Blue & Gold Fleet-PIER 39

As both a ferry service, tour boat company, and motorcoach tours, the Blue & Gold Fleet at Pier 39 has a lot to offer. The 60-minute cruises they offer take visitors past the Pier 39 lions, the city's waterfront, beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, past Angel Island, by Salsalito, and around Alcatraz. They also offer a Rocketboat half-hour tour which offers a speedy, thrilling trip past all of the same sites. There is regular ferry service offered to Tiburon, Sausalito, Angel Island, Alameda, Oakland, and Vallejo. The motorcoach option takes tourists through the scenic areas of the northern part of California. Those who want to experience Alcatraz in more detail can take the Blue & Gold Escape from the Rock Tour. This tour lasts an hour and a half and shares facts about the historic, fascinating prison with tourists. Stories include " murder, mayhem, and mobsters " and offers a true San Francisco flavor from the past. Unfortunately there are no whale watching tours available from Blue & Gold in the San Francisco Bay. Visitors can take public transportation from around the city to reach the pier. Traveler can enjoy their trip in good conscience, knowing that Blue & Gold is a green fleet, partnering with the nearby Marine Mammal Center to protect area sealife. The company uses soy-based inks, efficient lighting, electronically-controlled, and four-stroke diesel engines in an effort to conserve as much as possible.

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