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Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39

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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...more
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The Embarcadero at Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This trip is terrific way to get an insight into this city from the harbour. It has clear narative to inform and the views of the Golden Gate and Alcatraz are excellent. If you only have a short time in the city then do this....More

Thank RR694
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The audio guide on the cruise is useless. Against the breeze and the number of tourists on board, you could hardly hear the audio guide. The cruise made a trip underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and the prion island, before turning back to the pier....More

Thank Ray X
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you could not hear the audio tour. Because of the weather it is sometimes challenging for people to hear it, so we have an option for people to listen to the audio tour from their own personal...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The rocker boat was so cool, they give you ponchos to wear Incase when the boat takes a sharp turn you get wet. It goes under bay bridge which is amazing and impressive view from the bottom to look up and you also get to...More

Thank Trip301150
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed RocketBoat and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 5pm trip and the service was great and the boarding process was really simple and accessible for prams and wheelchairs. Despite it being a very foggy afternoon and quite windy it didn’t spoil the trip. The toilets were very clean and tidy...More

Thank jwork2016
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback. We appreciate your review and are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

take the ferry from San Francisco across to Angel Island, great views of Alcatraz and then of San Francisco itself when your on the island. We did the central walk up the hill to the top for great 360 degree views of the bay area....More

Thank 8skylark67
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed your trip.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing. Great tour. Love love loved it. Staff was very friendly and welcoming. Enjoy the history that is given. Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge was awesome. Highly recommend this tour. Great pictures and views.

Thank river12wild
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoy this afternoon bay cruise on the Blue and Gold. This was my second visit to San Francisco and like always love the weather and the city and this time I got to experience this relaxing time to cruise under the Golden Gate...More

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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your Bay Cruise Adventure and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great little cruise around the bay. Cheaper than the red and white line. Dress accordingly since it is super windy out there and cold. You can hang out inside as well. Bathrooms are on board as well as snacks for a fee. Cruise to bridge,...More

Thank Jacob S
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yes, it can be very chilly. It's best to layer when visiting anywhere in the San Francisco Bay, but particularly in San Francisco and on the Bay itself. Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

A good way to take a trip around the san francisco bay and to see the golden gate and alcatraz. Good narration along the way giving some of the history of the bay. Very enjoyable, even spotted a few dolphins in the water. An enjoyable...More

Thank sams29
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear you enjoyed the narration. You were lucky to see some dolphins!

Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Great tour of the bay around pier 39 to Alcatraz and The Golden Gate Bridge. Windy and rough seas, but the Captain and crew still gave a great tour around Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. About a 40-45 minute tour in total. Great for...More

Thank joseph W
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2018

Thank you for your very kind feedback. We appreciate hearing about your experience and are happy to hear you enjoyed your trip.

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Mary W
August 17, 2018|
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Response from Dennis S | Property representative |
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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pmiller1970
August 1, 2017|
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Response from Dennis S | Property representative |
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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Lisa K
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Response from ccr9217 | Reviewed this property |
I'm really not sure. I purchased my tickets there pretty easily, in advance.
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