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RocketBoat, San Francisco

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Board RocketBoat and spend half an hour riding in the open sea. You'll be flashing through the water, en route to Alcatraz and back. Along the way, you'll see the infamous island and pass under many bridges. Prepare to get soaked: wear long sleeves, and grab one of the ponchos the staff offers at the entrance. Fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the thrilling adventure and adrenaline rush. Put RocketBoat into our San Francisco planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in San Francisco.
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  • super fun time, make sure you get in line ahead of time. the trip itself is very fun and the boat's speed and movement is perfect  more »
  • A very fun activity that is not very expensive and more! We laugh a lot... To ideally when it's not too cold.
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  • An original and funny way to discover the east part of the bay (the boat doesn't go neither to Alcatraz nor the Bridge)! Be careful of the splash :-) you can't be nauseous I think as the boat always g...  more »
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  • So much fun. It's very worth doing! If you want to get wettest sit toward the back. The front is usually up higher and drier as it rarely gets level on a plane. You go under the bay bridge and stop by the islands where the staff is willing to take pictures of your group. There is also a lighthouse in view on the island. Then you head back to pier 39.
  • for you thrill seekers this thing is definitely worth it. this thing has twin 1,410HP 16VM70 marine diesels and sounds AMAZING when it goes full throttle.
  • Experiencing San Francisco Bay in this was way better than one of those over packed and slow tour boats. Loved it!
  • "Great" customer service when you find out that they sold you a ticket and they don't have room for you in the boat and you have to wait until next tour departure. But the actual ride was fun.
  • Hell Ya!!! What an awesome ride. Despite the typical SF weather ur made this roller coaster ride a huge thrill 4 my son & I. Few suggestions, 1. turn up the music, could barely hear it over the roaring motors. 2. Can ur do less spinning/side 2 side & run us around Alcatraz instead? Recommend this to anyone who wants a quick thrill bay view of the city! Rocket on!

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