Red and White Fleet, San Francisco

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Welcome aboard the historic Red and White Fleet – San Francisco’s original sightseeing adventure since 1892. The family-owned fleet is located at Pier 43 ½ in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf, offering daily sailings and bay cruises under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz narrated in 12 languages. Red and White’s bay cruises are a spectacular and convenient way for visitors to discover the biggest sights and landmarks of the City by the Bay.

Validated parking for up to 1-hr is offered to those parking in the "Triangle Parking Lot" across the street from Red and White Fleet, starting at 10AM daily. Parking ticket needs to be validated at the time of picking up cruise tickets from Red and White Fleet booth at Pier 43 1/2.

Sail under the Golden Gate and around Alcatraz aboard the 1-hr Golden Gate Bay Cruise – a San Francisco original narrated in 12 languages. Or enjoy sunsets, hearty appetizers, drinks and live guitar music aboard the relaxed 2-hr California Sunset Cruise. The new 90-minute Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise is an amazing way to celebrate the 75-year anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge as well as the incredible see San Francisco Bay Bridge. Hop-on bus tours and other adventures on land are available as well.
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  • Too crowded as we had a good seat on the top, but so many people you couldn’t see much. I think your better off doing the Hornblower from my experience.  more »
  • My friend and me liked the trip. We did it during the end of July. Unfortunately the Golden Gate Bridge was covered in fog and mist and so was alcatraz. The audio guide was interesting and informative...  more »
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  • Wonderful cruise around the SF Bay passing several famous sights like Alcatraz former prison, Angel Island, Tiburon and Sausalito, and then out under the Golden Gate Bridge and back to Pier 43 1/2. The finger food, fruit & veggie, and dessert buffet on the Twilight Cruise was plenty to eat and the seating was spacious. Three decks to enjoy different views and photo perspectives.
  • My friends and I bought a good deal on tickets on Wednesday 3:00pm from the Ferry Building, rushed to where we were to board the 4:15pm cruise. Arrived at 3:45pm but the guy at the booth stated the tickets we had were for an old cruise schedule. They could not reimburse our tickets but we can pay up to have the sunset cruise. Lessons learnt- make sure you check online before purchasing good deal tickets.
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