San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise

4.5 (1355)
San Francisco, US
4.5 (1355)
San Francisco, US
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Experience the ultimate sunset cruise in San Francisco Bay and witness the breathtaking beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, and the Bay Bridge. This casual 1.5-hour cruise offers the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy the incredible views of San Francisco. Whether you choose the Twilight Cruise or the Sunset Bay Cruise, timed to coincide with sunsets, you will be mesmerized by the stunning scenery. Sail under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge as the sun sets, explore the San Francisco Bay, and soak in the sights of the Marina district, Fort Mason, Coit Tower, the Salesforce Tower, Yerba Buena Island, and Treasure Island. Please note that this cruise does not include audio narration, but you can enjoy prerecorded music throughout the vessel. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience. Book your San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise now!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 1 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-14 Participants
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Amazing views of San Francisco Bay
  • Sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Exploring the San Francisco Bay
  • Passing by Coit Tower and Salesforce Tower
  • Seeing the iconic Bay Light art installation on the Bay Bridge
  • 2- hour sunset cruise (summer months) or twilight cruise (winter months) of san francisco bay
  • "straight to the gate" access
  • Gratuities
  • Full bar is available onboard to purchase drinks and snacks.

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Get ready for an epic cruise experience like no other with the Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise. In this casual 1.5-hour tour, you'll be enchanted by the breathtaking views as you sail through the iconic San Francisco Bay. Whether you choose to embark on the sunset or twilight cruise, prepare to be captivated by the enchanting Californian sunset, creating the perfect backdrop for a memorable adventure. Please note, this cruise does not include audio narration but treats you to delightful prerecorded music throughout your journey.

What to expect?

During the 90-minute tour, you'll witness some of San Francisco's most iconic landmarks from the comfort of your cruise. Sail under the awe-inspiring Golden Gate Bridge, marvel at the renowned Coit Tower, and glide past the magnificent Bay Bridge. As you venture through the San Francisco Bay, take in the views of Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island, adding an extra touch of magic to your journey. Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of the city as you cruise past the Marina district and Fisherman's Wharf. Prepare to be in awe of the ever-changing skyline painted with the colors of the setting sun.

Who is this for?

This unforgettable experience is perfect for anyone seeking a unique and mesmerizing way to explore San Francisco. Whether you're a local or a visitor, this cruise offers an unparalleled perspective and allows you to appreciate the city's beauty from a different angle. It's ideal for couples looking to create unforgettable memories or individuals who simply want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and soak up the serene atmosphere of San Francisco Bay. Don't miss out on this opportunity to witness the glory of the Golden City at sunset.

Why book this?

Breathtaking views, soothing music, and the gentle sway of the waves – the Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise provides an unparalleled experience. As you sail under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and witness the illuminated Bay Bridge, you'll feel pure bliss. The magical atmosphere created by the sunset paints the city's skyline in vibrant hues, promising an unforgettable adventure. Whether you're a photography enthusiast, a rom-com lover wishing to recreate a movie moment, or simply seeking a moment of tranquility amidst the beautiful Californian landscape, this cruise is an absolute must.

Good to know

When boarding the cruise, please make sure to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to departure at the Pier 43 1/2 ticket booth, conveniently located at the corner of Taylor Street and the Embarcadero. The absence of audio narration allows you to fully appreciate the peaceful ambiance and take in the glory of your surroundings. The captivating prerecorded music playing throughout the vessel elevates the experience and adds a touch of romance to the journey. Remember to dress comfortably and bring your camera to capture the unforgettable moments, as this cruise promises to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.


Customers rave about the Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise, praising its enchanting ambiance and stunning views. They describe the experience as magical, with the beautifully lit bridges and captivating golden hour colors. Passengers also commend the friendly and knowledgeable staff who ensure that every detail is taken care of, making the cruise a truly exceptional experience. Many reviewers express that this tour is a must-do in San Francisco, allowing them to see the city from a whole new perspective. Overall, the feedback is overwhelmingly positive, which speaks volumes about the quality and enjoyment this cruise offers.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Red and White Fleet

Begin and end your journey at Pier 43 1/2.

Golden Gate Bridge

(Pass by)

Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge as the sun sets.

San Francisco Bay

(Pass by)

Explore the San Francisco Bay during this 1.5 hour bay cruise.

Marina District

(Pass by)

Sail passed the Marina district on your journey back to Fisherman's Wharf.

Fort Mason Center

(Pass by)

See Fort Mason from the bay and your journey back to FIsherman's Wharf.

Coit Tower

(Pass by)

See Coit Tower from the Bay!

Salesforce Tower

(Pass by)

See the Salesforce Tower form the Bay.

San Francisco Bay Bridge

(Pass by)

Sail passed the Bay Bridge and enjoy the Bay Bridge's iconic the Bay Light art installation throughout the evening.

Yerba Buena Island

(Pass by)

See views of Yerba Buena Island from the Bay!

Treasure Island

(Pass by)

See Treasure Island from the Bay!



4.5 (1355)


Definitely recommend the last tour of the day (7pm) for the amazing sunset views. Don’t forget to bring a coat!


It was just a $60 ride on the water with barely any narration, summer sunset is basically AFTER your ride is over, so nothing is lit up on shore. They did offer overly priced snacks & beverages. Cha-ching. Suggestion: put a sign above bar (hanging from ceiling) stating one line is cash & the other credit/cash, instead of having people wait then realize they have to wait longer to get in the other line.


It was my friend’s first time on a boat and he was nervous at first but relaxed into it and loved it! The evening was beautiful and the views were great. Would have loved to watch the sunset a little longer though, being that it’s called a sunset cruise. We moved away from it before the deeper colors came out.


Enjoying time with my Daughter in San Francisco for the first time. Love it! ❤️🤗🤠 Beautiful and forever memories. 🙏🏼⛴️


Very enjoyable. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate and fog rolled over the Golden Gate. Hey it is San Francisco. The bay was very nice but sunset wasn’t much.


I really wish that there was more commentary or history over the speakers on the boat. The woman that was announcing wasn’t great and she didn’t really say anything.


So fun! Loved sitting on the top level! Also, thankful for the second indoor level when it got too cold.


It was very nice, it’s a great way to see the city and the Golden Gate Bridge. I feel that if they played music it would make the cruise more fun and exciting for every one of all ages.


We loved the tour. The announcer was very informative. Got to get a close up view of Alcatraz and Angel Island. And going out under the Golden Gate Bridge was amazing!

Casady R

Highly recommend! Perfect length of time and the route was great. The ship was clean and spacious. We enjoyed all the levels and loved that there was enclosed areas to take a break from the wind. Bring jackets!
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