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

San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise

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

nidhi v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very nice tour would highly recommend it. One of the Best way to see the SFO

Katherine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

Josphine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

Sharon N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

KATHLEEN H

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.

Rosemary P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Value for money

Robert W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

excellent value

Rebecca R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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

SANDRA J

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.

Gary D

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!

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