San Francisco Fleet Week: Free + Deals

Fleet Week San Francisco, a celebration of our armed forces (October 4 – 8, 2012), is a series of events featuring the Navy Blue Angels survey flights and a Parade of Navy ships. Most of the events are free, but, as always, there are deals to be had if you know where to look. Check out the half off Red & White Fleet cruise deals below.

Here’s the schedule and the offers you might enjoy, all with spectacular viewing opportunities.

NOTE: This archive post shows old offers from last year. The 2013 events have been cancelled.

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WHAT: San Francisco Fleet Week FREE viewing and activities. More info at fleetweek.us (not including deals which are offered by the other sources listed below.)

DEAL 1: Fleet Week Cruise 50% Off — $29 (reg. $58). October 4, 2012, 3:30 pm. More info and Tickets

Fleet Week 2011 Blue Angels“Celebrate Fleet Week aboard the Red and White Fleet. The best view of all of the Fleet Week festivities, including flights by The Blue Angels and other commercial and military aircraft, is from these vessels. See the Blue Angels perform their spectacular air show acrobatics as you cruise the bay right underneath the fighter jets. Your cruise price includes appetizers from the buffet and one complimentary beverage.”

DEAL 2: Parade of Ships Cruise Celebrating Fleet Week 50% Off — $29 (reg. $58). October 6, 10am. More Info & Tickets

“Hop aboard a special Red and White Fleet cruise from Fisherman’s Wharf for a fantastic view of the Parade of Ships, an always-exciting highlight of San Francisco’s Fleet Week. Guests will gather mostly on the outdoor decks of the vessels to see the historic military vessels during the Parade of Ships, as they sail into San Francisco Bay from underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. … Appetizers from the buffet and a complimentary beverage is included.”

WHEN: October 4 – 8, 2012.

WHERE: Various San Francisco Bay Locations. Cruises: Red and White Fleet Boat, Pier 43 1/2, Taylor Street & The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94133.

 San Francisco Fleet Week 2012 Schedule

(check the Fleet Week website for updates)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

  • Blue Angels Circle and Arrival Maneuvers 1:30pm to 4pm

Friday, October 5, 2012

  • Fleet Week Air Show Practice 1:30pm to 4pm

Saturday, October 6, 2012

  •  Parade of Ships (free)
  •  Ship Tours
  • Fleet Week Air Show 12:30pm to 4pm
  • Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Response Display on Marina Green 10am-5pm
  •  Navy in Space Exhibit
  • Blue Angels/Air Show Performers Meet the Public
  • Deal: Fleet Week Cruise 50% off (see below)

 Sunday, October 7, 2012

  •  Fleet Week Air Show 12:30pm to 4pm
  • 143rd Annual Italian Heritage Parade at 12:30pm – Military Marching Band,Color Guards, Marching Units – San Francisco’s North Beach -Powell & Jefferson Streets to Stockton to Washington Square, followed by a Band Concert at Washington Square.
  • Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Response Display on Marina Green 10am -5pm
  • Ship Tours

 Monday, October 8, 2012

  • Ship Tours

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

  • All SFFWA Ships Depart

Comments

  1. elayne logan says

    Hello, when I worked at the Public Affairs office for the Sixth US Army at the Presidio we were the events planners for Fleet Week! Sadly, the base closure put me out of work and Ovarian Cancer stopped me from seeing the show all these years. I now live in Petaluma and I hope I can find a way to see them again…

    I remember everything about the ships etc. In fact, I worked at the Ship Model Gallery at Ghiradelli Square selling model ships for years.

    A great time in my life…

    I lost my brother in November, a Navy man…as were my two uncles also…so, the Navy has my vote on this one.

    Aye, Aye sirs…good flying.

    Elayne

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