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Red and White Fleet

Pier 43 1/2, Historic Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Ranked #76 of 307 Activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Founded in 1892, the family-owned Red and White Fleet is San Francisco's original sightseeing adventure and only multilingual sightseeing cruise. All... more » Owner description: Founded in 1892, the family-owned Red and White Fleet is San Francisco's original sightseeing adventure and only multilingual sightseeing cruise. All of Red and White Fleet's cruises depart from Pier 43½ at the end of Taylor Street, in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf.Sail under the Golden Gate and around Alcatraz aboard the 1-hr Golden Gate Bay Cruise featuring headphone audio about San Francisco sights and history in 12 languages; 8-12 daily cruises starting at 10AM. Or enjoy amazing sunset views, live music and hearty appetizers aboard the relaxed 2-hr California Sunset Cruise with sailings from April-October. Winter departures are offered aboard the California Twilight Cruise from November through March.The 90-min Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise promises spectacular views of the entire San Francisco skyline, from the Golden Gate Bridge all the way to the Bay Bridge with year-round sailings. Tours feature headphone audio in 12 languages.Red and White Fleet also offers a variety of tours on land for sale, from hop-on hop-off tours, to motor coach excursions to the Napa & Sonoma Wine Country, Monterey & Carmel, Muir Woods & Sausalito, and Yosemite. « less
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We took the 1.5 hour bridge to bridge tour and had some great views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, and Alcatraz. The headsets and recording was informative and interesting but if you are looking for an interactive tour - this isn't the place. Basically is was completely silent on the boat because everyone was listening to the recording.

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Townsville, Qld, Australia
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14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We did the Sunset Cruise on our first night in San Francisco in October 2013 and it was very enjoyable. It was a good opportunity to see the city in both daylight and after dark. Seeing the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset was a sight to remember. We also did the Bridge 2 Bridge cruise which was offered to us... More

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Sacramento, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We wanted to take pictures of the Golden Gate and other major attractions in the SF Bay. The cruise included a buffet dinner. The sound system was not working properly and food was served during major points of interest. The buffet table had one person working it and people swarmed in and were not using tongs. He was not able... More

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Layton, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We purchased a Harbor Tour for our family... was thrilled to find out at the window that they have a family pass- 2 adults, four children for a largely discounted rate. My kids loved going past Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge. My husband and I enjoyed the beautiful views of San Francisco and the warships in the Harbor.... More

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A little chilly but well worth it! Has a tour guide play in the headset, great views. Would highly recommend grabbing the 4pm ride to get the sunset.

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Took bridge to bridge tour. Good tour, great sites. Windy but not unbearably so bring a sweatshirt. Canned commentary seems hackneyed. Boat clean and seaworthy. Only problem couldn't pre book a guarented specific time.

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Cozumel, Mexico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We try to pick the best and most educational things to do when We travel, something that fits for gramms a day a 9 year old. This was awesome. ..great commentary and informative.So much fun we met people from all over error the world. INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE.

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Sedro Woolley, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This cruise was the best part of our trip to San Francisco! I wanted to show my son the bridges, Alcatraz island and the city from the bay and we were both pleasantly amazed! We even spotted a couple of sharks near the Golden Gate Bridge!! I didn't believe it until the commentator of the trip said there are 5... More

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were able to buy tickets for the tour on the same day we wanted to go, it worked out well for our spontaneous schedule. We did the two-bridges tour which takes you under both the Golden Gate and Bay bridges as well as around Alcatraz (the tours for Alcatraz were booked up so this was a good way to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I went during the heat wave on the west coast, and it was blistering hot on land. As we approached the Golden Gate Bridge, the temperature drops and of course, the never ending fog (but that was to be totally expected!) You get your own personal radio that speaks in different languages, but it cuts in and out a lot.... More

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