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Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39

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Address: The Embarcadero at Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 415 705 8200
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Description: Blue & Gold Fleet, located at PIER 39 in San Francisco, offers Bay Cruises...
Blue & Gold Fleet, located at PIER 39 in San Francisco, offers Bay Cruises that sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz, the Bay Area’s only high-speed thrill ride on RocketBoat, custom boat charters and scheduled ferry service to Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, Vallejo, Alameda/Oakland, Harbor Bay and South San Francisco.
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Get on the Water

We like to be on the water, and we like San Francisco, so an hour or so with a drink on a boat with fantastic views is a very pleasant way to spend some time. We often do this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
KathrynLHall
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Lindsay, California
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Lindsay, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We like to be on the water, and we like San Francisco, so an hour or so with a drink on a boat with fantastic views is a very pleasant way to spend some time. We often do this when we are in the city with visitors. It can certainly be very breezy, especially under the Golden Gate, but we... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My husband & I really enjoyed this boat ride today. The weather couldn't have been nicer for February and the water was relatively calm, which was a hugh bonus. I loved going under the famous Golden Gate Bridge since we're usually on it and I think going by Alcatraz was more enjoyable than actually visiting the island. The view of... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We took the one hour cruise of the bay tour. This heads out towards the Golden Gate Bridge. The sun was shining and it was my 50th Birthday. We went under the bridge having had good views of Sausilito and Alcatraz IIsland. When the boat turns, the wind really picks up. Be sure to take a warm jacket. As we... More 

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Haslett, Michigan
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106 reviews 106 reviews
38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The boat tour was great. We had a beautiful day, so we were able to enjoy it from the top deck. The boat had an audio going which gave history of the bridges, Alcatraz and other attractions in San Francisco. It was crowded, so we were glad to get there early so we could choose good seats. We bought a... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

nothing special or fancy but a good way to see the bay and get to Sausilito or Tiberon. Snacks on Board...cash only. Bring a jacket...even on a nice day...can be windy and choppy. Also ran late in both directions...good location for embarking and disembarking. Great way to get back if you want to bike the bridge

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Melbourne, Australia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
37 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had initially planned to take the last tour of the day, but it was cancelled due to gale force winds so we took the first tour the next morning. I would recommend a really good jacket and gloves with sunglasses on a sunny winter day as it can get cold and the glare can be a bit troublesome, due... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I booked the 1,5 hour boat trip which takes you to the world famous bridge. We even went under it and i took a selfie in that moment. I loved it. Also great opportunity to catch the prison from outside and look back to San Francisco from the boat. English guide speech was playing from the laud speaker. I enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

lots of restaurants and it's very difficult to choose where you want to dine out. lots of attractions, lots of people. i so love the place and i would like to go back there.

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Salvador, BA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you buy the journey to Alcatraz you will not see nothing new on that trip. It goes below the Golden Gate and return crossing Alcatraz. If you pay for Alcatraz you will see everything equal.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This trip was quick but totally worth while, in an hour we saw Alcatraz Island some great views of San fransisco and the Golden Gate Bridge sailing underneath it before returning back to the bay

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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 after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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