Red and White Fleet Increases Cruise Options Through San Francisco’s “Indian Summer” and Beyond

Anchored in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf, Red and White Fleet is welcoming the warm “Indian Summer” of San Francisco with daily sailings of the popular California Sunset Cruise through November 3, 2013. 

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Additionally, the California Twilight Cruise will depart at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday through Monday afternoons and the San Francisco Bay’s only Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise will continue to operate at Noon (daily) and at 4:15 p.m. (Thursday through Monday nights) in the winter months from November 4, 2013 – March 30, 2014.

The California Sunset Cruise is a casual two-hour excursion where passengers enjoy views of the city’s stunning sunset over the Pacific Ocean, live guitar entertainment, hearty appetizers from the buffet and a beer, wine or soda from the bar. Daily departures at 6:00 p.m. will be offered from through November 3. Prices are as follows: Adults (18+) = $58; Youth (5-17) = $40; and Children under five = free.

The California Twilight Cruise is the winter version of the aforementioned Sunset Cruise, with an earlier boarding time of 5:30 p.m. from November 4 – March 30.  Prices are as follows: Adults (18+) = $58; Youth (5-17) = $40; and Children under five = free.

IMG_7932The Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise allows passengers to discover a complete view of San Francisco’s entire waterfront, from the legendary Golden Gate Bridge to the evolutionary Bay Bridge and all attractions in between. As the only bay tour that passes under both magnificent bridges, the 90-minute cruise also features aheadphone audio tour that is available in 12 languages.  Cruises will run at Noon daily and at 4:15 p.m. Thursday through Monday afternoons from November 4 – March 30.  Prices are as follows: Adults (18+) = $36; Youth (5-17) = $24; and Children under five = free.

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Since it’s origin during the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939, millions of locals and visitors alike have enjoyed a journey aboard Red and White Fleet’s Golden Gate Bay Cruise, where tours lead passengers past San Francisco’s biggest landmarks, including under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz. Ideal for entertaining guests from near and far, features of the tour include: Red and White Fleet’s exclusive headphone audio, available in 12 languages; up close views of marine wildlife (seagulls, pelicans, sea lions and even dolphins). A cash bar with drinks, snacks and merchandise is available.

Red and White Fleet Expands Cruise Service for Labor Day Weekend and Extends Daily California Sunset Cruise through October

Anchored in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf, Red and White Fleet is adding more California Sunset Cruise options for the busy Labor Day weekend and the fall period.  In addition to the daily 7:00 p.m. departures during the summer months, Red and White Fleet will also offer California Sunset Cruise departures at 7:30 p.m. on August 24, 30 and 31 as well as on September 1, 2013.

Additionally, after Labor Day Monday and Tuesday departures have been added to the fall schedule of the California Sunset Cruise, so it will continue to operate on a daily basis through November 3, 2013.

The California Sunset Cruise is a casual two-hour excursion where passengers enjoy views of the city’s stunning sunset over the Pacific Ocean, live guitar entertainment, hearty appetizers from the buffet and a beer, wine or soda from the bar.  Nestled into the warm and cozy atmosphere of Red and White Fleet’s historic ferry boats, guests will cruise along the skyline of San Francisco with its modern skyscrapers and historic landmarks, around Angel Island, along the shores of Sausalito and Tiburon, past the infamous island of Alcatraz, and under the legendary Golden Gate Bridge. Daily departures at 6pm will be offered from September 3 to November 3. Prices are as follows: Adults (18+) = $58; Youth (5-17) = $40; and Children under five = free.

Advance bookings required online at http://tours.redandwhite.com or by calling (415) 673-2900.

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Since it’s origin during the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939, millions of locals and visitors alike have enjoyed a journey aboard Red and White Fleet’s Golden Gate Bay Cruise, where tours lead passengers past San Francisco’s biggest landmarks, including under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz. Ideal for entertaining guests from near and far, features of the tour include: Red and White Fleet’s exclusive headphone audio, available in 12 languages; up close views of marine wildlife (seagulls, pelicans, sea lions and even dolphins). A cash bar with drinks, snacks and merchandise is available.

