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Beautiful views of the Bay and bridges. The food and service was great. This is definitely worth the money to experience. - Xavier Ochoa
Saturday night was my wife's birthday we didn't know what to expect we were very surprised the setting was beautiful the whole night was beautiful I just want to let you guys know your staff is very friendly food was delicious great hospitality we will be seeing you again thank you for the nice experience wonderful experience. - Gemini Walka
Got a chance to attend a company anniversary event on the San Francisco Belle. They arranged casino, dance floor, bar on first floor and dining on second floor. The arrangements were above average but the golden gate and SF skyline view from the lunch table was priceless. - Er. Manik Trehan
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Witnessing the Occupation of Alcatraz

Eloy Martinez is a retired contractor in the flooring business. Originally from four corners in Colorado, he grew up in a mining camp in Walsenburg, Colorado and came to California
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Alcatraz Island’s Hidden Gem – The Gardens of Alcatraz

As early as 1869, military inmates began tending the Gardens of Alcatraz. Many of these inmate gardeners had no horticulture experience, but with vocational training and donated plants, they were
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Alcatraz Cruises Announces Indigenous Peoples Day Sunrise Gatherings

The Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Ceremonies are annual events held on Alcatraz Island to honor the Indigenous Peoples of America and to promote their rights. Held annually since 1975, the Alcatraz
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Alcatraz Cruises’ Illustrious Night Tour

Alcatraz is mysterious at any time of day, but for those who want a real thrill, check out the Island’s Night Tour, which is particularly curious at night. As the
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Host Your Post-Wedding Brunch in San Francisco

Romance and excitement come together in San Francisco. Bustling yet charming, San Francisco is filled with culture, top-notch restaurants, diverse neighborhoods, and museums. It’s easy to get caught up in the energy of this city that captures your heart. Cable...
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A Message From Former Inmate Bill Baker

Guest Blogger Bill Baker Hello, I’m William Baker, former inmate of Alcatraz. Now that I am back to the straight and narrow, I go back now and talk to visitors,
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Father and Daughter Celebrate Twenty Years of Visits to “the Rock”

Zabrina and her father Bill (now known as “Wolverine Willie”) share a special tradition. Every year, for the last twenty years, they pay a visit to Alcatraz in search of
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Alcatraz Dungeons?

Guest Blogger John Martini One of the most persistent rumors about Alcatraz Island is that ancient “Spanish Dungeons” are dug into the rock beneath the prison. Like much of Alcatraz’s history there
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The History Of An Alcatraz Prison Guard

Guest Blogger Jim Albright Cathy, our son Kenneth, and I were living around the Denver area when I took the test, interview, and physical for employment at the Federal Bureau
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Alcatraz Alumni Gather for Last Reunion

Alcatraz Alumni made what is likely their “last call.” Gathered together for a final public appearance, six former residents of the Island addressed an audience of over 100 guests to

Frequently Asked Questions

More about the best boat tours in San Francisco

There are a many great boat tours available in San Francisco. Some of the most popular include the Alcatraz Island tours, brunch near Golden Gate Bay Cruise, and cocktail cruises on the SF Bay.. Each of these tour options offer something unique and can be a great way to see the city from a different perspective. Some of the most popular sites that you can see on a San Francisco boat tour include Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Bridge, and the Bay Bridge. You will also get great views of the city skyline and other landmarks. The best time of year to take a boat tour in San Francisco really depends on what you are looking for. If you want to see the city skyline, then the best time would be during the day. However, if you want to experience a unique perspective of the city at night, then taking a nighttime cruise would be ideal.

Which landmarks and famous sights can you see on a San Francisco cruise?

The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Fisherman’s Wharf are just a few of the well-known landmarks you can see on a San Francisco cruise. As you sail into the Bay, keep an eye out for other famous sights like the Transamerica Pyramid and Coit Tower. You’ll also get great views of the city’s skyline and some of its iconic neighborhoods, like Chinatown and North Beach.