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Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39

914 reviews
San Francisco, CA, USA
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About Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39
Blue & Gold Fleet, located at PIER 39 in San Francisco, offers Bay Cruises that sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz, custom boat charters and scheduled ferry service to Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, Vallejo, Alameda/Oakland, Harbor Bay and South San Francisco. Effective April 1, 2019 rates are as follows: Service Rate Bay Cruise Adult $34 Bay Cruise Child $23 Escape Adult $42 Escape Child $28 Sausalito Adult $13
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48 reviews
Experience several of the San Francisco Bay’s most beloved landmarks on a brief but memorable cruise. See the Golden Gate, the notorious former prison, Alcatraz, San Francisco’s dazzling skyline, and what was once the Ellis Island of the west—the immigration checkpoint-turned-state park, Angel Island. Enjoy a pleasant outing on the water while listening to an informative audio tour.
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$34.00 per adult
17 reviews
Discover the history and scenery of Angel Island on this ferry trip from San Francisco. Cross the San Francisco bay, catching up-close views of Alcatraz and the city’s monumental bridges. Disembark at Angel Island State Park and explore the island’s offerings at your own pace. Learn about the area’s history as an immigration point, hike Mount Livermore, and look out on 360-degree views of the San Francisco skyline, the Marin Headlands, and Mt Tamalpais. This ticket allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate.
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$9.75 per adult
25 reviews
Skip the traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge with these ferry tickets to Sausalito or Tiburon. Cruise across the San Francisco Bay past Angel Island and Alcatraz to the waterside towns, and hop right off the ferry instead of stressing about parking. Opt for a round-trip ticket to spend the day exploring restaurants, boutiques, and galleries before heading back to San Francisco.
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$13.00 per adult
20 reviews
Learn stories behind the SF Bay Area's most notorious former federal penitentiary on a fascinating Escape from the Rock cruise. Board a boat for 90-minute journey through the bay while listening to audio recordings (available in several languages) from ex-prisoners and guards about daily life on 'The Rock.' Learn about the Birdman of Alcatraz and the infamous 1962 'Alcatraz Escape,' and come to know why Alcatraz instilled fear into the hearts of even the worst-of-the-worst criminals. Tours are accessible on any of your own wifi-enabled iPads, smartphones or other devices. This ticket allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate.
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$42.00 per adult
36 reviews
Enjoy admission to the Pier 39 7D Experience and four other Pier 39 activities with this attraction pass. You’ll receive entry to the Aquarium of the Bay and Magowan’s Infinite Mirror Maze, a 48-hour ticket for a San Francisco hop-on hop-off tour, and your choice of two San Francisco Bay cruises. Plus, use provided coupons for discounts at shops and restaurants around Pier 39.
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$99.99 per adult
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good thing to do when you have sore feet. You get to see Alcatraz from a distance if you forgot to book a ticket in advance, like two month before your visit to SF. You also get to see the Golden Gate bridge from various...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your kind review and we're pleased to hear you could rest your feet a bit. The Bay Bridge is amazing, especially at night. It's just not quite as famous as the Golden Gate. We hope to see you again soon! Thanks again, Dennis

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Every time we have family visiting we take them on a cruise around the bay!! And the Blue and gold is my go to! The staff is super friendly and the views of the Golden Gate Bridge are breath taking!!! And you also get to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your very kind words and we love that we are your go to! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best wishes always, Dennis

Reviewed 1 week ago

We used the blue and gold ferry going and coming from our hotel in Tiburon to San Francisco for two days. Everything went smoothly the first three trips. Trouble started on our last trip back to Tiburon from SF at 6:15 pm. There were many...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Maganista, We are very sorry to hear about your frustrating ride back to Tiburon and missed boat. We will definitely ask the crew about any advice they may have given to you about gate 2. We do make announcements at each stop and it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit to San Francisco was a while ago, a long while. This second visit I was determined to do the 'tourist' thing and chose a couple of tours over the couple of days I had free, tours that took me around the city,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your very kind and detailed review. We really appreciate the time you took to write such an eloquent description of your experience. We are looking into the photographer you mentioned and on board snack bar staffing. We're happy to hear...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had this as part of the C3 City Pass, totes left regularly so didn’t have long to wait for the next cruise. Lady on the ticket desk didn’t seem to know about the C3 pass so that took a bit of time to sort out....More

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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate it very much. We will look into your comment about the lady at the ticket desk. For audio, please note that there is an option to listen via a mobile device. If you happen to take another ride...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family did the bay tour as part of our CityPass. We were there over spring break. It was busy, but we didn't have to wait in line and it wasn't terribly crowded on the boat. Lots of options to sit inside or outside -...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Excellent! We are very happy to hear you got a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge! That is definitely a highlight of this cruise. Thank your for your very kind review and feedback. We appreciate it very much and hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took this about an hour cruise from pier 39. Which takes you around to the golden gate bridge and alcrantz island. It takes you below the bridge providing excellent view and photos opportunity. It takes you around alcrantz island. From the cruise you can...More

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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and tips for future customers. We appreciate your feedback and we're happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise. All best wishes, Dennis

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived shortly before boat loaded, bought tickets and boarded quickly. Was Sunday but boat was not crowded. Trip was smooth, got close to seal lions of Pier 39. Narrative was good but not excessive. You could ride down below out of the wind, or on...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed your ride. All best wishes, Dennis

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a bay cruise that went out past the Golden Gate Bridge and back around Alcatraz- they have coupons and specials so be sure to ask! Interesting perspective to sail under the bridge and hear the history. Well worth it if the weather is good...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your advice to future passengers about the potential weather changes on the San Francisco Bay. We appreciate your kind review and hope to see you again soon. All best wishes, Dennis

Reviewed May 13, 2019

We took our granddaughter on the cruise from San Francisco Pier 41 to Sausalito while our son drove to meet us at our destination. The price for both children and seniors (over 65) one way is $7.50, which is a significant reduction from the regular...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2019

Thank you for your very kinds words. We really appreciate your feedback and we're very pleased to know that you and your granddaughter enjoyed the cruise. Join us again soon! All best wishes, Dennis

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Hi there, You can make a reservation by searching for bike reservations on Google. Then if you do have a reservation, we recommend you arrive 20 – 25 minutes prior to your desired departure time. Please find and tell the... More
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Hi! We are working on the schedule now. We will have a final schedule posted by end of the week. Thank you!
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I'm really not sure. I purchased my tickets there pretty easily, in advance.
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