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Tour code: 2630SUN
This 2-hour sunset cruise takes you across San Francisco Bay with outstanding views of the city skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and Sausalito. Enjoy a light appetizer buffet while you sip a complimentary glass of wine, beer or soda from the full bar. Relax as you listen to the captain’s live commentary while background music sets the tone. Watch the sunset or select a twilight cruise during winter months. 


  • Two-hour San Francisco sunset cruise
  • Twilight views of the city skyline, Alcatraz, Sausalito, the Golden Gate Bridge and Marina District
  • Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge
  • Hearty appetizer buffet and cocktail
  • Live commentary from the captain
  • Indoor and outdoor seating

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A mellow way to unwind after a day of walking San Francisco's famous hills. Enjoy serene views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz as the sun slips below the horizon; then watch the lights come on in the city. There will be light appetizers so come and enjoy!

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise

Enjoy Delicious Food and Amazing Sights

Make your way to the pier at Fisherman's Wharf in time for your chosen departure time (depending on the season). Enjoy live commentary by the captain and listen to relaxing background music as you sip your complimentary beverage from the bar and watch the sights pass by on San Francisco Bay.

During your sunset or twilight cruise, head to the light appetizer buffet to enjoy spinach puff pastry rolls; roast beef sliders; crudités and an antipasto patter; chicken curry wrap; sliced fruit and gourmet cheeses and a cookie platter. You can purchase more drinks at the full bar on board. 

All cruise vessels operate on bio-diesel — a renewable energy source —  and offer heated indoor spaces or outdoor viewing decks. There is no assigned seating or formal dress required during this casual 2-hour cruise.

Sunset Bay Cruise:
If you embark during late March through early November, you’ll watch the sun setting over the the Pacific Ocean as you cruise toward the Marin Headlands and past the Golden Gate Bridge. Glide past Alcatraz, Angel Island and the shorelines of Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito. On your return to Fisherman's Wharf you'll see many more notable sights, including the Presidio, the Marina District and Fort Mason.

Twilight Cruise:
In the winter, the cruise makes the most of San Francisco’s spectacular city lights on a twilight tour. After the sun sets over the horizon, you'll glide past San Francisco's modern skyscrapers, historic landmarks, the infamous Alcatraz Island and both the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. Listen to live guitar entertainment while enjoying the illuminated skyline — an unmissable San Francisco view.

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Customer Reviews

James B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was amazing!

Kimberly E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The live music was a bonus. The crew was pleasant and the food was plenty.

Mike United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very interesting. We were able to see whales and parts of the bay were not able to drive to or see. Well worth the money. The food and trip was great

Scott T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Crew team was great. The food was amazing and to see the sunset under the Golden Gate Bridge was breath taking. It was the highlight of our trip.

Dominik H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

great cruise.

Lee F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Brilliant cruise, we took some beautiful sunset pictures of the bridge

Justin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Wonderful way to end the day in SFO. The appetizers were really good! The views even better.

Susan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent, relaxing, lovely music and food, great views too.

Peerawit K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour was amazing!

Theresa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

2 hours was a perfect amount of time to eat the delicious appetizers and appreciate the amazing views. We will definitely do it again!

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