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Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39

Address: The Embarcadero at Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 415 705 8200
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$8*
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Ranked #140 of 392 Activities in San Francisco
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My boyfriend and I did the hour-long San Fran Bay Cruise. The view was absolutely spectacular! The weather was perfect so we didn't get cold, but it might be wise to bring a jacket because it does get breezy. There's a small bar on board so we had beers during the ride, which was a nice addition. Great photo opportunities... More

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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110 reviews 110 reviews
52 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We chose to make this cruise in the afternoon of a beautiful day. The sky was clear and blue but there was a little chill in the air. As far as the boat, it had an outside an inside sheltered deck which gave you the option of either. The tour itself was as expected, a cruise out and under the... More

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Auburn, IN
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We took a bay tour, it was a great ride, the waves were so big, the boat had to turn around early. It was a great ride!

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Jackson, NJ 08527
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Took the one hour cruise around SF bay and Alcatraz Island. Ship was clean and roomy. They played a tape that gave details of what to view along the way. Goes down under the Golden Gate Bridge, by Alcatraz Island and back to the pier. Beautiful sights. Worth the cost.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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132 reviews 132 reviews
39 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Take from Pier 39 to Tiburon and Angel Island. Not crowded at all during the weekday I went. Only 30 people on board. Tickets sold at Pier 39 and we left from Gate 2 a short distance away. Crew efficient and friendly. Goes right by Alcatraz for a good view. Pier in Triburon short 1/3 block from Main Street Shops.... More

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We took a cruise round the bay. Ticket seller helpful in advising when the fog cleared (take an afternoon cruise!). Long line to get on caused by the obligatory green screen photo. Need more seats on the deck. But stunning views of the golden gate Bridge - a must see for San Francisco tourist.

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South Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We spent time at Sausalito having arrived on the hop-on Hop-off bus from SanFrancisco and wanted to return to San Francisco by ferry. We chose the Blue and Gold Ferry because it made a couple of extra stops before crossing the Bay which added to our tourist experience and photo opportunities. The trip across the Bay took us close to... More

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Bellevue
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were staying in Tiburon Ca and used this Ferry every day to get into San Francisco. It was commuter ferry, staff was friendly nice and helpful. The price is a little steep but cheaper than parking. Only problem I have with all the Ferry service that comes across the bay is the latest ferry runs between 7:30 or 8... More

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Jimbaran, Indonesia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
11 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My third time to cruising with Blue & Gold Fleet Boat Company . Good Weather and come there earlier took 11,00 Cruise . Guest not so much and you can easily take picture during your One Hour Cruise , The Cruise can accomodate around 100 person and they have a small Bar and toilet inside the Cruise . You can... More

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Long Beach
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It is pricey but worth it to go out on the bay and go past the Golden Gate bridge. I would spring for the Alcatraz one if you have the time it is fun to explore the island. The boat is a lot of fun and the tour is an hour. You can get great photos. as I said pricey... More

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