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Address: 540 Water St, Oakland, CA 94607
Phone Number: 510 627 1215
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Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 am
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Nice Historical feature

This is the old presidential yacht for Franklin Roosevelt. Nice little tour and you get a view of the Oakland-Alameda boat channel.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Tigard Oregon
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Tigard Oregon
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is the old presidential yacht for Franklin Roosevelt. Nice little tour and you get a view of the Oakland-Alameda boat channel.

Thank Bobby59
Alameda, California
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102 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Oh, yes, it was wonderful to take a trip on this historical ship with a lovely lunch box and lots to see. The docents where great, informative, knew there stuff, thank you Wanda. You made it a great time for me and my family

Thank aaiandrea
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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130 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We were in Jack London Square and made the short walk to the USS Potomac, FDR's private yacht from 1937 to 1941. The ship is lovingly restored with mostly replica equipment. We toured it in its berth but it it is seaworth and takes regular cruises of San Francisco bay. Our docent was a kindly older gentleman who clearly loves... More 

Thank Drew K
Matthews, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Beautiful ship with a very interesting history. The tour takes you all through the ship and they even give cruises on it. A must see!

1 Thank Gary E
Sacramento, California, United States
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83 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The yacht is beautiful and full of history. The views of the bridges, San Francisco, the islands and Marin are spectacular.

1 Thank Michael H
Sonoma, California
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I can't think of a better way to spend a Northern California evening than sipping a lovely assortment of wines while cruising the Bay on the USS Potomac, FDR's historic presidential yacht. See breathtaking views of San Francisco, watch the sun sinking, munch on cheeses and fruits (not to mention killer cookies). Take a tour with one of the knowledgeable... More 

1 Thank J M
Livermore, California
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We arrived on a Saturday afternoon and were surprised to be offered a tour on-the-spot by a member of the Potomac's crew. He showed us the entire ship, and threw in some history regarding FDR as well. The public can rent the Potomac (w/crew) for a three hour cruise or you can take one of the regularly scheduled cruises. An... More 

2 Thank mdedwards
Bay Area
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Not very many Presidential yachts. This one has a lot of FDR memorabilia and it is a lot of fun to tour. Very well preserved. Take the cruise if available. The Bay is always a neat sight. Lots of near-by excellent restaurants.

1 Thank aurictoo
Santa Ana, California
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474 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We were the first folks there in the morning on a Friday, and it turned out to be a great experience. First we got a chance to see the movie which more or less explains the history of the ship, and then we had the tour. The docent/fellow who took us through (his name was Bud) was an ex-Navy fellow,... More 

2 Thank Fatbird1
Citrus Heights, California
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great family experience. Plenty of helpful and informative docents on board. Crew is very knowledgeable. Views are fantastic. Bring a coat, especially in the summer.

2 Thank SeaSpOts1

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