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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Pier 43 1/2, Historic Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
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+1 415-673-2900
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This cruise was so much better than I expected. When I heard appetizers buffet on a 2 hours cruise, I was not expecting much. I was wrong. The selection was amazing and not at all what I expected. The cruise itself was fantastic. And the...More

Thank Carla E
Reviewed 4 days ago

My first cruise around San Francisco Bay and I am glad that I joined this cruise. (And I have been to San Francisco more than 5 times but all on land view point) Nice scenery and Excellent audio commentary on San Francisco history and basic...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We purchased tickets on trip advisor prior to visiting San Francisco for the bridge to bridge cruise. We left it too late to get tickets to Alcatraz so figured this would be the next best thing. We are so pleased that we did this cruise,...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I took the cruise on a beautiful Saturday in July, and there was plenty of room for everyone. I was worried about overcrowding, but it was very comfortable. Its a great way to see San Francisco / Alcatraz / Golden Gate Bridge...More

Thank CrazyHorseDave
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good, informative audio (although it skipped & looped back quite a bit) We went on the 10:30 boat and the cloud was still low and obscured a lot of downtown skyline and top of the Golden Gate Bridge. Also, meant it was very chilly, even...More

1  Thank Kaye-OakFamily
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very good time on the Sunset Cruise. You really get to see a lot of the Bay, with many photo opportunities, and a nice little food spread that’s plenty enough to fill you up.

Thank Lucas N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time on this cruise. Was a very relaxing cruise with great scenery....allowed you to see the entire city, bay bridge, golden gate bridge, Alcatraz, Saulsalito and more. Good views from all three decks. It helped that the weather was clear. Live music...More

Thank mmatrull
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great introduction to the city on our first afternoon in town! Staff are pleasent. Complimentary audio headsets to listen to all the details of the 1.5 hour trip. Easily accessible parking garage across the street. Entertaining street artists close by to watch while you wait...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The e-tickets said boarding begins at slip J at Pier 39 at 6:50. We were late arriving by 1 minute (7:01 PM for a 7:00 PM tour). The boat was pulling away from the dock. I realize we were late, however, is it too unreasonable...More

5  Thank Raphael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect way to see the Golden Gate Bridge from below. Each person is provided with headsets for a self-guided listen tour of the San Francisco area as your cruise the bay. One of our favorite activities while in San Fran.

Thank Jenn T
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Dorothy L
August 3, 2018|
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Response from Ruth W | Reviewed this property |
The boat doesn't stop but you cruise around it. Get a really good viewing and the commentary very informative
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Kristofer M
July 18, 2018|
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Response from singhalanju | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code for this. But SF is very windy especially during the evening it’s better to carry a jacket. We took an afternoon cruise. So I don’t know about the sunset cruise.
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Rudraksha
January 25, 2018|
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Response from Phyllis P | Reviewed this property |
We ordered on line, but, just to be safe, we had printed out the tickets. I believe that either way will work.
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