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.
$18 for a 75th Anniversary Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise (Up to $36 Value)
Headsets offer multilingual narration during 90-minute cruises between the Golden Gate and San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridges. Some of the topics covered include the area's natural history, architecture, Native American culture, and visiting Red and White Fleet’s original sailing route under both bridges, as started in the 1930s. Tour vessels depart two to four times daily, with summertime departures at 5:30 p.m. to include a happy-hour bar service. Tours depart from Pier 43 1/2. Click here for additional information.
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.