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Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39

The Embarcadero at Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
415 705 8200
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Type: Boat Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Took the Bay Cruise which was an hour long trip along the Golden Gate coast line, underneath the Golden Gate Bridge then around Alcatraz Island. The views were great and the pre recorded information through the speakers was decent. Got it half price as well through Travelzoo so made it even more worth the money!!

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We took my grandson on the 30 minute Rocket Boat on the San Francisco Bay. Children must be 40 inches to ride. It is a thrill ride with blaring rock music that caters to teens and young adults but was great fun for all ages. The skipper headed straight for the wake of a container ship and bounced us through... More

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Newark, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We took the 90 mins Escape From The Rock. The Cruize was fun filled with Good information about the historical Golden Gate and about the history of Alcatraz and surroundings. Friendly employees on board. Great view of the Golden Gate. You can stand in front of the ship and take some great memorial photos.

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Palm Springs, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Took this boat to Angle Island. It was fast and a real fun ride. The staff where not too people friendly, but they got us where we needed to go. I would ride with them again.

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Albany, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We took the 90 minute "Escape From Alcatraz" tour; booked the tickets online and received tickets for any departure date of our choosing. We sailed on 7/5, probably one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year. Unfortunately, lots of families who didn't seem to be interested at all in the tour narration were on our trip. The tour company... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

There was a very long line just to board. We showed up 15 minutes early and had to wait for the next boat. You can not hear the narrator at all and it was very cold and windy outside even though it was July.

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California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Rocket Boat was super fun. It is on a first come first serve basis. We bought our tickets and got into a long line. It's a 30 min ride so if you miss one time slot, you can take the next. You can get a little wet if it's windy out there. Very fun! $25 per person but saw... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We did the 1 hour tour that went under the Golden Gate Bridge. They packed us on like sardines. There was standing room only. The inside of the boat smelled like a dirty locker room and we could not hear the narration at all. This tour was not worth the time or the money. We were very disappointed.

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Roseville, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I took the Escape from Alcatraz Tour. It was a good way to see the GG Bridge up close and the area around Alcatraz. The weather that day was warm (for SF) when on land but very windy and chilly on the water. If you book this tour bring a warm jacket and hat that can stay on with wind.... More

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Corona, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I booked a bay cruise tour on the Blue and Gold Fleet at Pier 39 in late June, 2014, with my husband and 2 children (ages 4 & 13 years). We LOVED the tour! We got to go underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, and we saw Alcatraz Island up close (tours were not available to go onto the island, so... More

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