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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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Convenient & Affordable travel with Picturesque views of SF Bay

Yes, I admit to being a tourist that rented a bike to ride across the GGB and down to Sausalito. I want to make it abundantly clear and that I proudly own that fact. I enjoyed a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Frederick, Maryland

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I hopped on one of these tours at the last minute, and the ease of that is probably the best thing about my experience. The boat itself was old, and the outdoor part of the seating only had a partial view from behind the boat's bridge. There was almost no personal service from staff, and the recorded tour kept cutting... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The boats are old and rusty, the service is not warm and the prices of the snack shop on-board are ridiculous. Perhaps because there are little to no competitors providing the same service.

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Yes, I admit to being a tourist that rented a bike to ride across the GGB and down to Sausalito. I want to make it abundantly clear and that I proudly own that fact. I enjoyed a fine lunch there on the waterfront. When I was done, I rode a short distance up the Bridgeway to the Ferry Landing where... More 

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Great way to see the bay, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island all with a little history too! Excellent and affordable sight seeing tour and would recommend this to any visitor.

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New Providence, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Was disappointed not to go onto the rock. The trip was well worth it, informative and not rocky enough to make you seasick. Take a warm jacket as it is breezy and chilly even in June.

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Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We took the short tour that sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge and it was great. There was a long line when we arrived, but as the boat arrived everyone managed to board the ship accordingly. Make sure to go on a sunny day so the scenery would be great.

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peterborough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Blue and Gold Fleet are the main ruise boats on the Bay. We took a tour from Pier 39 down to the GG Bridge and back. It takes an hour. The cuise was lots of fun but be warned, the waters are not necessariy as calm as they might at first seem. Whilst they are tranquil at source in the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Unbelievably inept. Extremely hot sunny weather and they left hundreds of people (inc many kids) stranded for the next ferry without so much of a sorry or explanation, let alone any shade, water, or putting extra ferries on. Prioritised foot passengers who just turned up over cyclists and others who had been there nearly 2 hours. Really ruined our day... More 

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

Hi Chris, Thank you for bringing our attention to this upsetting situation. It is never our intention to upset our customers. Please believe me when I say our customers are our number one priority. Sometimes our captains are forced to make decisions that are unpopular, but necessary for safety/ capacity concerns and rules set forth by the US Coast Guard.... More 

Dortmund, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We paid 28$ per person for an hour cruise through the bay. To the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz and back. The tour itself is nice but the price is way too high for what you get. The boat is crowded. Better try one of those cheaper private boat cruises further down from pier 39 heading towards the Golden... More 

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

Dear Manuel, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you feel our cruise was overpriced, but more importantly we are glad to hear that your tour experience was nice. I would like to point out that while there are other companies we do offer a unique perspective of the bay and we also offer our tour in 9... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Ayer realizing we had waited too long to book a tour to Alcatraz, we decided to do a bout tour instead. The boat was prompt and you definitely want to make sure you get there at least 45 minutes early. They have a bar and snacks for sale on the boat and it was a great ride into the bay... More 

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Address: Address: The Embarcadero at Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 415 705 8200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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