Sightseeing Tours, Cruises, & Rentals

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Alcatraz, Bay Cruises, & Dining Cruises

Adventure Cat Sailing Charters                                                                                        

Address: J-Dock, PIER 39
Phone: 415-777-1630
Experience the best in San Francisco by sailing on the beautiful San Francisco Bay with Adventure Cat Sailing Charters.  These legendary sunset sails and relaxing afternoon bay cruises are the perfect way to see the breathtaking San Francisco city skyline, Alcatraz Island, and travel under the Golden Gate Bridge.  Consistently voted among the top five things to do in San Francisco, Adventure Cat Sailing Charters combines the romance of the city with the adventure of the sea.  Adventure Cat Sailing Charters sails from March 1st through the end of November.

Alcatraz Cruises
Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing
Phone: 415-438-8320
Official concessionaire of the National Park Service and the only way to visit Alcatraz. Frequent daily departures. Visit to purchase and print tickets -- save time and avoid the lines. Alcatraz Cruises -- an inescapable experience! 

Alcatraz Excursions
Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing
Phone: 415-438-8365
Alcatraz Excursions is committed to helping you, our visitors, get the most out of your time in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Our website offers you the best sightseeing by land, air and sea!  Learn about the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and discover the best discount programs our region has to offer.  Memorable tours.  Outstanding customer service.

Bay Voyager
C-Dock, PIER 39
Phone: 510-542-4200
See the highlights and working history of the San Francisco Bay aboard the Bay Voyager, a rigid-inflatable, 12-passenger vessel that provides an eco-tour boat service.  Bay Voyager tours include viewing historic ships, visiting former mooring sites of abandoned gold rush ships, and experiencing active estuaries populated by cargo ships and tug boats. Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz, under the Bay Bridge to the Port of Oakland, past AT&T Park (Home to the San Francisco Giants) and back to PIER 39.  While Bay Voyager does have specific routes, deviation is an integral part of the experience, making each adventure an engaging and exhilarating encounter.

Blue & Gold Fleet Blue & Gold Fleet Pier 39 San Francisco. Bay Cruises. Tours. Ferries
PIER 39 West Marina
Phone: 415-705-8200
Blue & Gold Fleet is the premier ferry service provider on San Francisco Bay. Cruises include: a one-hour narrated "San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure" and a 90-minute "Escape from the Rock Cruise."  Blue & Gold Fleet also provides ferry service to Angel Island, Sausalito, Tiburon, Vallejo and Oakland/Alameda.  Blue & Gold Fleet is home to the newest and most exciting thrill ride on San Francisco Bay - RocketBoat!  It's a blast on the Bay in a 70-foot speedboat.  RocketBoat departs seasonally (May - October.) - San Francisco Tours - Discount Sightseeing 
2720 Taylor Street, #450
Phone: 415-775-1200
Website:, by the publishers of Bay City Guide, a local company, has partnered with the area's best tour operators to offer you the lowest prices on San Francisco and Bay Area Sightseeing tours! is committed to offering you the lowest industry rates, best tours, and most helpful customer service possible.  Booking tours on our easy-to-navigate website and/or smart phone enabled site, saves you more money than any other tour company in San Francisco.  Tour tickets offered at a discounted rate of $3-$24 per ticket!

TOURS:  Alcatraz Tour Packages - Exclusive tickets available for sold out dates!  San Francisco Tour - #1 Deluxe City Tour, Muir Woods & Sausalito with optional Ferry Return, Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour & Tasting, Hop On Hop Off City Tour, Limo Bus Wine Tour with Mimosa Breakfast & Picnic Lunch, Double Decker Bus 1, 2, 3-Day Tour, City Tour & Bay Cruise, Monterey & Carmel Tour, Yosemite Day Tours, and more!  Most tours offer free hotel pickup and drop off.  Same day and last minute bookings are welcomed.  Book your discounted tour online click here!  *Online bookings receive an additional $1.50 off per ticket.  Tour Agents available daily from 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. PST.  415-775-1200

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Hornblower Landing, Pier 3 , on the Embarcadero
Phone: 415-788-8866
Specializing in public dining cruises and private yacht charters for 34 years, Hornblower Cruises & Events has the expertise to continually make any special occasion unforgettable. With eight uniquely different yachts, Hornblower can accommodate group sizes of 2 to 2,200. Aboard a luxury yacht, guests enjoy gourmet cuisine prepared fresh on board, and will view San Francisco from a beautiful new perspective. Cruising underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, alongside Sausalito, and past Ghirardelli Square, make every event a timeless memory. Come aboard with Hornblower for a public dining cruise, special occasion or private yacht charter to indulge in a sophisticated and unique dining experience.

