2013 Events on and by the Bay: San Francisco is brimming with internationally-renowned events this year and Red and White Fleet is at the center of all the action, with cruises that complement all the activity. Here are some of the highlights: World-Champion San Francisco Giants baseball season with opening day on April 5; Bay Bridge Lights Project (every night through 2014); Opening of the new ExplOratorium at Pier 15 (on April 17); America’s Cup (with races July 4 -August 30 and September 7-21); SF PRIDE (with festivities from June 29-30); and a whole host of family-friendly activities (please view at www.redandwhitesf.wordpress.com).
Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise: Red and White Fleet is the only bay cruise company that features the one of a kind Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise. On this 1½ hour excursion, passengers have the opportunity to cruise under both the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge, and closely around Alcatraz Island. And, with the pending completion of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge as well as the exciting new Bay Bridge illumination project, passengers will have more reasons to come aboard this special cruise, which includes headphone audio tour in 12 languages. This excursion is now available year round with 1 – 4 sailings per day.
Golden Gate Bay Cruise: This original San Francisco Bay Cruise adventure features more daily departures than any other tour on the bay. Narrated in 12 languages, this cruise offers a classic loop under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz. Perfect for groups and travelers with brief stays in San Francisco, this tour departs 8-12 times daily from Pier 43½ in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf with excursions starting at 10am.
California Sunset Cruise: As a seasonal cruise, the California Sunset Cruise is offered from April to October. Aboard this casual two-hour tour, passengers enjoy views of the city’s spectacular nightscape, live guitar entertainment, hearty appetizers and a hot or cold beverage from the bar. Nestled into the cozy atmosphere of Red and White Fleet’s historic ferry boats, passengers pass along the dramatically lit skyline of the city where the views are all over the place.
Jefferson Street Remodel: Fisherman’s Wharf is undergoing the Jefferson Street makeover for pedestrians. The $5.5 million project will feature new trees, outdoor seating, bike lanes and more room for pedestrians. The goal is to finish work by June, in time for the start of the America’s Cup on July 4. Those of us in the tourism industry are excited about the improvements and the new appeal of this popular waterfront destination.
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Audio Tour in 12 Languages: Red and White Fleet is San Francisco’s only bay tour operator to offer multilingual bay cruises in twelve languages, which are available on both the Golden Gate Bay Cruise and the Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise in the following: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Thai and Hindi.
Sailing Past San Francisco’s Historic Landmarks (Photo Tour Of San Francisco): While cruising on any of Red and White Fleet’s primary cruises, passengers enjoy the best panoramic views as well as photo opportunities that include, but are not limited to: San Francisco city skyline; Golden Gate Bridge; Bay Bridge; Alcatraz; Sausalito; Fort Mason; Angel Island; Treasure Island; Bay Bridge; AT&T Park; Fisherman’s Wharf; Aquatic Park; and Coit Tower. Photos are available at http://www.redandwhite.com/media/press-photos.asp.
Since it’s origin during the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939, millions of locals and visitors alike have enjoyed a journey aboard Red and White Fleet’s Golden Gate Bay Cruise, where tours lead passengers past San Francisco’s biggest landmarks, including under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz. Ideal for entertaining guests from near and far, features of the tour include: Red and White Fleet’s exclusive headphone audio, available in 12 languages; up close views of marine wildlife (seagulls, pelicans, sea lions and even dolphins). A cash bar with drinks, snacks and merchandise is available. Starting every day* at 10:00 a.m., Red And White Fleet has eight – fourteen daily departures from Pier 43½, which is located in the very heart of Fisherman’s Wharf.