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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise

Take the ultimate sunset cruise, California-style! Relax as you enjoy amazing views of San Francisco and a hearty appetizer buffet during this casual two-hour cruise of San Francisco Bay. The sailings are timed to coincide with sunsets; the Sunset Bay Cruise departure time and route will differ to the Twilight Cruise which sails during the 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's plenty of tasty picnic food so come hungry!

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise

Enjoy Delicious Food and Amazing Sights

Sunset Bay Cruise:

With live commentary by the captain and cool background music, this cruise is a wonderful way to explore San Francisco Bay at twilight during late March through early November.

As the sun begins to set over the Marin Headlands, you'll cruise past Alcatraz, Angel Island and the shorelines of Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito. Watch the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean as you sail west toward the Golden Gate Bridge. On your way back to Fisherman's Wharf you'll see many more famous sights, including the Presidio, the Marina District and Fort Mason.

During the cruise, enjoy an assortment of vegetarian, turkey and roast beef sandwiches, antipasti, crudité with dip, potato and Caesar salads, seasonal fruits, freshly baked miniature desserts, and a complimentary beverage.

A full bar with drinks and merchandise is available aboard. All cruise vessels offer indoor and outdoor seating, and restrooms. There is no assigned seating or formal dress required, come as you are for an evening of relaxed sunset sailing! Vessels operate on bio-diesel, a renewable energy source.

Twilight Cruise:

In the winter, the cruise changes its itinerary to make the most of the spectacular city lights view of San Francisco. As the sun sets over the horizon, you'll sail past San Francisco's modern skyscrapers, historic landmarks, the infamous island of Alcatraz and both the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge.

Your evening of breathtaking San Francisco views will be accompanied with live guitar entertainment, hearty buffet of sandwiches, salads, dessert, and a beverage from the bar.

Whether you are enjoying the skyline views from the ship's heated indoor spaces or out on the outdoor viewing decks, the city lights are an unmissable San Francisco attraction.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This cruise does not disappoint! Great food! Great views! Great Music!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was a beautiful evening. Enjoyed the scenes and the new friends

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was a really great tour. Great lights, great food and entertainment I highly recommend this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the sunset cruise. Our friends had never been to San Francisco so it was especially nice to share this with them. I love San Francisco and it's always a pleasure to be there. The food they served was very, very good. Everything was so fresh and tasted excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Value for money

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

excellent value

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonder views, good views and a great time!! Will take this trip every time we go back!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The cruise was awesome. We sailed at sunset and got to see Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. The food was of excellent quality. A definite must for a relaxing evening. We would do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Highlight of our trip. The eats were excellent and great views of the city, bridges and Alcatraz at sunset. Well worth the money and a must do for your SF trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great views, smooth ride, very good food for the price and friendly staff!

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