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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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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%
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“bridge tour” (73 reviews)
“bay bridge” (90 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my cousins went on the “golden gate cruise” in San Francisco. It’s an hour long and pretty cool if you ask me. You get great views of the city from the sea, go under the golden gate... There’s also an audio guide giving...More

Thank David Š
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the bridge to bridge 2 hour cruise and it was beautiful to beautiful. The narration through a headset was perfect. You can listen or not. The concession stand sells local beer. Get upstairs early to get the outside seats.

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 4 days ago

great great cruise ,we went under the golden gate ,and around Alcatraz island,,and we were very close ,so nice time for pics..the cruise is very smooth and they have head phones for a narrative of the trip .lots of pic oppertunetys .but bring a jacket...More

Thank whatstheuse123
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a sunny day this is a wonderful option to see the bridge in its beauty and to get a unique view of San Francisco. I took the 90-minute ride to "Two bridges" on a cloudless day and I have wonderful pictures with the bridge.

Thank Moshe_I
Reviewed 1 week ago

My hubby and I took the 90 Minute Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise on the Red and White Fleet on a Sunday afternoon @ 2:15pm in the SF Bay. We had a blast on this cruise. Our cruise wasn't that crowded, the weather was breezy, but...More

Thank LisaandRod93013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Husband and I booked his trip back in May and we were very excited to go however hurricane Irma had bigger ideas. After we received our mandatory effectuation we proceeded to contact our hotel reservations and excursions as soon as we knew we would...More

Thank Sharron E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the first tour of the day on the Bridge to Bridge. Not too crowded. Information was excellent even though the day was foggy, great views and photo ops.

Thank Vouky1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We joined the last tour (5pm) and really enjoyed it. Apart from a few teething problems with the headphones (my husband had to get a new pair) it all worked well. The bay tour takes you under Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz for views...More

Thank JKerr88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Early is better. 930 was perfect. Affordable way to get close up to the Golden Gate Bridge. $32. About an hour. Great perspective. And there is a bar onboard with mimosas and Bloody Marys. Good time.

Thank kimo213
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to take the sunset cruise. It was very relaxing and tranquil. There is an outdoor deck (perfect for photo opportunities) and plenty of indoor seating (perfect for when it’s windy). We past the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Alcatraz Island and Angel Island....More

Thank Emily P
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
9 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.