Blue & Gold Fleet
offers one of the more extensive selections of tours in town. It's also a dependable way for commuters to get back and forth between the city and Tiburon/Sausalito, Vallejo, Oakland, and Alameda.
The popular Bay Cruise Adventure
, which lasts about an hour, is a nice introduction to the city, as well as other noteworthy sites on San Francisco Bay, and offers the novelty of doing it by water. You'll ferry under the Golden Gate Bridge
, past Sausalito, Angel Island
and around the notorious island of Alcatraz
. Along the way you'll hear an account of the City's history and beauty through the eyes of Captain Nemo, his crew and other friendly personalities.
You can also take the San Francisco City Tour
, a motorized coach tour that runs 3 1/2 hours with photo opportunities at the extended stops in various locations. Other land tours include Muir Woods
, Yosemite, Wine Country, and Monterey/Carmel. Check the Blue & Gold web site for details. Angel Island
is a short 20-minute ferry ride from Pier 41. This former mandatory stop for over a million Russian, Asian, and Pacific Basin immigrants entering the United States in the early 1900s was also home of the famous military garrison, Fort McDowell, during the Civil War era. Amenities available on the island seasonally include bike rentals, the Cove Cafe, a narrated TramTour, and a Segway Tour. Commuters: Alameda:
First ferry leaves at 6am and runs through evening. The last boat from San Francisco leaves from the Ferry Building at 8:25pm. Adults roundtrip $11; children $5.50. Monthly pass is $150. Commuters: Tiburon to Ferry Building:
First ferry leaves at 6am and last boat returns from the Ferry Building at 7:15pm. Adults one-way is $8.50; children $4.50. Book of 20 tickets is $100. Tiburon from Pier 41:
First ferry leaves at 11am and last boat returns from Tiburon at 7:45pm. Adults one-way is $8.50; children $4.50. Sausalito from Pier 41:
First ferry leaves at 11am and last boat returns from Sausalito at 8pm. Adults one-way is $8.50; children $4.50. Vallejo to San Francisco:
First ferry leaves at 7:05am and last boat returns from SF at 7:35pm from the Ferry Building. Adults one-way is $11.50; children $5.75. Monthly pass costs $247.25.
Schedule, departure, and prices are subject to change without notice.