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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. 

Highlights

  • 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

Donna W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Music was fabulous !

Laurie V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This is a must do while in San Francisco. After all the walking and sight seeing you can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The buffet was very good and the are many photo ops.

Marcia V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was great ...the staff is wonderful

Marion B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a great family vacation and the sunset cruise was on of the highlights.... Thank you and we would definitely recommend this cruise.

Dana D United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour, beautiful views! Doesn and #39;t disappoint!

Raymond P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very enjoyable way to see some of the sights in and around San Francisco.
Polite efficient staff, who did their jobs and looked after their clients very well.

Richard D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Jason S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The boat cruise was awesome, the staff were informative, and the live music on board was a nice plus.

michele.richard

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We did this tour our first evening in San Francisco and it was absolutely perfect! What a great introduction to such an interesting city! This cruise is general in nature, but the food provided was excellent, the group small, and the entertainment on the boat enchanting. I highly recommend this to be your first tour, especially if it is your first visit to San Francisco!

Diane J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a fab cruise with beautiful views, especially when we sailed underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. We even managed to get pictures of Alcatraz Island from the other side too. The weather was exactly what was required and the sunset was amazing too. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting San Francisco.

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