America’s Cup Official Stake BoatExperience the races on board our large three deck vessels that offer both indoor and outdoor seating. With 360 degree views, a full bar and lunch, this is an ideal way to watch this spectacular event. Our vessels have been selected to mark the race course boundary providing our guests with a once-in-a-lifetime up-close experience. 50 inch LCD flat screen televisions will ensure even more views of the action.
The best views are from San Francisco Bay
No one knows the Bay better than Blue & Gold Fleet. From the Golden Gate Bridge and frolicking sea lions to Alcatraz Island and the historic waterfront, San Francisco’s friendliest and most experienced ferry and tour boat captains invite you to come aboard for an adventure you’ll never forget.
Bike the Bridge
Experience San Francisco like never before
Take off on a bike from Blazing Saddles. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced rider, the sightseeing is more intimate when you are on a bike. You can ride to your destination and enjoy a ferry ride back.
Enjoy your visit
32 years of showing the world a great time
We've shown more than 50 million passengers from around the world the best in sightseeing and ferry service on the Bay. Let us plan a fun-filled visit just for you.
Escape from the Rock
Murder, mayhem and mobsters...
Come join the fun! The infamous Al Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, and Machine Gun Kelly all did time on The Rock. On this tour, you'll see Alcatraz in ways the inmates never could. Plus you'll hear all the dark details of escape attempts and life from inside the prison.
Blue & Gold Fleet
Our fleet is the largest. Our CO2 footprint is not
More boats, more experienced crew, and more tours give you more options to explore the Bay. And we operate the largest fleet of biodiesel ferries and tour boats on San Francisco Bay so you can feel good about taking the ferry.
San Francisco’s famous residents
The Sea Lions
Sea lions began "hauling out" on PIER 39's K-Dock in January 1990. Thanks to a plentiful herring supply, the available dock space and protective environment, their numbers grew to more than 1,700 to the delight of people from all over the world.
The #1 visitor attraction in San Francisco
Here you'll discover a festive shopping mecca with 110 specialty shops, 14 full-service restaurants, great entertainment, a 5-acre waterfront park, a 300-berth marina, stunning bay views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, the famous sea lions and more.
At 44 knots, screams can't catch up with this boat
Rocketboat is the fastest and most nimble thrill ride on the Bay. With epic views, a Rock 'n Roll soundtrack, and a veteran captain with nerves of steel at the wheel, don't be surprised if you come back for a few more shots of adrenaline during your vacation.
Doing our part to keep San Francisco Bay beautiful
Blue & Gold is proud to be an environmental leader in the maritime industry. We've received numerous nationally recognized awards for our environmental programs and accomplishments.
Celebration by the glass
Stunning wines. Inspiring views. Friendly wine tasting rooms. And that’s just half the fun. Join Blue & Gold for a comfortable and carefree jaunt to wine country on our narrated motor coach tour of the scenic Carneros Wine Region in Sonoma and Napa Counties. Learn about wine, tempt your palette, and enjoy the day.
Uncover San Francisco's culture and splendor
From the moment you board our comfortable motor coaches or open-air motorized cable cars, you'll have the most knowledgeable local guides revealing the best of San Francisco and the Bay Area.