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This used to be FDR’s vessel when he was president. Afterwards she fell into disrepair and sank. The have restored her to the time when she was at her best. Capt Tom and the crew could not have been friendlier.
A friend arranged this trip and I didn't know much about it other than the ship had been one that FDR used as President. Since that time the ship has had a rocky history but currently has been restored and supported by an amazing group...More
Very surprised! Did not know what to expect but had a great time! Learned a lot! Great cruise to the Bay Bridge and back to Jack London Square. Very knowledgeable tour guides. Very nostalgic and the kids loved it.
Was working at the Port of Oakland when the Port bought the Potomac in the early 80,
and was part of the restoration. its a floating piece of history that in JLS .
Before you go on the ship Please see the Great video in...More
I took my mom for a birthday cruise around the bay on the U.S.S. Potomac and we had a fantastic time. The weather was gorgeous, as was the boat, and we sailed under the Bay Bridge, very close to Alcatraz, and close to the San...More
FDR's yacht sits in the Oakland Estuary waiting for you to take a two hour cruise on the bay or hire it for special occasions. It is not often when one can sit where a US President sat, or, admire the furnishings that he used....More
This was Franklin Roosevelts presidential yacht during WWII. It is restored and a good history lesson from a bygone era when threats like ISIS were taken seriously. You can take bay tours as well on certain days.