As long as we've lived in California (our entire lives), we've never taken a ferry ride in the bay! I wanted to do something different with the kids before they went back to school, so I knew this would be perfect! I got tickets for us to take a little tour under the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, and it was so fun! It wasn't too long (about an hour), and everyone enjoyed it! We were just missing our oldest daughter because she couldn't take the day off of work.