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San Francisco: New ferry cruise of San Francisco Bay's iconic bridges starts in May

March 08, 2011|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
(Eric Risberg / Associated…)

San Francisco’s "other" bridge -- the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge -- marks its 75th year as the span of choice for access to the East Bay. The bridge is a year older than the more famous Golden Gate Bridge, which will hit the 75-year mark in May 2012. A new ferry cruise will begin sailing under both bridges starting in May.

The Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise from Red and White Fleet ferries will sail in a 90-minute loop daily, taking in the waterfront and skyline of San Francisco along the way. Tours leave at 3:30 p.m. May 25 to Sept. 5. Tickets cost $36 for adults, $24 for children 5 to 17, younger than 5, free. Prices don't include tax.

Other ferry cruises this spring in San Francisco Bay:

-- A new Indian Buffet Sunset Cruise from late April to September that features music and a three-course Indian buffet with audio segments in English and Hindi.

-- The California Sunset Cruise for spring sails at 6 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays from March 31 to May 21. The two-hour cruise includes appetizers, music and beer, wine or soda from the bar. Schedule changes for summer and beyond.

Tickets for both of these cruises cost $54 for adults, $36 for children 5 to 17 and younger children go free; prices don't include tax.

Contact: Red and White Fleet, (415) 673-2900

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