Take the ultimate sunset cruise, California-style! Relax as you enjoy amazing views of San Francisco and a hearty appetizer buffet during this casual two-hour cruise of San Francisco Bay. The sailings are timed to coincide with sunsets; the Sunset Bay Cruise departure time and route will differ to the Twilight Cruise which sails during the winter months.
- Free snacks included
- See the sights illuminated at night
- Free drinks included
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Sunset Bay Cruise:
With live commentary by the captain and cool background music, this cruise is a wonderful way to explore San Francisco Bay at twilight during late March through early November.
As the sun begins to set over the Marin Headlands, you'll cruise past Alcatraz, Angel Island and the shorelines of Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito. Watch the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean as you sail west toward the Golden Gate Bridge. On your way back to Fisherman's Wharf you'll see many more famous sights, including the Presidio, the Marina District and Fort Mason.
During the cruise, enjoy an assortment of vegetarian, turkey and roast beef sandwiches, antipasti, crudité with dip, potato and Caesar salads, seasonal fruits, freshly baked miniature desserts, and a complimentary beverage.
A full bar with drinks and merchandise is available aboard. All cruise vessels offer indoor and outdoor seating, and restrooms. There is no assigned seating or formal dress required, come as you are for an evening of relaxed sunset sailing! Vessels operate on bio-diesel, a renewable energy source.
In the winter, the cruise changes its itinerary to make the most of the spectacular city lights view of San Francisco. As the sun sets over the horizon, you'll sail past San Francisco's modern skyscrapers, historic landmarks, the infamous island of Alcatraz and both the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge.
Your evening of breathtaking San Francisco views will be accompanied with live guitar entertainment, hearty buffet of sandwiches, salads, dessert, and a beverage from the bar.
Whether you are enjoying the skyline views from the ship's heated indoor spaces or out on the outdoor viewing decks, the city lights are an unmissable San Francisco attraction.
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Enjoy Delicious Food and Amazing Sights
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Departure Point:Cruises depart from Pier 43, San Francisco
- March 29 to May 22: Departs at 6pm, Thursday - Saturday
- May 23 to September 3: Departs at 7pm, daily
- September 4 to November 3: Departs at 6pm, Wednesday - Sunday
- November 4 to March 31: Departs at 5:30pm, Thursday - Saturday
- December 14 to December 29: Twilight departures at 6pm, Fridays and Saturdays
Return Details:Returns to original departure point approximately 2 hours after departure
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City Lights Cruise sailing along San Francisco Bay Area from the Bay Bridge to Golden Gate Bridge. Departs at 5:30pm
Sunset Bay Cruise sailing past Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Angel Island. Departs at 6pm
Sunset Bay Cruise sailing past Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Angel Island. Departs at 7pm
SF sunset cruise
- 2-hour sunset cruise of San Francisco Bay
- Hearty appetizers
- One drink ticket per person (wine, beer, soda)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Passengers may bring their own food aboard for picnic-style meals. No drinks may be brought aboard the vessel.
- Please note: In January and February tour departs from 5:30pm to 7:30pm and will not see the sunset
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