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RocketBoat San Francisco
Pier 39
Beach Street and The Embarcadero
San Francisco
CA
94133
Tel: 415 705 8200

Directions

If you are coming from South Bay, take Hwy 101 N to Hwy 80 E. Exit at 4th St and stay left onto Bryant St. When you get to The Embarcadero, turn left and head 2/5 miles to Pier 39.

The entrance to Pier 39 parking garage is located across the street from Pier 39 Entrance Plaza.

Where are we going today?

Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?  No...it's ROCKETBOAT!

You get to experience the blast off of a rocket, but on the water - we see what they did with the name!

Sit back, throw your hands in the air and enjoy the spray of San Francisco Bay across your face as you ZOOOOOOOM across the water in this high-speed rocket boat adventure.

For those of you over 40" tall, you can rock out with a super fun rock'n'roll soundtrack as you enjoy 30 minutes of water fun! Twist, and turn your way across the water - don't forget to hold on!  You'll be in for a thrilling and bumpy ride!

Slight warning though - you will most likely get wet!  That of course, is half the fun!  If you agree, we strongly urge you to sit right at the back of the boat...you can guess why!

No reserved seating, so just turn up and grab those special seats for the more adventurous.

Whoosh!  Can you feel your stomach jump as you crash your way over the waves?  The craft is very fast and nimble, so expect sharp turns and bumps.

When you are not recovering from the latest burst of energy, you can listen to the narration which is included as part of the tour, as you take in beautiful San Francisco from a completely new perspective.

RocketBoat will never give you the same ride twice...so you can keep blasting off again, and again, and again!

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When can we go?

Tour times vary. Box office hours 9am open. 6:45pm close Summer. 4pm Winter (4:30pm on weekends)

May to October.

I'm Hungry!

You can certainly bring your own food and drink if they can be kept in a backpack or purse. You can't actually eat during the experience..

Any Top Tips?

The boats don't have restrooms, so make sure you visit the one just inside Pier 39 before you get on board! .

Need a little extra help?

Those future rocketeers under 12 - make sure you are accompanied by an adult! .

Baby Facilities

Strollers aren't allowed on the boat..

More information

If you want to choose your seat, try get there 30-45 minutes ahead of time. Don't forget - the front ones have a better chance of staying dry!.

What people are saying?

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    Great way to travel from Oakland to San Francisco. We purchased round trip tickets from Oakland to Pier 41 but we got off at the first stop at the Ferry Building. This was near the Ferry Market Place - wonderful place to eat and shop for food. We walked along paved waterfront sidewalks to 41st Street near Fisherman's Wharf and returned on the Ferry back back to Oakland. Great way to spend the day. Leave time to explore all of the markets, parks, and exhibits or just eat.

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    Someone at work planned a Saturday picnic/hike on Angela Island. We bought round trip tickets on the Blue and Gold Fleet. We boarded at the Ferry building, it then went to Pier 39 to pick up more passengers, then to Angela Island. I believe this ferry went all the way to Sausalito. It was such a nice day, we all went to the top desk to enjoy the views and warm weather. We got some great pictures of Alcatraz Island in the background. Make sure you note the departure time from Angela Island.

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    We went for the cruise under golden gate and around alcatraz. A jolly trip, with great views of the bay. Very informative and great to see the city from another perspective.

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    The RocketBoat was awesome! Our crew was genuinely funny and wanted us to have a good time. Add a little adventure (and probably a few sprays of salt water) to your SF trip. Also, we took the ferry to Sausalito -- great views of the bay! Also, there was a very helpful lady at the far right desk that went above and beyond to help us find hiking Ferry was on time. You'll want to line up about 10 minutes early for any ferry or Rocketboat tour.

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    Great bay cruise - goes all the way under the golden gate bridge and comes back. You will see Alcatraz, and bay bridge as well. 1 hour passes in no time.

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Someone at work planned a Saturday picnic/hike on Angela Island. We bought round trip tickets on the Blue and Gold Fleet. We boarded at the Ferry building, it then went to Pier 39 to pick up more passengers, then to Angela Island. I believe this ferry went all the way to Sausalito. It was such a nice day, we all went to the top desk to enjoy the views and warm weather. We got some great pictures of Alcatraz Island in the background. Make sure you note the departure time from Angela Island.

The weather changes quickly in San Francisco, the ride bad was rocky and cold. We all huddled in the enclosed lower deck.

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