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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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  • Average6%
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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 22 July 2016 via mobile

I paid $30 to go on this hour cruise. Headphones and transmitter were provided to describe what was going on in the tour. This particular tour went from GG bridge to Bay bridge and around Alcatraz.

1  Thank Jessica Heeren P
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The Bay cruise is a must! Headphone tour of the bay...Very informative. Boat goes right under the bridge. Spectacular views of Golden Gate, the city of San Francisco and surroundings, and up close around Alcatraz. Definitely recommend!

1  Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 15 July 2016

It was relaxing. Not expensive at all and had a great time. They also sell alcohol! It went under the golden gate bridge.

1  Thank Michaelsworld
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

took the red and white 2 bridges cruise, and it was good. lots and lots of professional narration, in lots of languages (including english!), and great views of the city, the bridges, etc. my only complaint is the wireless sound system. it kept cutting out,...More

Thank Yevgenyi G
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is a great way to start your SF trip and get your bearings. They not only give you the tour, but they provide audio with great history and facts. Bring a jacket if you want to be outside it was very cold. And book...More

1  Thank azbtown
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We ended up taking this tour because we had three people who wanted a closer view of Alcatraz...it provides that, but so much more! An audio tour (offered in 16 different languages, sadly, Polish (which three members of our group use exclusively) was not one...More

1  Thank 007Katie007
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The sunset cruise was well worth the money. We sailed round the bay past Alcatraz and then under the Golden Gate Bridge. A buffet and one drink is included in the price, more drinks can be purchased if required. The sunset was well worth the...More

1  Thank Jackie D
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Leaving the Fisherman's Wharf area they cruise towards the Golden Gate bridge and the on-board commentary (headsets and multilingual recordings) gives you a great insight into the San Francisco Bay area. This winds it's way under the GGB and back, passing very close to Alcatraz...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This ride is about an hour long and probably better when it is not so windy (it gets windier as the day goes on so maybe a morning cruise is better). We did the Golden Gate cruise which basically takes you from Fisherman's Wharf, just...More

Thank Sabena Y
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We did the sunset your if the bay which included one free drink and light appetisers. The beverages to purchase were well priced and the red wine was delicious! We sat at a table and had some great discussions with other patrons on the boat....More

Thank 501keshias
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?
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
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?
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.
How long is the California Sunset Cruise (winter schedule)? Thanks!
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.