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“The best bay cruise..” 5 of 5 stars
Review of USS Potomac

USS Potomac
540 Water St, Oakland, CA 94607
510 627 1215
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Ranked #15 of 114 things to do in Oakland
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Pleasanton, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The best bay cruise..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Out of town guests must experience this cruise. Sit where FDR sat on this relaxing site seeing tour.

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Pleasanton, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A presidential yacht.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

I'm old enough to remeber hearing about it in the 40s, when it was Franklin Roosevelts yacht, really a piece of American history, and worth a visit. We took a cruise around the bay, and heard a lot of tales about its history. A good family outing, educational for the whole family.

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No. California
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37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“a bit of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Very interesting to see how FDR lived and to hear stories about the past. Also a nice look at the bay.

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Alpine, California
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164 reviews 164 reviews
63 attraction reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Train Trip”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Visited on Sunday and was not able to tour because of time. However this yachet is exactly that a yachet, so don't go looking for a ship like we did. Also check out the floating lighthouse right around the corner. Borth are interesting.

Visited February 2012
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Oakland, California
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50 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“American History on the Bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

The personal yacht of President Rooselvelt (FDR) can be rented for special occasions. Classic lines, fine wood workmanship a real treat to cruise San Francisco Bay in this vessel of understated luxury. Non of the Vegas glitz of some of the larger cruise ships. Just plain classy.

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