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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 Twilight and 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

Alice T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Loved the Cruise. Spent the whole evening outside admiring the sunset. The cruise had live music, great food and a lot of space to capture the important sunset shot. Highly recommended during the cruise.

Greg H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Lucky us, catching an evening tour with a small crowd. Lots Joffrey attention from attentive crew and pleasant guitarist.
Do this trip! Great way to get some perspective..very professionally done..

David C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

It made for a great evening

Treena C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

The crew was wonderful, the food was delicious, and the views were breathtaking. The boat had plenty of room for everyone to have a good view and to move around. And the musician did a nice job of telling us about the areas we were seeing. Sometimes these tours have guides that use strange humor but this was not like that-and we are thankful for that! Loved the whole experience.

Robert G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

A very pleasant night cruise with a nice buffet. The sights were incredible!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Excellent - Great cruise -- I'd go again Nice people,

Catherine P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Brilliant! Best way to see the city!

Cynthia J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Very nice and enjoyable cruise. The crew make you feel comfortable and answer any questions you might have - The ship itself is very clean. Would recommend this cruise.

Patricia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was a beautiful night for a sunset cruise and the appetizers were plentiful and really tasty. Highly recommend.

Helen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great sunset and good entertainment. Would reccomend.

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