Welcome Aboard the Historic Red and White Fleet - San Francisco's original sightseeing adventure and only multilingual bay cruise!
In operation since 1892, our family-owned fleet provides visitors and locals alike with the opportunity to discover San Francisco’s biggest landmarks aboard unique sightseeing excursions, departing from Pier 43 ½ in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf.
Red and White Fleet’s cruise tours of San Francisco Bay take visitors to San Francisco’s biggest landmarks and premier attractions, including the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge and around notorious Alcatraz Island. Red and White’sSM boat cruises of San Francisco Bay not only are spectacular, but also a convenient way for visitors to discover the many famous sights of the City by the Bay in a relaxing and classic way.
After all, our boat tours of San Francisco Bay depart up to 17 times daily from Fisherman’s Wharf, feature indoor and outdoor seating, and have cash bars onboard. Plus, our daytime cruises include exclusive headphone audio in 16 languages, giving you the option to learn about San Francisco history and sights, or to simply kick back and enjoy the amazing views.
Cruise options include the 1-hr Golden Gate Bay Cruise, which takes visitors under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island. The tour is narrated and offers 16 language options via headphones. Or come aboard the 90-minute Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise, which allows guests to see all of San Francisco's spectacular skyline in one cruise that goes under both of San Francisco's famous bridges. In the early evening, the 2-hr California Sunset & Twilight Cruises offer guests an opportunity to enjoy appetizers from the buffet, while sailing into the twilight on San Francisco Bay. It's a casual affair with drinks, guitar music, and food.
In addition to sightseeing cruises on San Francisco Bay, Red and White Fleet also features a variety of city tours and excursions throughout Northern California. Popular options include bus tours to Muir Woods, the Sonoma & Napa Wine Country, Yosemite, Monterey & Carmel, as well as Hop-on Hop-off Double decker Bus Tours of San Francisco.