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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD $64.00

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Take the ultimate sunset cruise, California-style! Relax as you enjoy amazing views of San Francisco and a light 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 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 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.

Click on the 'View Additional Info' link to view the cruise route map

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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
Duration:
2 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point approximately 2 hours after departure

Pricing information

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

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

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USD $64.00
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6pm Cruise (Mar-May, Sept-Nov)
Code: 600PM

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

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USD $64.00
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Pricing information

San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise

SF sunset cruise

Inclusions:
  • 2-hour sunset cruise of San Francisco Bay
  • Light 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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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Rachel B, September 2016

Beautiful views of San Francisco - buffet was nothing special but tasty. Plenty of space to wander around on the boat and go out on deck or back inside as you wish.

Reviewed by: Michelle O, 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!!