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Port of Oakland free harbor tours return May through October

90-minute guided tours begin May 17; signups open May 6

Press Releases, Seaport, Community
April 1st, 2019

Oakland, Calif. – April 1, 2019: The Port of Oakland’s free harbor tours will return this May and run through October. The Port published its 2019 harbor tour schedule on its web site today. The 90-minute harbor excursions include a guided narration and are conducted aboard the Blue & Gold Fleet.

“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.”

Last year, more than 3,000 guests attended the Port’s summer harbor tours. Each Blue & Gold vessel can hold 230 passengers per tour. Click HERE for a 30-second video of the harbor tours.

The Port will host two harbor tours a month on Friday afternoons departing from Jack London Square’s ferry dock at the foot of Clay Street. Ticket registration begins May 6 for the two May cruises. The first harbor tour is slated for May 17. Registration will take place the first Monday of each month for that month's tours. More information can be found on the Port’s web site home page.

The Port said the cruises were designed to give neighbors a close-up look at how the Oakland Seaport works. The tours follow the Port’s shoreline along Oakland Estuary and Outer Harbor, and passengers will be able to see working marine terminals, giant cranes and megaships. The tours will also provide views of the East Bay hills, the Bay Bridge, and San Francisco’s waterfront and skyline.

About the Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland Seaport, Oakland International Airport, and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. The Port's 5-year strategic plan - Growth with Care - pairs business expansion with community benefits, envisioning more jobs and economic stimulus as the Port grows. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in Northern California. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

Media Contacts

Robert Bernardo
Port of Oakland
Communications Manager
(510) 627-1401
rbernardo@portoakland.com 

Marilyn Sandifur
Port of Oakland
Port Spokesperson
(510) 627-1193
msandifur@portoakland.com