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Monterey Carmel Tour and Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Highlights / General details

Monterey & Carmel Tour: Travel with us down California’s rugged coast, otherwise known as Highway 1. This stunning drive affords one amazing view after another. Once in charming coastal city of Monterey, we recommend you visit to the famous Monterey Aquarium (not included in tour price), before heading to the story book town of Carmel and the 17-mile drive.

Golden Gate Bay Cruise: On this relaxed 2-hour cruise, enjoy spectacular sunset views, live guitar music and hearty appetizers from the buffet that include a variety of sandwiches, salads, antipasti, crudité, fruit, and dessert. Come as you are as this sunset cruise of San Francisco is a casual, relaxed affair. Along the way, share drinks with friends while taking in the incredible views.


Tour: Hotel pick-up; Live Guide; English language narration by driver/tour guide.

Cruise: Exclusive headphone audio narration highlighting San Francisco's history, national landmarks, geology (e.g. earthquakes) and visitor attractions; Cruise Language Options: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Vietnamese.


Hotel pick-up (Cruise only); Gratuity.

Hours of operation

Bus: 9:00am (Mon, Wed, Sat) Cruise: 8-12 times daily starting at 10:00am.


Approximately 9-hour bus tour and 1-hour cruise.


Please check in with Tower Tours at 288 Beach Street 30 minutes prior to bus tour departure with valid photo ID of the lead traveler. (2 blocks from Pier 43 1/2).

Check in for the Golden Gate Bay Cruise occurs at Pier 43 1/2 about 20 to 30 minutes prior to preferred departure time.

Please bring voucher.


Travel Highway 1 along California's rugged coast. Enjoy Monterey with time to visit the Aquarium (not included). Then take the 17-mile Drive (unless closed) along Carmel by the Sea on the way back to San Francisco.

Cruise past the infamous island of Alcatraz, around Angel Island National Park, under the majestic span of the Golden Gate, and along the beautiful shorelines of Tiburon and Sausalito, as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean.

Additional Information

Be sure to dress warmly if you plan to be on the outside decks as San Francisco is known for its cool evening weather – but trust us that you will love the views nonetheless!

A full bar with drinks, snacks and merchandise (including logo wear) at reasonable prices is available onboard.


Tickets for the cruise are valid only for date booked.

Sorry, no smoking and outside alcoholic beverages are permitted on the Red and White Fleet.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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