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Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39

The Embarcadero at Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Blue & Gold Fleet, located at PIER 39 in San Francisco, offers Bay Cruises that sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz, the Bay Area’s only high-speed thrill ride on RocketBoat, custom boat charters and scheduled ferry service to Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, Vallejo, Alameda/Oakland, Harbor Bay and South San Francisco.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“alcatraz island” (51 reviews)
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The Embarcadero at Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
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"hour cruise"
in 19 reviews
"alcatraz island"
in 51 reviews
"cruise takes"
in 8 reviews
"green screen"
in 7 reviews
"top deck"
in 30 reviews
"recorded narration"
in 7 reviews
"past alcatraz"
in 18 reviews
"angel island"
in 36 reviews
"different perspective"
in 16 reviews
"boat ride"
in 31 reviews
"sf bay"
in 18 reviews
"bring a jacket"
in 18 reviews
"nice tour"
in 8 reviews
"great ride"
in 11 reviews
"escape from alcatraz"
in 9 reviews
"great pictures"
in 12 reviews
"photo opportunities"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The boats were clean and well kept. There was a concession area on the main deck, cash only. I was terribly disappointed by the fact this was a prerecorded tour and it didn't always match to where we were. In fact they mentions things that...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Horrible sound system. If you want to hear anything they say, sit inside. We sat outside and heard a bunch of static and every 3rd word. Kind if disappointing that we weren't able to learn any history of the Golden Gate Bridge. If you plan...More

Thank Tracie S
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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're sorry to hear you couldn't hear the audio. There is a version available for you to listen via your own mobile device which would make it easier to hear. We appreciate your feedback and are always striving to make our rides as pleasant as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my out of country family on this cruise and we all enjoyed it very much. The staff were friendly and informative. Nice 60 minutes cruise under the bridge and around Alcatraz. Boat was clean and spacious. Everyone had a seat and they also sell...More

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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your very kind review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience. Please join us again soon. Best wishes, Dennie

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I waited over 90 minutes from the time I purchase tickets for the Escape the Rock and was the second family in line told that the boat was at capacity and we would have to wait another two hours for the next one. Apparently the...More

Thank cnef34
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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are very sorry to hear that you had a frustrating experience. We definitely make sure that the ticket sales agents know to let customers know that ferries are first come first served. Regretfully it is hard for us to predict how many people will...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blue and Gold fleet takes passengers on a very good tour of the harbor, all the way out to and under the Golden Gate bridge, before turning around and circling Alcatraz Island. The entire tour is narrated with a beautifully produced sound track that...More

Thank Burton W
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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your very kind review. We appreciate your feedback and are super happy to hear you enjoyed your Bay Cruise Adventure.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$12.50 adult single for a ferry ride back from Sausalito to Pier 39. Trip was fine, but had to wait for all the bikes to board and buy a one way ticket on board (queue) but saw angel island and Alcatraz on the way back

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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your kind review. Sorry for the wait. To avoid the queue next time, consider buying a ticket in advance from our website. Thanks again, Dennis

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another City Pass activity. The boat ride goes around Alcatraz Island & around the Golden Gate Bridge. it's a fun narrated tour. Got a chance to take some pictures going under the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your kind feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise and got some good pictures. Please come back again soon! Best, Dennis

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pmiller1970
1 August 2017|
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Response from Dennis S | Property representative |
Hi! We are working on the schedule now. We will have a final schedule posted by end of the week. Thank you!
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Lisa K
6 July 2017|
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Response from ccr9217 | Reviewed this property |
I'm really not sure. I purchased my tickets there pretty easily, in advance.
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Response from DebGFtraveler | Reviewed this property |
I've used Seaband,which is something to be worn on the wrist. I used it on my last cruise, it worked great. I bought it at a pharmacy. Enjoy your trip!
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