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Experience A Piece of San Francisco History


We are pleased to announce that we have been recognized in Tripadvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards Best of the Best for 2024. The highlest level of Tripadvisor's award, we are among the top 1% of listings from around the world on Tripadvisor!

Create the Best Memories of San Francisco 

Memories are what we create when we travel. 

At the Red and White Fleet, 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 San Francisco 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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Red and White Fleet offers cruises in 16 languages
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Cruise San Francisco Bay aboard the original. 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)

Ages 4 and Under Free

60 minutes

Our 90 minute San Francisco Bridge to Bridge Cruise gives you unbeatable views of the San Francisco downtown skyline as you cruise below the world famous Bay Bridge. Then sail past Alcatraz Island, one of the most popular sights on San Francisco Bay and finish with a trip under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

$48 Adult (18+)

$36 Youth (5-17)

Ages 4 and Under Free

90 Minutes

Our two-hour sunset cruise is the perfect way to cap off a day in San Francisco. 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. Yes, people propose on this cruise. A lot.

$58 Adult (18+)

$38 Youth (5-17)

Ages 4 and Under Free


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Event Cruises

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We're heading back to Benicia as part of the Benicia Waterfront Festival weekend, July 27 and 28. Embark on an adventure as we cruise through the beautiful waters of the Carquinez Strait.  

Join us on our 5:30pm Golden Gate Bay Cruise for a 60-minute sightseeing tour of San Francisco Bay and
enjoy happy hour pricing on cocktails, beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks.

Get ready for heart-pumping excitement as you watch the incredible San Francisco Fleet Week air show headlined by the Blue Angels from the best seats in the house. With our afternoon departures on Friday, Oct. 11, Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, you'll have a front row seat for all the thrilling aerobatics 

Land Tours and Local Attractions

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Fancy a little bus ride with your Bay Cruise?  Discover the most iconic sights of San Francisco on a hop-on, hop-off tour. Sit back and relax in the comfort of one of our open-top buses, as an entertaining audio guide tells you about the city’s unique history.

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Our Best of Fisherman's Wharf Combo package combines three must-see attractions into one convenient, all-inclusive experience, saving you time and money while ensuring you see the best of what Fisherman's Wharf has to offer. Perfect for first-time visitors and seasoned visitors alike, this package guarantees a day of excitement, discovery and unforgettable memories in San Francisco's most iconic neighborhood.

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.

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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. 

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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 biodegradable. 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. 

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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.

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A list of the 16 languages the Red and White Golden Gate Bay Cruise and San Francisco Bridge to Bridge is available in.
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