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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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$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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$64.00*
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San Francisco Bay Twilight and Sunset Cruise

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We really enjoyed the 2 bridge cruise

This was an unplanned activity that we all enjoyed. The two bridge cruise went under the Golden Gate Bridge and turned around (take dramamine/bonine if you are prone to motion... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an unplanned activity that we all enjoyed. The two bridge cruise went under the Golden Gate Bridge and turned around (take dramamine/bonine if you are prone to motion sickness). We then headed across the bay to the Bay Bridge. Great views of the city with a headphone narration (16 languages available).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well the start was rocky. A cold wet foggy day. We were the first then another couple came but 7 needed for them to go out. At last min a bus of Japanese tourist showed. Fun and informative but rain & fog all but obscured Alcatraz. Would do again but on a better day

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Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I researched the differences between Red and White, and Blue and Gold, ahead of time, and we really enjoyed the Bridge to Bridge cruise. I would definitely recommend this.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a beautiful tour and you shouldn't miss this for anything. It's almost a 90 minutes ride from bridge to bridge and believe me.. it is just too beautiful. It also offers an audio tour, which is a good way to get familiarity with the locations in between. The bridge to bridge tour will take right below the golden gate.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome tour around San Francisco saw great sights like Alcatraz, AT&T Field, over and Ghirardelli Factory and looking out over San Francisco and all the beautiful bridges very romantic music and light buffet and wine. Get a lot for your money and it's very romantic but not too pricey on the wallet for someone who wants to romance someone on... More 

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Prairie Village, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first trip to San Francisco. I wanted to see the city and it was everything I hoped it would be. Very accommodating staff and great trip around the bay.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are 3 types of tour red and white fleet offers. The 60 minute historic tour, the 90 minute bridge to bridge, and the sunset cruise that offers food. We took the 60 minute. So far, it was good. They give each passenger a audio guide where you can choose the language you want. Its just that the earphones are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our tour of West coast during our last stop at San Francisco we took the family boat cruise on 31st Dec to see the fireworks in the bay. It is a 3 hrs cruise with a good variety of both vegetarian and non vegetarian finger snacks, unlimited soft/ hard drinks, a live DJ with a dance floor, activities for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sunset cruise delivered its promise, the sunset was incredible. The appetizers were ok. The drinks were better. Also got a great shot of Alcatraz. Beautiful to navigate the bay so many sail boats, its an incredible view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Red and White Fleet has a California Twilight Cruise that takes you on the San Francisco Bay under the Golden Gate and Bay Bridge and by Alcatraz and it is a beautiful journey. I was just blown away by how beautiful everything looks - especially at night as the city and bridges light up. This is definitely an experience... More 

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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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