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USS Potomac

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

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My daughter stood in for my wife on this cruise; so, I will book another cruise in 2016. The cruise itself was a three hour tour from Jack London Square, under the Golden Gate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Gregory S
Lodi, California
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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684 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to see the rather simple yacht used by President Franklin Roosevelt...rather unassuming, but probably right given the war years. It's perched right near the ferry, so take a few minutes to give it its due.

Thank PlatinumHoney
Lodi, California
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74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

My daughter stood in for my wife on this cruise; so, I will book another cruise in 2016. The cruise itself was a three hour tour from Jack London Square, under the Golden Gate Bridge, along the Sausalito Waterfront, near Angel Island, and back to Jack London Square, including a box lunch. During the cruise the narrator interviewed various characters... More 

1 Thank Gregory S
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Lovely docents and education on days gone bye. Hope to come back for a ride. Jack London Square perfect family getaway. Finding lunch and great place to bowl.

Thank Julie W
Tigard Oregon
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43 reviews
21 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 17 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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159 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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
Swansboro, 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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94 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

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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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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

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