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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

Michelle O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour was breathtaking the views of the bay were magnificent!!! A bit chilly but the views of the sunset coming down over the bay made it a must do trip!!

Alan P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Brilliant trip. Live music via a local musician for the whole journey, with food provided and a drinks bar, with stunning views of Alcatraz as the boat went past on the route to equally stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Highly recommended tour and thoroughly enjoyed it.

bstorer22

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was amazing, so relaxing.

Holly H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This cruise exceeded our expectations! The crew was very nice and the boat was large and did not feel crowded at any time. The light munchies were terrific and the open bar had more selections than I thought it would. The experience that was promised was SURE delivered, plus some!! It was well worth the cost and I'd do it again next time I'm in the bay area!

Carly W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

I loved everything about this cruise! The live music was AWESOME and the views were stunning. Even the food was more than I expected. This was so great for me and my boyfriend's family who was visiting and it was relaxing enough for his 80 year old grandmother! I highly recommend this cruise to people of all ages.

Joguar3 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

BEAUTIFUL !,,,,,, this was one of the best things to do while in San Francisco. Relaxing and impressive. Plenty of seating and good commentary of what you are looking at.

Sandra A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Awesome and the food was great!

patrick f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Good time, food and sights were great

Sally W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was my second time booking on Viator and both times It was a wonderful experience.

Beth Lindy United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Everything was very easy and happened as planned. The cruise itself was wonderful! I would recommend this to anyone! Crew and staff VERY friendly!!

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