San Francisco Bay Cruise

Red and White Review

The Bay Cruise Sails San Francisco Bay

The Red and White Fleet is one of the two primary fleet operators offering tours of San Francisco Bay including visits that sail past Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. All of the tours are powered by bio-diesel fuel - a plus for the environment. There are three tours offered - we'll describe the current prices, pro's, and con's of each boat tour under the detailed cruise route map below.

Red and White Fleet

Golden Gate Bay Cruise

This is the cruise to see it all - and quick - right from Fisherman's Wharf Pier 43 1/2. A one hour cruises departs 8-14 times daily and includes going under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz as shown by the purple line in the map above. The tour includes for purchase: an available full bar, snacks, and souvenirs. Audio is available via headphones in twelve different languages. You'll see the swimming club of Aquatic park, historic ships at Hyde Street Pier, and the San Francisco Maritime National Park. The tour continues past Fort Mason and the Marina District - devastated in the 1989 earthquake. Crissy Field and lush hillsides at the Presidio have been converted from military use into park and business at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The photo opportunities are limitless. Across the Golden Gate Bridge - you can see wildlife at the Marin Headlands and historic Sausalito. From the return trip - you can see Angel Island State Park, Coit Tower, and the Bay Bridge.

Estimated Prices
Adults: $24 Family {2 Adults + 4 Youth} $69
Youth (5-17): $16 Children Under 5: Free

Red and White Reservations: 415-673-2900

San Francisco Explorer Cruise

This special tour focuses on natural history, architecture, and Native American culture -- sailing under the Bay Bridge and along the high-rise skyline, AT&T baseball park, Alcatraz, and Treasure Island. This is a summer-time only cruise - from late May 26 to Sept 6- once daily at 3:30 pm. As shown in the map above - the Red and White Explorer Cruise departs from Pier 43 1/2 and follows the green route above. Prices are $36 for adults and $24 for Youth 5-17.

The Red and White crosses the Golden Gate

California Sunset Cruise

This relaxing and romantic 2 hour cruise leaves once daily at either 6pm or 7pm depending on the sunset. The route is similar to the Golden Gate Bay Cruise above, but takes a wider route out around Angel Island as shown by the blue line on the map above. This cruise features a complimentary appetizer buffet from Boudin San Francisco bakery and one free beverage for each ticket.

Estimated Prices
Adults: $54
Youth (5-17): $36
Family {2 Adults + 4 Youth} $129

Red and White Reservations: 415-673-2900