruise & Double Decker Night Tour

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Explore San Francisco by bus and by boat with this valuable combo ticket.

During the day, enjoy the breathtaking views of San Francisco’s skyline from the water and get close to Alcatraz Island during the 60-minute Bay Cruise. In the evening, ride on an open-top Double Decker bus to see the most vibrant neighborhoods of San Francisco, such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Russian Hill, Nob Hill, and the Financial District.

Our guide to San Francisco Bay Cruise & Double Decker Night Tour

San Francisco Bay Cruise

The San Francisco Bay Cruise is a must-do in San Francisco. After boarding the boat at the pier in Fisherman's Wharf, you may get a glimpse of the famous sea lion colony and catch your first sight of the exciting attractions at Pier 39 from the water. Heading west towards the Pacific Ocean, there are incredible views of the San Francisco skyline, including Fisherman's Wharf, the Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, the Marina District, Pacific Heights, Crissy Fields and the Presidio.

The thrilling highlight of the tour is when you get to cruise underneath the Golden Gate Bridge while the bridge spans over you for 1.7 miles. You can almost touch the Pacific Ocean and you have great views of Baker Beach, Seacliff and Marin County. We head back towards Alcatraz, completing a full circle of the famous prison island, followed by the best views of the Bay Bridge, Downtown, and the San Francisco hills.

Enjoy this breathtaking tour along San Francisco's waterfront and experience the exciting history of the city and the bay while you cruise past San Francisco’s most famous landmarks.


San Francisco Night Tour

Departing from Fisherman’s Wharf we ride along the vibrant Pier 39, up to Russian Hill and Nob Hill with its magnificent Grace Cathedral. Enjoy the great views down the steep roads of California Street which is climbed by the famous San Francisco Cable Cars. The tour continues through Chinatown and the Financial District through some of the modern high-rises.

Cross the impressive Bay Bridge which displays a spectacular art installation of lights in the evening, San Francisco’s most sparkling light sculpture. From Treasure Island - a little stretch of land between San Francisco and Oakland – you will have breathtaking views of the city’s skyline. On the way back, enjoy the fresh breeze along the waterfront, passing the Ferry Building and another spectacular view of the Bay Bridge before returning to Fisherman’s Wharf.

Your English-speaking tour guide will make sure that you will have an exciting and fun time during the tour while you can soak in the wonderful sights of San Francisco.


Cruise: 60 minutes

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for San Francisco Bay Cruise & Double Decker Night Tour

  • Ticket Validity: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour: 1 day & San Francisco Bay Cruise: one time use.
  • *Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation 72 hours before your tour. Any cancellation after this date will be non-refundable.


Frequently Asked Questions for San Francisco Bay Cruise & Double Decker Night Tour

General Information

  • What is the San Francisco Bay Cruise & Double Decker Night Tour?

    The San Francisco Bay Cruise & Double Decker Night Tour is a fantastic combination of two iconic San Francisco experiences. You'll first embark on a relaxing cruise across the stunning San Francisco Bay, providing incredible views of the city's skyline and its famous landmarks. Afterward, you'll hop on a double-decker bus for a guided night tour to explore the city's most famous attractions and neighbourhoods.

  • What are the highlights of the Bay Cruise?

    The Bay Cruise offers breath-taking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, the Bay Bridge, and the city's skyline. You'll also get to see playful sea lions, historic piers, and more.

  • What can I expect from the Double Decker Night Tour?

    The Double Decker Night Tour takes you through San Francisco's vibrant neighbourhoods, such as Chinatown, North Beach, and Fisherman's Wharf. You'll see famous landmarks like Lombard Street, Coit Tower, and Treasure Island, all beautifully lit up at night. An expert guide will share fascinating insights into the city's history and culture.

Clothing & Accessories

  • What should I wear for the tour?

    San Francisco's weather can be unpredictable, so it's a good idea to dress in layers. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended, and don't forget to bring a jacket or sweater for the evening portion of the tour when it can get cooler.


  • Is this tour wheelchair accessible?

    Wheelchair accessibility may vary by tour operator. It's advisable to contact the tour provider in advance to inquire about accessibility options and discuss any specific needs you may have.