Red and White Fleet - San Francisco Cruises
Pier 43 1/2
Phone: 415-673-2900
Welcome aboard the historic Redand White Fleet! Founded in 1892, the family-owned Red and White Fleet is legendary for its San Francisco Cruises. Come aboard the one-hour Golden Gate Bay Cruise for a breath-taking sail around Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate, featuring headphone audio in 12 languages, and 8-14 daily departures. Or, enjoy spectacular sunset views and hearty appetizers aboard the 2-hour California Sunset Cruise, while sharing drinks with friends. New is the 90-minute Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise, which takes guests on a journey along San Francisco’s entire waterfront, from the Golden Gate all the way to the Bay Bridge. Cruises depart from Pier 43 ½ in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf.

San Francisco Bay Boat Cruises/Wine Tasting on the Bay 
PIER 39, Dock I-7 
Phone: 415-859-7052
Welcome aboard the historic Redand White Fleet! Founded in 1892, the family-owned Red and White Fleet is legendary for its San Francisco Cruises. Come aboard the one-hour Golden Gate Bay Cruise for a breath-taking sail around Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate, featuring headphone audio in 12 languages, and 8-14 daily departures. Or, enjoy spectacular sunset views and hearty appetizers aboard the 2-hour California Sunset Cruise, while sharing drinks with friends. New is the 90-minute Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise, which takes guests on a journey along San Francisco’s entire waterfront, from the Golden Gate all the way to the Bay Bridge. Cruises depart from Pier 43 ½ in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf.

Bike Rentals & Bike Tours

Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours
Address: 2661 Taylor Street; 1325 Columbus Avenue; 501 Bay Street
Phone: 415-346-BIKE (2453)
Bay City Bike, a 15-year veteran in the bike rental and tour industry, is the only authentic San Francisco Bike Rental and Tour Company with local expertise.  Self-Guided, Daily-Guided and Customized Group Tours!  We feature a fleet of 1,000+ bicycles; from standard Comfort Hybrids, Performance Bikes and Tandems, to Electric, Kids and Road Bikes, we give you the option to experience San Francisco like a true native.  Indulge in the road less traveled and the exciting "underground" routes through this spectacular city as you partake in a Self-Guided or Daily-Guided Tour. 4 Prime Locations in Fisherman's Wharf!

Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals & Tours 
2715 Hyde Street
Phone: 415-202-8888

Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours, a family owned and operated company, started in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf over 30 years ago with a single idea: to share the unforgettable experience of biking over the Golden Gate Bridge.  Since that time, Blazing Saddles continues to provide the most professional and experienced bike tour and rental services.  With our wide array of comfort bikes, kid's bikes, kid's attachments, high-end road and mountain bikes to many styles of electric bikes, this family-friendly activity can be enjoyed by all!

Sightseeing Tours 

Big Bus Tours                                                                                                           Extranomical bus
99 Jefferson Street
Phone: 415-595-6787
Join Big Bus Tours for a fantastic "Hop on - Hop off" tour of beautiful San Francisco.  On our tour, you will learn more about the different cultures living here, exciting architecture, beautiful nature, and, of course, the history from the early Spanish settlers to the Gold Rush and present day.  Our tours are a great way for you to familiarize yourself with San Francisco or show visitors around without having to drive!

City Sightseeing
Address: 2800 Leavenworth Street, Suite 14
Phone: 415-440-TOUR (8687)
An open top HopOn HopOff tour is one of the best ways to explore a city as beautiful as San Francisco.  With City Sightseeing, not only will you get some of the best views of the city, you'll also have a live, fun and informative guide providing history and entertainment of San Francisco, and answering your questions along the Way!

Extranomical bus Extranomical Tours

Address: 501 Bay Street
Phone: 415-357-0700
Extranomical Tours is a sightseeing company leading unique tours to the most popular tourist destinations in San Francisco and the Bay Area.  Due to the small size of our groups, our tours offer a distinct "traveling with friends" feel.  We offer daily guaranteed departures to Yosemite National Park and the Wine Country, and we lead even smaller groups to Monterey & Carmel, Muir Woods & Sausalito.  We also offer San Francisco City tours, Premium Outlet Shopping & Napa Wine Tasting tours, as well as Fisherman's Wharf & North Beach walking tours.

Go Car Tours
Address: 2715 Hyde Street
Phone: 415-441-5695
Fold up your map. Put away the guidebook. And see the San Francisco most visitors never see! Zip all over town in a GoCar and let this little yellow car take you on a GPS-guided tour of the city. Your GoCar will tell you where to go and give you the scoop on what you're seeing, telling the stories a local tells. Our tours take you on fantastic and varied tours around San Francisco.It's an entertaining, exhilarating and enlightening way to see the city!

Gray Line of San Francisco (Super Sightseeing Tours)
Address: 2627 Taylor Street 
The best way to see San Francisco & Northern California.  100,000 people take our tours annually. Low Price Guarantee - since we give the tours.  We offer hotel pickup all around the city, including South San Francisco. Our luxury coaches come with amenities such as A/C and restrooms.  Gray Line of San Francisco also offers free Wi-Fi Internet access on most of our buses.  Voted Best Tour Company by CitySearch and Top Tour by Viator, Gray Line of San Francisco is simply the best way to enjoy the Bay Area.

