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USS Potomac

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Memorial celebration of life

What a perfect day (although cold and windy for part of it) and venue for a celebration of life and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Diego
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Floating and living history

Wonderful to visit this bit of history. We were onboard for an event and enjoyed seeing the... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
Alameda, United States
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540 Water St, Oakland, CA 94607-3746
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a perfect day (although cold and windy for part of it) and venue for a celebration of life and Ash scatter. This ship has so much history and beautifully maintained. Would definitely recommend for a tour when in Oakland.

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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Wonderful to visit this bit of history. We were onboard for an event and enjoyed seeing the Presidential quarters and lifestyle. It harkens back to a simpler time. I am not sure who provided the catering and drinks or if that is part of renting...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

Wasn't able to tour but saw it pull into port, and able to read about it's history from ferry dock...Seems impressive. Office for the Potomac was next to ferry dock, but it was closed on Saturday.

1  Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed August 9, 2017

We had a group of family and friends that traveled to Oakland for this cruise and the weather was perfect! We tasted Lake County wines and cheese plus some finger foods. We saw dolphins and whales near the Golden Gate Bridge and had a great...More

1  Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

This ship has very intriguing story from its glorious day to present day. Thanks to city of Oakland to restore and refitted this sunken ship. For anyone who loves history and adore FDR, this is a must see. The Docent give all the time to...More

Reviewed September 27, 2016

what a spectacular cruise! we were blessed with a beautifully sunny and warm day out on the bay, which made the cruise the best ever. we went on the 2-hour cruise, which was a perfect length of time. i wouldn't mind taking this cruise again....More

2  Thank dmc50
Reviewed September 4, 2016

This was our first time on FDR's presidential yacht and we enjoyed it immensely. It's a two hour cruise of the Bay, from Oakland's Jack London Square to Fisherman's Wharf in SF and return. A comfortable, smooth-riding, wonderfully restored historic ship with a storied past...More

2  Thank mrancer
Reviewed September 1, 2016

The crew and volunteers speak lovingly of the USS Potomac. By the end of this trip you'll want to introduce your friends and family to this grand old lady too. Before she was literally resurrected from the bottom of San Francisco Bay and restored, she...More

2  Thank Marsha S
Reviewed August 29, 2016

My daughter took me on the Blues Cruise. It is offered the first Sunday of the month. I would advise you to get your tickets early, because it sells out. It is easy to find. It is next to the ferry terminal at Jack London...More

1  Thank Spicemom2013
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Visiting the USS Potomac is a learning experience for most visitors in that it has many rotating exhibits as well as permanents ones. Many planes are on display and even a real space capsule that was picked up from the ocean after returning to earth!

1  Thank Greg S
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