Friday, April 12, 2019

Oakland Offering Harbor Tours

By Karen Robes Meeks

Next month, the Port of Oakland will begin hosting free twice-monthly Friday afternoon harbor tours. The guided 90-minute narrated outings aboard the Blue & Gold Fleet can accommodate up to 230 passengers at once.

The vessels leave from Jack London Square’s ferry dock at the foot of Clay Street.

The first tour is slated for May 17 and ticket registration opens on May 6.

The cruises follow the port’s shoreline bringing guests along Oakland Estuary and Outer Harbor where passengers can take a closer look at working marine terminals, giant cranes and mega vessels while enjoying scenic views of the East Bay hills, the Bay Bridge, and San Francisco’s waterfront and skyline.

“Port of Oakland harbor tours allow us to give visitors a birds-eye view of actual maritime operations,” said Port of Oakland Director of Social Responsibility Amy Tharpe. “We want the community to see how the Oakland Seaport provides local jobs and business opportunities.”

In 2018, more than 3,000 people took advantage of this opportunity.

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