Straight To The Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight Or Sunset Cruise

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    6:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Red and White Fleet, 43 1/2, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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.


  • Free snacks included
  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Free drinks included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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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; crudits 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


2-hour sunset cruise of San Francisco Bay

Light appetizers

"Straight to the gate" access

Entry/Admission - San Francisco Bay



Additional Info

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 November, December, January and February tour departs at 5:30pm for twilight cruise and will not see the sunset

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  • 27-Jan-2020

    Outstanding view of the city!!! Totally worth it! The food was ok and you get a free drink. I'd do it again!

  • 13-Jan-2020

    What a gorgeous way to see the lights, bridges and Alcatraz... at night. Great music on the tour and the cocktail was delicious. Grateful to have a friend join me on this venture prior to our convention kicking off.

  • 28-Oct-2019

    Great cruise around the bay. Wonderful finish to our visit to San Francisco! Nice drinks and appetizers.

  • 04-Oct-2019

    The sunset bay cruise was epic! The photos we got are amazing! The view of the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset was just incredible-and being able to see it so close was quite an experience! The view of the city and the Bay Bridge coming back was also an awesome experience. This is a must do if you are ever in San Francisco!

  • 14-Aug-2019

    The cruise was very well-organized in many aspects. But especially, it really gives you almost-360-degree view of San Francisco.

    Although it is said that they only serve light snack, the amount and quality of food the cruise offers is more than that. (If you are a light eater, you would pretty much consider it a dinner)

    They also mention ONE complimentary drink, but you can pay for additional drinks.

    Marcus - the commentator and the music man - is amazing! He doesn’t bombard you with endless spiel about every spot during the cruise nor get too carried away with his musical talent that doesn’t really give you personal/intimate time with companion. He was just great!

  • 31-Jul-2019

    Wonderful boat trip at sunset on the bay with beautiful views. A very memorable moment. Just loved it!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    This cruise was the perfect conclusion to our day spent in San Francisco and at Fisherman's Wharf. Our particular cruise was not crowded at all, and there was plenty of space for people to sit and move around inside and out on the decks. The food was great and the views during the sunset were even better. Mostly smooth sailing, but a bit wobbly and windy by the bridge. The views are spectacular, and the Golden Gate and Bay bridges both light up towards the end of the tour.

  • 11-Mar-2019

    I booked this for my partners 50th birthday. We certainly weren't disappointed. Amazing views on a beautiful night. It got a bit rocky under the bridge but otherwise smooth sailing. One thing I would change would be the singer. Very drool need something a bit more upbeat

  • 07-Jan-2019

    Best tour of San Fran! Incredible view of the city lights- hands down the highlight of our 3 day trip!

  • 12-Dec-2018

    Awesome views of the city, relaxing time with friends. Nice little spread of Hors d'oeuvres, would highly recommend this little cruise.

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