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Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-773-1188
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This Bay tour runs seasonally from May – October and departs from PIER 39.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“rocket boat” (44 reviews)
“great fun” (12 reviews)
“bay bridge” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-773-1188
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

We were looking for something that our 5 year old would enjoy. Something fun so he wouldn't get bored and short so it would not loose his attention. This was perfect!! We all enjoyed it.

Thank gooutsideofthebox
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We were wary of the glowing praise that others had for the Rocket Boat, but we left saying "10 out of 10" and "one of the funnest things I've ever done in my life." This was the highlight of our day on the waterfront yesterday...More

Thank Juliana A
Reviewed August 21, 2016

The girls (ages 11 and 14) had a fun time on this high-speed boat ride. They rarely have opportunity to get on boats, so it was exciting to bounce along on the waves and make the tight turns, and the rock music added to the...More

Thank AerialsGymnasts
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Wow they take you round the harbor at 40 mph. You are given a free poncho and expect to get splashed, and indeed we did. Definitely a must if you are at Pier 39. Oh, save the tickets, as they will give you a discount...More

Thank neil102
Reviewed August 15, 2016

The ride is 30 minutes long. Totally worth with. The captain keeps the energy high and is humorous. Those sitting at the end and at the sides of the boat (particularly at the end) will get wet. We didnt receive any parka's but then again...More

Thank Ruby33020
Reviewed August 8, 2016

We saw this on day one of our trip, and my 4 year old begged to go on it. We got a chance to ride it on day two, and it really was fun. About a 30-45 minute ride in the bay chasing wakes of...More

Thank Jacob L
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

They will give you ponchos when you get on. Put them on before you sit down. This is an adventurous ride across the bay hence the name rocket boat. You will not be disappointed if you do this ride.

Thank mrswolverine
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We saw the boat coming into the marina as we were on pier 39 looking at the seals and sea lions. Anything they requires everyone to be in a rain poncho looks fun to me, especially when they are all returning happy and laughing. We...More

Thank AlaskaJJ
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Okay, so the Rocketboat didn't quite go as fast as the name would suggest, but it was still a lot of fun and I would do it again. Major complaint is that tickets are not sold for a particular time. We bought tickets around 1:30...More

1  Thank Hilary B
Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We had done a similar boat ride around Manhattan so thought we knew what to expect, but this really exceeded our expectations! A really fun half hour speed boat ride which goes VERY FAST!! The boat stops for photo opportunities but the majority of the...More

1  Thank Peardrop73
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
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If sometimes boat rides make you feel seasick, is this a ride that could make you feel nauseated? Like, is there a rocking motion?
June 8, 2017|
Response from Holdtheair | Reviewed this property |
Just my opinion but no. There was about 20 riders on our boat and no one was sick and they all had a good time. Honestly, there is so much to see and the boat ride seems to short. I think you'll do fine. I also get sea... More