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A Piece of San Francisco History

Create the Best Memories of San Francisco 

Memories are what we create when we travel. 

At Red and White, we believe the friendliness of our staff, the quality of our vessels,

the rich content of our narration and the local food and drinks we serve

all help create the best memory of your time on the Bay.  


As a family-owned and operated business for over 130 years,

we take pride in being responsible stewards of San Francisco Bay.

 So come aboard ancreate the best memories of your time in San Francisco.

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The San Francisco Bay Bridge from a Red and White Fleet boat.
Sunset view of the Golden Gate Bridge from Racoon Straight.

The original classic. A jaw-dropping one-hour nonstop adventure for your senses. Not to mention the most famous bridge in the world, and an equally infamous island prison.

$38 Adult (18+)

$29 Youth (5-17)

Under 5 Free

60 minutes

Looking for a little something more? Our 90 minute Bridge 2 Bridge cruise covers everything in our one-hour cruise plus an extra trip down and under the world-famous San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge. More bang for your buck, and some million dollar views of the City and the Bay, too.

$48 Adult (18+)

$36 Youth (5-17)

Under 5 Free

90 Minutes

Ever wanted to see the California sun drop slowly into the Pacific Ocean, framed by the majestic Golden Gate, from the middle of San Francisco Bay? This is your cruise. 90 minutes of bliss on the Bay. Yes, people propose on this cruise. A lot.

$50 Adult (18+)

$38 Youth (5-17)

Under 5 Free

90 Minutes

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Specialty Cruises

Evening view of the San Francisco Bay Bridge during Floating Features.

An unforgettable movie experience aboard the only sailing outdoor cinema in the world

Ring in the new year on our Fireworks Cruise! Enjoy front-row seats for the famous San Francisco NYE  fireworks.

Land Tours and Combination Packages

A Big Bus hop on hop off bus in front of the iconic Fisherman's Wharf crab wheel.
Girl in the Woods

Golden Gate Bay Cruise + Big Bus Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour + California Academy of Sciences

A full day San Francisco Experience

Fancy a little bus ride with your Bay Cruise?

Experience the wonder of one of California’s oldest redwood groves with our friends at Big Bus Tours.

What Makes Us Different

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Family Owned and Operated for over 130 years

Locally owned and operated for more than 130 years in San Francisco, Red and White Fleet is an authentic, original piece of San Francisco History and a proud certified San Francisco Legacy Business.

Hybrid Electric Vessel, Enhydra on San Francisco Bay

Clean, Safe, High Quality Vessels

We take A LOT of pride in our vessels, keeping them clean, safe and in top operating condition at all times. Come see for yourself. 

Red and White Fleet crew welcoming guests onboard Enhydra

The Best People Provide the Best Experience

Our staff is the best on the Bay. Yeah, we're biased. But EVERYONE on our team is focused on giving you the best experience when you sail with us. 

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We Walk the Sustainability Talk

We are pioneers in adopting hybrid electric technology on the water. We've been running bio-diesel for years. All our silverware and paper are biodegradeable. And we're proud to be a certified San Francisco Green Business. 

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Award-winning, Multilingual Audio Tour

The only cruise with award winning, complimentary multilingual headphone audio in 16 languages. 

No Service Fees

The price on our website is the price you pay. No murky "service fees" or additional charges

Our Story

Founded in 1892, the historic Red and White is legendary for its premiere San Francisco cruises. As a local, family owned business Red and White is committed to the environmental sustainability of San Francisco Bay and community education.

In 1892, seventeen-year-old Thomas Crowley launched the first of many companies which would one day be a fixture of the San Francisco Bay. Using $80 he had saved, he purchased a used Whitehall rowboat, and started a business supplying the ships at anchor in the Bay. His inaugural boat was just eighteen feet long and  five feet wide, and he rowed it alone through the waters of the Bay transporting both goods and passengers at a time when no bridges connected the city to the other parts of the Bay.

A 1939 harbor cruise in front of the San Francisco bay bridge.
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We are proud to be a part of the following organizations:
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