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San Francisco Bay Cruise Deals, Discount Tickets, Coupons.

Here’s a roundup of the 2015 San Francisco Bay cruise deals and special offers, including dinner cruises, Champagne cruises, and several more to choose from.

Any time of year in the Bay area, a cruise makes a great date idea, especially when you can get tickets at 40% to 50% off. But these hard-to-find deals are especially popular. Several different options are available, from dinner cruises, sunset cruises, Alcatraz cruises, bridge to bridge cruises, and more. The discount offers below are from different ticket sources. See one you like? Follow the link to the offer source for more info and tickets.

San Francisco Bay Cruise Special Offers

DEAL 1: The best deals for San Francisco Bay cruises are from this first deal source, but they tend to sell out closer to the dates you want. So if this first group of SF cruise deals doesn’t help you, scroll down this page for alternative sources that may have the same cruise available for those dates, but for a bit higher price.

Classic San Francisco Bay Cruises

4. Golden Gate Bay Cruise (Red and White Fleet) — $14 (reg. $28)

Golden Gate Bay Cruise Christmas SFFrom historic Fisherman’s Wharf, the ship sails along San Francisco’s waterfront, past Maritime National Park, under the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz Island, cruising by many other sights on this one-hour voyage. Take advantage of the personal-headphone audio, available in 12 languages…

5. Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise, With Narration (Red and White Fleet) — $18 (reg. $36)

Celebrate the impressive San Francisco Bay Bridge and its history — which spans over 75 years — by embarking on this 90-minute cruise that sails under both the Golden Gate and the San Francisco Bay Bridges…

6. San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure (Blue and Gold Fleet) — $14 (reg. $28)

Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the San Francisco Bay’s historic waterfront on Blue & Gold Fleet’s Bay Cruise Adventure. This fully narrated one-hour tour features information and history on city…

7. Escape From the Rock Cruise Alcatraz Cruise (Blue and Gold Fleet) — $18 (reg. $36)

Alcatraz Cruise TicketsThis 90-minute excursion that takes you around the perimeter of Alcatraz to view the island from every angle. As the ship sails, passengers are treated to a presentation complete with sound effects and chilling tales of inmates Al Capone, Billy Cook the Killer and Clyde Johnson…

San Francisco Bay Dinner Cruises

8. Dinner Cruise on the Bay (Hornblower) — $79.50 – $97.87 (reg. $132.52 – $153.05)San Francisco Bay Cruise Discounts and Deals

Enjoy a romantic sunset on the water with magnificent views of San Francisco, highlighted by a delicious dinner prepared fresh on board by Hornblower’s chefs. You’ll marvel at the sight of the spectacular…

9. Supper Club Cruise Features Dancing & Views (Hornblower) — $65.10 (reg. $108.52)

This Supper Club Cruise is a sophisticated way to spend an evening on the water, with a welcoming glass of champagne or sparkling cider, a multitude of small-plate dining stations, DJ entertainment…

10. Champagne Brunch Cruise of SF Bay (Hornblower) — $57.12 (reg. $95.38)

Spend some relaxing time aboard an elegant yacht sailing through the always-picturesque San Francisco Bay, with its magnificent view of landmarks such as Coit Tower, the city skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and more…

11. California Sunset Cruise on SF Bay (Red and White Fleet) — $29 (reg. $58)

A two-hour tour of San Francisco Bay, featuring romantic sunset views, live guitar music, appetizer buffet, stunning skyline, views of Coit Tower, Transamerica Pyramid, Alcatraz, Angel Island, Golden Gate Bridge, Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito shores.

San Francisco Bay Specialty Cruises

12. Golden Gate Champagne or Mimosa Cruise (SF Sailing Co.) — $36 (reg. $60)

sf champagne cruiseClimb aboard a sailboat for a two-hour cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge, past Fisherman’s Wharf, Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, the Marina District, Crissy Field, and Fort Point. You’ll be right under the Golden Gate Bridge for the 11:00am champagne toast. Return through the central bay around Alcatraz Island with views of the city, Sausalito, Angel Island…

13. SF Bay Midnight Party Cruise (Fume Blanc Commedore) — $44 (reg. $89)

Three hour cruise featuring two DJs on three decks playing club music, fully stacked cash bar, and stunning views of the skyline and SF landmarks.  VIP admission includes priority boarding, a complimentary glass of champagne, first access to unreserved seating, commemorative captain’s hat.

DEAL 2: If the offers above sell out or aren’t available for the dates you want, you may have better luck with the following offers from different ticket sources. These offer smaller discounts, but usually have more dates available.

