SF Cruise Ship Terminals near Fishermans Wharf
San Francisco Cruise Terminals — Ships sailing into and out of the Port of San Francisco pass through the famous Golden Gate. Ocean liners dock at the city’s bustling downtown waterfront on San Francisco Bay within walking distance of Fishermans Wharf.
Currently Pier 35 was the existing primary terminal but is replaced by the new James R. Herman Terminal at Pier 27 in September 2014. Plenty of accommodations can be found either around both terminals in nearby Fisherman’s Wharf, in downtown or near San Francisco and Oakland airports. Stay in affordable or more luxurious hotels, discounted motels or in self contained apartments.
Cruise ships leaving the port sail through the magnificent San Francisco Bay, pass the world famous prison island of Alcatraz, under the Golden Gate Bridge and out to the Pacific Ocean.
Currently departing from the port are Princess Cruises, HAL Holland America Line, Cunard, Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Oceania, Crystal, and Celebrity Cruises.
Pier 27 – James R. Herman Terminal
New passenger terminal which have increased passenger capacity. The new berth is significantly longer than the current cruise ship terminal at Pier 35.
It is a state of the art building which can accommodate the largest vessels. While there is no ship docked a the two-story facility, the 100,000-square foot building is also available for conferences, weddings and other special events.
The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States
web : www.sfport.com
Pier 35 Ship Passenger Terminal
Address San Francisco Cruise Terminal Pier 35 — the cruise facility is located at Pier 35 (at the end of Bay Street).
1454 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133
San Francisco is one of the main cruise ports in California. Others include the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Long Beach Carnival Port and the Port of San Diego. Near all these ports you will plenty of hotels as well.
City by the Bay – Pacific Coast
San Francisco in northern California is one of the most beautiful cities of the United States.
Spread over steep hills, the “City by the Bay” offers attractive architecture, world class art and culture, and historical landmarks such the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and Alcatraz Island. There are plenty of hotels in San Francisco to accommodate you no matter what part of the city you’d like to stay in and no matter what your budget.
Zig-zag through Lombard Street, the flowers on the winding road are beautiful. The heart of the district is Chestnut Street, near Lombard Street. The area is full of unique shops and great value restaurants and cafes.
Catch a ride over the city hilly streets in one of the Cable Cars. It’s a great way to discover this amazing city. Hop on and off the car as much as you like and ride through many interesting San Francisco districts such as Union Square, North Beach, Nob Hill, Russian Hill, Lombard Street, and Fisherman’s Wharf.
Located right on San Francisco Bay, Fisherman’s Wharf, it’s a popular tourist centre and lively area of the city boasting excellent shopping and a wide variety of fresh seafood restaurants and eateries, and gift shops. It’s a place full of history, and a short walk from the Alcatraz ferries, Girhardelli Square and Pier 39. From Fisherman’s Wharf you can easily get to Chinatown and Union Square by cable car. For families traveling with young kids, the Wharf is often the best choice.
Union Square in downtown is home to lots of hotels, surrounded by shopping streets, art galleries and the theatre district. Cable cars run from Powell and Market to Fisherman’s Wharf and Ghirardelli Square. Union Square is the main shopping area of the city.
See also the famous sea lions that live on Pier 39. For picture perfect moments head up the hill to Ghirardelli Square. You can see Alcatraz in all its glory and almost the entire skyline. Nearby Golden Gate Park is home to the Japanese Tea Garden, a wonderful place to spend a day out with family and friends.
The most famous landmark of San Francisco CA is the Golden Gate Bridge, built in 1937. Rent a bike and cross over to the view site on the Sausalito side. The views are spectacular and it will be an unforgettable experience. Escape to Alcatraz. A short ferry trip leads to the island, which was once home to some of America’s most dangerous criminals. During a tour you are able to walk around and check out the cells and the courtyard.
To end your day, take a bay cruise for incredible views of and under the Golden Gate and Bay Bridge.
Nearest airports – SFO Airport and Oakland International
San Francisco Intercontinental Airport (SFO) — SFO airport is approximately 14 miles outside downtown SF. You can take a taxi or shuttle directly to the port or pre cruise hotel/motel.
Oakland International Airport — OAK airport is approximately 21 miles from the pier.
Many properties here provide a free complimentary shuttle service to/from the airport and free Wifi. Properties in this area are more budget friendly than downtown accommodations.
Parking — safe and secure overnight car parking garages are available close to the San Francisco cruise terminals at pier 35 and 27.
Pre and Post Cruise Overnight Accommodation with free Shuttle
Pre or Post cruise accommodation with free shuttle service to the pier or airport — several San Francisco hotels will shuttle you to the Port of the morning of your cruise.
Plenty of hotels near SFO airport offer complimentary 24 hour shutte transportation service to and from the airport terminal building.