A recent poll reveals most people would rather live at sea than on land, citing fresher air, thicker beards, and a disdain for their office’s strict No Sharks policy. Get a taste of the good life with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $29 for a California Sunset Cruise for one (a $58 value)
- $58 for a California Sunset Cruise for two (a $116 value)
- $116 for a California Sunset Cruise for four (a $232 value)
Following a nearly 75-year-old tradition, Red & White Fleet embarks on its California Sunset Cruise. The tour departs from Fisherman’s Warf’s Pier 43 1/2 for a scenic jaunt with picturesque sunset views that passes under the infamous Golden Gate bridge and around Alcatraz Island, and passengers enjoy appetizers from the buffet such as sandwiches, salads, and fruit. Live musicians set the sonic background during the two-hour tour, and drinks from a full bar are available for purchase onboard. Children aged 4 and younger are admitted for free.
Red and White Fleet
Red and White Fleet’s inaugural launch in 1892 came courtesy of founder Thomas Crowley, a 17-year-old seafarer whose vision has since spawned one of the Bay Area’s most sought-after guided sightsees. The placid shores of Fisherman’s Wharf host a bobbing quartet of wave-riding vessels, each crewed by a savvy staff of sailors versed in the Bay’s stunning maritime marvels, including rock seals, easily recognized by their Dee Snider wigs and Flying V guitars.
Other tours with Red and White Fleet include the Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise, which sails beneath the Golden Gate and San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridges, its iconic red-and-white boats dwarfed by the imposing structures. Passengers can venture onto the open-air deck to take in unobstructed views of the skyline, or gaze through large windows within indoor cabins furnished with plush seating and a full-service bar. A host of other tours is available; view the full schedule here.