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Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39

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Address: The Embarcadero at Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 415 705 8200
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Blue & Gold Fleet, located at PIER 39 in San Francisco, offers Bay...

Blue & Gold Fleet, located at PIER 39 in San Francisco, offers Bay Cruises that sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz, the Bay Area’s only high-speed thrill ride on RocketBoat, custom boat charters and scheduled ferry service to Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, Vallejo, Alameda/Oakland, Harbor Bay and South San Francisco.

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$9*
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San Francisco Ferry: Angel Island
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$12*
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San Francisco Ferry: Sausalito or Tiburon
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$30*
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San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure

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Price this one out - good short ride for kids

This ferry ride wasn’t too long and fun for the kids. Discounted tickets can be found on Travel zoo. I recommend comparing price. If you buy the tickets directly from them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Pittsburgh, Pa
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WALNUT CREEK, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For three adults and two children, the one hour trip was perfect. Around the bay, to and past, under the Golden Gate Bridge, circling Alcatraz, the cruise was accompanied by a running commentary that also had histories of many land and sea locations

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Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did a 1 hour bay tour as a part of our City Pass. The tour took us around Alcatraz and out to the Golden Gate Bridge. The boat turned around under the bridge before returning around the other side of Alcatraz. I rode on the outside on the front of the boat. It was windy and cold, but the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the ferry to angel island. The ships are well maintained and the staff very friendly. While you need to ferry over to the island you get the bonus of spectacular views of the golden gate and bay bridges, Alcatraz, tiburon and Sausalito. A low cost way to enjoy the bay and surrounding areas.

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Thank Shawn M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I booked myself and 3 kids on the Escape from the rock tour since all the Alcatraz tours were sold out. The boat ride was 1 1/2 hours and we rode for $105 family tickets. They tour was great you can move around the boat as you like. They broadcast an audio tour while you ride so we learned alot... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This ferry ride wasn’t too long and fun for the kids. Discounted tickets can be found on Travel zoo. I recommend comparing price. If you buy the tickets directly from them there is a deal of $90 for two adults and however many kids. It is also part of the city pass. Red and white is 1/2 hour longer and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Each 4th of July this Cruise is offered. It was so MUCH better than we anticipated. The cruise left on time at 5:30. The ship paused beside Alcatraz so people could take photos. The food provided by Angel Island Cafe was delicious and of extremely good quality. Lemonade and Tea also. The shuttle took us high on the city facing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked across the Golden Gate Bridge and down to Sausalito. Little bit of a sketchy walk from the bridge to Sausalito but the ferry was great for walkers. There was a HUGE line. Turns out they were all bikers. Walkers get in and off first. Worked for us!

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Ozark, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views of both the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatrez. Would definitely recommend taking one of these tours. You can purchase your tickets and the tickets are good for any departure time. No reservation required.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bay cruise was perfect for after lunch. Relaxing and good way to see the golden gate bridge. We even saw whales. The staff is friendly and answered all our questions. Would do again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the boat tour that went near the Golden Gate Bridge & Alcatraz. It was tough to hear, at times, due to the low speaker volume. Overall it was an enjoyable tour.

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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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