Red & White Fleet

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Red and White Fleet
Industry Tourism
Founded 1892; 125 years ago (1892)
San Francisco Bay, California, U.S.
Founder Thomas Crowley
Headquarters Pier 43 1/2, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California, U.S.
Key people
Tom Escher (president)

Red and White Fleet is a sightseeing and charter tour company operating in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.

Based in the US, the site and the audio on the cruise are, as of 2016, available in 16 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Thai, Hebrew, Hindi, and Vietnamese.

The company offers scenic tours of San Francisco Bay and is located at Pier 43 1/2 in Fisherman's Wharf. Red and White Fleet also offers land-based tour packages in concert with other suppliers and offers a number of charter packages for corporate events, as well. The company is family owned to this day, and dates back to 1892, when Thomas C Crowley launched a ferry and tugboat business. In the late 1930s, the company - with the building of San Francisco's two bridges - moved into the sightseeing business, offering visitors an opportunity to cruise under the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. In 1997, Tom Escher purchased the Red and White Fleet from Crowley Maritime.

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