1. Dinner Cruise Sun-Thurs (Hornblower) — $73 – $102.97 (reg. $76.38 – $127.30)

Hornblower Cruise discount coupon

Start with cocktails on deck, then relax as our gracious crew transports you to a world of ease and luxury. Aboard our 2 1/2 or 3 hour dinner-dance cruise you’ll enjoy a 4-course gourmet dinner with your choice of savory entrée, live entertainment and breathtaking bay views…

2. Dinner Cruise Friday (Hornblower) — $79 – $106 (reg. $83.93 – $139.89)

Start with cocktails on deck, then relax as our gracious crew transports you to a world of ease and luxury. Aboard our 3 hour dinner-dance cruise you’ll enjoy a 4-course gourmet dinner with your choice of savory entrée, live entertainment and breathtaking bay views…

3. Dinner Cruise Saturday (Hornblower) — $85 – $119.60 (reg. $88.55 – $147.59)

Start with cocktails on deck, then relax as our gracious crew transports you to a world of ease and luxury. Aboard our 3 hour dinner-dance cruise you’ll enjoy a 4-course gourmet dinner with your choice of savory entrée, live entertainment and breathtaking bay views…

4. Champagne Brunch Cruise (Hornblower) — $51.80 – $71.76 (reg. $53.96 – $89.93)

 Dazzling waves and soft breezes set the mood for Hornblower’s Champagne Brunch Cruise, a good-morning getaway featuring free-flowing bubbly. Includes a buffet stocked with classic breakfast dishes, lunch entrees and desserts, live music and views of San Francisco…

5. Golden Gate Bay Cruise (Red and White Fleet) — $16 – $24 (reg. $18 – $28)

Sail from Fisherman’s Wharf past the San Francisco skyline, North Beach, Aquatic Park, the historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier, the San Francisco Maritime National Park, Fort Mason and the Marina District, Crissy Field and the Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge, Marin Headlands, Sausalito, Angel Island, and Alcatraz…

6. Bay Cruise Adventure & Aquarium of the Bay Combo (Blue and Gold Fleet) — $33 (reg. $37)

A one-hour cruise on the San Francisco Bay. Experience views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Angel Island. Narrated highlights. Visit PIER 39’s Aquarium of the Bay to learn how San Francisco Bay’s environment nurtures a diverse community of aquatic life from the tiniest shrimp to the most regal shark…

7. San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure (Blue and Gold Fleet) — $16 – $21 (reg. $18 – $26)

Spend an hour on the water with Captain Nemo and his crew reliving 150 years of the celebrated San Francisco coast. Weekend and Weekday options available…

8. Escape From the Rock Cruise (Blue and Gold Fleet) — $24 – $30 (reg. $27 – $35). SPECIAL BONUS: Every child ticket purchased (ages 5-11) will receive one complimentary pair of 5x magnification Blue & Gold Fleet souvenir binoculars.

It’s a bay cruise journey that sails under the Golden Gate Bridge and then circles Alcatraz allowing you to see every angle of this mysterious island. You’ll hear chilling accounts of harrowing escape attempts by Alcatraz’s notorious criminals. Fully-loaded with sound effects and intriguing stories…

9. Supper Cruise Coupon Code (Hornblower) — $56.50 – $92.50 plus extra $1 off (reg. $97.14 – $58.29). Enter coupon code sfsp1 at checkout for the extra dollar off. No fees added.

California Sunset CruiseDinner, Dancing and Beautiful Views — Hit the various food stations for Latin food, carved roast beef, a mashed potato bar, local vegetables, Italian pasta, fresh breads and tasty desserts. There’s music and dancing on the deck in view of the TransAmerica Pyramid, Coit Tower, Golden Gate Bridge and other San Francisco sites…


DEAL 3: These San Francisco Bay Cruise offers, from another ticket source, have been recently updated, so you have a good chance of booking them for your preferred dates in 2015.

San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

Price: 39.99

San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Price: 49.99

San Francisco in One Day: Alcatraz, City Tour, Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Cruise

Price: 119.99

San Francisco Champagne Brunch Cruise

Price: 90.99

San Francisco Dinner Dance Cruise

Price: 130.60

Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Price: 25.99

San Francisco Bridge to Bridge Cruise

Price: 35.99

Jail and Sail: Half-Day Tour of San Francisco Bay

Price: 88

San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise

Price: 58.75

San Francisco Helicopter Tour and Sunset Dinner Cruise

Price: 345

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

Price: 79

San Francisco Bay Eco-Cruise

Price: 38

ALSO SEE: San Diego Bay Cruise Discounts


  1. Lisa hill says

    Very nice selection.
    Do you also offer aaa or aarp discount tickets?
    How can we get free tickets from our hotel?

    We may want the supper club tickets for aug 10 11 12 13 or 14
    Are they available?


    • says

      Lisa — Thanks for your comment. First, I want to be clear that I don’t offer these cruises myself, I just curate the offers and point readers in the right direction with links to various sources. But I did check on the Supper Cruise for you, and that one doesn’t appear to offer your dates. You should check in a week or two, though, because they often add more. AAA doesn’t offer the cruse deal in SF (although I see they have one in San Diego). And I couldn’t find one via AARP. If you’re staying in a hotel, they sometimes offer coupons. You’d have to check with your specific hotel for that. I hope you find what you’re looking for and enjoy a beautiful day on the Bay.

    • says

      brandy — The sources mentioned in the post seem to have sold out. The Supper Cruise is a popular choice. Good news, though — I looked around and found another source for the Hornblower Supper Cruise that will save you $5.64 on each adult ticket and $2.79 on each child ticket. Use coupon code Enter code sfsp1 at checkout for the extra dollar off. (I just updated this in the post, too.)
      Go Here: Hornblower Supper Cruise Discount

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