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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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Get on the Water

We like to be on the water, and we like San Francisco, so an hour or so with a drink on a boat with fantastic views is a very pleasant way to spend some time. We often do this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Lindsay, California
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We took this tour on the spur of the moment as they were calling for passengers for the last tour of the day after we had finished an organised city tour. It was the perfect way to round off the day in San Francisco. We had a great experience on the tour, it was obviously a bit pricey but we... More 

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Champaign, IL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We bought tickets online from Blue & Gold for the Monterrey-Carmel day tour. They confirmed the reservation and told us to go to Pier 39 and wait for their bus. We waited as directed from 9 to 9.30 AM. No sign of any bus! After asking around at their kiosk, it turns out that they subcontract their bus tours to... More 

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Maine
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Traveling with my 88 yr old mother, this was a perfect way for her to see Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge without tiring her out too much. Friendly crew, great audio pointing out landmarks. We bought the ridiculously expensive photos and will enjoy our memories of our day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I went with my extended family on the 90 minute cruise and was content with the experience. However, certain elements really gave off a poor quality affect. For example, the audio played in the background on the speaker, could've been really good, but over the normal noise of the others around me I couldn't hear any of it! Also, it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We went on a 1 hour 30 minute cruise around the bay by the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz any up by Treasure Island and the Bay Bridge. We had a nice view because it was not very foggy that day and got a nice view of the Presidio, Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid we had the Cty Pass... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

i went to San Francisco October last year. and get on Blue & Gold Fleet twice. First one just tour around the bay to Alcatraz which is nice and smooth ride. and the second one to Sausalito. which I forget my camera on the way back to San Francisco. An hour later I realized I lost my camera and try... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I wouldn't have thought of going on this cruise, but I went because it was included in my City Pass. It was a great way to see the city and its amazing bridges. You can sit inside if the weather isn't great, but the views from outside are beautiful, so I recommend bringing layers in case it is windy.

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Lindsay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We like to be on the water, and we like San Francisco, so an hour or so with a drink on a boat with fantastic views is a very pleasant way to spend some time. We often do this when we are in the city with visitors. It can certainly be very breezy, especially under the Golden Gate, but we... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My husband & I really enjoyed this boat ride today. The weather couldn't have been nicer for February and the water was relatively calm, which was a hugh bonus. I loved going under the famous Golden Gate Bridge since we're usually on it and I think going by Alcatraz was more enjoyable than actually visiting the island. The view of... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We took the one hour cruise of the bay tour. This heads out towards the Golden Gate Bridge. The sun was shining and it was my 50th Birthday. We went under the bridge having had good views of Sausilito and Alcatraz IIsland. When the boat turns, the wind really picks up. Be sure to take a warm jacket. As we... More 

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Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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