Red And White Fleet Introduces Happy Hour aboard the Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise

ImageFor those interested in discovering after-work or post-convention activities for relaxed team and client outings during the summer season, Red and White Fleet offers its one of a kind  Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise.Now thru September 2, the daily 5:45 pm departure provides passengers with an opportunity to unwind at the end of the day and take in the great views of San Francisco’s entire waterfront, while enjoying drinks at Happy Hour prices.

Along the way, guests will be thrilled to cruise under the legendary Golden Gate Bridge, past the evolutionary Bay Bridge while soaking up all the attractions in between. As the only bay tour that passes under both magnificent bridges, the cruise features spectacular views of urban and natural scenery, all combined into one 90-minute loop that includes an optional headphone audio tour that is available in 12 languages. 

To help set a festive mood amongst friends and colleagues at the end of the day, Red and White Fleet’s Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise features Happy Hour every evening at 5:45pm.  Specialty cocktails include: Rum Punch; Gin + Tonic; Margarita; Bloody Mary; Irish coffee; imported and microbrew beers; bottles of wine; and featured cocktails of the week (Mai Tai, Washington Apple and a Dirty Shirley).  For the 5:45pm Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise only, Red and White Fleet offers free pub snacks with the purchase of any cocktail (typical bar mix or trail mix).

Prices for the Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise are as follows: Adults (18+) = $36; Youth (5-17) = $24; and Children under five = free. Tickets purchased now or at any time for the Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise are valid within 365 days after the date of purchase.

Whether traveling from out of town or commuting on public transportation to Fisherman’s Wharf, there are several options for getting to Pier 43½, including the F-Line trolleys; Cable Car; Pedicab; or a leisurely stroll along the city-by-the-bay’s vibrant Waterfront. Pier 43 ½ is only a short cab ride from Moscone Center and Downtown San Francisco.

Advance bookings are recommended as this cruise sells out on some occasions. A full bar with drinks, snacks and merchandise (including logo wear) are available onboard.

 

Since it’s origin during the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939, millions of locals and visitors alike have enjoyed a journey aboard Red and White Fleet’s Golden Gate Bay Cruise, where tours lead passengers past San Francisco’s biggest landmarks, including under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz. Ideal for entertaining guests from near and far, features of the tour include: Red and White Fleet’s exclusive headphone audio, available in 12 languages; up close views of marine wildlife (seagulls, pelicans, sea lions and even dolphins). A cash bar with drinks, snacks and merchandise is available. Starting every day* at 10:00 a.m., Red And White Fleet has eight – 14 daily departures from Pier 43½, which is located in the very heart of Fisherman’s Wharf.

 

For bookings and additional information, visit www.redandwhite.com or call (415) 673-2900.

San Francisco’s Red And White Fleet Introduces The Spring Season Cruise Schedule

ImageFor those looking at attraction options for the Spring season, Red and White Fleet is offering a myriad of San Francisco Bay cruises.  Beginning April 1, 2013, the available line up of cruises is ideal for those on Spring Break, celebrating the long Easter Weekend, on a getaway over Memorial Day Weekend or just to get out of the house for an outdoor, soft adventure.

During the Spring Season, passengers can choose from any one of Red and White Fleet’s popular cruises, including San Francisco’s original Golden Gate Bay Cruise, the California Sunset Cruise and the Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise

San Francisco’s original bay tour, the Golden Gate Bay Cruise, was launched in 1939 as part of the Golden Gate International Exposition.  This cruise has been a highlight of any visit to San Francisco for over 70 years and a favorite for locals as well. The one hour excursion sails along San Francisco’s breathtaking waterfront, under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge and around notorious Alcatraz Island. On route, passengers will discover San Francisco’s history and world famous landmarks through a personal headphone audio tour, available in 12 languages. Prices are $28 for adults (18+) and $18 for youth (ages 5-17).  Children under five are free. There will be 11 departures daily, starting at 10:00 a.m., throughout the season, as follows: 10:00 a.m.; 10:45 a.m.; 11:15 a.m.; Noon; 1:10 p.m.; 1:40 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.; 3:00 p.m.; 3:45 p.m.; 4:15 p.m.; and 5:00 p.m.  Tickets purchased now or at any time are valid within 365 days after the date of purchase.

