Alcatraz Discovery Lunch Cruise on the Bay with Hornblower Cruises
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The last date listed for Alcatraz Discovery Lunch Cruise was Friday June 17, 2011 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00am).
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Spend some relaxing time aboard an elegant yacht sailing through the always-picturesque San Francisco Bay, with its magnificent view of landmarks such as Coit Tower, the city skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and more. Hornblower Cruises presents this scenic two-hour cruise, which features a delicious full brunch buffet and includes sparkling wine as well as juice, coffee, tea and water. Live music is performed throughout, providing the perfect backdrop for this visual and culinary feast that's enjoyable for locals and sightseers alike. Learn More
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Featured review from Albert R.Red Velvet
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We really enjoyed this combination buffet lunch/cruise around the San Francisco bay. The food was excellent and the tour guide was very informative. All the staff were friendly.
The tour began with coffee and a buffet lunch inside the cabin. We were told about the various landmarks that we were passing and the ship's pace was perfect for appreciating the scenery. We then proceeded toward the Oakland bridge before circling Alcatraz Island, hearing about it's history and the details of the "great escape". The highlight might have been heading out to the Golden Gate bridge where we had the priveledge of passing under it!
This is a new cruise and they are still working out some of the kinks. For instance, there were only a few speakers in the back of ship to hear the guide's narration, which were difficult to hear when more than a few feet away or in high winds. The best views from the front and top of the ship where we could not hear the guide at all. I guess if the weather was bad and all you wanted to do was sit inside and take in the sights through the windows this would be the perfect cruise.
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This was the most romantic cruise that I have gone on. The service was wonderful. I would recommend this event to anyone. It was not just a couple affair, but it was a family affair also. Great job to Goldstar, for representing great vendors.
Quotes & Highlights
- See a sample buffet lunch <a target="_blank" href="http://www.hornblower.com/hce/port/overview/sf+AlcatrazDiscovery">menu</a>.
This lunch cruise circles the storied facility that once housed Al Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly, as a guide chronicles the island’s history and natural features. Guests also enjoy a gourmet lunch buffet and introductions to Angel Island, known as the Ellis Island of the West, and the famed San Francisco waterfront. The tour is a must for both visitors and locals.
The cruise is approximately two hours long.
Note: Cruise does not stop/disembark at Alcatraz Island.