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Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39

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“alcatraz island”(51 reviews)
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Blue & Gold Fleet, located at PIER 39 in San Francisco, offers Bay Cruises that sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz, the Bay Area’s only high-speed thrill ride on RocketBoat, custom boat charters and scheduled ferry service to...more
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The Embarcadero at Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman’s Wharf
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 July 2011

We struck it lucky the day we did the ‘Escape from the Rock’ tour as the weather was absolutely perfect – no hint of fog/mist at all which meant I got some great photo’s. I was going to buy tickets online until I realised that...More

8  Thank ne_quine
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I did the one hour bay cruise. The boat docks just next to Pier 39. You cant make reservations for priority boarding. Its first come first serve. You have to wait in line to get on board. After departure the boat sails towards The Golden...More

4  Thank John v
Miguel G, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your cruise. For your own personalized audio experience, you may access the audio tour through your own wifi enabled cell phone or tablet. Thanks again.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took the one hour cruise to Golden Gate and Alcatraz tour. It was good. It had a recorded commentary that was informative but not comprehensive. The crew were competent and made announcements as required for safety (eg: “ please be aware we are meeting a...More

Thank Doug K
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. All best wishes, Dennis

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the ferry on the tour under the bridge,and around Alcatraz Island. We also drove our bikes over the bridge to Sausalito and took the ferry back. Very enjoyable!

Thank thepitsplace
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Excellent! We are very happy to hear you had a wonderful time and hope to see you again soon. All best wishes, Dennis.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the extended bay cruise and loved it. Sit on the right side of the top deck for the best views! We went under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz while listening to a prerecorded informative audio. Info about the city history, the...More

Thank Tia3462
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your very kind review. We appreciate your opinion and thank you for offering tips for future passengers as well. Yes, it can get very cold on the bay! All best wishes, Dennis

Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip was very informative and somewhat entertaining as the recorded narrative played while the ship cruised to the Bay Bridge and around Alcatraz. We were able to enjoy an adult beverage and take some fantastic pictures on this tour. Fun and interesting!

Thank Ryan S
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your very kind review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Best wishes always, Dennis

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Caught the first sailing (next to ‘Prier 39’) of the day to Tiburon (09:30); the boat was busy with parties of children on route to camping on Angel Island. The crossing was quick & smooth with a good views of Alcatraz & the Golden Gate...More

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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind review. We appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a unique was of experiencing the rock via the Blue and Gold Alcatraz. We went to the Golden Gate bridge and then main focus was the prison. The commentary from inside the boat and the experience around the island was truley great. Recommended...More

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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We really appreciate your feedback and we're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Best wishes!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I joined an out of state couple for a weekday Blue & Gold Fleet roundtrip ferry ride between San Francisco and Sausalito in early October 2018. We had a very pleasant ride both ways with lots of sunshine and little wind. The...More

Thank Robert D
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and recommendation. We really appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed your trip. We hope to see you again soon. All best wishes, Dennis

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As a resident of the Bay Area who prior to moving had visited multiple times as a tourist, I've had the opportunity to utilize many boat/tour and ferry services in the area. None of them quite lacked the professionalism and borderline predatory policies of Blue...More

Thank harvdogg
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very sorry to hear about your frustrating experience. It is the most customer friendly way to provide these one-way services with other non-BGF points of return. We will be certain to reinforce that our Captains & on-board staff are making several announcements about...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Used this company before on my visits to SF but hadn’t done this one before They say it lasts one hour it does just about as there is only so much to see when on the tour They take you under the Golden Gate Bridge...More

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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your feedback and potential future guests do as well. All the best, Dennis.

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

This trip is terrific way to get an insight into this city from the harbour. It has clear narative to inform and the views of the Golden Gate and Alcatraz are excellent. If you only have a short time in the city then do this....More

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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Thank you very much for your very kind review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience!

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Response from Dennis S | Property representative |
Hi there, You can make a reservation by searching for bike reservations on Google. Then if you do have a reservation, we recommend you arrive 20 – 25 minutes prior to your desired departure time. Please find and tell the... More
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Hi! We are working on the schedule now. We will have a final schedule posted by end of the week. Thank you!
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Response from ccr9217 | Reviewed this property |
I'm really not sure. I purchased my tickets there pretty easily, in advance.
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