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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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Ranked #137 of 393 Activities in San Francisco
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Blue & Gold Fleet, located at PIER 39 in San Francisco, offers Bay...
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This was an excellent rest stop during a long day in SF. We were able to sit down and enjoy some beautiful views in the middle of a hectic day of shopping and sight seeing. The tour was also very informative, love hearing about the history of the area.

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Did an hour long tour of the bay, past Alcatraz, and under the Golden Gate Bridge on our first day in SF. This is just a great way to get acclimated. Bring a light jacket and sit back, or walk around the ship, and enjoy the audio tour. It was a clear day and we got some really great pictures... More 

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Rhinebeck, New York, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are going to Sausalito, this is the most fun way to get there. The Blue & Gold ferry operates a safe boat trip across the bay to a few different locations including direct to and from Sausalito. This gives you some spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, ALcatraz Island, San Francisco skyline, and the birds... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
53 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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137 reviews 137 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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Adelaide, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 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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