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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
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 August 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a great Sunset Cruise, we really loved it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We loved it !!! The evening was perfect . The sunset in Sausilito Harbour was amazing . Buffet was good . It was a very pleasant 2 hrs on the water . Crew were extremely friendly ,informative and helpful , especially Denis taking our photos . Recommended to other people in our group all weekend .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Highly recommend this tour. Good food, good music, and the sunset at the GG Bridge was spectacular!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic trip with a lot of information about the area, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Bay Bridge, Angel Island and surrounding towns. We did this cruise as an intro to San Francisco the first night we arrived and I would highly recommend it as we were able to get our bearings and not waste valuable time the following day. The buffet was very good. Plenty of variety and quantity.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a wonderful trip!!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Lots of fun....beautiful photo ops!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a great trip one should put this on there to do list in San Fran. The Golden Gate at night with the lights and to be right under neath it priceless . The family liked it very much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a great time on this tour, we wished it would have lasted much longer! the buffet was very nice with a large assortment of sandwiches and an Asian salad as well as a green salad choice, lots of fruit also. Dress warm, once the sun goes down it is chilly!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Really good valuable. I was quite surprised at the quality and quantity of food at the buffet.

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