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Red and White Fleet

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Address: Pier 43 1/2, Historic Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 4156732900
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Description: Founded in 1892, the family-owned Red and White Fleet is San Francisco's...
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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Broadbrush history of San Francisco

I found a coupon online for the Bridge to Bridge (90 minute) narrated cruise and it was well worth it. Each passenger got a headset which enabled us to move around and see the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I found a coupon online for the Bridge to Bridge (90 minute) narrated cruise and it was well worth it. Each passenger got a headset which enabled us to move around and see the sights. Highlights were the GG bridge, Alcatraz, Marin Headlands, San Francisco history. The boats are clean and well maintained and it's a great way to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Got this half price plus booking - so $38 (instead of $64) for 2 hours on the bay, drink from the bar and a (pretty generous) buffet - tip it is served early on the cruise and the hot stuff goes quickly. Great time, good singer with acoustic guitar, awesome views - great value. Would recommend, if you get the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I booked the tour for our honeymoon in San Francisco and it was wonderful, the food was good and the crew were nice .. took us between the bridges, alcatraz, angel island and sausalito .. I have it a 4 star because of the old ships they are using .. other things are perfect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Spent a wonderful 60 minutes touring the harbour. The audio was excellent and easy to follow, even my 13 year old son thought it was excellent. I would highly recommend this tour for a good close up of Golden Gate Bridge.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I took the 2 hour sunset tour..HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! !! Worth more than $64..sandwiches, salads and a free drink included. Most people went during the day so the eve tour only had about 30 people on board, we had the back of the boat to ourselves! You go around Alcatraz, Angel Island and under the bridge when the... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We only had 1 day in San Francisco so we wanted to see as much as possible. We booked the 2 bridges tour and greatly enjoyed it. Make sure to bring a wind breaker as it gets super windy on top.

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Brockville, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Ok, we knew we were being super "touristy" just by going on one of the big bay tour lines. We love the water and wanted to learn something about the area before leaving SF on our last day. @ 30$ per person, you get an hour long cruise with bus loads of seniors that pile on. The taped tour guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My husband and I did a tour of the bay with Red and White. Great service, polite and friendly staff. We experienced good weather so were able to sail under the Golden Gate bridge before turning around. Apparently if the weather is unfavourable they often don't manage to do this due to choppier waters !! We got some great pictures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit to California and we had a great time on the cruise. We did a Twilight Cruise. The views were beautiful, the singer was fantastic, and the food was plentiful and tasty. Would definitely do it again if we went back out that way

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My wife and I did the 60 minute bay cruise. You are given audio sets so that is is not just a visual of the bay. On the top deck it was nice and breezy, we had a beer and snack and took in the sunshine and sights. Being April it was quite breezy with a bit of a chill,... 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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