San Francisco Fleet Week 2018

Fleet Week San Francisco returns to Fisherman’s Wharf on October 1st!  Come see the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, along with the Patriots Jet Team, the Navy Leap Frogs, and other air show performances!
Join us for a week of fun-filled, family activities for all to enjoy along our beautiful waterfront. Here’s a preview of just some of the many activities taking place!

San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Fleet Week Events​​

Join us October 1-8, 2018 in celebration of the men and women of the armed forces, for spectacular family events.
For more information on air show performances, the Parade of Ships, and Navy Ship Tours, we invite you to 
Fleet Week is the Bay Area’s opportunity to pay tribute to the men and women of our Nation’s armed forces.  This spectacular event features a parade of ships, ship tours, and an impressive air show that includes the Blue Angels and more.  PIER 39 joins the celebration with live entertainment from local and military bands, interactive exhibits, military vehicles and displays, and more.*
Tuesday, October 2:   32nd Street Brass Band from Navy Band Southwest on the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza Stage, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, October 3 – 4:  Public Ship Tours at Pier 35, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Friday, October 5:  Parade of Ships, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (best viewing from bay end of PIER 39); Air Show from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., featuring the Blue Angels at 3:00 p.m.; 1st Marine Division Band Jazz Combo on the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza Stage, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.; The Destroyers from Navy Band Southwest on the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza Stage, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 6:  Public Ship Tours at Pier 35, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; WJM The Band on the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza Stage, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Air Show from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., featuring the Blue Angels at 3:00 p.m.; The Destroyers from Navy Band Southwest on the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza Stage, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Blue Angels Meet & Greet near PIER 39 Entrance Plaza, 6:15 p.m. 
Sunday, October 7:  Air Show from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., featuring the Blue Angels at 3:00 p.m.
*Events and event activities are weather-permitting and subject to change without notice.
Location: PIER 39
For more information: Call 1-415-705-5500 or email


Alcatraz Cruises Fleet Week

Although it’s high season for Alcatraz Cruises during FleetWeek, there’s a good possibility of securing tickets by checking our website periodically for cancellations!
Fleet Week Dates: October 1 – 8, 2018
Location: Alcatraz Landing, Pier 33
For more information: Call 1-415-981-ROCK(7625) or email

Bay Voyager's Fleet Week Cruises

It’s Fleet Week!  Join Bay Voyager in celebrating the return of the Blue Angels and the always exhilarating air show of commercial and military airplanes, as well as the Parade of Ships, a display of some of the most modern military vessels on the ocean.  Enjoy watching the Blue Angels perform their precision maneuvers, as our boat cruises the bay right beneath the fighter jets during their performance.  We will be maneuvering all over the bay to watch the show from the best viewpoints.
Seating on our high-speed RIB vessel is limited to 12.  Advance reservations required.  These cruises will sell out quickly!   Click here to book online.  
Dates: October 4 – 7, 2018
Duration: 90 minutes
Departure Time: Varies (Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.)
Location: PIER 39, Gate C (behind the Aquarium of the Bay)
For more information or reservations: Call 1-510-612-1251 or email

Fireworks and the Blue Angels Air Show with Hornblower

Experience the best of San Francisco’s Fleet Week with
Hornblower Cruises & Events!  Fleet Weekcruises feature welcoming service, gourmet cuisine prepared fresh on board, and dazzling views. Step aboard for an amazing view of the air show as the renowned Blue Angels fly overhead.  Then, continue the festivities into the evening with a Saturday dinner or fireworks cruise featuring Hornblower’s very own fireworks display!
Dates: October 5 – 7, 2018
Departure Times: Varies by cruise
Location: Hornblower Landing, Pier 3
For more information: Call 1-415-788-8866 or email 

Fleet Week Cruises Aboard the SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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.
These annual cruises honor 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.
Complimentary food and drink provided by Boudin and Valiance Wines.
Tickets for Saturday or Sunday are $150.00 Adult; $90.00 Youth; Family Group $360.00 (2 Adults, 2 Youth) and may be ordered online.   
Dates: October 6 – 7, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Boarding at 9:00 a.m.)
Location: Pier 45
For more information: Call 1-415-544-0100 or email 

Fleet Week With a Waterfront Seat!

