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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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CALIFORNIA TWILIGHT CRUISE GREAT WAY TO SEE THE BAY

The wife and I did the California Twilight Cruise recently during a visit to San Francisco. We were told there would be a some light food and refreshments however, we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Big Bear Lake, California
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Big Bear Lake, California
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388 reviews 388 reviews
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The wife and I did the California Twilight Cruise recently during a visit to San Francisco. We were told there would be a some light food and refreshments however, we were surprised by the quality of the sandwiches and side items that were offered as part of our fare. You also get one free soda, glass of wine, or beer... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We did the 90 minute Bridge to Bridge tour of the harbor. The sweeping views from the water are glorious. However, the individual audio headsets leave a lot to be desired with scratchy transmission and cutting out. We recommend this tour with reservations.

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LondonJames2050
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful evening. So lovely to see the sun going down under the Golden Great Bridge. Beautiful end to the day. Took some great pictures. The lights on ten Oakland Bay bridge were very pretty they way they danced and did all sorts of patterns. The buffet was really good a great selection of food. Nice to get a drink in... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I really enjoyed my 90-min. cruise around the bay, under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alkatraz. The self-guided tour headset made the tour come to life. Lots of historic information about the entire area. Unfortunately, I had waited too late to get tickets to Alkatraz, so this tour was the next best thing. I bought my tickets online, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have done this tour a couple of times now and this is great way to view the Golden gate bridge from a different perspective. Plenty of photo opportunities. NOTE: Make sure the weather is good before hopping on to the ships. I was hit by cloudy skies and light rains the first time and it wasn't a pleasant experience.... More 

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Porterville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I thought it was a great enjoyable ride. The only thing I didn't like is the birds following the boat. They wanted food.Still a great scenic ride. I must confess since I don't swim I asked about life preservers.

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connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We chose the two bridge tour. Enjoyed the ride. Scenery was good and the ride was okay... We sat outside as it was quite warm for late February. As you might figure, the boat goes under both bridges in SF.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This 90 minute tour of the bay was wonderful. We were fortunate in having a sunny clear day and the tour took in major places with a good audio commentary and lots of good photo opportunities. We did not use the on board bar because we were so enjoying the scenery and cruising. If it's chilly, make sure you are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I got a 2 for 1 deal on Groupon before we went on our trip, and it was the deal of the century, because it was such a great, extensive tour! You get on board, and they give you an automated tour on headphones that is timed with the cruise. First they go along the shoreline, and show you beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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Fisherman’s Wharf
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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