RocketBoat in San Francisco, CA

Blue & Gold FleetPier 39San Francisco, CA 94133
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Soar across the San Francisco Bay on RocketBoat. This high-speed boating adventure, backed by a classic rock and roll soundtrack, propels passengers up to exhilarating speeds with sharp turns and a whole lot of excitement. There’s nothing like the RocketBoat! Riders must be 40" or taller to participate in the RocketBoat experience. Passengers will get wet on the ride. Dress appropriately.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Francisco Travel Experts
  • Ride duration: approximately 30 minutes.
  • Participants must wear seat belts throughout the experience.
  • Guests under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The ride will make sharp turns and experience large bumps.
  • Free ponchos are available to guests who are worried about getting wet.


from RocketBoat
Calling all thrill seekers: Hang on tight for the most exhilarating ride of your life aboard RocketBoat!

RocketBoat is the wildest and fastest thrill ride on San Francisco Bay. For 30 minutes, you’ll be flying across the Bay under the steady hand of one of our veteran captains with nerves of steel at the wheel. With epic views and a classic Rock-n-Roll soundtrack, don’t be surprised if you find yourself coming back for a few more shots of adrenaline. And you can – with an infinite combination of twists and turns, it’s never the same ride twice! Rocketboat runs seasonally, May through October.

You must be 40" or taller to ride RocketBoat. An adult must accompany children under 12 years old. Passengers can get wet on this ride. Seats in the back of the boat are the most likely to get wet. Deckhands will provide free ponchos upon request to anyone who is concerned about getting wet. RocketBoat is not responsible for damage to personal property.

Please note ROCKETBOAT, effective this evening, October 25, 2018, thru Sunday, October 28, 2018, the last scheduled departure will now be at 5:45 PM

Bumping and jarring may occur so passengers are required to wear seatbelts. You should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, osteoporosis, motion sickness or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers, those with osteoporosis and children under 3 years old should not ride RocketBoat.

Reserve San Francisco Customer Reviews

Elsy Garay
Santa Rosa , CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
June, 2018
It was an amazing experience.
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Reno, Nevada
"Everyone needs at least one ride, or four!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 31, 2018
My husband and I love this ride, we buy 2-for-1 tix every time we’re in San Francisco! Our last ride was yesterday, we had an awesome crew and I admit it was the best ride to date! Lots of 360 turns to generate great wakes to dive into! Lots of speed and air with a stop to take photos. Music choices were awesome! Thanks for never disappointing us!
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"Everything will be fine - unless the boat breaks down"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed August 23, 2018
I purchased 3 tickets for myself & family thru a 3rd party vendor, TicketsAtWork. We went on the 2 pm RocketBoat ride on Thurs 8/9/18. 10 mins into the ride, one of the engines died. Those 10 minutes were thrilling & we had fun even if for a short time. However, the boat had to go back & the staff made an announcement that they would offer a replacement ride on one of their other boat fleets (non-RocketBoat) or we could opt for a full refund. It was disappointing, however all mechanical things break down at some point. The engine breakdown wasn't the worst part compared to how Blue & Gold Fleet handles what to do when one of their boats breaks down. They have NO procedure! The staff on the boat advised us to go to one bldg for the refund. After waiting at that building, one person did get a refund but then someone at the other window said, no, they don't give refunds there & we needed to walk to the other bldg further down the pier. We all walked there & still confusion & no knowledge of what to do(some staff nearby even turned their backs & walked away). Finally, a manager was called over who advised they could give refunds ONLY if you purchased your tickets at that box ofc; if you purchased them from a 3rd party, you had to go back to that vendor to request your refund. The manager was very nice and empathetic and gave me his card (he even divulged that they just had a staff meeting & discussed that they needed to create a process for breakdowns & refunds -- why didn't they already have one??!!). The whole process was ridiculous & took almost 45 mins. We were in SF for a short vacay & had to hurry and head toward Santa Clara for the 49ers game so I didn't have time to take a different cruise or waste standing in 2 different lines only to find out that they couldn't refund me. The icing on the cake is its been 2 wks today - & I still DON'T HAVE MY REFUND. Blue & Gold should refund ALL customers with a paid receipt regardless of who they bought their ticket from when THEIR boat breaks down and THEY should be the one to go back to the 3rd party vendor to settle up. None of this was my fault but I'm sitting here 2 weeks later without my refund. What a fiasco! It will be a fun ride but cross your fingers that the boat doesn't break down because that won't be the worst part of your experience.
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Austin, Texas
"Quality Enterntainment for 12 American Dollars"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 14, 2018
Don't pay full price! After your Blue&Gold Fleet Bay cruise, they offer you a discounted ride on the Rocket Boat when you show your Bay cruise ticket. $36 total for a 45 minute ride for me and my two sons. Very fun ride that jostles you around, gets you wet AND you get to go under the Oakland Bay Bridge. Professional skilled driver who masterfully gives you a fun exhilirating ride without putting you in traction the next day. More worth it than I expected at that price. It's not as violent or scary as they suggest. You will get somewhat wet. Folks in the back 4 rows got SOAKED. Sit in the front or center. They give you a rain poncho that does an adequate job.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
"Fun ride, great views of the city"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 11, 2018
The ride itself was a blast. The boat was fast, did a lot of sharp turns, and even felt like it got some air off the waves of a passing freighter. We also got sprayed pretty well with water (which they seemed to be doing on purpose), but the weather was warm and it fit in well with the experience. Only downside is that we spent most of our time south of the Bay Bridge and didn't really travel much around the Bay near the Golden Gate Bridge. Understandable since the rest of the Bay was teeming with sailboats and other tour vessels, but would have liked to see more of the Bay. That said, the views of the Bay Bridge and downtown SF were pretty fantastic, and we even ventured over to McCovey Cove and saw AT&T Park (which was cool for a baseball fan like me). Definitely worth the price, especially since your ticket stub will get you on another Blue & Gold tour for a fraction of the normal price within 90 days of your first ride.
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Rosenberg, Texas
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 09, 2018
Very nice ride out in the bay. All employees on the boat were very courteous. Nice tour of the bay side. Really didn't seem that fast if that's your thing. You might get a little wet. 16 year old daughter really enjoyed.
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Frequently Asked Questions about RocketBoat

How long is the RocketBoat ride?
Passengers are on the RocketBoat for 30 minutes.

What are the age and height restrictions for RocketBoat?
Passengers must be 40" or taller in order to ride the RocketBoat. Children under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Will passengers get wet?
There is the possibility that you will get wet on this ride. Passengers who sit in the back of the boat are the most likely to get wet during the RocketBoat experience. If desired, free ponchos are available upon request.

Please keep the possibility of getting wet in mind when riding RocketBoat. We are not responsible for any water damage to personal property caused by the ride.

When are rides available?
The RocketBoat operates seasonally from May to October.

Will rides be canceled for inclement weather?
We reserve the right to cancel a departure due to rough conditions on the San Francisco Bay, inclement weather, and other factors that would compromise the safety of our passengers.

What are the health restrictions for RocketBoat?
If you have current, chronic, or past head, neck, back, heart, or blood pressure problems, these illnesses could be aggravated by the ride. Please use extreme caution and personal judgment before riding the RocketBoat.

Bumping and jarring do occur throughout the ride and all passengers are required to wear seat belts.

If you or someone in your party is pregnant, has osteoporosis, or is under the age of 3, you/they should not ride the RocketBoat.

Those who suffer from motion sickness should not ride the RocketBoat.