Boat Tours & Cruises

You won’t have to go far from the Argonaut to experience the best water activities near San Francisco.

The ocean is an integral part of San Francisco culture. Take a ferry to Alcatraz, book a sunset cruise, or see the Golden Gate Bridge up close. Include some water adventures in your travel plans get an authentic feel for life next to the Pacific Ocean!

Alcatraz Island San Francisco

Alcatraz Tours

Visit the historical landmark island that has been a civil war fort, a military prison, and one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries.

Alcatraz Cruises offers 15 daytime and 2 nighttime departures.

Location: Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing

For more information or reservations: 1-415-981-ROCK (7625) or

Rocket Boat on San Francico Bay

Rocket Boat

Calling all speed demons! RocketBoat is the fastest thrill ride on San Francisco Bay. For 30 minutes you’ll be flying across the water under the steady hand of one of their veteran captains. With epic views and a classic rock-n-roll soundtrack, don’t be surprised if you find yourself coming back for a few more shots of adrenaline. And you can – with an infinite combination of twists and turns, it’s never the same ride twice.

Location: PIER 39
For more information: 1-415-705-8200 or

Golden Gate Bridge at sunset.

San Francisco Sunset Cruise

The California Sunset Cruise® is a relaxed 2-hour cruise with spectacular sunset views, live guitar music, and light appetizers. Come as you are, as this sunset cruise of San Francisco is a casual, relaxed affair. Share drinks and a meal with friends while taking in the incredible views.

Location: Pier 43 1/2
For more information or reservations: 1-415-673-2900 or

Happy Hour

Join us for happy hour at Blue Mermaid.

Happy Hour

Join us for happy hour at Blue Mermaid.