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SF Bay Sunset Cruises

By Viator, November 2014

4.5 2549 Reviews | Add your review

Few city entrances are as grand as San Fran’s silvery Bay, and the often fog-draped 1937 Golden Gate Bridge is the waterway’s signature Art Deco crown. San Francisco’s pride and joy measures 12 miles (20km) across, 60 miles (95km) long and at points is only 6 feet (2m) deep at low tide.

Taking a Bay cruise while you’re visiting San Francisco is a given, and with all manner of different cruises setting sail around the clock from legendary Fisherman’s Wharf, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Sail across the water to see one of San Francisco’s most popular attractions, the gloomy prison of Alcatraz on its rocky island outcrop. And of course the best way to see the Golden Gate Bridge is up-close and personal from the water. The city views of San Francisco are a sight in themselves from the Bay, along with the Marin Headlands, Angel Island State Park and the Oakland Bridge.
Sightsee across the Bay by cruising to the must-see village of Sausalito and the giant coastal redwoods of Muir Woods. Or hoist the mainsail and sail across the Bay in a yacht.

Another option is to simply choose your favorite time of day to take a cruise. A Champagne brunch cruise gets the day started in style on San Francisco Bay, while a lunch cruise combines a buffet feast with history and drama as you sail past Alcatraz.

The atmosphere is romantic on a sunset dinner cruise, as the sun dips behind the Golden Gate Bridge. Or glide into the evening on a dinner & dance cruise, with cocktails, a live band, scenic Bay sightseeing at twilight, and a four-course gourmet dinner served at table seating while you sail.

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San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 608 Reviews

Take the ultimate sunset cruise, California-style! Relax as you enjoy amazing views of San Francisco and a light appetizer buffet during this casual two-hour ...  Read more

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

From USD $64.00
San Francisco Dinner Dance Cruise, San Francisco, Sunset Cruises
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San Francisco Dinner Dance Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 166 Reviews

What better way to conclude a day in San Francisco than watching the sun set over the beautiful San Francisco Bay on a memorable dinner dance cruise? Enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2.5-hrs Sunday; 3-hrs Friday and Saturday

From USD $137.66
Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise, San Francisco, Dinner Cruises
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 321 Reviews

Combine a visit to Muir Woods and Sausalito with a fabulous cruise on San Francisco Bay. You'll cross the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay area's most popular ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.00
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Golden Gate Bay Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 279 Reviews

Want to experience San Francisco's must-do attraction? Take the 60-minute Golden Gate Bay Cruise and you'll see why it's the perfect introduction to San ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $30.00
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San Francisco Bridge to Bridge Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 175 Reviews

Go under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge on this scenic cruise along picturesque San Francisco Bay. Pass Alcatraz, Treasure Island and ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $38.00
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Jail and Sail: Alcatraz Tour and Sunset or Twilight Bay Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 359 Reviews

Explore the best of San Francisco Bay on this great-value Alcatraz and sunset cruise combo in the summer months or hop aboard the twilight cruise in the winder ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.40
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Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay Sightseeing RIB Boat Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 37 Reviews

Explore Alcatraz and explore the bay. This combo package includes two separate tours. Alcatraz and Bay Voyager. Bay Voyager (Pier 39) lets you travel the San ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $145.00
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San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 254 Reviews

Enjoy the serene San Francisco Bay at sunset on this evening with the Sunset Cruise aboard a luxurious catamaran. Sail by Alcatraz Island, under the Golden ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour from San Francisco Including Optional Bay Cruise, San Francisco, ... 
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour from San Francisco Including Optional Bay Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

Take advantage of this 3.5-hour trip through two of California’s best-regarded destinations, Muir Woods and Sausalito. Travel across the iconic Golden Gate ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $54.00
San Francisco Helicopter Tour and Sunset Dinner Cruise, San Francisco, Bus & Minivan Tours
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San Francisco Helicopter Tour and Sunset Dinner Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Views from above, views from the water! Savor the breathtaking aerial views of San Francisco on a helicopter tour. Take in well-known landmarks from above, ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $375.00

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