What's Your Adventure?

Resources For Travel Industry Professionals

About Red and White Fleet®
Welcome aboard the historic Red and White Fleet® — San Francisco's original sightseeing adventure and only multilingual bay cruise, offering narrated cruise tours under the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz Island, and along the San Francisco skyline. Come aboard to experience what many consider one of the most scenic boat rides in the world, while discovering San Francisco history and landmarks in 12 languages. Tours offer large capacities per sailing and depart up to 17 times per day, starting at 10am.

Departure Information

In operation since 1892, our family-owned fleet provides unique bay cruises from Pier 43½ in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf. Motor coach loading is offered right at Pier 43 ½, located on the corner of Taylor Street & Embarcadero just behind the famous Fisherman’s Wharf sign, to easily accommodate group arrivals, while FIT clients can easily reach us using San Francisco’s public transit options or get up to 1 hour of validated parking in the public lot across from our pier.

Overview of our San Francisco Bay Cruises

Red and White Fleet® — the original San Francisco sightseeing adventure — offers a variety of bay area boat tours with one thing in common: all our San Francisco City boat tours give you the chance to sit back and relax as you discover the rich history and unique landmarks that call this celebrated metropolis their home. With regularly scheduled day and evening cruises, planning your sightseeing adventure is easy. All cruise tours depart from Pier 43 ½ in Fisherman’s Wharf.

Cruise Description Tour Routes
Golden Gate Bay Cruise® This boat tour is San Francisco’s original and only multilingual bay cruise adventure offering a scenic loop that takes visitors under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz. Headphone audio in 12 languages. Great alternative to visiting Alcatraz for group & FIT travelers. Tour Length: 1 hour. 8 – 12 daily departures all year starting at 10AM. sailing route ggbc 100 Industry Resources Page
Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise® This premium bay cruise showcases San Francisco’s entire waterfront from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge. Sail along Treasure Island, Alcatraz, the Financial District and SF waterfront, while discovering the city’s rich history and world-renowned landmarks. Headphone audio in 12 languages. Tour Length: 90 minutes. 1-4 daily departures all year long.
bridge 2 bridge cruise map 100w Industry Resources Page
California Sunset Cruise® The relaxed California Sunset Cruise gives you spectacular sunset views, hearty appetizers from the buffet, live guitar music, and a complimentary drink in a casual atmosphere. See the Golden Gate, Angel Island, Sausalito and Alcatraz, while sharing drinks with friends. Tour Length: 2 hours. Daily 6pm departures in Spring & Fall. Daily 7pm departures in Summer, except July 4th. sailing route csc 1001 Industry Resources Page
California Twilight Cruise® This winter version of our popular sunset cruise invites visitors to delight in the holiday lights along the illuminated San Francisco skyline. Enjoy hearty appetizers, live guitar music, and a complimentary drink, while sailing under the Golden Gate & Bay Bridges, along the SF Skyline and next to AT&T Park. Tour Length: 2 hours. Departs at 5:30pm Thurs – Mon from Nov – March. california twilight cruise map 100w Industry Resources Page
Hop-on Hop-off City Tour Explore San Francisco on land with our multilingual hop-on hop-off double-decker bus tours of San Francisco. Start your journey across town from Pier 43 ½ and hop-on/off at 20+ stops throughout the city, including the Golden Gate, Union Square, Golden Gate Park, and many more. Frequent daily departures every 15 minutes. Headphone audio in 10 languages available on every 2nd bus. Tour Length: 2-Day Pass, 1 circuit takes about 2 ½ hours. SFMAP 100 Industry Resources Page

Marketing Resources

RW 2014Brochure web Page 1 Industry Resources Page
Click here for the Red and White Fleet®2014 Brochure [5.4 MB PDF]
To make it easier for your reservations and sales teams to understand our various products, you are welcome to download our detailed Product Overview in PDF format. The table will outline all unique characteristics and benefits of our services, including Departure Times and pricing.

Product Overview | Sample Voucher | Business Credit Application

If you are looking for images to include in your brochures, please View our Collection of Downloadable Photos. You are welcome to download images for use in your online or printed marketing tools as a way to promote or sell Red and White Fleet’s® cruise services, simply give photo credit to Red and White Fleet®.

For your convenience, we offer you to download our multilingual product descriptions and maps of San Francisco in PDF format. To download, simply click on the language/flag of your choice in the list below.

UK US flag Industry Resources PageEnglish Brazil flag Industry Resources PagePortuguês China flag simplified Industry Resources Page中文 Japan flag Industry Resources Page日本人
France flag Industry Resources PageFrançais Russian flag Industry Resources PageРусский taiwan flag Industry Resources Page中文 South Korea flag Industry Resources Page한국의
Germany flag Industry Resources PageDeutsch Spain flag Industry Resources PageEspañol India flag Industry Resources Pageहिंदी Thailand flag Industry Resources Pageภาษาไทย
Italy flag Industry Resources PageItaliano

Red and White Fleet® Videos

To better help you promote Red and White Fleet’s® services to your clients, whether it is online, in store fronts or on motor coaches, we have created a series of videos. You are welcome to download any of our videos directly from our website by clicking on the links below. Red and White Fleet’s contact information does not show in the videos to aid you in selling our tours.

Red and White Fleet® – 60 seconds

Red and White Fleet® – 90 seconds

Golden Gate Bay Cruise® – 60 seconds

Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise® – 60 seconds

California Sunset Cruise® – 60 seconds

California Twilight Cruise® – 60 seconds


Please feel free to contact our Sales & Marketing Team, should you require further information.

Christina Barrer, Sales Coordinator cbarrer@redandwhite.com (415) 901-5260
Emily Gershfang, Reservations Manager egershfang@redandwhite.com (415) 901-5247
Louise Winsnes, Sales Administrator louise@redandwhite.com (415) 655-1350
Stefan Merkl, VP Sales & Marketing smerkl@redandwhite.com (415) 901-5256