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Port of Oakland harbor tours return May through October

Online tips provided as Friday night cruises are expected to sell out quickly

Press Releases, Seaport, Community
April 9th, 2018

Oakland, Calif. – April 9, 2018: The Port of Oakland’s free harbor tours will return this May and run through October. The Port published its 2018 harbor tour schedule this morning. Due to their popularity, the Port has provide tips on its web site for how to reserve a ticket on the tour. These 90-minute harbor excursions are narrated and conducted aboard the Blue & Gold Fleet. Tickets can be reserved on the Port’s web site home page, HERE.

“Port of Oakland harbor tours allow us to connect directly with the communities that we serve,” said Port of Oakland Director of Social Responsibility Amy Tharpe. “The harbor tours are also a way of saying thank you to our community for supporting the work that we do.”

Last year, more than 3,000 attended the Port’s summer harbor tours. Every harbor tour has sold out since the excursions began in 2015. Each Blue & Gold vessel can hold 230 passengers per tour.

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 7 for the two May cruises. The first harbor tour is slated for May 11. Registration will take place the first Monday of each month for that month's tours.

Tour organizers 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 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. 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

Mike Zampa
Communications Director
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1565
mzampa@portoakland.com

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

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