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Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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Address: The Embarcadero at Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 415 705 8200
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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Pier 39 with friends

Three of us arranged to meet up. Two were tourists, the other a Berkley resident. Generally, all is avoid eateries in touristy areas but decided to take a chance since it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The good: - Enjoy the bay without owning a boat or mooching off someone who does -Same day availability, even during summer -The folks at the ticket counter are nice and fast (so dont worry initially as you approach the long line) - Smooth ride - Reasonable pricing The bad: - If you don't bring a bike, even if you... More 

1 Thank Khash C
New York City, New York
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340 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Showed up at the Blue & Gold Fleet Ticket Office at 4 pm on a cool, windy, Sunday afternoon and for only $30, was able to buy a ticket on the one-hour Golden Gate Bridge / Alcatraz boat ride departing at 430 pm. The boat departed on time and was full but not overcrowded. Sailed right past the masses of... More 

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Ventura, California
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took this tour while on a family, 10 of us, vacation in San Francisco. We were lucky enough to take the tour on a beautiful, clear day and the water was nice and flat. We went to the Golden Gate bridge, Alcatraz, the Bay bridge and around the bay. It started at pier 39 and we took the first... More 

Thank Dan C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great time with family. Used but one get one free coupon and saved a lot of money on tickets.went around alcatraz and under the golden gate Bridge..Totally awesome..do it at least once...

Thank Raj S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice way to get great views of the Golden Gate Bridge. It passes by Alcatraz at the slower pace so you can look at it properly. Don't bother with the audio service because the noise from outside drowns out any sound that you may be able to hear!! We also saw a few dolphins in the bay which was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Three of us arranged to meet up. Two were tourists, the other a Berkley resident. Generally, all is avoid eateries in touristy areas but decided to take a chance since it was after 9 pm. Decent, filling clam chowder and salad. Tiramisu better than in New York where I'm from.

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Tiptree, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable trip around the bay and under the Golden Gate Bridge. Trip goes past Alcatraz (couldn't visit as overbooked) so you can see the island and great views of San Francisco skyline, even when a little foggy!

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 570 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great trip around the bay, 60 minutes well spent, with different views of the City, Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge, not to mention Alcatraz. The boats are a little old, and the seating accommodation a bit spare and on the poor side but nothing can detract from seeing the City and the main attractions from the... More 

1 Thank Barry B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are likely no less than a dozen of these companies that sell boat charters. I have to admit, though average, there is nothing about this company that gives an appeal to come back. The ships are a little aged and the staff aren't all that interested in guest experience. TIP - There are plenty of small fishing boats that... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bay Cruise offered by the Blue & Gold Fleet is a wonder 60 minute cruise through the San Francisco Bay providing you with plenty of photo opportunities that would be tough to get on land. As you head out, you'll get a great up close view of the famous Pier 39 sea lions as you make your way towards... More 

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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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