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Address: Pier 43 1/2, Historic Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: +1 415-673-2900
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Founded in 1892, the family-owned Red and White Fleet is San Francisco's...

Founded in 1892, the family-owned Red and White Fleet is San Francisco's original sightseeing adventure and only multilingual sightseeing cruise. All of Red and White Fleet's cruises depart from Pier 43½ at the end of Taylor Street, in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf.Sail under the Golden Gate and around Alcatraz aboard the 1-hr Golden Gate Bay Cruise featuring headphone audio about San Francisco sights and history in 12 languages; 8-12 daily cruises starting at 10AM. Or enjoy amazing sunset views, live music and hearty appetizers aboard the relaxed 2-hr California Sunset Cruise with sailings from April-October. Winter departures are offered aboard the California Twilight Cruise from November through March.The 90-min Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise promises spectacular views of the entire San Francisco skyline, from the Golden Gate Bridge all the way to the Bay Bridge with year-round sailings. Tours feature headphone audio in 12 languages.Red and White Fleet also offers a variety of tours on land for sale, from hop-on hop-off tours, to motor coach excursions to the Napa & Sonoma Wine Country, Monterey & Carmel, Muir Woods & Sausalito, and Yosemite.

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$64.00*
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San Francisco Bay Twilight and Sunset Cruise
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$103.00*
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Jail and Sail: Alcatraz Tour and Twilight Bay Cruise
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$30.00*
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Golden Gate Bay Cruise

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Tip: head to the top of the ferry and go to the back. Everybody seems to rush to the front to get the Golden Gate Bridge on the way out but you can't make it all the way to the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tip: head to the top of the ferry and go to the back. Everybody seems to rush to the front to get the Golden Gate Bridge on the way out but you can't make it all the way to the front so you get the metal of the boat and the crowd in your photos. If you head to the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Relaxing cruise of the bay. We toured around Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, and the Bay. Bridge. The tour was nice the boat is enclosed on the top two levels. You cannot take pictures from inside areas☺️ it has a bad reflection in the dark. It was a chilly evening to cold to sit in the open level and take pictures.... More 

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Fort Worth, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my niece and nephew on the Red and White Fleet this last Saturday! Was an amazing experience! They loved the audio tour provided by the headphones. Staff were kind and helpful. Just a really great experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best view from cruise looking at san Francisco..one hour tour going under golden gate bridge on the way back pass by Alcatraz...have drink inside.... multi languages support ..

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

30 Bucks. Seriously. I wanted to do the bridge to bridge tour(90 minutes for $38) but ended up doing the Golden Gate Bridge tour for $30(60 minutes)...I just didn't have enough time and when I walked up to the kiosk, the boat was leaving in 2 minutes, so... I am a boat person insofar as I believe you really get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came prepared for the cold and were pleasantly surprised to find it cool, but not bad. We found a table on the second level and enjoyed our complimentary drinks while we headed to Golden Gate. Lots of photos later, we headed to the Bay bridge. They served a good spread of appetizers as we cruised past Alcatraz. Then we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very spur of the moment trip planned to San Francisco for an overnight stay. Having not been to SF in about 20 years I just wanted to do something that would give me an overview of the city without taking a lot of time. This 1 hour cruise was the perfect way to go. We got very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the views on a sunny day, this Thanksgiving week! Took the bridge 2 bridge, 90 minutes cruise and got to see both, Golden Gate and Bay Bridge, went around Alcatraz and along the coast line. Lucky to have a sunny, warm day and enjoyed the time on the boat taking in the views, lots of pictures while listening to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been wanting to do this cruise for a couple years but I think they only do it in the summer. My sister moved to Oakland so I thought we could go together. It wasn't too cold to sit outside. I was outside taking pictures most of the time. My niece and nephew sat inside and didn't really care much... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The B2B tour was just the right amount of time...went under both the bay bridge and the golden gate bridge...we took 4:15 tour which was nice because it was light out when we started but dark by the time it was over so got to see city shore line e views all lit up...nice tour for all...

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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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