USS Potomac

540 Water St.
Oakland, CA 94607- Map It
Phone: (510) 627-1215

AAA Editor Notes

USS Potomac is at 540 Water St. in Jack London Square, berthed next to the Lightship Relief. Dockside tours of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's &#8220;Floating White House&#8221; last 45 minutes and allow visitors to see the restored 165-foot vessel&#8212;modified to accommodate FDR's physical limitations&#8212;that once hosted European heads of state. Two- and 3-hour history cruises on the presidential yacht travel into San Francisco Bay. Tours are preceded by a 15-minute video presentation in the visitor center.</br>Allow 1 hour minimum for dockside tours; 2 hours, 30 minutes minimum for history cruises; and 3 hours 30 minutes for special history cruises with lunch.</br>
Dockside tours $10; $8 (ages 60+); free (ages 0-12). Sightseeing History cruise $55; $50 (ages 60+); $35 (ages 6-12). Special Sightseeing History cruise (includes lunch) $75; $70 (ages 60+) $50 (ages 3-12). Reservations for history cruises can be booked online and are recommended.
Station: 12th St. Oakland City Center
Hours: Dockside tours given Wed., Fri. and Sun. 11-2:30, mid-Jan. through mid-Dec. Sightseeing cruises depart on select Thursdays and Saturdays, May-Oct.; phone for schedule. Phone for Special Sightseeing History Cruise schedule.