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Fleet Week Blue Angels Air Show Cruise

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Celebrate Fleet Week with a fantastic view of the Blue Angels Air Show on the San Francisco Bay! Experience one of the most amazing sites from the beautiful San Francisco Bay aboard one of San Francisco Whale Tours’ comfortable vessels.

On this 2 hour cruise, you will:

  • Enjoy a spectacular view of the Blue Angels Air Show during Fleet Week
  • Take a relaxing ride on the San Francisco Bay.
  • Enjoy views of the Golden Gate Bridge, The Rock, Alcatraz, and the San Francisco skyline!



How should I dress?

Dress in layers as it can get a few degrees cooler out on the water.

How long will the air show be? How much of the trip is cruising and for how much of it will we be watching the show?

The air show will begin around 2pm and we should be back to the dock by 4:30pm.

Is there any sightseeing at all on this trip?

Yes! There will be sightseeing on the bay, depending on the weather. Attendees can expect great views of the San Francisco skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge and of course the spectacular air show.

Will we get wet?

While it is a boat and a slight degree of wetness is always a possibility, the protected waters of the bay are typically very calm and splash is kept to a minimum.

Can I bring my own food and drinks on board?

Yes, attendees can feel free to bring their own food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on board with them. We ask that you refrain from bringing glass bottles. Small handheld coolers are ok, but no large or on-wheels coolers will be allowed.

What happens if it rains?

The air show will run in foggy or slightly rainy weather. If weather forces us to cancel the cruise, you would be provided with a credit to come back and join us on a future outing.

What is the route of the trip?

While our specific route is weather-dependent, ticket-holders will see the San Francisco skyline, some wildlife in and around the bay, and get a general overview of the bay area while watching the show.

Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?

Advance purchase is required, and trips often sell out quickly. Please buy your tickets well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

Are children allowed?

Yes, everyone is allowed! The tickets are $150.00 per person, regardless of age!

Is the cruise suitable for pregnant women?

Pregnant women should consult with their doctors before participating in any active activities. For safety reasons, we do not recommend that pregnant women attend. If you have any questions, please click on the “Contact SFWhaleTours” link to discuss further.

Do your trips depart on time?

Yes, our trips do depart promptly! We kindly ask that you arrive 30 minutes early for check-in, our crew will arrive 15 minutes before your trip. Don’t miss the boat! Tickets are non-refundable less than 48 hours prior to the tour.

How far are you from the major airports?

We are approximately 30 minutes from San Francisco and Oakland airports depending on traffic.

Will we see wildlife on this trip?

While this cruise is focused on the air show, it is very likely that we will see wildlife on this cruise such as sea lions, porpoise, sea birds, and other wildlife.

Are there restrooms on the boat?

Yes, both boats are equipped with clean restrooms for your convenience.

Are the boats safe?

Safety is our number one priority! Our boats meet the current United States Coast guard regulations, and our experienced captain and crew make every effort to ensure a fun and safe adventure.

Are your boats handicapped accessible?

Unfortunately, there are 4 steps you must take to board the boat, but if you are mobile enough our crew would be glad to assist you onto the boat with the best of their ability. The bathrooms on board are not wheelchair accessible but can be used by a passenger with limited mobility. If you’d like to make a request for any special accommodations, please click on the “Contact SFWhaleTours” link.

Can I smoke on the boat?

No, smoking is not permitted on board.

Can I bring alcohol on the cruise?

You may bring beer or wine on the trip, but nothing with a higher alcohol content. Hard liquor is not allowed on board.

Do you offer SFWhaleTours merchandise?

Yes, please click on the “Contact SFWhaleTours” link for more information and merchandise will be provided on board for purchase.

Can I purchase a gift certificate?

Yes, gift certificates make a great gift for any occasion! If you are interested in purchasing a gift certificate, please click “Contact SFWhaleTours” and include the following information: how many tickets you want the gift certificate to be good for, the mailing address you want them sent to, and your phone number so that San Francisco Whale Tours can contact you to process the gift certificate. Thanks!

Can I book a private trip?
Yes, we do offer private charters. To inquire further, please click on the “Contact SFWhaleTours” link for more information.

PolicyNon-refundable, cannot be reschedule. Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.

Weather Policy
Activity may be cancelled due to severe weather.
The activity usually runs in light rain and other moderate weather conditions, but the seller may cancel the activity up to an hour before the start time in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions. If the seller cancels the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule tickets (subject to availability) or receive credit for a future event.