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“Great Way to see the bay, friendly service”

Red and White Fleet
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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.
Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Great Way to see the bay, friendly service”
Reviewed October 3, 2010

Went on the evening tour, food and atmosphere were great. A good way to see the bay and the bridge. Book directly with them for the cheapest fares.

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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
New Brunswick, Canada
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Reviewed September 22, 2010

Our evening cruise was amazing. More than we had expected. The ship was full but not at all crowded. We got one free drink each upon boarding which we enjoyed while putting around the bay. Beautiful scenery of Alcatraz and Sausilto and the culmination of sailing directly under the Golden Gate Bridge. Not to be missed! When they announce the snacks/finger foods, don't dilly dally...the sandwiches and other foods get swiped up quickly. LOVED this tour. Will do it again next time we make it back to San Fran.

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Oakland, California
1 review
“What a great tour, I highly recommend the Red and White Fleet!”
Reviewed September 12, 2010

You are given an audio set on board which tells you great information about the sites you see as you sail under the Golden Gate, around Alcatraz, and back to Fisherman's Wharf. Bring a jacket! We had beautiful weather but out on the water it was freezing! Great photo opportunities.

Thank TorreyAPTurner
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Canyon Lake, California
2 reviews
“Lovely Cruise”
Reviewed September 6, 2010

Thank you for a very nice time and great crew, very friendly....We would recommend it....

Thank custer00
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“Awesome cruise. The views were amazing...”
Reviewed September 6, 2010

Awesome cruise. The views were amazing. I would recommend this trip to first timers to San Francisco.

Thank efangio78
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