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San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2630SUN
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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Twilight Cruise:

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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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Fisherman's Wharf
Departure Time:
  • Spring - departs daily at 6pm
  • Summer - departs daily at 7pm
  • Fall - departs daily at 6pm
  • Winter (twilight departures) - departs Thurs-Mon at 5:30pm
Please arrive at Pier 43 at least 25-30 minutes before departure time
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point approximately 2 hours after departure

Pricing information

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5:30pm Cruise (Nov - Mar)
Code: 530CITY

City Lights Cruise sailing along San Francisco Bay Area from the Bay Bridge to Golden Gate Bridge. Departs at 5:30pm

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AUD66.30
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6pm Cruise (Apr-May, Sept-Nov)
Code: 600PM

Sunset Bay Cruise sailing past Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Angel Island. Departs at 6pm

From
AUD66.30
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Pricing information

San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise

SF sunset cruise

Inclusions:
  • 2-hour sunset cruise of San Francisco Bay
  • Hearty appetizers
  • One drink ticket per person (wine, beer, soda)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • 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 at 5:30pm for twilight cruise and will not see the sunset
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Paula B, September 2014

Very good, but make sure you wrap up warm, it's absolutely freezing out on the deck. Beautiful views of Sausalito and the city.

Reviewed by: Francis M, September 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed it!

From AUD66.30

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Tour code: 2630SUN