Ride The Ducks - San Francisco Duck Tours 
Corner of Taylor & Jefferson across from the famous Fisherman's Wharf sign
Phone: 877-887-8225
Duck-Splash boat in bay Website:  
Everyone has fun aboard a Ride The Ducks sightseeing tour of San Francisco. It's the best way to tour San Francisco , because we combine fun and music with history and sights. Adults and seniors will have just as much fun as kids, as our Captains lead you through San Francisco's historic streets and neighborhoods and a splash down into the Bay and McCovey Cove. It's the best way for locals and visitors to see all that San Francisco has to offer. Quack along with the Captain as he en-tour-tains you with stories of past and present. Drive the duck if you want! 

San Francisco Electric Tour Company
757 Beach Street 
Phone: 415-474-3130
San Francisco Electric Tour Company provides visitors with guided Segway Tours & Electric Bike Tours of San Francisco.  We offer a Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour, Golden Gate Park Segway Tour, Night Tour of San Francisco, and the Electric Bike Tour across the Golden Gate Bridge.  We have the largest Segway fleet and offer the most tour departures.  Our tours are great for visitors looking for a unique and unforgettable way to experience San Francisco.

The San Francisco Sightseeing Company  
Address: Pier 41 Marine Terminal Box Office 
San Francisco Sightseeing has been offering the premier sightseeing and motorcoach tours of San Francisco, the Bay Area, and beyond since 1910.  We offer fun, interesting, and educational San Francisco sightseeing tours, motorcoach charters, convention services, multilingual services, and much more!

Tower Tours (image of Golden Gate bridge) Tower Tours
Address: 288 Beach Street
Phone: 415-345-8687
At Tower Tours, we take pride in our personalized customer care, modern and luxurious fleet of vehicles, and professional and talented guides and drivers. We sell dynamic and memorable San Francisco touring experiences at reasonable and competitive prices. As we've watched our company grow, we continue to work hard to provide the best assortment of San Francisco sightseeing, and have a long list of happy, satisfied clients who have referred our services many times over. 

Sportfishing & Boat Charters

Bass-Tub Sportfishing
Address: Berth 4, Jones and Jefferson Streets
Phone: 415-456-9055
The catch is striped bass, halibut, salmon, reds, blues, lings and things.  For those of you with queasy stomachs, our trips are mostly in the San Francisco Bay.  Bait is included in the price of all fishing trips (live, of course).  For your comfort, we have a heated cabin, microwave, TV and VCR. Just bring your lunch, drinks, warm clothes and a little good luck , and enjoy your day of fishing with Capt. Erik and crew.  If you have a special occasion (birthday, bachelor party, funeral or a bay tour), we are certified for up to 44 people. 

Captain Joe's Pacific Sports Fishing Charter, LLC
Address: 945 Taraval Street, #319
Phone: 415-752-5886
We are your one-stop resource for on-the-water adventures, including sportfishing, bay cruises and whale watching. 

Chucky's Pride Sportfishing
Address: Berth 5, Jones and Jefferson Streets
Phone: 415-564-5515
"Chuckys Pride" is a luxurious and accommodating 43' fishing vessel powered by twin diesel.

Lovely Martha Sportfishing
Address: Berth 3, Jones and Jefferson Streets
Phone: 650-871-1691 
Lovely Martha Sport Fishing offers boat charters for all the gamefish San Francisco has to offer from berth #3 at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco...Just as Captain Frank Rescino's father and previous generations have for over 100 years! And now 4th generation captain Mike Rescino is at the helm.We'll take individuals, couples, families and groups large and small out for party boating, sport fishing, memorial charters and our specialty, sightseeing trips from Fisherman's Wharf... we're out on Bay Tours all the time; call for availability of open one hour trips or private sightseeing charters.

Silver Fox Sportfishing and Tours
Berth 2, Jones and Jefferson Streets 
Phone: 800-349-5775 
The Silver Fox is San Francisco's premier sportfishing and charter boat, conveniently docked at Slip #2 at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.  The Silver Fox has been passed down from generations and offers a host of activities ranging from sportfishing, San Francisco Bay tours, great white shark tours, corporate parties on the water, and burials at sea.

Wacky Jacky Sportfishing
Address: Berth 1, Fisherman's Wharf
Phone: 415-586-9800/415-760-9359
The Wacky Jacky features personalized service to make your trip a memorable occasion whether on a fishing trip, planned cruise, whale watching or bird watching expeditions. Full complement of electronic navigation and fish locating gear; speed for getting to the fish; 50-foot hull for comfort. Twin turbo-charged diesels for power and safety. Completely Coast Guard tested and approved. Available for private tours, weddings and sea burials. 

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