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“Scenic Cruise Worth your Time and Money”

Red and White Fleet
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San Francisco Bay Twilight and Sunset Cruise
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Scenic Cruise Worth your Time and Money”
Reviewed May 7, 2010

Loved it! Lots of opportunities for photos during the cruise. We booked the first cruise on a weekday, so it was not crowded at all.

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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
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English first
san francisco
2 reviews
Reviewed May 7, 2010

i take the ferries all the time for transportation or to shortcut a bicycle ride... this was an incredible experience worth the extra money. just being out on the bay for a sunset under the golden gate bridge outside of the most beautiful city is really incredible. the staff was nice and helpful, the tables were set with white table cloth, and there was a guitar player that played....on the lower level should i actually wanted to leave the incredible views. would do it again in a heartbeat
took some incredible shots with my new camera that i am not posting

Thank bonsier
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Bulle, Switzerland
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4 reviews
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“Gorgeous cruise”
Reviewed April 22, 2010

A cruise around San Francisco Bay!!! You have to do it!!! Wonderful!!!

Thank Wisha006
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Central Wisconsin
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28 reviews
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“Excellent Tour of San Francisco Bay!”
Reviewed March 30, 2010

Very pleased with the Red and White Fleet Tour of San Francisco Bay in March of 2010. Affordably priced and convenient to get to at Fisherman's Wharf. Interesting facts are given that land tours don't cover. Other boat company's Alcatraz ferry is constantly booked, whereas our Red and White tour took us up close to Alcatraz....as good as being there, without the long wait. Highly recommend!

Thank GoAwayPlease
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2010

We went on the hour-long cruise...the skyline view was nice, narration was good....availability in multitude of languages must be a double plus.
Cost was average, overall a well-spent hour. We cant compare with competitor cruises since we've only been on this one. But this looked more safe and legit than another company's offering for $15. Overall clean, comfortable, safe and fun.

However I have to say I have been on better....eg. the architecture tours (3 of them) in Chicago or even the cruise in PIttsburgh. Compared to those, this was a little boring and too, too touristy.

I would definitely recommend to someone who has not been on a hourly cruise before and wouldnt mind a relaxed sway on the bay.

Thank kolC
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