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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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$26*
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San Francisco RocketBoat Ride
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$9*
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San Francisco Ferry: Angel Island
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$11*
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San Francisco Ferry: Sausalito or Tiburon

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Bike over the Golden Gate to Sausalito. Take Ferry back to SF.

Skipped Alcatraz Tour. Too time consuming and too expensive. Decided to spend day biking the hills of SF and over the GG Bridge to Sausalito. Took 2pm Ferry back to our bike... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Skipped Alcatraz Tour. Too time consuming and too expensive. Decided to spend day biking the hills of SF and over the GG Bridge to Sausalito. Took 2pm Ferry back to our bike rental shop in Fishermans Wharf. The ferry offered great views of the bridge, alcatraz and surrounding areas. Sat at the bow with my bows the entire ride. Getting... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Blue & Gold Ferry costs $11.50 for adults and $6.75 for children (5-12 years). The trip over gives you greats views of both Alcatraz as well as the Golden Gate Bridge. It is a great way to get to Sausalito. You can also purchase snacks and drinks on board.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The bay tour on the Blue and Gold fleet is good. Go under the Golden Gate Bridge. Take a jacket as the bay can be rather chilly.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you have only one day day in S.F. you must go on a their boat tours. With tours going ever hour you are sure to get it a great view of their busy bay. Motor beside the silly sealions dock, go under the Golden Gate bridge, around or into (depending on your purchased ticket) the infamous Alcatraz island, fly... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very pleased with a comfortable trip. The audio was interesting but had some skips in the actual playing of the audio. Great views. And there is a bar on board.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Part of our group took the boat tour under the Golden Gate bridge and loved the scenic beauty and great photo ops of the bridge. The rest of us took the Rocket Boat and were so glad we did. It went fast, rocking out to classic rock music, none inappropriate for children. While the boat is large and held about... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I highly recommend the SF Bay Cruise Adventure. We sat on the very back of the ship and probably had some of the best views. Everyone else crowded onto the upper level, but in the back we were by ourselves and got great unobstructed photos. We went under the Golden Gate Bridge and also went by Alcatraz. The views of... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went on the Blue and Gold Bay tour last week while in SF. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour, even though the bay breeze was quite chilly while we were out and about on the water. LOVED going under the Golden Gate Bridge and made for the best pictures, as it was very foggy last week when we were there. Plenty... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My family was quite disappointed with our trip as stayed in my previous review. I received a management response from Miguel who asked me to contact him directly and gave me an email address to which I received a dead end response staying the mail box was full and could not be accessed. I never received any response from Miguel.... More 

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Miguel G, Marketing and Sales Assistant at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this review

Abamagal, I am sorry for the disappointing visit you and your family encountered and for our communication mishap. I hope you saw my most recent message to you. Please contact me. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this further and get a better understanding of your experience. Thanks so much, Miguel More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I bought ferry tickets from oakland to pier 41 and from pier 41 to angel island with online purchase. The websites claims passengers holds tickets or online ticket purchase confirmation are boarded first. Since some website mentioned you need to exchange the online tickets confirmation into tickets before boarding and some don't, and there is only 20 minutes between the... More 

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