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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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Did the bridge to bridge trip lasting 90 mins and thought it was good value. Received a friendly welcome aboard from two of the crew and from the captain which was nice. The audio guide was pretty much continuous for the 90 mins and was informative. The boat was fine and didn't rock around much. The on board cafe looked... More

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

As we only had a couple of days in San Francisco, we wanted a selection of tours that gave us a good flavour of the area with the least amount of bother. This 'cruise' was recommended by our hotel tour desk and we opted for the basic 60 minute bay trip which travels along the city coastline, under the Golden... More

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Fremont, California
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1,295 reviews 1,295 reviews
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862 helpful votes 862 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We have gone out on the bay with family and friends a number of times. The Red and White Cruise does a stellar job of showing the entire San Francisco skyline from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge. It also offers multilingual tours. Red and White have been in operation since 1892 and departs from Pier 43 1/2... More

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Oakhurst, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We took the 1 hour tour of the Bay. Great individual headsets with very complete narration. Boat is large enough so choppy water is not an issue. Excellent value!!

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Thetford, Vermont
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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

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

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
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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