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Red and White Fleet

Pier 43 1/2, Historic Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-673-2900
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Founded in 1892, the family-owned Red and White Fleet is San Francisco's original sightseeing adventure and only multilingual sightseeing cruise. All of Red and White Fleet's cruises depart from Pier 43½ at the end of Taylor Street, in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf.Sail under the Golden Gate and around Alcatraz aboard the 1-hr Golden Gate Bay Cruise featuring headphone audio about San Francisco sights and history in 12 languages; 8-12 daily cruises starting at 10AM. Or enjoy amazing sunset views, live music and hearty appetizers aboard the relaxed 2-hr California Sunset Cruise with sailings from April-October. Winter departures are offered aboard the California Twilight Cruise from November through March.The 90-min Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise promises spectacular views of the entire San Francisco skyline, from the Golden Gate Bridge all the way to the Bay Bridge with year-round sailings. Tours feature headphone audio in 12 languages.Red and White Fleet also offers a variety of tours on land for sale, from hop-on hop-off tours, to motor coach excursions to the Napa & Sonoma Wine Country, Monterey & Carmel, Muir Woods & Sausalito, and Yosemite.
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Pier 43 1/2, Historic Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-673-2900
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a late afternoon bay cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz. It gave us a look at the under side of the bridge and the back side of Alcatraz Island. There was commentary on the different towns on the bay, we...More

Thank TravlerMary
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The cruise around the bay was great. The commentary was informative and funny. Staff were helpful on cruise,but rude at ticket office. You can get cheaper cruises, but not sure if you get commentary. Snacks and drinks available,but pricey.

Thank Sillybuggers2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took the 1230 on a Saturday and had a tremendous time. The Golden Gate bridge was shrowded in fog but beautiful from underneath. Then Alcatraz, Bay Bridge and AT&T. Even spotted a whale and 2 harbor seals. A great time.

Thank Eric O
Reviewed 5 days ago

Outstanding!!!!!! Don't go hungry. Just heavy apps. You can get drinks. Tremendous views. Take loads of snapshots. You get unbelievable views of the city, Alcatraz, Sausalito, and the Golden Gate Bridge. DO IT! You will not regret it. The live music was AWESOME and a...More

Thank DocHollywood44
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked this trip as a package deal to be able to get into Alcatraz on short notice (3 weeks wasn't enough to get tickets to Alcatraz) and this came with the package. Was nice sail in evening before we toured Alcatraz, so boat went...More

Thank BND96
Reviewed 6 days ago

Affordable and a great tour of the Golden Gate and San Francisco including Alcatraz, the only downside is the horrible parking at the wharf, its difficult to find parking and it will cost upwards of $8 per hour and its not validated if you go...More

Thank rb123456789rb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the one hour Golden Gate Bay Cruise. View the lovely waterfront while head to the Golden Gate Bridge which you go under before returning back to shore. Bridge as usual had quite a bit of fog. Seating available both inside and out on...More

Thank Angelangel1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the sunset cruise 2 months before our trip, so we lucked out when the weather cooperated. It was sunny, not foggy, not too windy or cold. There was a beautiful sunset. We were told to eat dinner ahead of time because only light...More

1  Thank Melinda S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 12:30pm 90 minute Bridge to Bridge cruise. First, even though they suggest arriving at 12:15, we arrived at noon, the tour buses arrive between 12:05 and 12:10, there were at least four loaded buses we could see. The tour is narrated on...More

Thank TomA15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see thing to do. We took the 1 hour boat ride to see the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz- really nice experience. I would recommend to go with a early time in the morning from 10 am till 1pm - the...More

Thank Sigrid S
Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality
hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone
at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and
historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner.
Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
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10 June 2017|
Response from viajera222 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, we waited to purchase tickets until we where in the Wharf so we weren't deterred by weather. It was fine. Then we strolled around until it was time for our cruise. But be back to get in line earlyish because tour... More
10 June 2017|
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Response from Bob W | Reviewed this property |
Most foggy early morning but depends on time of year. I you purchased a ticket - there will be room. Plenty of space on their boats.
28 February 2017|
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Response from Lisa W | Reviewed this property |
We went the last week of November, which I believe is the winter schedule and it was approximately 2.5 hours.