San Francisco Bay: Ultimate Sunset Cruise Experience
1,355 Ratings
San Francisco
Experience the ultimate sunset cruise in San Francisco Bay. Enjoy breathtaking views of the city while relaxing on a 1.5-hour casual cruise. No audio narration, just soothing music.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Red and White Fleet - Begin and end your journey at Pier 43 1/2.
  • Golden Gate Bridge - Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge as the sun sets.
  • San Francisco Bay - Explore the San Francisco Bay during this 1.5 hour bay cruise.
  • Marina District - Sail passed the Marina district on your journey back to Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • Fort Mason Center - See Fort Mason from the bay and your journey back to FIsherman’s Wharf.
  • Coit Tower - See Coit Tower from the Bay!
  • Salesforce Tower - See the Salesforce Tower form the Bay.
  • San Francisco Bay Bridge - Sail passed the Bay Bridge and enjoy the Bay Bridge’s iconic the Bay Light art installation throughout the evening.
  • Yerba Buena Island - See views of Yerba Buena Island from the Bay!
  • Treasure Island - See Treasure Island from the Bay!
What's Included
  • 1.5-hour San Francisco Bay cruise, with sunset views in summer or twilight ambiance in winter
  • ‘Straight to the gate’ access
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Full bar is available onboard to purchase drinks and snacks.
Additional Information

Experience the ultimate sunset sail, the Californian way! Take it easy as you admire the stunning views of San Francisco on this relaxed 1.5-hour sail around San Francisco Bay. The departure times of the Sunset Bay Cruise are scheduled to match with sunset, differing from the Twilight Cruise, which happens during the winter season. Please keep in mind: this sail does not provide an audio guide. Instead, prerecorded music is offered for your enjoyment all through the voyage.

  • Please note: In November, December, January and February, tour departs at 5:30pm for the Twilight Cruise and will not see the sunset. There is no commentary on this cruise.
  • Please come to our location 20-30 minutes prior to the departure time.
Red and White Fleet
Please enter in Google Maps: "Red and White Fleet" or "Pier 43 1/2, San Francisco" for exact location and directions. Pier 43 ½ ticket booth (corner of Taylor Street and the Embarcadero) Please come to our location 20-30 minutes prior to departure.
Cancellation Policy

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

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May 18, 2024
Definitely recommend it - Great experience one that I won’t forget, Super easy very convenient App was very easy to use even the website is user-friendly
Review provided by Viator
May 14, 2024
The beautiful bay. - Excellent cruise at sunset. Very organized and informative. Get to the gate at least 25 minutes before the departure to ensure a good seat.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 14, 2024
Sunset cruise of San Francisco-It’s a must do - Went under Golden Gate after having walked it in am. Over to Solsolito Bay, round Alcatraz then up and under bay bridge and back down Fisherman’s wharf - 2 hours; great way to see the area by night. Wrap up as may be windy making it very cool but well worth it
Review provided by Viator
May 14, 2024
Worth it - Easy process. Nice views from the water. We enjoyed the convenience of the snack/bar. The attendant was very pleasant.
Review provided by Viator
May 12, 2024
Worth it even for people living in the Bay Area - It turned cloudy but the experience is great! The view from Sausalito is phenomenal and seeing the cloud climb up to the hill
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May 7, 2024
Repeat enjoyable experience of the bay. - What a beautiful and relaxing way to end the week. It was so nice to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. We loved seeing the bay from the boat point of view especially at sunset. Most excellent customer service and comfortable seating. Would definitely do it again.
Review provided by Viator
May 6, 2024
Amazing experience - Such a great experience I’m a local and I can’t believe I haven’t done. This sooner. Will definitely be coming back. All I recommend is dress appropriate. It gets cold when you’re out on deck, but you can also enjoy the experience from inside. They also allow you to bring your own food on.
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May 15, 2024
Relaxing and picturesque - Relaxing way to see the bay and the surrounding area. Very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon with friends
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May 6, 2024
Great boat ride - Crew was spectacular. Only disappointment is we didn’t go back under the Golden Gate Bridge after the sun went down.
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May 12, 2024
We were very disappointed... - We were very disappointed with this tour. Not enough time at each stop. 15 minutes or 20. By the time you wait in a restroom line it is time to get back on the bus. It is understandable that there's no control over the fog. But there should be an option to go see something else. Just felt like a long ride around the city.
Review provided by Viator
Select Date and Tickets
up to 14 guests
1 Adult
July 2024