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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 #72 of 306 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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  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Thetford, Vermont
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

There are many different cruises offered on the San Francisco Bay but we chose the Red And White Fleet Cruises because it was the only one that went from the Golden Gate Bridge all the way down to the Bay Bridge. This tour was called the Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise, one of three bay cruises offered by Red And White.... More

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Derby, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We made the mistake of having lunch before the cruise because it is a two hour cruise and didn't think there would be anything to eat except perhaps a drink. Boy were we wrong! They had a beautiful salad/sandwich/dessert spread that would satisfy anyone! And then there are the views. You leave the SF port from Pier 43 1/2 and... More

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essex
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely and wonderful experience. It takes 90 mind and goes under the Golden Gate Bridge and very close to Alcatraz. It have great views of the San Fran skyline and well worth the time. We also saw about 6 dolphins on the trip

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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Went on the 6pm 2 hour dinner cruise. Very nice. Forgot the exact price ( been a couple of weeks since i was there) was around 115 total with taxes for. 2 people. You get one free drink per person with that. The dinner was a buffet style. Sandwiches ( turkey,roast beef, veggie,etc) cheese , biscuits,carrot sticks etc. very nicely... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Awesome 2hour experience. We did the sunset bay cruise on a friday in September. The price was 58 USD/Person including food, a free drink and live music by billy D. As we went on a Friday night there was plenty of food and space to move around. The food was of decent quality and of good variety (just remember it... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I went with my family to San Francisco to take a cruise wuth Alcattaz Excursions and we missed our cruise because of traffic. My family and I were bumped because we really wanted to cruise around the san francisco bay.... we are not from the area so it was a one time chance.... Thanks to a worker at Alcatraz Excursions... More

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Alameda, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The 1.5 hour bridge to bridge tour is well worth the time and cost, especially if you are fortunate to have a perfect weather day, calm and clear. As a native, I passed on the audio tour but most folks seemed to appreciate the narration.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

On our trip to SF, we knew we weren't going to be able to make it to the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. The Sunset Cruise took care of that. The evening was cool, but we still wanted to stay out on the deck to watch the stunning views and take pictures. The musical entertainment was delightful and had the... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My wife and I took the 2 hour evening/night tour that started at 7:00pm. This was in late August and it was cool on the boat with the breeze. The views were very cool -- viewing Alcatraz, both bridges and San Francisco at dusk was very pretty! This tour also had a meal included (sandwiches, etc.).

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rio rancho, nm
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We took 2 tours with this company. The Bridge to Bridge Tour was 90 minutes long and what was very nice was being able to listen to the audio tour on headsets. So much nicer than straining to hear something on a PA system! Some people chose not to listen and just enjoyed the ride without the narration. The second... More

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