This page is for SUNDAY's Fleet Week Cruise on October 7, 2017. To go to SATURDAY's page, click here.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Boarding 9:00am, Cruising 10:00 to 5:00pm
Departs from Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco Fleet Week is an annual public event that honors the contributions of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces while advancing cooperation and knowledge among civilian- and military-based Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response personnel.
The O'Brien participates with the SF Fleet Week Cruise around San Francisco Bay, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the Bay Bridge for amazing views of the San Francisco waterfront, the visiting Navy ships, and the air show featuring the US Navy Blue Angels.
Food and Drink
All food and drink on board is provided complimentary.
Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Clam Chowder by Boudin Bakery
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.
Handcrafted Ales by Headlands Brewing Co.*
Headlands Brewing is taking craft beer back for the regular people who just love getting out and about and enjoying a great beer (or two). Visit Headlands Brewing Co. online.
Wines with a purpose, by Valiance Wines
A small, new, family-owned winery producing exceptional wines that honor service and heroism – committed to donating 100% of net profits to programs that benefit Veterans and their families. Visit Valiance Wines online.
Music onboard is provided by:
USNSCC Band of the West
The only youth band of their kind in the nation, the Band of the West (BOTW) officially joined the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps in May 2011, under the direction of the Arkansas Division as the nation's first and only sea cadet band. In March 2013, after successfully completing a year of rigorous training, the BOTW was officially commissioned as their own unit: the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps Band of the West Division. These young cadet musicians perform up to 20 performances each year for veterans, military personnel and their families. They emulate the U.S. Navy Band and are proud to serve veterans and their families, the US Naval Sea Cadets Corps, and our nation.
Tickets can be ordered through our online ticket vendor Eventbrite, and your tickets will be emailed to you.
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Order by Mail
You can also order tickets by downloading, printing and sending in the paper order form.
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Order by Phone
You can order tickets by calling our office at (415) 544-0100 (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm) and your tickets can be emailed or mailed to you.
The ship is berthed on the Eastern side of Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf along the Embarcadero.
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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 and DEPARTURE
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 DRINK
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 email@example.com or give us a call Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm and we will be happy to help – (415) 544-0100.