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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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Fabulous and Informative Tour!

My husband and I opted for the Bridge to Bridge tour which is like the Golden Gate tour but also includes the Oakland Bay Bridge. I love that the tour provides you with your own... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Erin M
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College Park, Maryland

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College Park, Maryland
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I opted for the Bridge to Bridge tour which is like the Golden Gate tour but also includes the Oakland Bay Bridge. I love that the tour provides you with your own audio player (offering a ton of different languages). Note that if you want, you can bring your own headphones to use. Definitely bring a jacket... More 

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Barstow, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were at Fisherman's Wharf yesterday and just happened across this tour. So glad we stopped to check it out! We paid $30 each minus a military discount which was nice and took the 1 hour tour. This tour takes you by boat around the bay, under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz island. It also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Great 2 hour tour of bay as the sun is setting. I was worried that it would be all couples with us and our teens, but there were other families onboard...very few small children. Lots of options for viewing...tables inside and benches on deck. Guitar player/tour guide was just right...didn't over talk and played a lot of vintage rock. We... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We took the one hour Golden Gate Bridge tour. We printed out tickets at home and had them with us. You can purchase tickets there as well. Our tickets stated a certain time but we took the next tour time instead .. No problem. When booking online I googled a discount for Red & White Fleet and used the code... More 

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sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We went out for about an hour and a half to cruise under the San Fran Bridge, and it was very worth the trip. We chose to go out mid week so there wasn't too many people on board, we had purchased the tickets on the weekend but the line was huge,no we decided to wait and we are so... More 

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

So, me and my girlfriend spent the day in SF. We were totally tourist on this weekend. FYI - we both were born and raised in N. California. Anyway, we decided to to the Bridge to Bridge cruise on the Red & White Fleet. The tour took about 90 minutes. The views from the boat are breath taking, and the... More 

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Orem, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We enjoyed the 90 min. Bay Cruise on Sat., 30May, 2015. My husband and I were impressed w/ the audio tour (w/ personal headphones), learning a lot of history about San Francisco, the pier, Embarcadero, Alacatraz Island, Golden Gate and OAK Bay bridges and surrounding areas. Nice tour for first-timers.

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North Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We had a wonderful cruise on the Bridge 2 Bridge option - they provide an audio headset with a very well done (informative and entertaining) audio tour as you cruise from Fisherman's Wharf. The tour goes along the bay, under the golden gate bridge, by Alcatraz and under the bay bridge. We couldn't get tickets for Alcatraz and this ended... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The boat wasn't in the best shape but the staff was very nice. We liked the buffet, plentiful and varied, although the cookies didn't live up to the quality of the other food. There was a singer on board and wow, did she have a gorgeous voice. The musicians accompanying her were talented, enthusiastic, and kept her in the spotlight.... More 

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Essex
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This trip was recommended by our tour operator Virgin, it read like it would be a comfortable social evening so we dressed up a bit, we were kept queueing on the freezing cold quayside for 20 minutes as they did not start boarding until 5 minutes after the boat was due to leave. Once on the boat we were disappointed... More 

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Address: Address: Pier 43 1/2, Historic Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 4156732900
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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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