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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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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bridge tour” (65 reviews)
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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 24 May 2017

The boat took us out to the Golden Gate Bridge and then back across the bay to the Oakland Bay Bridge before coming back to port. The narration along the way was well presented and intelligent, with lots of fun facts and tidbits. There's a...More

Thank walter4e2016
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This was the second of two bay cruises we took during the week. Have perfect weather and the bay was fairly calm. The boat is clean with inside/outside seating & snack & beverage bar inside. Would recommend buying a Go City Card if your stay...More

Thank dkbeachlovers
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Went for the Red and white fleet Bay cruise on a Saturday afternoon. Had booked online and just exchanged the voucher for the tickets at the counter. Was expecting a big line but there was hardly anyone there. No need to book any time slot....More

Thank Parul211
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We booked this as the Alcatraz landing trips were already fully booked. This trip was great and probably a better choice. We went under the Golden Gate Bridge, sailed very close around Alcatraz and saw seals and dolphins. Awesome

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 21 May 2017

It was a nice boat ride to the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. The narrator had a lot of information.

Thank Msteek
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We took the bridge to bridge tour. Very informative audio tour included in the admission.Check online for 20% discount coupon

Thank flatsdad
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Excellent way to learn a bit about San Francisco from the water. Guided tour with head phone set. Crew alerted us to rough waters ahead. Very helpful. Pay attention to the weather and dress for cool winds from the water. Starts out, heads to the...More

Thank Yvonner8r
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Trip advisor seems to have a problem with describing this tour. We took the 1.5 hours bridge to bridge tour with commentary in many languages. The views and timing were great with Golden Gate, Bay Bridge and Alcatraz covered. But the commentary devices kept cutting...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Everyone on the boat was courteous and professional. The audio tour came with the ticket and was very informative. Great way to learn the history of San Francisco. Get an online coupon to reduce the fare.

Thank I9442OProbertr
Reviewed 4 May 2017

but it was a wonderful experience. The trip was about one and one half hours and it was so worth it. The City was shrouded in fog which made it more interesting. Got close to Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. There are headphones available...More

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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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So, if you purchase a bridge to bridge in the AM, and if it is foggy can you exchange it for a time later that day? It talks about that for the bay cruise, but doesn't exactly say for bridge to bridge. What if the later ones are sold out, then you'd be stuck in the AM?
11 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
The bridge to bridge tour has different starting times also, even though you pick a time when booking? Whap happens if the boat is full when you show up? We would not have another day to go. Also, when is it usually the most foggy in the morning?
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.
How long is the California Sunset Cruise (winter schedule)? Thanks!
1 March 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.