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.

Bumping and jarring may occur so passengers are required to wear seat belts. 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 NEW
It was an amazing experience.
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Tip: They are going to get wet

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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 NEW
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 NEW
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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Steve R
Ilford, United Kingdom
"Adrenaline rush on the bay"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 01, 2018 NEW
If you want an adrenaline rush experience the San Francisco RocketBoat is definitely for you. Once you clear Pier 39 the boat accelerates to full speed and heads out towards and under the Bay Bridge, with lots of high speed twists and turns in the process. Be sure to take a layer or two as even on a warm day if the breeze whips up it will be a chilly ride back!
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"Fun...but wasn’t planning on getting so wet!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 29, 2018 NEW
A fun way to see views of the city. A little pricy for what you get, but we enjoyed it. Wish we would have sat closer to the front, think you stay a little dryer. Definitely different from your typical harbor cruise. Not quite as exhilarating as described and you can’t really hear the rock and roll.
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Sacramento, California
"Expensive but worth the expression on my kids' faces"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2018
I worked hard on this trip to San Francisco to find things to do with the whole family, ages 5, 13 and 15. My youngest son has autism, so this makes things even more difficult. It was difficult kissing $100 goodbye for this 30 minute ride. However, my teenagers screamed with delight at the wind, speed and getting wet. My five year old needed his noise reducing headphones and was a little anxious at the beginning but exclaimed how much he loved it in the end. It was a great little family bonding experience as we all laughed together. Would definitely recommend trying at least one time if you are searching for a family activity. Just wish the prices were a little more reasonable. Even with a discount, we ended up spending a lot.
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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.