The two-hour California Sunset Cruise features views of the city’s spectacular nightscape and the setting sun behind the Golden Gate Bridge, live guitar entertainment, light appetizers from the buffet and a hot or cold beverage from the bar.  Nestled into the warm and cozy atmosphere of Red and White Fleet’s historic ferry boats, the cruise will pass along the skyline of San Francisco, around Alcatraz and Angel Island, along the shores of Tiburon and Sausalito and under the legendary Golden Gate Bridge.  Prices are $58 for adults (18+) and $40 for youth (ages 5-17).  Children under five are free.  The Spring season features cruises on Wednesday-Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m.

The popular new Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise allows passengers to discover a comprehensive view of San Francisco’s entire waterfront, from the Golden Gate Bridge along San Francisco Bay’s opening into the Pacific Ocean to the Bay Bridge in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District. As the only bay tour that passes under both magnificent bridges, the cruise features spectacular views of urban and natural scenery, all combined into one 90-minute loop.  The Spring season features cruises daily at 12:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Prices are as follows: Adults (18+) = $36; Youth (5-17) = $24; and Children under five = free. Tickets purchased now or at any time for the Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise are valid within 365 days after the date of purchase.

Advance bookings are recommended as these cruises will sell out on some days/evenings. A full bar with drinks, snacks and merchandise (including logo wear) are available onboard.

CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR ABOARD RED AND WHITE FLEET’S SEASONAL CRUISES

ImageAnchored in the heart of San Francisco’s #1 destination, Fisherman’s Wharf, Red and White Fleet sets the stage for one of the city’s most celebrated holidays, Chinese New Year.  On the Lunar Calendar for February 10-16, 2013, Chinese New Year will celebrate the Year of the Snake and Red and White Fleet features a variety of cruises that are a great platform for celebrating the international holiday (two of the offered cruises feature Mandarin language audio tour as well*). Available cruises include the city’s first bay excursion, the Golden Gate Bay Cruise* as well as the Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise* and the breathtaking Twilight Cruise.

A description of the available San Francisco Bay cruises is as follows: 

Golden Gate Bay Cruise

As San Francisco’s original sightseeing adventure, this one-hour narrated cruise sails under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island, and highlights important “landmarks” of San Francisco history, including life at the Barbary Coast during the Gold Rush, the building of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island’s history as an immigration station (often called the Ellis Island of the West, and hencean important US landmark), and the Federal Penitentiary of Alcatraz (8-12 daily sailings starting at 10am).  With an audio tour available in 12 languages (including Mandarin), prices are as follows: Adults (18+) = $26; Youth (5-17) = $18; and Children under five = free.

 

Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise

The only cruise that sails under both the Golden Gate and Bay bridges, this 1½ hour loop passes the city’s entire bay waterfront and features San Francisco’s illustrious pastimes, unique architecture, natural history and Native American culture on exclusive headphone audio  available in 12 language choices (including Mandarin), The Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise departs 2-4 times daily from Pier 43½. Prices are as follows: Adults (18+) = $36; Youth (5-17) = $24; and Children under five = free.  (Available at Noon on Thursday through Saturday only)

 

California Twilight Cruise

On this casual two-hour cruise, passengers enjoy views of the city’s stunning sunset over the Pacific Ocean, live guitar entertainment, hearty appetizers from the buffet and a beer, wine or soda from the bar.  Nestled into the warm and cozy atmosphere of Red and White Fleet’s historic ferry boats, the cruise passes along the skyline of San Francisco with its modern skyscrapers and historic landmarks, goes past the infamous island of Alcatraz and cruises under the impressive San Francisco Bay Bridge and the legendary Golden Gate Bridge. Cruises during the Chinese New Year celebration are on Thursday through Saturday only at 5:30 p.m.  Prices are as follows: Adults (18+) = $58; Youth (5-17) = $40; and Children under five = free.

