Ferry Building Line cruise
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A 90 minute cruise offering three audio tours in selected languages: Architecture Tour, Native American Tour and Natural History Tour . Individual headsets allow you to listen to one tour throughout, alternate between all three or simply take in the amazing scenery of San Francisco Bay.
Cruise departs from the Ferry Building-Gate E and then sails under the Bay Bridge, past the San Francisco Giants ballpark, around Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Islands, along Alcatraz and the San Francisco skyline.
Enjoy San Francisco’s must-see architectural experience and discover how natural disasters, politics and the people of the Bay Area have changed this incredible landscape. You will witness the construction of the new Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge, learn how the renaissance of San Francisco’s Ferry Building and the building of San Francisco Giants Ball Park revitalized an entire area of town, and discover how San Francisco Bay’s world famous bridges, islands, and skyline architecture like Coit Tower and the Transamerica Building, were born from madness, vision, passion and perseverance.
- Architecture Tour – Audio in English, German, Spanish and Japanese
Step into another time as you relive history of local Native American tribes like the Ohlone and the Miwok. Imagine those who first sailed these majestic waters in Tule Canoes, walked these rugged lands, and honored the beauty of this region. Experience the culture, history, and sounds of San Francisco Bay as you travel back to a former time, following the story of a Native American family. Discover how landmarks like Yerba Buena Island and Alcatraz Island have played a part in the rich history of local tribes. Learn of efforts being made by Native American descendants and their supporters to preserve the languages, cultures and history of their people.
- Native American Tour – Audio in English
Explore the natural history of San Francisco Bay from the marine creatures that live beneath us to the compelling human stories of conservation pioneers, like Ansel Adams and John Muir. Learn how San Francisco Bay’s unusual geologic and weather conditions have produced a unique ecosystem. Scan the horizon for California Sea Lions, Bay Porpoise, Sevengill Cowsharks, Brown Pelicans, and other creatures of the Bay. Discover how native and non-native plants, animals (like the Parrots of Telegraph Hill) and people co-exist together and create the diverse environment.
- Natural History Tour – Audio in English
There is a snack bar aboard the vessel offering gourmet light foods, wine, beer and sodas.
DIRECTIONS TO FERRY BUILDING
Located conveniently at the foot of Market Street, easily reached by car, and public transit, within walking distance of many fine hotels, The Ferry Building has been the Center and hub of major transportation and sightseeing in San Francisco for over 100 years.
From the East Bay
Take the Bay Bridge to San Francisco. Once on the bridge, keep in the left hand lane. Take the first exit which is Harrison Street/Embarcadero. At the bottom of the offramp, turn right onto Harrison, continue a short distance to the Ferry Building on your right.
From the South Bay
Take Highway 101 North and follow the signs to the Bay Bridge. Take the 4TH Street exit and turnleft on Bryant Street. Follow Bryant to the Embarcadero. Turn left on the Embarcadero and contionue a short distance to the Ferry Building on your right.
From the North Bay
Take Highway 101 South and cross the Golden Gate Bridge. Take the Lombard Strret Exit. Follow Lombard Street about 2 miles. Turn right on Van Ness Avenue, and continue to Broadway. Turn left on Broadway, and continue to the Embarcadero where you will make a right. The Ferry Building is on your left as is parking.
Take Bart to the Embarcadero Station.
Go upstairs and cross the street to the Ferry Building.
The F-Line stops at many points on Market Street and the Ferry Building. For other routes, please consult the Muni map or contact Muni.
Adult (12+) $ 39.00
Child (5-11) $ 26.00
Ages 4 and under Free
Reservations are suggested. Tickets can be purchased on the web at www.ferrybuildingline.com, thru the Reservations Center at 415.901.5253 on the boat or at the Red and White Fleet ticket booth on Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 43 ˝ (Embarcadero and Taylor).
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