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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 #69 of 304 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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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Weston, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I HIGHLY recommend taking the sunset tour around the bay. This 2 hour tour also provided a buffet of the most delicious fruit, veggies, sandwiches, salads, antipasto and cookies. A free glass of beer, wine, or soda is also included with the ticket! You get picked up at Fisherman's Wharf and with up close views of the Golden Gate, Sausalito,... More

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Valdosta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We did the 60' cruise around the Golden gate and Alcatraz. $69 pass for a family. You have headset and pretty much all languages to follow the description of the tour. The audio is really interesting and fun, you learn a lot about SFO bay!

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San Mateo, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We took this tour this past Saturday July 25 2014 at the 1:40pm tour. This is a great cruise to take while in San Francisco. We wanted to take a tour that showcased the Bay's finest, and the Red & White Fleet is a great tour for that. There are other boat cruises that offer the same type of venture,... More

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The one hour tour of the bay is a nice experience. It takes you to the Golden Gate Bridge with awsome views of the city on the way. The price is very reasonable. Book your ticket online and if possible avoid the weekend (it gets very busy from friday early pm), the boats are crowded and you can't move arpund... More

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went on the 10 am tour which was still pretty foggy, I would go later when the fog lifts. It is cool out on the bay, so bring a jacket. It was a 40 minute tour with an audio headset narration. Lots of interesting information about everything on the bay and Alcatraz, although our 10 year old got bored... More

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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Cruising under the Golden Gate Bridge with a good friend of mine on our last day in San Francisco is unforgettable! Good food, live music, great company and amazing views - What an awesome way to end our adventure!

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Vanersborg, Sweden
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Me and my wife booked the "bridge 2 bridge" tour in advanced to get ticket and that is a good idea, the ferry was totaly full. The tour itself is very good and you get to see alcatraz, golden gate and the city skyline with good audio guide. The only real downside with this tour is the audio guide hardware,... More

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Sacramento, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is truly one of the best activities one can do in San Francisco. You get a fantastic view of the San Francisco skyline, the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, and travel right underneath Golden Gate Bridge. You see the Golden Gate in a way that not many people will ever get to see it. There is open seating on the boat... More

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We enjoyed the cruise to the Golden Gate and around Alcatraz even though the fog around the bridge made it impossible to see much. It get's chilly on the water, so bring a light jacket.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We took the Bridge to Bridge tour and it was fantastic. Informative and spectacular scenery - it was a great outing on the bay.

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