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USS Potomac

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Excellent Bay Cruise

I have enjoyed three cruises on the USS Potomac and hope to makes several more. The ship is big... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Lodi, California
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Memorial celebration of life

What a perfect day (although cold and windy for part of it) and venue for a celebration of life and... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
San Diego
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

I have enjoyed three cruises on the USS Potomac and hope to makes several more. The ship is big enough that there is not too much rocking and rolling but small enough to provide a relaxing cruise. Every member of the crew works hard to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

What a perfect day (although cold and windy for part of it) and venue for a celebration of life and Ash scatter. This ship has so much history and beautifully maintained. Would definitely recommend for a tour when in Oakland.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

Wonderful to visit this bit of history. We were onboard for an event and enjoyed seeing the Presidential quarters and lifestyle. It harkens back to a simpler time. I am not sure who provided the catering and drinks or if that is part of renting...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Wasn't able to tour but saw it pull into port, and able to read about it's history from ferry dock...Seems impressive. Office for the Potomac was next to ferry dock, but it was closed on Saturday.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We had a group of family and friends that traveled to Oakland for this cruise and the weather was perfect! We tasted Lake County wines and cheese plus some finger foods. We saw dolphins and whales near the Golden Gate Bridge and had a great...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank snoto63
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This ship has very intriguing story from its glorious day to present day. Thanks to city of Oakland to restore and refitted this sunken ship. For anyone who loves history and adore FDR, this is a must see. The Docent give all the time to...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Reviewed 28 September 2016

what a spectacular cruise! we were blessed with a beautifully sunny and warm day out on the bay, which made the cruise the best ever. we went on the 2-hour cruise, which was a perfect length of time. i wouldn't mind taking this cruise again....More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank dmc50
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This was our first time on FDR's presidential yacht and we enjoyed it immensely. It's a two hour cruise of the Bay, from Oakland's Jack London Square to Fisherman's Wharf in SF and return. A comfortable, smooth-riding, wonderfully restored historic ship with a storied past...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank mrancer
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The crew and volunteers speak lovingly of the USS Potomac. By the end of this trip you'll want to introduce your friends and family to this grand old lady too. Before she was literally resurrected from the bottom of San Francisco Bay and restored, she...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank MarshaS74
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My daughter took me on the Blues Cruise. It is offered the first Sunday of the month. I would advise you to get your tickets early, because it sells out. It is easy to find. It is next to the ferry terminal at Jack London...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Spicemom2013
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