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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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San Francisco Bay Twilight and Sunset Cruise
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US$ 32.00*
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US$ 40.00*
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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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“bridge tour” (72 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pier 43 1/2, Historic Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman’s Wharf
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+1 415-673-2900
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Tour boats are located at Fisherman’s Wharf under the revolving tour boat sign, next to the Franciscan Restaurant. This is money well spent. We took the Golden Gate Bay Cruise. The trip gives a great close up view of Alcatraz and a unique view of...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Took the bridge to bridge cruise. Great cruise, very informative, great view of the bridges the city and Alcatraz

Thank hstewart23
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

One and a half hours. Did it on my last day in San Fran. It was nice though the audio guide kept cutting in and out which was irritating. But the parts I heard were interesting. You can buy food and drink on board -...More

Thank Pauline W
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I was hesitant about taking a boat tour just to see the golden gate bridge, but my wife insisted and I'm glad she did. It is money well spent. You get to see the inner bay area, sail boats everywhere, and of course the Golden...More

Thank Jackalope61
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were very glad to be a part of this fleet on our visit to the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. This was a perfect solution with an impatient child, to see everything we wanted in San Francisco and not be held up at any...More

Thank Iva V
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We did the 1 hour cruise to the Golden Gate Bridge and then around Alcatraz. The crew were not exactly the friendliest and the audio system needs up dated and up graded. It was of pretty poor quality. A bit pricey for what was offered.

Thank Markeverett
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We took the bridge to bridge cruise and it was wonderful! The weather was perfect and the views of San Francisco skyline, the Marin headlands, Alcatraz, the bridges were awesome! The boat was very clean and they provided headphones for a guided tour which was...More

Thank barbarafS4425HQ
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I did this 90 minutes tour on a foggy day (due to a fixed tour schedule) - we could see only the bottom half of the Golden Gate Bridge. Had I had the choice when to do it, I would definitely have gone on a...More

1  Thank luinrina
Reviewed 2 October 2016

You may have chance to take very nice pictures of bridge under it. We went in september and it was very cold outside.

Thank Semih A
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Nothing special about this. Views were pretty. It wasn't too crowded. Commentary was informative. price reasonable

Thank crieder58
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03Teresa
10 June 2017|
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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
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03Teresa
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.
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jrfifer
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.
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