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SF Bay Sunset Cruises

By Viator, November 2014

4.5 2441 Reviews | Add your review

Few city entrances are as grand as San Fran’s silvery Bay, and the often fog-draped 1937 Golden Gate Bridge is the waterway’s signature Art Deco crown. San Francisco’s pride and joy measures 12 miles (20km) across, 60 miles (95km) long and at points is only 6 feet (2m) deep at low tide.

Taking a Bay cruise while you’re visiting San Francisco is a given, and with all manner of different cruises setting sail around the clock from legendary Fisherman’s Wharf, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Sail across the water to see one of San Francisco’s most popular attractions, the gloomy prison of Alcatraz on its rocky island outcrop. And of course the best way to see the Golden Gate Bridge is up-close and personal from the water. The city views of San Francisco are a sight in themselves from the Bay, along with the Marin Headlands, Angel Island State Park and the Oakland Bridge.
Sightsee across the Bay by cruising to the must-see village of Sausalito and the giant coastal redwoods of Muir Woods. Or hoist the mainsail and sail across the Bay in a yacht.

Another option is to simply choose your favorite time of day to take a cruise. A Champagne brunch cruise gets the day started in style on San Francisco Bay, while a lunch cruise combines a buffet feast with history and drama as you sail past Alcatraz.

The atmosphere is romantic on a sunset dinner cruise, as the sun dips behind the Golden Gate Bridge. Or glide into the evening on a dinner & dance cruise, with cocktails, a live band, scenic Bay sightseeing at twilight, and a four-course gourmet dinner served at table seating while you sail.

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Jail and Sail: Alcatraz Tour and Sunset Bay Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 326 Reviews

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 6 hours

From USD $96.00

San Francisco Dinner Dance Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 157 Reviews

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2.5-hrs Sunday; 3-hrs Friday and Saturday

From USD $155.62

San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 553 Reviews

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2 hours

From USD $64.00

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 283 Reviews

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

From USD $79.00

San Francisco Bridge to Bridge Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 155 Reviews

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 90 minutes

From USD $38.00

Whale Watching & Wildlife Eco Tour from San Francisco

4 star rating: Recommended 159 Reviews

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Varies

From USD $79.00

Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay Sightseeing RIB Boat Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 90 minutes

From USD $126.00

Golden Gate Bay Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 257 Reviews

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 60 minutes

From USD $30.00

San Francisco Helicopter Tour and Sunset Dinner Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $360.00

San Francisco Champagne Brunch Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 105 Reviews

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2 hours

From USD $96.67

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