Monterey Carmel Tour
Enjoy a sightseeing bus tour to Monterey and Carmel. This area in California has one of the most breathtaking coastlines in the world. The route south on Highway 1 through the beach town of Santa Cruz features one spectacular view after another such as the Monterey with time to visit the aquarium
Scheduled stops on the tour include Steinbeck’s Cannery Row in Monterey, the gallery and restaurant district of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and various vistas along the 17-Mile Drive including Pebble Beach Golf Course and the Lone Cypress.
The tour returns through Silicon Valley, the high tech capital of the world.
This tour also includes a 1 hour San Francisco Bay
Golden Gate Bay Cruise
On this San Francisco Golden Gate tour, you’ll discover this city’s colorful history and world famous landmarks through personal headphone audio in 12 languages. During the Golden Gate Bridge cruises, you may experience frequent wildlife encounters that include seagulls, pelicans and sea lions. At times, you may see even harbor porpoises and whales. So be alert!
Departing in the heart of Historic Fisherman’s Wharf, at Pier 43 ½, sail past the San Francisco skyline and view the lively neighborhood of North Beach, the famous swimming clubs of Aquatic Park, the historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier, the San Francisco Maritime National Park, and numerous other exciting sights.
As you head west towards the Golden Gate Bridge, cruise along Fort Mason and the Marina District which was devastated in the 1989 earthquake. Next, enjoy views of Crissy Field and the lush hillsides of the Presidio—both former army installations—that are now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Don’t miss incredible photo opportunities when sailing directly under the massive 4,200-foot span of the 746-foot tall San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge.
As you steam back into the Bay, travel past the wildlife reserves of the Marin Headlands and the legendary town of Sausalito, once home to the 1960s’ flower generation. With Angel Island State Park to your left, slowly cruise around the infamous Island of Alcatraz. On your way back to Fisherman’s Wharf, see the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and Coit Tower in the distance.
After a full hour of exciting sights on Red and White Fleet’s Golden Gate Bridge boat tours, the barking sea lions at Pier 39 welcome you back to Pier 43 ½. Here, you can visit two National Historic Landmarks, the WWII submarine USS Pampanito and merchant vessel USS Jeremiah O’Brien.
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