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Red and White Fleet

Address: Pier 43 1/2, Historic Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 4156732900
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$28*
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Ranked #94 of 458 Activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Founded in 1892, the family-owned Red and White Fleet is San...
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We did the Golden Gate Bridge tour with four kids ages 3-6. It was a great length for our group. Lots to see, we especially liked being able to move around to different parts of the boat, going under the bridge, and observing a seagull perched on the boat.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The Bridge 2 Bridge tour aboard the Harbor Princess was a good way to spend 90 minutes. We caught the noon tour. The ship has three decks and two of them are enclosed. The lower deck has the restrooms and snack bar. The second deck has mostly enclosed areas with benches, tables and chairs and large vista windows. The top... More 

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Park City, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My husband and I took to the Bridge 2 Bridge tour last October. Weather was spectacular and the sights of San Francisco from the water gave you another prospective of the city that was beautiful. Did not have any problems with crowd and I am guessing because we took the tour on a weekday in October. I had a little... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Amazing! So, this red white flag company have bad reviews but we had a great experience, food was fantastic, full beautiful buffet, don't eat before you go on, wrap up warm in January, its chilly, live music on board was great, 1 free drink, so worth the money, combined with Alcatraz on viator, jail and sail trip 50 quid, bargain!!!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The food is not great as expected but the view is awsome. If you plan to take photos of the golden gate this is a great option

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Greater Cincinnati
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Overcrowded. Overpriced. Headphone driven tour...sporadic static sound throughout. Feels like a school field trip with the canned recording. It is literally just a boat ride on the water. Staff does not enhance the experience...just kind of there if needed. My guess is there just isn't much competition out there to HAVE to enhance overall experience.

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My husband and I did the Bridge 2 Bridge cruise and it was amazing. We were on the upper deck and were able to see very well all the sites. Loved the audio narration telling us about various things. I even saw a couple of baby dolphins swimming by the boat. I would highly recommend taking the Bridge 2 Bridge... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Disappointed with the canned audio on this trip. Lame alternative to a live announcer. A live announcer brings color and personality to a tour -- a recorded soundtrack does not.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I had never been to San Francisco, but I am a history and geography nerd, so I knew there would be a lot to see and learn about in the area! The Red and White Fleet Bridge to Bridge tour did not disappoint! The crew was very friendly and accommodating to our large and somewhat boisterous group. I enjoyed the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

great way to see the bay and bridges. Beware that even if clear at the dock the bay often has fog.We took our 4 year old and two year old. they were a bit young but liked the big boat

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