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USS Potomac

540 Water St, Oakland, CA 94607-3746
+1 510-627-1215
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USS Potomac...FDR's Yacht

Wasn't able to tour but saw it pull into port, and able to read about it's history from ferry... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Suzanne P
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Eastpointe, United States
A Great Historical Sunset Cruise!

We had a group of family and friends that traveled to Oakland for this cruise and the weather was... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Suzanne L
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West Monroe, Louisiana
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540 Water St, Oakland, CA 94607-3746
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't able to tour but saw it pull into port, and able to read about it's history from ferry dock...Seems impressive. Office for the Potomac was next to ferry dock, but it was closed on Saturday.

Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We had a group of family and friends that traveled to Oakland for this cruise and the weather was perfect! We tasted Lake County wines and cheese plus some finger foods. We saw dolphins and whales near the Golden Gate Bridge and had a great...More

1  Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This ship has very intriguing story from its glorious day to present day. Thanks to city of Oakland to restore and refitted this sunken ship. For anyone who loves history and adore FDR, this is a must see. The Docent give all the time to...More

1  Thank FAIRLAWNOWL
Reviewed 28 September 2016

what a spectacular cruise! we were blessed with a beautifully sunny and warm day out on the bay, which made the cruise the best ever. we went on the 2-hour cruise, which was a perfect length of time. i wouldn't mind taking this cruise again....More

2  Thank dmc50
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This was our first time on FDR's presidential yacht and we enjoyed it immensely. It's a two hour cruise of the Bay, from Oakland's Jack London Square to Fisherman's Wharf in SF and return. A comfortable, smooth-riding, wonderfully restored historic ship with a storied past...More

2  Thank mrancer
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The crew and volunteers speak lovingly of the USS Potomac. By the end of this trip you'll want to introduce your friends and family to this grand old lady too. Before she was literally resurrected from the bottom of San Francisco Bay and restored, she...More

1  Thank Marsha S
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My daughter took me on the Blues Cruise. It is offered the first Sunday of the month. I would advise you to get your tickets early, because it sells out. It is easy to find. It is next to the ferry terminal at Jack London...More

1  Thank Spicemom2013
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Visiting the USS Potomac is a learning experience for most visitors in that it has many rotating exhibits as well as permanents ones. Many planes are on display and even a real space capsule that was picked up from the ocean after returning to earth!

1  Thank Greg S
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Great for history buffs - FDR's yacht where history was made - or a least discussed. Remarkably small quarters with interesting artifacts. We went to a unique blue grass show on board.

1  Thank rej99
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The USS Potomac is President Franklin D. Roosevelt's private yacht. It is moored at Jack London Square in London and offers cruises of the SF bay. The yacht is restored to its original condition, although it is not opulent in the way one might think...More

1  Thank Mary A
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