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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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Great staff, on time, tidy!

Hmmm... wasn't sure taking my 89 year old mom out on a boat was such a good idea.. but it was great! A member of the staff saw we were in line, mom with her rollator.. and pulled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Essex
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Hmmm... wasn't sure taking my 89 year old mom out on a boat was such a good idea.. but it was great! A member of the staff saw we were in line, mom with her rollator.. and pulled us out, put us in front, first to board. As my brother and I assisted her down the first ramp, there were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

After reading good reviews of the Red & White Fleet sunset cruise, we booked this as part of a weekend trip to San Francisco. It was expensive for 4 people and was disappointing. The sunset cruise had no audio tour--just a live singer that added nothing to the trip--we heard nothing about SF history and didn't know where we were... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We took the Two Bridges cruise at 4pm on a windy, cool typical San Fran day. It started out badly with a delay because of a snapped rope on the previous cruise. It ended up being very enjoyable. The staff were all lovely. Just as we got up to the Golden Gate the sun came out. It was an amazing... More 

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SO CAL
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164 reviews 164 reviews
32 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Happened to be walking at Fisherman's Wharf area and noticed this one hour cruise of the bay including sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge and passing close to Alcatraz was included. $ 30. Adult fare. Several decks with inside and outside seating. Also a snack bar. Upon boarding they invite you to take a set of headphones and then provide... More 

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Tuscola, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We took an afternoon bay cruise. It was worth the money! The audio tour was interesting and taught us a lot about San Fransisco history.

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Sachse
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have crossed over the Golden Gate Bridge before but never under it! This was a chance to see the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges from a new perspective. In 90 minutes we boarded a ferry at Fisherman's Wharf sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz, under the Bay Bridge and back to Fisherman's Wharf. Upon boarding you are... More 

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Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I took the 90 minute cruise from pier 41 on the red and white fleet which headed first down to the GG bridge, then back round Alcatraz and finally under the Oakland bridge and back past Ferry Building and the international cruise terminal. It was worth the fare. The narration is available in 16 different languages on head sets, so... More 

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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69 reviews 69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It's been 30 years since I visited San Francisco and with convention classes to take I have limited time to see the attractions. That's why I chose this tour. In mid May the cruise was chilly but beautiful. We saw Alcatraz, the bridges and a beautiful view of the city from the water. The highlight for us was a sea... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Well worth the Adult Fare of $30 for a 1 hours tour. Red and White Fleet offers two routes along the Wharf. We took the one that goes under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz. Island. I Learned a lot in that short time about the history and landmarks of the area. Passengers are allowed to roam freely about... More 

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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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