Directions to Red and White Fleet
Pier 43 ½, Fisherman’s Wharf
Pier 43 ½ is located at the intersections of Taylor St. and Embarcadero in the heart of historic Fisherman’s Wharf, right behind the famous Fisherman’s Wharf Crab Wheel and next to such well-known restaurants as Alioto’s, the Franciscan, and Boudin.
Pier 43 ½ is the departure point for all of Red and White Fleet’s public cruises, including the Golden Gate Bay Cruise, Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise, California Sunset Cruise, and California Twilight Cruise. Seasonal tours, such as the Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise and Fleet Week Airshow Cruises, depart from Pier 43 ½ as well.
Reaching Red and White Fleet By Car
The Red and White Fleet is located on Pier 43½ on the intersection of Taylor Street and Embarcadero in the heart of Historic Fisherman’s Wharf. For driving directions, we recommend that you use Google Maps.
Traffic in San Francisco can be stop-and-go, particularly during rush hour, baseball games, and the busy summer months. Please be sure to allow for extra time to make it to Fisherman’s Wharf, as we are unable to hold our cruise departures.
Complimentary Parking Validation
Red and White Fleet can offer one-hour of parking validation for cars entering the Triangle Parking lot (located across the street from Pier 43 1/2 cornered by Jefferson, Taylor Street and Little Embarcadero). Validation can be offered to cars that enter the lot between 10:00am and before the final public cruise of the day departs. We’re sorry, but we are unable to validate if you entered the lot before 10:00am.
Please Note: There is no parking validation offered during Fleet Week weekend and July 4th due to traffic and street closures along Fisherman’s Wharf. To receive your parking validation, you will need to have your parking ticket stamped by our ticketing team prior to boarding our cruise vessel.
The Bay & Taylor Street Cable Car Terminus is located within four blocks of Pier 43½, and the MUNI F-Line streetcar is only one block away. For specific route information, please contact the San Francisco Municipal Railway.
For all transit questions, including traffic information, public transportation schedules, directions, and routes, call the Bay Area Travel Guide at 511 or visit www.511.org.
BART: www.bart.gov | (415) 989-2278
Take BART to the Embarcadero Station. Go upstairs and cross the street to the Ferry Building. In front of the Ferry Building, take the MUNI F-Line Street Car to Fisherman’s Wharf Pier 43 ½.This stop is right by the famous Fisherman’s Wharf Crab Wheel sign and just one block from Pier 43 ½.
MUNI: www.sfmuni.com | (415) 673-6864
Pier 43 ½ Fisherman’s Wharf is easily accessible from all points in San Francisco via public transportation. The closest MUNI stop to Pier 43 ½ is serviced by the historic F-Line street cars. This stop is right by the famous Fisherman’s Wharf Crab Wheel sign, and only one block from Pier 43 ½.
Alternatively, the Bay & Taylor Street Cable Car Terminus is located within four blocks of Pier 43 ½. This is a great route for those staying at Union Square and wanting to visit Fisherman’s Wharf.
Arrival by Amtrak
www.amtrak.com | (800) 872-7245
Passengers destined for San Francisco connect to a Thruway Motorcoach at Emeryville. Amtrak Thruway service connects all trains to various stops in San Francisco. Amtrak Thruway Service stops at Pier 39, for those bound for Fisherman’s Wharf and the Pier 39 area. Red and White Fleet’s Pier 43 ½ is a five-minute walk west of Pier 39.
Arrival Information for Tour Groups
Please be sure to inform your bus drivers, once the passengers have disembarked, to depart the loading/unloading zone and use one of the designated bus parking zones located throughout Fisherman’s Wharf (below):