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Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39

The Embarcadero at Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
415 705 8200
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Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Woodland Hills, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Spectacular views of the city, but do not expect to learn anything..... The cruise is a horribly prerecorded track of ? ? We have no idea as you could not hear a word. Better to go on the super speed boat, as it is live narration and real tour of the bay.

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We had a visitor recently from the Midwest and took him on the Blue and Gold fleet SF Bay Cruise. We just wanted to entertain our guest and, having lived in SF for many years, didn't have many expectations for ourselves. Wrong!! We got a whole different perspective on SF and the Bay Area. Sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had perfect weather, so we spent a wonderful 1.5 hour tour . You can move around the ferry if you want to see things from different angles. Bathrooms and a concession/bar have sodas, beer and snacks, so it's an easy and relaxing trip. We did the tour that made a longer loop around Alcatraz Island and included some additional... More

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Mount Dora, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We arrived to Pier 39 about an hour before our intended departure time and paid for our bay cruise. Almost as soon as we walked away from the booth, an announcement was made that the cruise was canceled. We went back to the booth and they refunded our money. As we were still standing in front of the cashier, another... More

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Southport, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I did the 60 minute bay cruise, goes around the Bay, under the Golden Gate and around Alcatraz. You have the option to do a 90 minute cruise that includes a tour of Alcatraz but I skipped that. The Bay Cruise was more than sufficient, commentary was good and pointed out a lot of highlights along the route. The boat... More

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

One of the highlights of San Francisco is going out on the Bay and seeing the skyline of San Francisco and getting close to the Golden Gate Bridge. Both of these things are iconic San Francisco. While the boat itself is a basic sightseeing boat, its a nice hour or so. One also gets a good view of Alcatraz -... More

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Hyderabad, India
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If we wish to visit San Francisco in a day, better NOT to miss the Bay cruise adventure trip, lasting an hour. we can see the majestic golden gate bridge underneath, go around historical Alcatraz and Angel island. We can see the city of San Francisco , all from a closer and clear points from the ferry. If one has... More

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We have visited The City many times in our lives and our adult daughters live there but we have never taken this trip...what a wonderful activity it was! We took the Blue & Gold Fleet Ferry from Pier 39 to Tiburon at 3:45 on a glorious Sunday afternoon, walked around the charming town and admired the tribute to recently deceased... More

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California Desert, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

..with all that entails. Long lines in an uncovered area to shuffle onboard a boat where everyone is vying for a good spot. Or THE spot. We had done several before, so we chose a spot inside on the lower deck and couldn't have been happier. We could hear the narration, it wasn't crowded and I could see everything I... More

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Noblesville IN USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Included with our City Pass we upgraded to the trip around Alcatraz Island . . . after being disappointed that actual Alcatraz tours were booked ahead for over six weeks. A good choice with the upgrade as our Captain made two rounds of the island after circling out in the bay under the Golden Gate Bridge. We were forwarned that... More

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