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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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Great tour

We did the boat cruise as part of our City Pass activities. The cruise goes under the Golden Gate Bridge and past Alcatraz. We enjoyed getting up close to these sights. Our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Gina T
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Milledgeville, Georgia

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We did the boat cruise as part of our City Pass activities. The cruise goes under the Golden Gate Bridge and past Alcatraz. We enjoyed getting up close to these sights. Our only complaints were as follows: 1) The audio track of the tour was very informative, but we couldn't hear it over the boat noise for most of the... More 

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We biked from SFO (mostly uphill!) to Sausalito. We took the ferry back. It was a perfect weather day and a Friday, so maybe that accounts for the massive crowds trying to fight for a spot on the ferry all with tangled up bikes and general chaos. No one from the ferry staff seemed to have control over the lines... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Very crowded and had to stand in line for 1/2 hour before boarding. It was just so so and the narration was nothing exciting.

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New Jersey
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was a great short tour of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the other locations along the bay. The audio tour was very informative about these locations and many others. The hour long cruise was quick and efficient. Had great views! We even got to see seals swimming around in the bay. Make sure you sit outside to get... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was perfect to get a great look at the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. It wasn't too long or too short and we were lucky enough to see a whale. Unexpected. Nice crew and I would do it again, with a bigger jacket.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great cruise well worth the money , went out place the Golden Gate and up close to Alcatraz. The captain gave good announcements about what to look for and saw a few dolphins close by the ship. Been out here many times with the family. We will be back.

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This tour was great fun the boat ride was great for starters we grabbed is a ice cold beer and headed up stairs to get the best view of San Francisco the tour took us to all the major attractions it was fantastic plus it was well worth the money,I will definitely use blue and gold fleet for my next... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My husband and I brought our grandchildren on the one hour tour and had a grand time. We sat on the second deck and had a wonderful view of all the sights. The ship was comfortable and the tour was perfect. The boat was a little crowded, but it is the high season so San Francisco is a prime tourist... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Took the Bay cruise. It is a must do. 60 minutes around the bay, under the Golden Gate, around Alcatraz, and past the sea lions.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Multi part tour, first part was pick up at hotel and delivery to the companies HQ, that part was great. The 35 minute wait in line could of been better, was very slow. The cruise itself was good, informative, would give it a 3/5. The city tour afterwards with Glen, was an easy 5/5! Very knowledgable, easy to talk to.

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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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