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Red and White Fleet

Pier 43 1/2, Historic Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-673-2900
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US$ 68.00*
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San Francisco Bay Twilight and Sunset Cruise
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US$ 32.00*
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Golden Gate Bay Cruise
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US$ 40.00*
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San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Pier 43 1/2, Historic Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-673-2900
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved how easy it was to make a reservation with them and how flexible they are. They gave us a group rate (15 people or more) for there Bay cruise which was really nice. Their boats leave Fishermans Wharf often, so there are many options...More

Thank NayaSantaFe
Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad we did this cruise of San Francisco bay, cruising beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz, and under the Bay Bridge, capturing wonderful bay and city skyline views. Fortunately, the sun shone for us too which provided an added bonus. Well worth it,...More

Thank coogee3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our cruise was, I'd say, about half capacity on a July evening. Boarding was fast and easy. Pulled out of dock to panoramic views of the Bay Bridge and the cityscape. The sky was mostly clear, with a little maritime fog and there is a...More

Thank SunriseAddicted
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the Bridge 2 Bridge tour. You will not be disappointed! It takes you under the Golden Gate and the Bay Bridge. You also get a close view of Alcatraz and the Financial District. The tour comes with an audio tour guide (no extra charge)...More

Thank cherryfizwhiz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the bridge to bridge boat tour! The narration on the headphones was excellent and the tour was long enough to get your money's worth. We saw whales under the Golden Gate Bridge! Turns out they are there during the summer months. It was...More

Thank 135travisc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took an afternoon bay cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz. It was a lot of fun. The view under the Golden Gate Bridge was amazing. You just don't get a sense of how big it it until you are under it....More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in Florida and while planning our trip to San Francisco for our 45th anniversary- knew we wanted to take a sunset cruise-- Our children and their spouses surprised us and gave us cash to pick the cruise we wanted to do-- after searching...More

Thank barbiewalker72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the 2-hour trip that goes to the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz, to the Bay Bridge and then back to Pier 43. What an incredibly well run operation. From paying to embarkation to disembarkation everything was handled extremely well. There are headsets that have...More

Thank UlvaZell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a late afternoon bay cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz. It gave us a look at the under side of the bridge and the back side of Alcatraz Island. There was commentary on the different towns on the bay, we...More

Thank TravlerMary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cruise around the bay was great. The commentary was informative and funny. Staff were helpful on cruise,but rude at ticket office. You can get cheaper cruises, but not sure if you get commentary. Snacks and drinks available,but pricey.

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality
hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone
at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and
historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner.
Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
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10 June 2017|
Response from viajera222 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, we waited to purchase tickets until we where in the Wharf so we weren't deterred by weather. It was fine. Then we strolled around until it was time for our cruise. But be back to get in line earlyish because tour... More
10 June 2017|
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Response from Bob W | Reviewed this property |
Most foggy early morning but depends on time of year. I you purchased a ticket - there will be room. Plenty of space on their boats.
28 February 2017|
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Response from Lisa W | Reviewed this property |
We went the last week of November, which I believe is the winter schedule and it was approximately 2.5 hours.