Hop-on hop-off tour

San Francisco: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Hop-on hop-off tour

San Francisco: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Golden Gate Bay Cruise

From US$ 92 per person

Discover San Francisco with a 24-hour hop-on hop-off ticket and a 1-hour Golden Gate Bay Cruise. Hop off at any stop with nearby access to the city's best landmarks and sail under Golden Gate Bridge.

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Audio guide included
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean
Wheelchair accessible


  • Listen to the sounds of the bay and look up to the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Experience views of Crissy Field and sail past the shores of Sausalito
  • Learn about the history of San Francisco with digital audio commentary
  • Enjoy unlimited access to all stops on the hop-on hop-off bus city loop
  • Take the bus to Haight-Ashbury and soak in the historic hippie vibes
Full description

Make your way around San Francisco with a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Hop off to explore the city's best highlights or stay on the double decker to enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the city for two hours. Combine your ticket with a 1-hour Golden Gate Bay Cruise to sail around the famous San Francisco Bay. Golden Gate Bay Cruise Arrive at Fisherman's Wharf and look for the red and white colors of the "Red & White Fleet" to find your boat.

Sail past the lively neighborhood of North Beach and take advantage of the bar onboard with drinks, snacks, and merchandise. Admire the famous swimming clubs of the Aquatic Park and the historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier. Enjoy idyllic views of Crissy Field and The Presidio of San Francisco before the stunning image of the Golden Gate Bridge comes into view. Cruise straight under the bridge as the sun shines and waves lap against the boat.

Travel past the wildlife reserves of the Marin Headlands to reach the shores of Sausalito, once home to the Flower Children. With Angel Island State Park to your left, finish your cruise outside the infamous Alcatraz prison. Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Exchange your voucher at any of the bus stops and get ready to discover the city of San Francisco. Discover local parks and architecture as you listen to the digital commentary, available in 10 languages. The route of the hop-on hop-off bus includes stops at iconic landmarks from Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, Golden Gate Bridge, and Little Italy. This flexible approach to sightseeing allows you to enjoy your day at your own pace.

  • 24-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus ticket
  • Live bus tracking via a free app
  • Headphones and audio commentary in 10 languages
  • Photo opportunity stop on the Golden Gate Bridge
  • 1-hour Golden Gate Bay cruise
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips (optional)

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Meeting point

1-Hour Bay Cruise: Meet at the Red and White Fleet Box Office, located at Pier 43 1/2 in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf at Taylor Street and Embarcadero. The office is located right behind the iconic crab sign. Exchange your voucher at any of the bus stops along the route, or at the following ticket offices: Pier 41 (End of Powell St) - Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • Children 2 years old and younger can ride for free
  • Passengers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • If you require an ADA-accessible vehicle, please contact us 48 hours prior to your tour
  • The first bus starts at 10 AM, and the last bus for a full loop departs at 5 PM from stop 1
  •  The bus service runs every 15 minutes during the high season and every 30 minutes during the low season
  • The cruise departs daily starting at 10 AM - 6 PM; cruise departure times can fluctuate seasonally
Customer reviews

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Great experience. Wear warm clothing if weather is cool.

October 29, 2022

September 30, 2022

Hat Spaß gemacht. An einem Sonntag sehr voll, schwierig immer einen Platz oben zu bekommen bei gutem Wetter.

September 13, 2022


Product ID: 414235