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"Harbour Cruise" Ferry Tours of San Francisco Bay Tip by zChris

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by zChris

A good way to take in the sights and the scenery around San Francisco Bay is by taking a <b>harbour cruise</b>. The ones offered by the Blue and Gold fleet are best; they last about an hour and are narrated. From the boat there ar excellent views over the San Francisco skyline, of the Golden Gate Bridge (the boat passes directly under), the scnic hills of Marin County, and of Alcatraz Island. You can also see the Palace of Fine Arts, the Marina District, and the Presidio. Unfortunately, the fog on the bay is prevalent and usually stays most of the day, so photos taken from the boat can be iffy. The boat ride is also extremely windy and cold, and I'd advise bringing a jacket and long pants. Wearing a hat might not be a good idea, as many blow into the harbour due to the strong winds. The boats leave from Fisherman's Wharf.

Address: San Francisco Bay
Directions: Departs from Fisherman's Wharf (unfortunately)
Phone: (888) 814-2305.

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  • Updated Jun 16, 2003
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