While tattered ragamuffins with gambling hands are prone to dining with the fishes, it's the esteemed members of land-society who dine atop the fishes. Today's Groupon merges seafaring and supping proclivities with one adult ticket (a $54 value) aboard a California Sunset Cruise through Red and White Fleet for $26. Depart from Pier 43 ½ at Fisherman's Wharf to the picturesque shores of Tiburon and Sausalito for a two-hour tour that includes one complimentary beverage, a vast appetizer buffet, and possible advice from retired whale riders.
Red and White Fleet believes that a city can be newly appreciated if observed from a moving vessel that feeds people. A ride on the California Sunset Cruise usurps standard stationary eating by providing passengers with live guitar music, shifting panoramic views of the sea, and photo-worthy sights at twilight. While stomachs find satisfaction through savory small bites, sandwiches, salads, spreads of fresh fruit, and dessert, the eyes can digest national landmarks such as Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid. The boat also drifts past beautiful landmasses such as Angel Island, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge. A full bar is available onboard for drinks and merchandise at reasonable prices.
Seasoned San Franciscans and tourists alike can secure special photographs and waterproof memories from their sojourn on the tides. Witness the peaceful oceanic wilderness in spring, summer, or fall as a refreshing change of pace from eating grilled-cheese muffins during winter baths.
Sunset Cruises depart seasonally from April to October 24, there are no Sunset Cruises on May 22 or July 4.
About.com recommends Red and White Fleet as a new way to see the city:
- ...there's a substantial amount to enjoy, not to mention photographic angles you simply can't get as a landlubber. – Barbara Koh
- My husband and I took a Sunset cruise in April, and it was the highlight of our trip. Although the fog rolled through the bay (as it often does), we had some incredible views. – jland5, TripAdvisor
- Although we live in the area, we enjoy going with family and friends who come for a visit, and the Red and White Fleet provides great value for a fun activity. – Goofy_Benek, TripAdvisor
- What a great way to see the city. – Michelle P., Judy's Book
Pier 43 1/2
San Francisco, California 94133Get Directions