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Bus & Boat Adventure

San Francisco, United States
Bus & Boat Adventure

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icon1 to 2 hours  (approx.)
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In just one day, experience the best of San Francisco by land and sea with this combo package that includes two hop-on hop-off bus tours and a cruise. Check out the top attractions of San Francisco, wind through the downtown streets, and cross over the Golden Gate Bridge. Each hop-on hop-off bus tour lasts 2 hours and offers live commentary. The 1-hour boat cruise takes you through San Francisco Bay, giving you prime views of Crissy Fields, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.
  • 1-day San Francisco sightseeing package with hop-on hop-off bus tours and a cruise
  • Hop on and off along two popular bus tour routes covering San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge
  • See Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, the Presidio, the Palace of Fine Arts, Fort Point and more
  • Sail through the San Francisco Bay on a 1-hour cruise
  • See Alcatraz Island up close from the water
  • Live commentary and multilingual audio-guide in various languages
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1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Official City Tour
1 hour San Francisco Bay Cruise
English speaking live guide or audio commentary in various languages
Food and drinks (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY CS Global SF, dba Skyline Sightseeing
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bus & Boat Adventure?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Bus & Boat Adventure?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Bus & Boat Adventure?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bus & Boat Adventure?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Tickets didn’t work and horrible customer service no one to call for help!!
, Jun 2022
Parking is impossible to get on the bus! The garage cost $60 and when I arrived I was told the tickets I received are from a company that doesn’t exist and they wouldn’t scan. No one would help me or refund me. I called the company and the number is disconnected. I’ve sent emails and they take 7 days for a respond so I still don’t even know if this is a real company anymore.
City Tour
, May 2022
We enjoyed the whole trip and the audio commentary as we never would've known about those facts otherwise.
Double travel fun
, Apr 2022
Ferry ride is very nice. Just know it can get chilly on the water. Big Bus was great. Good stops. Loved being able to hop on and off at various spots.
Trip was horrible
, Apr 2022
Trip sucked. Directions to pier were wrong, the shop had moved, very disorganized and literally no guidance. The bus tour is not affiliated with the boat tour and nether taoe any responsibility, point you back to Viator, who of course you can’t reach a person. Plus, parking lot they point you to is full of vagrants. Our car window smash and grab. Do NOT take this tour or visit San Fran, it is a degenerate haven and extremely dangerous.
Disappointed in San Francisco
, Jun 2021
Agent told me I needed to be at boat for 9 am launch, but boat did not leave until 11. Viator had no way to contact companies actually doing the tours. Very disappointing.
, Jun 2021
Bus hop on off is great! You can use it to go around the city and to plan where to go next. Ferry is okish super windy and a bit croweded. Good if you don’t have Alcantraz tickets and it lets you get great pictures with the Golden Gate Bridge
, May 2021
The tour is good, the bad thing was how irresponsible they are with the time they say, they said that at 9 you had to be there and they attended us until 11:15 in the morning ... very bad
Good view of the city
, Jul 2018
Overall we really enjoyed both the city tour and the bay cruise. The first driver we had was not very informative but the second one was great. The city tour included all the main sites but we only got off the bus at the Golden Gate Bridge stop. We wanted to make sure that we had time for the bay cruise since it had to be done within the same day. The bay cruise was scenic but the water was choppy on the way out to the bridge which made for a rough ride. We got close to Alcatraz which was very interesting to see. They took pictures of everyone and we opted to buy the photo package that was offered.
Very knowledgeable and entertaining...
Heike R
, Mar 2017
Very knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides!
A very good tour allowing as much...
David G
, Feb 2017
A very good tour allowing as much hopping on and off as you want. Many sights seen. Unfortunately raining hard all day
Really extensive and informative expose...
Timothy B
, Oct 2016
Really extensive and informative expose of San Francisco.
Great tours, great value. However...
, Oct 2016
Great tours, great value. However, no info that we actually have to walk 6 blocks from Pier 39 to City Sightseeing office to pick up tickets how about bus / bay cruise schedules so people can plan their time blue line runs every 30 min, red line every 45 min, bay cruise... unknown. Why not have a ticket pick-up point at Pier 39? Quite frustrating running around to find out info that should be provided ahead of time... not right. Paul blue line was a great guide, a lot of fun Virginia red line plain rude and not helpful if you had questions.
Lots of offer for one day. Able to see...
william L
, Jul 2016
Lots of offer for one day. Able to see the whole city on land and water. Must do
Very informative tour. Knowledgeable...
Gordon P
, May 2016
Very informative tour. Knowledgeable, friendly guides.
We had a very limited amount of time in...
, Dec 2015
We had a very limited amount of time in the city and wanted to make sure we were able to cover as much of San Francisco as we could. The hop on hop off and the bay cruise combo is the best way to do that. Our guide did an amazing job, he was hilarious, informative, and even gave us 10 minutes to get out and take pictures once we crossed the bridge towards Sausalito. The Bay cruise portion of this tour was absolutely spectacular. From the minute you leave the pier to head towards the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, etc. you are getting all kind of information about each area you see. I was excited to be able to do this portion of the combo package, because of our limited time in the city we did not have the time to go to Alcatraz. Due to this tour I was at least able to see it from the exterior much close than I could from the pier. The buses and the boat run several times throughout the day which makes this combo very convenient and easy to use.

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