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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. 


  • 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

Richard G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Would recommend this this to anyone who wants to experience the bay at sunset!

Elizabeth J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We had a very good experience on our sunset cruise. The food was surprisingly good and plentiful, and the bartenders were so friendly and helpful as well. There was a singer onboard who was entertaining and sang songs that I enjoyed. We had several opportunities to take great pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the sunset. I was very pleased with the whole evening.

Bronwyn A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour was great - very nice to see the area from the water!

Aldo C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

There wasn't much of a sunset, or even any sun, during our four day stay in San Francisco. I almost forgot it was summer. That being said, this cruise is so much fun. It's relaxing and the photo opportunities are endless. The views of the San Fran skyline, the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Tiburon and Sausalito, and the prize - the Golden Gate Bridge. The boat passes right under the bridge, at night, and the view is amazing. One drink is on the house, and the light food fare is pretty darn good! It was a nice spread, indeed. A bar is available for purchase of additional drinks. This was a wonderful experience for my wife and me. I would definitely recommend it.

Joshua K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Incredible tour - far exceeded expectations. Good free food, a free drink, great music, a comfortable boat, and of course, breathtaking views.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Loved this tour. It was great, even though the sun rarely appears on the bay during August. There's nothing quite as beautiful and amazing as getting up close and personal with the Golden Gate Bridge at night surrounded by fog. The fog horns eerily make magic!

Kathy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Beautiful ride! They even provided nibbles! It gets cold, so be sure to bring a jacket! It would have been great to have some information on what we were seeing, but the musician provided a great playlist! A definite must do!

Caitlin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Nice evening, you get to see a lot. There was a lot of fog but obviously the tour company couldn't have done anything about that. I wasn't expecting much in terms of the appetizer buffet but it turned out to be pretty filling.

Augustina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

An excellent choice. Personable and talented musician guides you around the bay. Sights are beautiful. Nice selection of munchies. Perfect length of time.

Peter W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great times in San Fran with a lovely time on the sunset cruise. The crew was brill and very friendly and the snacks provided were better then expected. Definitely recommended

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