May 6, 2011 |
What could surpass watching the sun set while cruising San Francisco Bay? Chasing your cruise with a wine tasting. Red and White Fleet’s new three-hour Treasure Island Wine Cruise will set sail May 13. The cruise offers views of downtown San Francisco, Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge before docking at Treasure Island for a cable car sightseeing tour of the island that stops at Vista Point for an hour of wine tasting at the Winery...
September 5, 1985
Passenger ferryboat service will resume soon between San Francisco and Stockton for the first time in half a century. David W. Pence, general manager of the Red & White Fleet, said the service will be inaugurated Sept. 21, with the speedy catamaran ferry CataMarin, which has been carrying commuters between San Francisco, Sausalito and Tiburon. The vessel can make the 85-mile San Francisco-to-Stockton run in 3 1/2 hours.
October 19, 2010 |
If you’ve wondered whether Al Capone or Robert Stroud (the “Birdman”) haunt Alcatraz, an upcoming cruise-tour might let you glimpse a specter. The long-established Red and White Fleet plans to launch a “ City Lights Cruise ” next month that will depart around sunset. It will cruise along the San Francisco waterfront past Ft. Mason, the marina and the Presidio and then loop around the infamous former prison island, among other sights. It will also cross under the Golden Gate and Bay bridges.
October 21, 1989 |
Commuters Friday began test-riding a makeshift fleet of ferries normally used for scenic tours of San Francisco Bay that are being pressed into service to ease the massive gridlock anticipated on the area's roadways on Monday. With 10 of the earthquake-stricken Bay Area's major highways still closed as of Friday, Caltrans is asking drivers to turn to car-pooling, existing public transportation and the ferries to reduce the expected traffic snarl.
March 19, 1997
San Jose-based Adobe Systems Inc. said operating profit jumped a better-than-expected 35% to $45.4 million, or 61 cents a share, in its fiscal first quarter ended Feb. 28, from $33.7 million, or 44 cents, a year ago, as sales rose 17% to $226.5 million. . . . Hewlett-Packard Co. of Palo Alto and software giant Microsoft Corp. are set to announce an expanded alliance today to strengthen customer acceptance of Microsoft's NT operating system, sources familiar with the plan said.
March 8, 2011 |
San Francisco’s "other" bridge -- the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge -- marks its 75th year as the span of choice for access to the East Bay. The bridge is a year older than the more famous Golden Gate Bridge, which will hit the 75-year mark in May 2012. A new ferry cruise will begin sailing under both bridges starting in May. The Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise from Red and White Fleet ferries will sail in a 90-minute loop daily, taking in the waterfront and skyline of San Francisco along the way. Tours leave at 3:30 p.m. May 25 to Sept.