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Pleasantly sailing through the entire San Francisco Bay Area, Escape from the Rock is particularly famed for unearthing and exploring the mysteries of the notorious Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, a maximum-security prison, where tales of the 'Alcatraz Escape' and its most notable residents like John Anglin and Al Capone are retold. Traversing the Golden Gate Bridge, visitors get to pleasantly view the Angel Island as well as the city's breathtaking skyline. The tour lasts for 90 minutes; they have on board accessible audio guides to offer the visitors a better picture of the history of 'The Rock'. Complete with a stunning line-up of DJs, music systems and more, the cruise also has provisions for themed events, private events and other special occasions.
Blue & Gold Fleet is one of the most popular ferry services in the Bay Area, serving thousands of tourists and locals each year. Turn to them for a cruise around the San Francisco Bay, a trip to Alcatraz Island, or transportation to an amusement park in Vallejo. Some other tours offered go to attractions like Yosemite, Monterey, Carmel, the wine country, Angel Island, Muir Woods, Tiburon and Sausalito.
Rocketboat takes thrilling half-hour rides on a highly maneuverable speed-boat across the San Francisco Bay while blasting a classic rock and roll soundtrack. The boat takes quick twists and turns, so passengers can expect to get at least a little wet. Deckhands provide ponchos to anyone who requests one. Shout with joy or scream your head off as the boat speeds from Pier 39, to ATT Park, under the Golden Gate Bridge and back. No reservations are required, and seats on the rocket boat are given on a first-come first-serve basis.
The Adventure Cats one and a half hour catamaran cruise around the San Francisco Bay gives visitors an exceptional view of the skyline that includes going under the Golden Gate Bridge. While sitting on the trampolines, or inside the cabin, visitors enjoy the scenic view while sipping wine or having a soft drink. The Sunset Cruise offers not only wine or a soft drink, but also appetizers for the price of the ticket. You may go home and tell your friends and family that the catamaran cruise was the highlight of your trip to San Francisco.
The SS Jeremiah O'Brien is a World War II Liberty Ship open to the public. It is one of only two fully restored, operating ships out of 2,710 that were used during the war. In addition to being available for private parties, the ship conducts San Francisco Bay cruises in May and October. You can also visit the ship's store to get yourself a small token of your visit here.