Join us for a sky and sea view of the Blue Angels and Fleet Week airshows. Sail past the crowds onto Historic Pier 45.  You will enjoy our indoor and outdoor observation areas, beer, wine, and a delicious hot and cold lunch buffet prepared by San Francisco’s Original Joe’s.
Pricing: Adult: $70.00; Youth (12 and under): $50.00.  Book now!
Date: October 6, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Historic Pier 45 in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf
For more information or tickets: Call 1-415-561-6662

Fleet Week Dining & Refreshments

Introducing the U.S.S. Mermaid

The Blue Mermaid is offering a special FleetWeek-inspired drink in celebration of the U.S. Navy — the U.S.S. Mermaid!  It’s a riff on the classic cocktail, the Navy Grog, with a blend of light and dark rums, lime, grapefruit and club soda.
During Fleet Week*, we are offering a 20% discount to military personnel with valid ID. 
*Fleet Week Dates: October 1 – 7, 2018
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Monday through Thursday); 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)
For more information: Call 1-415-771-2222

The Buena Vista Cafe Salutes America's Armed Forces!

Since its opening in 1889, the historic Buena Vista Cafe has welcomed members of the US Armed Forces, providing hearty meals, belly-warming beverages and a convivial meeting place.  The Buena Vista offers the perfect place to gather and enjoy the Fleet Week festivities and, continuing its tradition of honoring the troops, will be offering a special discount for all members of the US military. Active and retired members of the US Armed Forces are invited to enjoy a 20% dining discount on food orders during Fleet Week 2018*.  Savor our satisfying all-day breakfasts or lunch and dinner featuring an appetizing array of fresh seafood and BV signature dishes. And don’t forget our heartwarming, world-famous Irish Coffee


Be sure to visit our gift shop (located adjacent to the cafe), where military members will also receive a 20% discount (excludes alcohol purchases) on our unique assortment of BV merchandise.
*Fleet Week Dates: October 2 – 7, 2018
Hours: Weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.  Weekends, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Location: 2765 Hyde Street (at Beach)
For more information: Call 1-415-474-5044

Announcing A Brand New Beverage Experience!

CoCo Fresh Tea and Juice is now open at Fisherman’s Wharf, right in the heart of all the Fleet Week action!  CoCo invites you to stop by for an irresistibly tasty boba (bubble tea) drink.  
During Fleet Week*, we are offering 20% off to all military personnel in uniform or with a validmilitary ID.
*Offer valid at our Fisherman’s Wharf location only, and is not valid in conjunction with any other promotional offer or discount.
*Fleet Week Dates: October 1 – 8, 2018
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday); 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Saturday); and 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Sunday).
Location: 2699 Taylor Street (at Beach Street)
For more information: Call 1-415-441-1627

New Fall Specials Menu at Fog Harbor Fish House

Come celebrate the annual week-long celebration of our U.S. NavyFleet!  Join us at Fog Harbor Fish House for award-winning views with all of your local favorites and our recently added “Fall Specials”menu.  Click here for online reservations.
The Fleet Week air show is from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., October 5-7, and PIER 39 is a great place for a front row seat to the Blue Angels as they zoom over the bay.
During Fleet Week*, we are offering 15% off to all military personnel in uniform or with a valid ID.
*Fleet Week Dates: October 1 – 8, 2018
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday); 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
Location: Entrance of PIER 39, Second Level
For more information: Call 1-415-421-2442 or email 


Fleet Week at the New Lefty's Buffet!

Join us during Fleet Week at the brand new Lefty’s Buffetfor lunch or dinner!  
During Fleet Week*, we are offering a 15% military and hero discount with valid ID.
Lunch Buffet (11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) — $14.99; Dinner Buffet (4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.) — $21.99; Kids – $7.99.  (kids under 3 eat free).  All prices include soft drinks.  
*Fleet Week Dates: October 1 – 8, 2018

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