San Francisco Bus & Boat Adventure

Highlights

  • Visit the major sites of San Francisco

  • Sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge

  • See Alcatraz Island up close from the water

  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge on an open top bus

  • Live commentary and multilingual audio guides

Summary

Enjoy beautiful views from an open top double decker bus with the Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour and catch the breathtaking views of the city’s skyline from the water during the 60-minute Bay Cruise.

Tour info

Duration
1 day
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (13-99 years)
$89.99
Child: (3-12 years)
$69.99
Commentary
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese Mandarin, Chinese Cantonese, Korean
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

1-Day Hop on Hop Off City Tour
Start your tour at Fisherman's Wharf, one of the most vibrant places in the city. The highlight of the tour is the ride across San Francisco's most iconic landmark – the Golden Gate Bridge on an open top double decker bus. Escape to Golden Gate Park to explore one of the largest urban parks in the world.

If you stay on the bus for the full tour, you can see all major sites of San Francisco within 2 hours, but with your flexible 1-day ticket you are free to explore the city on your own pace and hop on and off the bus as often as you like.

San Francisco Bay Cruise
The 60-minute Bay Cruise is the most popular water tour in San Francisco. The audio guide provides fun and useful information about San Francisco in various languages while you cruise through the San Francisco Bay. Learn about the city's fascinating history and enjoy the magnificent views from the water.

1-Day Hop on Hop Off City Tour
Start your tour at Fisherman's Wharf, one of the most vibrant places in the city. Visit the exciting attractions at Pier 39, watch the popular sea lion colony and see many other sights along the waterfront. The open top bus gives you the best views while you drive along the Barbary Coast, the Embarcadero, Ferry Building, Union Square, City Hall, North Beach, the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Park and much more.

Snap a picture of Chinatown's 'Dragon Gates' and try their delicious food, or shop at Union Square in many of its luxury stores. Take a stroll around Alamo Square to see the world-famous Painted Ladies Victorian houses, also known as "Postcard Row". In Haigh Ashbury you will be taken back in time to the “Summer of Love”, surrounded by colorful murals and fine art dedicated to San Francisco’s hippie culture.

The highlight of the tour is the ride across San Francisco’s most iconic landmark – the Golden Gate Bridge. While crossing the 1.7-mile span on an open-top bus you will have breathtaking views of the bridge, Alcatraz Island and the stunning skyline. Hop off at North Vista Point to take your best selfie, or walk across the bridge high above the bay.

Enjoy the great views of San Francisco's City Hall, the Opera House and Symphony Hall along the Civic Center, or visit the Asian Art Museum, the Public Library and the War Memorial. Escape to Golden Gate Park to explore one of the largest urban parks in the world. Stop at its popular museums and attractions, such as the California Academy of Sciences, the Conservatory of Flowers, Japanese Tea Garden and the de Young Museum, or enjoy the long hiking trails, bike paths, lakes, waterfalls, windmills and much more.

If you stay on the bus for the full tour, you can see all major sites of San Francisco within 2 hours, but with your flexible 1-day ticket you are free to explore the city on your own pace and hop on and off the bus as often as you like. The tour guides or audio commentary provide fun and informative insights about San Francisco while you enjoy the most amazing views from the open top deck of the Double Decker bus.

San Francisco Bay Cruise
The 60-minute Bay Cruise is the most popular water tour in San Francisco. Heading towards the Pacific Ocean, there are breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline, including Fisherman's Wharf and Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, the Marina District, Pacific Heights, Crissy Fields and the Presidio.

Sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and get close to Alcatraz Island for great photo opportunities. The audio guide provides fun and useful information about San Francisco in various languages while you cruise through the San Francisco Bay. Learn about the city’s fascinating history and enjoy the magnificent views from the water.

What’s included?

  • 1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

  • San Francisco Bay Cruise

  • English speaking live guide or audio commentary in various languages

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Food and beverages

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Hop on the bus at any stop

  • Mobile voucher accepted

  • Free Audio tours in 9 languages on Bay Cruise

Before you go

  • The bus and boat tours are first come first serve

  • Carry a jacket as it can get cold on the bus and boat

  • Mobile voucher accepted

Covid Policy

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Currently, proof of vaccination is not required.

Cancellation Policy

    Free cancellation any time before your tour. Any cancellation after the tour date will be non-refundable.

Redemption information

    Please redeem this voucher with Skyline Sightseeing at least 24 hours prior to departure by online check-in via: www.sightseeingworld.com/en/checkin to retrieve your tickets. If there are any issues with the online check-in, please email [email protected], or take your voucher to the office at 99 Jefferson Street (at the corner of Mason St.) to start your tour.


    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

As an established operator with a huge fleet of open-top Double-Decker buses and great local partnerships, we offer the world-famous Hop-On Hop-Off Tours as well as our popular San Francisco Mega Pass and other valuable sightseeing packages for many top attractions in San Francisco. With one of the largest portfolios of tours & activities in the San Francisco market, we are your one-stop-shop for all sightseeing activities your customers thrive to experience during their stay in San Francisco.

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