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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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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 3 days ago

We decided to do the Sunset Cruise on the Red and White Fleet and had a good time. We found cheaper tickets at goldstar.com. The cruise was nice but definitely bring a jacket as it can get cold on the water. There is some food...More

Thank rapitch
Reviewed 4 days ago

I originally wanted to take a cruise during the afternoon at high tide in hopes of seeing a whale, but the family opted for the sunset cruise and I'm glad they did. Of course, it's freezing on the Bay, so we had to continually move...More

Thank Stokest
Reviewed 4 days ago

This cruise is a great way to get up close and personal to the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and views of the San Fran skyline and Bay Bridge from the water. The audio tour provides a lot of information that really enhances the experience. You...More

Thank janiewa
Reviewed 6 days ago

Okay, its totally a tourist-type thing to go out on one of these boats. the cost is very reasonable for a one-hour trip ($32.00/adult) - AND, you just can't beat the views of the city, GG Bridge, Alcatraz, Marin headlands, and Bay Bridge. AND, the...More

Thank Bisulfite
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and me did a bridge-to-bridge cruise on our anniversary and it was awesome! We sailed to the Golden Gate bridge first and it was completely encased in fog when we passed under it! It was one of the most beautiful, iconic sights you...More

Thank econotraveller41
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great cruise. It lasts 90 minutes and it takes you out under the Golden Gate bridge and then around Alcatraz and then under the Bay bridge. On the way back you get a nice view of San Francisco. The audio tour is...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have taken this tour more than once and it never disappoints. The boat is clean and the crew is very pleasant, especially the girls who organize the lines before you board. There is restrooms and a snack bar/bar on board. Bring a jacket/sweater because...More

Thank hrhvictoria
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to San Francisco a few times before and wanted to do some relaxing sightseeing. I love being on a boat especially if it is nice out so this made sense. I decided on the Bridge 2 Bridge tour. It was only 30 minutes...More

Thank Roland P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been charge by groupon for a GOLDSTAR cruise that i didn't purchase. I must involve the credit card company, FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, NYS ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE, and local police department to resolve this matter. I don't recommend using GOLDSTAR, CLASSIC CRUISES, OR GRUOPON....More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately the weather didn't help. Very foggy / misty when we got closer to the Golden Gate bridge - couldn't see it!!! Rest of tour sunny and good views. On board commentary good. We did the 11/2 hour trip which was not too long I...More

Thank Jason H
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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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
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.
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.