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“Awesome views of the Bridge and Alcatraz”

Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39
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US$37.00*
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San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise
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US$31.00*
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San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure
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US$69.00*
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Owner description: 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 Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, Vallejo, Alameda/Oakland, Harbor Bay and South San Francisco.
Reviewed 30 June 2014

I booked a bay cruise tour on the Blue and Gold Fleet at Pier 39 in late June, 2014, with my husband and 2 children (ages 4 & 13 years). We LOVED the tour! We got to go underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, and we saw Alcatraz Island up close (tours were not available to go onto the island, so this was a good backup). The tour is narrated by a pre-recorded message which tells you about the historical places you pass and view during the tour. It's interesting and informative. There's a bar onboard, in case you'd like to get a drink. You may stand in an area on the bow of the ship, or there's seating inside. The tour lasted about an hour, which I thought was a good value. For the 4 of us to take the tour, it was $72 (the little one was free). I would definitely recommend the tour... but they also offer souvenir photos... WAY TOO EXPENSIVE! Bring your own camera, because the views are amazing!!

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We took a Bay Cruise adventure tour run by Blue and Gold Fleet during our stay at San Francisco.
The cruise runs every hour and is for Approx 45-50 min. The cruise takes you around the bay of San Francisco and you can have a Panoramic view of the city from the cruise. It takes you under the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz and you can see the Sea Lions at the bay also
All in all a lovely way to see San Francisco.
We bought discounted tickets from Goldstar for the Cruise.( You can find many good deals from their site, they are reliable and we really saved a lot by taking advantage of the deals mentioned on their site)

1  Thank mittal
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We booked this tour on the spur of the moment... It was a windy day which probably added to both the thrill and my hairstyle.
I don't think I stopped laughing for the entire 30 minute boat trip- well worth the money for the views and the adrenaline rush!
Maybe pack a comb though.

2  Thank katieksr83
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We prepaid online for a ferry trip to Sausilito and the process could not have been easier. You receive an online voucher open for any date. You need to purchase two tickets for a return trip. We were hoping to get great views of the Golden Gate Bridge however on both outbound and return it was mostly clouded in fog which we could see rolling over the hills behind Sausilito.

Thank greypair
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We ended up doing the Rocket Boat tour and it was awesome. So much fun and great views of the city. We went under the bay bridge and got to see the city from that view point.

Thank Pam G
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