How To Get Here
Pier 43 1/2 is located at the intersection of Taylor Street and Embarcadero in the heart of historic Fisherman's Wharf, right across the street from the famous Fisherman's Wharf Crab Wheel and next to such well known-restaurants as Boudin, The Grotto and The Franciscan.
Pier 43 1/2 is the departure point for all of Red and White's public cruises, including the Golden Gate Bay Cruise, Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise, California Sunset Cruise and California Twilight Cruise. Seasonal tours such as the Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise, Fleet Week Airshow Cruises and New Years Eve Fireworks Cruises, depart from Pier 43 1/2 as well.
For driving directions, we suggest that you use Google Maps.
Traffic in San Francisco can be stop-and-go, particularly during rush hour, baseball games, and the busy summer months. Please be sure to allow for extra time to make it to Fisherman's Wharf, as we are unable to hold our cruise departures.
There are many parking lots within Fisherman's Wharf. We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app. To reserve your parking spot, visit the Red and White Fleet SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.
There are two Cable Car stops within four blocks of Pier 43 1/2; the Powell/Mason Cable Car terminus is located at Bay & Taylor Street and the Powell/Hyde terminus is located at Hyde & Beach Street. For specific route information, please visit SFMTA.
For all Bay Area transit information, call or visit 511.
Take BART to the Embarcadero Station. Go upstairs and cross the street to the Ferry Building. In front of the Ferry Building, take the MUNI F-Line streetcar to Fisherman's Wharf Pier 43 1/2. This stop is right by the famous Fisherman's Wharf Crab Wheel sign and just a half block from Pier 43 1/2.
Pier 43 1/2 Fisherman's Wharf is easily accessible from all points in San Francisco via public transportation. The closest MUNI stop to Pier 43 1/2 is serviced by the historic F-Line street cars. Alternatively, there are two Cable Car terminus located within four blocks of Pier 43 1/2. These are a great route for those staying at Union Square and wanting to visit Fisherman's Wharf.
ARRIVAL BY AMTRAK
Passengers destined for San Francisco connect to a Thruway Motorcoach at Emeryville. Amtrak Thruway service connects all trains to various stops in San Francisco. Amtrak Thruway service stops at PIER 39, for those bout for Fisherman's Wharf and the PIER 39 area. Red and White Fleet is located at Pier 43 1/2 a five minute walk west of PIER 39.
FOR TOUR GROUPS:
Motorcoaches can drop off passengers directly in front of our Box Office. Once the passengers have disembarked, drivers will need to move the vehicle from the loading/unloading zone and us one of the designated bus parking zones located throughout Fisherman's Wharf (below):