San Francisco Bay Sunset Sail: Scenic 2-Hour Experience
330 Ratings
San Francisco
Experience the beauty of a San Francisco Bay sunset on a scenic 2-hour sail. Sail past Alcatraz, Sausalito, and the Golden Gate Bridge while enjoying drinks and the twinkling lights of the city.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more

You will meet your captain and first mate at Pier 39. They will get you checked in and boarded on the Privateer, our beautiful double-masted 28-passenger sailboat. Once everyone is comfortable, you will motor out of the docks and into the Bay. When you get out on the Bay, your captain will raise the sails!

You will sail out past Alcatraz and Angel Island, catching great views of both islands and the Bay Bridge. You will see the lush green landscape of Marin illuminated by the setting sun and the charming and picturesque city of Sausalito. Then you will sail parallel to the Golden Gate Bridge for some beautiful sunset photo opportunities. As you head back toward the docks at Pier 39, you will see the San Francisco waterfront begin to light up and sparkle!

During your tour, your first mate will make sure you are comfortable and serve you your two complementary beverages - your choice of beer, wine, or soft drinks. Come spend a relaxing evening with us enjoying the beauty of the San Francisco Bay from the water!

Points of Interest

  • Pier 39
What's Included
  • Two drinks per person included (choice of beer, wine, soda, or bottled water)
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

If you’re looking for the perfect way to start an unforgettable date night or end a delightful afternoon, our two-hour sunset sail is exactly what you need. Board our stunning, traditionally-designed vessel to witness the awe-inspiring views at the most magical time of the day. We’ll glide by Alcatraz, get close to the shores of Sausalito, and offer you the most majestic impressions of the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy two complimentary beverages of your choice, which include beer, wine, soda or water, while our Privateer sails across the breathtaking San Francisco skyline. Watch the sunset and as the city lights slowly illuminate the surroundings.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • If you plan on drinking alcoholic beverages, please remember to bring your valid, government-issued ID
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Tours may be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or unsafe weather conditions at the time of the tour
  • It is colder out on the water, so we recommend dressing in layers and wearing close-toed shoes
Pier 39
Departure Point: Pier 39 Address: Dock F Directions: Arrive 15 minutes prior to your departure time or you might miss the boat.  The boat does not wait for late shows.  Go to Pier 39 Dock F gate and wait until the First Mate comes and takes you to the boat.  Dock F is located on the east side of Pier 39 which is the same side as the Aquarium of the Bay.  Walk down between the Aquarium and Hard Rock Cafe toward the boat until you get to Dock F. Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(330 Ratings)
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Jun 2, 2024
Beautiful treat at the end of the holiday - As the last treat on my month of travel I booked onto the sunset trip at the last minute. What a wonderful decision. The views out across SF Bay were amazing and the team were very good to talk with. We saw seals, porpoises, pelicans and so on. The weather was perfect and it was great to be on smaller boat, under sails rather than on the big boats. Thank you for the lovely evening!
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Apr 25, 2024
Amazing cruise & crew - highly recommend! - We had the great luck of perfect weather and a private charter atmosphere last night on the sunset cruise. The crew was very accommodating and the beverage selection was good. You can’t get views like this from land. This is our second time to book this cruise and we will go again next time we’re in SF.
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Apr 11, 2024
wonderful experience! - This was a beautiful ride through the bay! We had 3 people on the boat for my time slot, so it was really nice having a small group for the experience (booked on a Wednesday evening). The crew had jackets and blankets ready for us, which was greatly appreciated as the temp dropped when we neared the bridge. The crew entertained with fun facts about the bridge and Alcatraz as we sailed along, which was very enjoyable. I’m very happy I booked this experience for my trip - it was the coolest Golden Gate experience I could’ve asked for!
Review provided by Viator
Apr 8, 2024
Great experience on... - Great experience on sailboat even though it was cold. Crew was very good. Sunset was beautiful against the Golden Gare Bridge.
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Mar 25, 2024
Beautiful evening sail in the bay - Beautiful evening sail in the bay. Fulfilled a dream of sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge and had a wonderful sunset view. Sailing so close to Alcatraz was also very interesting. The crew were very friendly and have extra blankets, which was great against the chill. Unforgettable!
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Mar 25, 2024
Memorable - Sunset and Moonrise - Lovely way to see views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, the city and some wildlife. Very relaxing and memorable! Have done similar tours on Bayliners, but doing this on a sailboat with fewer people was amazing. Didn’t hurt that we had perfect weather for March!
Review provided by Viator
Dec 12, 2023
Great time! - Great trip! The captain and first mate were very knowledgeable and friendly! It was a relaxing and fun time. Exactly as promised! I would definitely recommend this!
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Nov 21, 2023
A Bay-utiful experience! - Very well executed sail around Sf bay! Captain Dave and Adrian were great! Thank you it was a perfect day!
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Nov 7, 2023
Perfect time for romantic - Amazing yacht with wine and very nice trip around the bay! The Capitan is very experienced and friendly, it was so much fun to travel with my girlfriend!
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Jun 10, 2024
The view was great but we... - The view was great but we were frosen for 2 hours regardless of the jakets and blanckets they provided
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024