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California Sunset Cruise

On this two-hour cruise, guests will enjoy scenic views, appetizers and a complimentary beverage, as they are entertained by background music and live commentary by the Captain in a relaxed atmosphere. Along the way, the vessel will sail past Alcatraz, around Angel Island, next toTiburon and Sausalito, under the Golden Gate Bridge and along San Francisco’s stunning waterfront.

Specific Inclusions:

–       Two-hour cruise from Pier 43½

–       Light Buffet withpetite sandwiches, salads, antipasti, fruits & cheeses, California vegetables,  sourdough breads, and cookies

–       One complimentary beverage per guest: beer, wine, or soda

–       Live guitar music and Captain’s commentary

Visit Red & White Fleet for more information!

Red and White Fleet Offers Fleet Week Cruises

Red And White Fleet is cruisin’ into the fall with specialty cruises for Fleet Week as well as a new Fall Season Cruise Schedule.  One of San Francisco’s most popular seasonal events, Fleet Week takes over San Francisco over the weekend of October 6 through 9 with a series of Navy-inspired events, entertainment and the legendary Blue Angels air show.  And to complement all the festivities on the ground and in the air, Red And White Fleet offers the best views of the daily air shows, from the bay, as follows:

Thursday, October 6: Air show cruise from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the Royal Prince (Blue Angels fly at 3:00 p.m.)

Friday, October 7: Air show cruise from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the Royal Prince (Blue Angels fly at 3:00 p.m.)

Saturday, October 8: Parade of Ships Cruise from 10:00 a.m. to Noon on the Royal Prince Air show cruise from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the Royal Prince (Blue Angels fly at 3:00 p.m.)

Sunday, October 9: Air show cruise from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the Royal Prince (Blue Angels fly at 3:00 p.m.)

The Fleet Week cruise prices include appetizers and one complimentary beverage. Additional snacks and beverages are available on-board for purchase. Cost is $58 per adult (18+); $36 for youth (5-17); and $52 per person for groups of 15+ adults.

San Francisco Events – July & August

San Francisco Street Food Festival

As the heat of the summer starts to pass it becomes more pleasant to sit outside and enjoy the remaining weeks of summer. There is no better way to end a season than to attend exciting events around the city. Whether it be music, art, beer, or food there is something everyone can enjoy.

Head to the Mission district for La Cocina’s San Francisco 3rd annual street food festival, taking place August 20, 2011. Here you will find an array of food carts lining the street. The festival is just as much about the entrepreneurship of the vendors as it is about the delicious food they are there to showcase. Enjoy all the food, friends, and music that come along with the festival. Don’t miss out!

For those looking for something a little less casual it can certainly be found at the Steins Collect exhibit at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art. Through September 6, 2011, bohemian Paris in the 20th century will be on display exhibiting Picasso, Matisse, Renoir and more avant-garde pieces. Interested in the history of the paintings? Try the SFMoMA mobile audio tour. As you walk along the exhibit you have the option to hear audio about the history and back-story of each work of art. The collection celebrates Gertrude Stein and her influence on modern art, literature and culture.

Take the art off the wall and into the skies and head just across the Bay Bridge to the Cesar Chavez Park in Berkeley Marina. Happening there is the 26th annual Kite Festival. No longer is kite flying reserved for family vacations to the beach or kids having fun in the park. You will be truly amazed at the beauty the kites bring to the sky. Check out modern displays of kite building with kites as big as houses and a tasty candy drop for kids. The best part about this long running kite hang out, is that it is free admission to all! The festival takes place July 29 and 30, 2011 and is fun for the entire family.

Finally, take in the cinematic history of San Francisco with Alfred Hitchcock’s, The Birds screening at the Mark Lounge along side a free wine tasting. The screening and wine tasting are apart of Classic Film and Wine Night and is held every Tuesday night through September 6, 2011. If you miss out this time, enjoy more classic films like The Maltese Falcon and Dirty Harry always accompanied with a glass of your favorite wine and free admission.

Andrew Furuseth’s Implemental Role In San Francisco’s Food Scene

By: Ted William Regan

Seven years after setting sail from Norway, Andrew Furuseth came ashore in San Francisco in 1880, and the life of the average sailor was never the same. Furuseth, known as the “emancipator of the seaman,” might have also, accidentally, been instrumental in establishing San Francisco as a seafood mecca, a kind of “foodies’ Valhalla.” Read on…

Fisherman’s Wharf Notable History

Those who are privileged to visit San Francisco never fail to recall with pleasure their stroll along this city’s historic Fisherman’s Wharf. Here they can peer down at the fishing craft gently riding in the calm water or pause to watch fishermen mending a net and listen to shouted Latin-tongued exchanges between the followers of the sea. Most of the boats in view belong to a “third generation” of fishing craft, which have made history at the “Wharf.” Read on…

The Exciting Background of Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf is a mile in length, starting at Aquatic Park and ending at Pier 39. Read on…

Red and White Fleet Partners With Other San Francisco Attractions To Deliver One Pow Wow Of An Event

In collaboration with several other San Francisco attractions, Red and White Fleet presented the best of land to sea for over 70 delegates at the recent US Travel Association’s 2011 Pow Wow.

As a Gold Sponsor of Pow Wow, Red and White Fleet partnered with Bike and Roll San Francisco, Classic Cable Car Sightseeing and Ride The Ducks San Francisco to present a day full of sightseeing.  In order to showcase some of the city’s best attributes, the excursion began for over 70 Pow Wow delegates at Union Square, where they boarded one of Classic Cable Car’s motorized cable cars to tour San Francisco by land.  Next, they met up with Bike and Roll in historic North Beach for an electric bike tour, which landed them at Pier 43½ so that the guests could climb aboard Red and White Fleet for a private brunch and bay cruise. As the finale to an eventful day, the group was transported back to their host hotels aboard one of Ride the Duck’s amphibious vehicles.

As a result of this Pow Wow-specific collaboration, Red and White Fleet, along with Bike and Roll, Classic Cable Car Sightseeing and Ride The Ducks, will continue to promote the package of attractions to future visitors of San Francisco.