About Us

Blue & Gold Fleet is the premier provider of ferry and water excursion services on San Francisco Bay, offering the famous one-hour Bay Cruise Adventure, 90-minute Escape from the Rock Cruise and RocketBoat, the ultimate high-speed thrill ride along the city’s waterfront. The company provides regular ferry service to Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, Vallejo, Alameda/Oakland, Harbor Bay and AT&T Park on game days, as well as motor coach tours to some of Northern California’s picturesque sites. Blue & Gold Fleet carries approximately 2.75 million passengers annually and operates a fleet of 19 vessels.

Blue & Gold Fleet boats docked at Pier 41

Mission Statement

By providing a safe, reliable and quality experience, Blue & Gold Fleet will be the number one excursion and ferry company on the San Francisco Bay.


The Blue & Gold Fleet Administrative Office is open Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.


Mailing Address:
Pier 41 Marine Terminal
San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: 415.705.8200
Fax: 415.705.5429
Email: info@blueandgoldfleet.com

People having fun on RocketBoat
Seagull with Blue & Gold Fleet vessels docked


Click here to learn more about the services offered by Blue & Gold Fleet.

Our Team

Carolyn Horgan

– President

Patrick Murphy

– Director of Operations

Kent McGrath

– Director or Engineering

Peter Belden

– Operations Manager, Vallejo

Boat Captain looking through binoculars
Ariel View of Blue & Gold Fleet at PIER 41 and PIER 39 and marina

Business Profile

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ISO Certification

Blue & Gold Fleet is proud to have ISO 14001 certification in Environmental Management, as well as ISO 9001:2008 certification in Customer Service. Click here to learn more about our ISO certifications.

Blue & Gold Fleet San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure
Ariel View of the Golden Gate Bridge with a Blue & Gold Fleet boat sailing under it


Blue & Gold Fleet is proud to be the Bay Area’s premier provider of sightseeing tours, including ferry and water excursion services. Our company is affiliated with PIER 39, a two-level, open-air festival marketplace which hosts 110+ specialty retail shops, 14 bay-view restaurants, a 5-acre waterfront park, a 300 berth marina, the famous sea lions and numerous fun-filled attractions.

Conveniently located on San Francisco’s historic waterfront since 1979, Blue & Gold Fleet began serving the San Francisco Bay with only three passenger vessels providing pleasure cruises from PIER 39’s West Marina. Our excursion service expanded in 1991 to include the Alameda/Oakland commuter ferry service to San Francisco under contract with the City of Alameda and the Port of Oakland. In 1994, we acquired commuter ferry service between San Francisco and Vallejo under an exclusive contract with the City of Vallejo. In 1997, Blue & Gold Fleet acquired the majority of the assets of Crowley Maritime’s Red & White Fleet. In 2011, the company was selected to operate the San Francisco Bay Ferry System by the Water Emergency Transportation Authority. Blue & Gold Fleet is the largest ferry and land tour transportation provider serving San Francisco Bay’s commuters, residents and visitors.

Environmental Programs & Accomplishments

Blue & Gold Fleet has been widely recognized as a commercial harbor craft environmental leader within the San Francisco Bay region, the State of California and across the United States, focusing on water conservation, pollution prevention and recycling. We are proud of our numerous national awards for our environmental programs and accomplishments to preserve our beautiful Bay for everyone to enjoy today and for generations to come.


Recognized by The Port of San Francisco for our environmental leadership in the marine industry.


Presented with a Pollution Prevention Award by the California Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Toxic Substance Control for a successful initiative to reduce vessel waste.


Acknowledged by the Executive Officer of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for our efforts to attain and exceed federal air pollution standards


Honored by The Department of the Interior for partnerships in sustainable
practices, pollution prevention and air emissions reductions


Honored by the National Park Service Environmental Achievement Awards for partnerships in sustainable practices, pollution prevention and air emissions reductions


Received The California Governor’s Environmental and Economic Achievement Award for Sustainability


The US Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 Environmental Achievement Award for the development and use of air emission control technologies within the harbor marine industry.


United States Senators Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi recognized Blue and Gold Fleet for our environmental leadership.


Presented with the California EPA Industrial Waste Management Board and Waste Reduction Award, along with the WRAP of the Year winner for outstanding efforts to reduce non-hazardous waste.


Decorated by the California State Assembly in recognition of Blue & Gold Fleet’s environmental leadership.


Blue & Gold Fleet is ISO 14001 certified.


Blue & Gold Fleet is a proud supporter of the Bay Institute.