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August 25, 2011
From journal Girlfriends in San Francisco
Dillon, South Carolina
September 25, 2003
From journal Week in San Fran
New York, New York
June 13, 2000
From journal Short Stay in San Francisco
January 17, 2006
From journal San Francisco: The City by the Bay
August 17, 2004
From journal San Francisco is gorgeous!!!
by DR CUDDLESWORTH
NEW YORK CITY, New York
June 20, 2002
From journal Trolley Cars, Robots, and The Rock
March 29, 2002
However, be warned. The piped-in tour narrator's voice is not always easy to hear, and the wind can get a little chilly in San Francisco.
The day of my tour, I at first tried sitting inside downstairs near the snack bar. There are windows through which to view the sites, and it was much warmer away from the wind. However, I could not hear the tour narration, so I moved outside to the deck. Eventually I found a seat on the top level near the speaker where the sound came in the best, and I leaned back for a pleasant ride.
During the one hour tour, the boat makes a large circle of the bay past Angel Island and Alcatraz. Once I could hear the tape, I really enjoyed listening to the history of the area. I wished I had had more time so that I could have taken a ride over to Angel Island to enjoy the hiking available there. As I had not taken an Alcatraz tour, it was nice to cruise close by in the Blue and Gold boat. There is only so much of the infamous prison that you can see from the shoreline. I especially enjoyed going underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and hearing about its amazing history. It truly is a feat of engineering!
The cruise was a nice way to see part of the city. Boats are fun for kids, too, so I would suggest adding a cruise to a visit of Fisherman's Wharf.
From journal A Couple in the City by the Bay
San Diego, California
August 2, 2005
The boat was large and didn't sway too much - good for those who get seasick easily. The passengers were able to sit inside or outside, and there was a snack bar on the bottom floor. The tour took us out past Sausalito, underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, and circled Alcatraz on our way back to the docks. I enjoyed the commentary and historical accounts on building the bridge, as well as some of the stories about the prisoners of Alcatraz. One tip is to bring a jacket - it is much cooler and windier out on the bay!
I recommend this tour, because in just over an hour, we were able to see many of the main tourist sites of San Francisco and also took some great pictures.
From journal Anniversary Trip to San Francisco
menlo park, California
April 30, 2001
It can get quite cold and breezy on the water so if you go off season (recommended for less tourists) be sure you are warmly dressed!
From journal San Francisco - foodie heaven
E Bridgewater, Massachusetts
August 2, 2002
From journal DON'T FORGET THE CITY PASS