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Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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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All reviews rocket boat hour cruise alcatraz island top deck past alcatraz angel island minute tour different perspective boat ride sf bay bring a jacket nice tour great ride great pictures escape from alcatraz sea lions sunny day
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice staff. Nice views. Good tour. Audio not nearly loud enough over the sound of the water and boat unless you stand right in front of the speaker.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you had trouble hearing the audio. There is an app to assist with that where you may use your personal mobile device with headphones instead of relying on the speakers on the boat as sometimes the...More

Reviewed December 12, 2018

it was smokey, but I expected fog in November and it was a fun day for our trip. we sailed along the bar coast out past the old Fort under the GG bridge back by Angel Island and Alcatraz. on our return to Pier 39...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your journey despite the smokey air and do hope you will join us on a clear day in the future. Kind regards, Dennis

Reviewed December 10, 2018

this was my wife's 1st visit to Frisco. So she wanted to go on the bay adventure [I thought thatd be fun] and it was! on our turn around under GG bridge. I remembered being here before. it was my 8th grade class trip and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for braving the smokey skies and venturing out onto the bay with us. You are troopers. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your trip and hope to see you again soon on a clear day next time.

Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

After your bike ride from SF to Sausalito this is 1 of 2 options to ferry back to SF. -Golden gate Ferry to pier 1 (Ferry building/Embarcadero/Food market) -Blue and Gold Fleet to pier 39/41 (Fishermans Warf) By bike less than 10 mins distance from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and sharing information about options for future bikers and passengers. Kind regards, Dennis

Reviewed December 7, 2018

We bought tickets for the bay tour on Pier 39. The narration of the tour gives you history and interesting stories of what you are cruising by. We had a super sunny clear day to see the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and sea lions lounging...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are very happy to hear you that you enjoyed your experience with us. Best wishes to you!

Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

We used this service as it was included in the bike hire. I wouldn’t use it again though, they ran very late, whilst they did keep us updated on the reason it was easily 45min plus delay. The following day we were walking past the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Dennis S, Owner at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the delays. Sometimes it is challenging to know how many people will be boarding on holiday weekends. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the views and amenities.

Reviewed November 25, 2018

We bought our tickets online days before the tour. It's so worth it! You get to go under the Golden Gate Bridge twice and completely around Alcatraz. It was cold on our day but we didnt care cause you must be outside for the views...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

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

Reviewed November 21, 2018

It was a foggy day when we went, so it was chilly and the visibility was a bit low. However, it was still a great experience seeing the Golden Gate Bridge, the various landmarks seen from the waters, including Alcatraz Island.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Took the one hour cruise to Golden Gate and Alcatraz tour. It was good. It had a recorded commentary that was informative but not comprehensive. The crew were competent and made announcements as required for safety (eg: “ please be aware we are meeting a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. All best wishes, Dennis

Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Took the ferry on the tour under the bridge,and around Alcatraz Island. We also drove our bikes over the bridge to Sausalito and took the ferry back. Very enjoyable!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Excellent! We are very happy to hear you had a wonderful time and hope to see you again soon. All best wishes, Dennis.

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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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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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Response from ccr9217 | Reviewed this property |
I'm really not sure. I purchased my tickets there pretty easily, in advance.
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