 

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For bookings and additional information as well as specific cruise times and dates,

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RED AND WHITE FLEET FEATURES SAN FRANCISCO CRUISES FOR 2013

Anchored in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco’s #1 destination, Red and White Fleet sets sail with its 2013 cruise schedule. Featured cruises include the city-by-the-bay’s famous Golden Gate Bay Cruise, the Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise, the breathtaking California Sunset and Twilight Cruises and a host of seasonal “departures” as well.  San Francisco Bay cruises are as follows: 

Golden Gate Bay Cruise

As San Francisco’s original sightseeing adventure, this one-hour narrated cruise sails under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island, and highlights important “landmarks” of San Francisco history, including life at the Barbary Coast during the Gold Rush, the building of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island’s history as an immigration station and the Federal Penitentiary of Alcatraz (8-12 daily sailings starting at 10am).  With an audio tour available in 12 languages, prices are as follows: Adults (18+) = $28; Youth (5-17) = $18; and Children under five = free.

Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise

The only cruise that sails under both the Golden Gate and Bay bridges, this 1½ hour loop passes the city’s entire bay waterfront and features San Francisco’s illustrious pastimes, unique architecture, natural history and Native American culture on exclusive headphone audio  available in 12 language choices, The Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise departs 2-4 times daily from Pier 43½. Prices are as follows: Adults (18+) = $36; Youth (5-17) = $24; and Children under five = free.

 

California Sunset + Twilight Cruises

On these casual two-hour cruises, passengers enjoy views of the city’s stunning sunset over the Pacific Ocean, live guitar entertainment, hearty appetizers from the buffet and a beer, wine or soda from the bar.  Nestled into the warm and cozy atmosphere of Red and White Fleet’s historic ferry boats, the cruise will pass along the skyline of San Francisco with its modern skyscrapers and historic landmarks, past the infamous island of Alcatraz and cruise under the impressive San Francisco Bay Bridge and the legendary Golden Gate Bridge. Cruise schedule varies during the course of the year, with daily departures in the Summer (May 23-September 3) and 3-5 times a week during the other seasons.  Prices are as follows: Adults (18+) = $58; Youth (5-17) = $40; and Children under five = free.

 

Red And White Fleet Introduces San Francisco’s Only Holiday Twilight Cruise

ImageFor those that want to celebrate the coming season with a festive, city lights-inspired bay tour, Red and White Fleet has packaged up San Francisco’s only “Holiday Twilight Cruise,” available through December 31, 2012, including the Christmas Eve/Christmas and New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day holidays.

On this casual two-hour cruise, passengers will enjoy views of the city’s spectacular nightscape, live guitar entertainment, light appetizers from the buffet and a hot or cold beverage from the bar.  Nestled into the warm and cozy atmosphere of Red and White Fleet’s historic ferry boats, the cruise will pass along the dramatically lit skyline of San Francisco with its modern skyscrapers and historic landmarks, pass the infamous island of Alcatraz and cruise under the impressive San Francisco Bay Bridge and the legendary Golden Gate Bridge.

The buffet includes a variety of appetizers, such as sandwiches, salads, fruit and dessert. To keep guests warm and comfortable on those starry winter nights, Red and White Fleet’s vessels feature heated indoor spaces with large viewing windows and upholstered seating as well as outdoor viewing decks. A full cash bar with drinks and snacks is available as well.

Advance bookings are recommended as this event will sell out on some evenings. A full bar with drinks, snacks and merchandise (including logo wear) are available onboard.

            Prices are $58 for adults (18+) and $40 for youth (ages 5-17).  Children under five are free.  Departures are on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. through March 31, 2013.

The route:  From Pier 43½, along the San Francisco waterfront (Fort Mason, Marina, Presidio) to/from the Golden Gate Bridge, loop around Alcatraz, west of Treasure Island, under the Bay Bridge and past AT&T Park, the Ferry Building, Pier 39, back to Pier 43½.