Guided tour

San Francisco: Muir Woods Trip and Golden Gate Bridge Cruise

San Francisco: Muir Woods Trip and Golden Gate Bridge Cruise

From US$ 125 per person

Venture north over the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Monument, an isolated canyon filled with ancient coastal redwood trees. Then enjoy a 1-hour cruise around the San Francisco Bay, and sail under the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge to California's redwood forest
  • Enjoy a half-day trip from San Francisco
  • Spend 1.5 hours exploring the Muir Woods National Monument
  • Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge on a 1-hour cruise
Full description
Journey to the majestic Muir Woods National Monument on a half-day tour from San Francisco. After meeting in San Francisco, drive north of the city to this stunning canyon. Enjoy the peace and solitude as you stroll among 1000-year-old trees, towering 260 feet tall. Experience awe and wonder as you wander through the redwood alleyways. On your return journey to the city, enjoy a scenic drive through the quaint seaside town of Sausalito. This Mediterranean-style village lies across the bay from San Francisco, and is famous for its incredible views. Explore the local boutiques and quaint cafes.  Then enjoy a 1-hour scenic cruise on the San Francisco Bay. Enjoy the views of the city skyline and Alcatraz Island, and admire the Golden Gate Bridge from the water. Benefit from audio guide commentary in 16 languages, to learn more about the city’s colorful history and famous landmarks. Look out for seagulls, pelicans, sea lions, and even porpoises and whales.
  • Round-trip bus transportation from San Francisco
  • Entrance fee to Muir Woods National Monument
  • 1-hour Golden Gate Bay cruise ticket
  • Audio guide available in 16 languages during cruise
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • The cruise ticket is an open ticket with various departure times throughout the day
  • Audio guides are available in 16 languages during the cruise
  • The Muir Woods tour is operated in English only
  • Advance notice is required for pickup from hotels in the San Francisco airport area
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 16 reviews

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No exactly as described on the site!

Audio guides and brochures in the language are advertised: none of this! Forget Italian, all in English and if the driver speaks some good Spanish for you. The audio guides would be there if you downloaded their app and you have the internet connection because on the bus forget that there is Wi-Fi. This for Muir Wood, for the cruise in the bay (any day trip) there are audio guides with registration in many languages including Italian. The pick up at the hotel is good but know that they are excursions on buses with 50/53 seats with passengers of all languages, they are not excursions with small numbers. Sausalito was just passing through to leave who would have taken the ferry so forget a visit dedicated to the delightful location

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July 6, 2019

The trip to the Muir Woods was very impressive, the 90 minutes are enough to walk the way through. Still, we would have loved to spend more time between the giant trees. The Bay cruise was a treat with great views of the city, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, Angel Island and Alcatraz.

June 26, 2019

I gave this four stars only because we wish we had longer to walk through the woods. The ease of getting to and from the woods via shuttle was excellent. We liked buying one ticket for both activities, Muir Woods and hour boat ride. I'd definitely recommend.

November 30, 2022

Product ID: 202531