- Free snacks included
- See the sights illuminated at night
- Free drinks included
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
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.
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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- Spring - departs daily at 6pm
- Summer - departs daily at 7pm
- Fall - departs daily at 6pm
- Winter (twilight departures) - departs Thurs-Mon at 5:30pm
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5:30pm Cruise (Nov - Mar)
California Twilight Cruise sailing along San Francisco Bay Area from the Bay Bridge to Golden Gate Bridge. Departs at 5:30pm
6pm Cruise (Mar-May, Sept-Nov)
Sunset Bay Cruise sailing past Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Angel Island. Departs at 6pm
7pm Cruise (May - Sept)
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
- Light 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 at 5:30pm for twilight cruise and will not see the sunset
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.
Reviewed by: Richard G, August 2016
Would recommend this this to anyone who wants to experience the bay at sunset!
Reviewed by: Elizabeth J, 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.