This page is for SATURDAY's Fleet Week Cruise on October 6, 2018. To go to SUNDAY's page, click here.

Veteran Art Show

Provided by the Veteran Artist Program

The Veteran Artist Program (VAP) is a 501c3 nonprofit which takes artists who are also veterans, and propels their artworks, careers and healing into the mainstream creative arts community through networking, mentorships and collaborations with professional artists.

Enjoy an art show and works created by uniquely talented Veteran Artists in Hold #2. Arranged and prepared by the Veteran Artist Program (VAP) it showcases the amazing work of Artists who are Vets. Art heals. Some will be aboard to share their thoughts, stories and perhaps sell a work or two.

If you cannot make it to Fleet Week, the show will be on display from Oct 6-26.

Questions: contact Kathleen Ellertson, or 916 952 3291

Food and Drink

All food and drink on board is provided complimentary.

Hot Dogs, Hamburgers by Bistro Boudin

Boudin is San Francisco’s oldest continuously operating business. Today, they still bake their sourdough fresh every day using the same mother dough cultivated from a gold miner’s sourdough starter. Boudin has extended their love of San Francisco and their place in its culinary history to offer a full range of the dining options—from specialty breads and casual breakfast, lunch and dinner—to a full service dining experience at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Wines that honor heroes, by Valiance Wines

Each wine has a story that honors service of heroism, and our mission is to donate 100% of net profits to programs that benefit veterans and their families. We're a small production, family-owned winery with seriously good, award-winning wines—worthy of those they honor! Visit Valiance Wines online.


Music onboard is provided by Natural Gas Jazz Band

Natural Gas Jazz Band

The Natural Gas Jazz Band from San Francisco is in the Tradtion of Lu Watters and Turk Murphy - an outstanding traditional Jazzband.


$150 - General Passenger
$90 - Youth (ages 5-16)
$360 - Family (up to 2 adults, 2 youth)

Additional Information


The ship is berthed on the Eastern side of Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf along the Embarcadero.
Click here for directions


City of San Francisco parking lots are available throughout the Fisherman’s Wharf area. The closest parking available is Shed A located at the entrance of Pier 45. Other recommended locations are the Anchorage Square Parking Garage at Beach St and Jones St, or the Pier 39 Parking Garage. Special event rates may apply, especially during Fleet Week Cruises.


Boarding begins at 9:00am from Pier 45 in Fisherman's Wharf. The ship is scheduled to depart at 10:00am. We make every effort to keep on schedule; however, we cannot guarantee returning to the dock as planned, due to weather changes or unforeseen events.


This ship is not wheelchair accessible. Walkers and canes are permitted, but passengers must be physically capable of traversing the 44-step gangway onto and off the ship without assistance from crew or other passengers. If you feel you will need assistance getting on board you should not attempt to make the cruise alone.


There is no assigned seating for this event. Available seating is limited to ~200 folding chairs, benches lining the deck, and natural structures of the ship. Passengers are permitted to bring their own folding/camping chairs.


Food and beverage for this event is provided complimentary for all passengers. We cannot accommodate special dietary needs; feel free to bring your own food, but keep in mind that you will not have access to any refrigerators or microwaves. We do not allow any personal stashes of alcohol or anything in glass bottles/containers. Ice chests are also prohibited.


Restricted items include, but are not limited to: firearms, knives and other potential weapons, personal inventory of adult beverages, ice coolers, glass bottles and illegal substances. Bags are subject to search before boarding.


Email us at or give us a call Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm and we will be happy to help – (415) 544-0100.