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“Fun ride and great view of the Golden Gate”

Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39
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US$31.00*
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San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure
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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 9 July 2014

We took the 90 mins Escape From The Rock. The Cruize was fun filled with Good information about the historical Golden Gate and about the history of Alcatraz and surroundings.
Friendly employees on board.
Great view of the Golden Gate. You can stand in front of the ship and take some great memorial photos.

Thank antsanshul
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Took this boat to Angle Island. It was fast and a real fun ride. The staff where not too people friendly, but they got us where we needed to go. I would ride with them again.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We took the 90 minute "Escape From Alcatraz" tour; booked the tickets online and received tickets for any departure date of our choosing.
We sailed on 7/5, probably one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year. Unfortunately, lots of families who didn't seem to be interested at all in the tour narration were on our trip. The tour company prepared a great story which included history, pointing out landmarks on the shore and on Alcatraz, and facts about the Golden Gate Bridge. But we had to concentrate to hear the narration over the boisterous family conversations that would have been more well suited to a picnic in one of the parks instead of the boat ride. At one point, a deck hand had to bring back 7-8 year old siblings to their parents because they were were running through the ship unsupervised.
There really doesn't seem to be a good way that I could suggest to avoid this. Just be aware.
It's a great tour, but enjoyment can be drastically diminished if your fellow passengers are inconsiderate.

Thank wearytraveler080212
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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

There was a very long line just to board. We showed up 15 minutes early and had to wait for the next boat. You can not hear the narrator at all and it was very cold and windy outside even though it was July.

Thank Shelltag
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

The Rocket Boat was super fun. It is on a first come first serve basis. We bought our tickets and got into a long line. It's a 30 min ride so if you miss one time slot, you can take the next. You can get a little wet if it's windy out there. Very fun! $25 per person but saw a $4 off coupon in one if the SF coupon fliers they hand out in the hotels and stores. 2014

Thank Biglaugh
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