Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise

Review StarReview StarReview StarReview StarReview Star 802 reviews
Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise
from £68.46
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.
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: As members of ABTA and ATAS we are 100% financially bonded. You can book your day trip with us in absolute confidence, no matter where in the world you are.

In Brief

San Francisco, United States
United States
2 hours
November - March
Thursday - Monday

April - October
Free snacks included
See the sights illuminated at night
Free drinks included
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Red and White Fleet, Pier 43 1/2, Taylor Street & Embarcadero Historic Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133

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

Pass By: Golden Gate Bridge, US-101, San Francisco, CA 94129

Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge as the sun sets.

Pass By: San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA

Explore the San Francisco Bay during this 2 hour bay cruise.

Pass By: Marina District, Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA

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

Pass By: San Francisco Bay Bridge, Highway 80 West, San Francisco, CA 94105

See the highway from the Bay.

Pass By: Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA 94965

View the Marin Headlands from the Bay.

Pass By: Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum, 1920 Paradise Dr, Tiburon, CA 94920-1954

See this historic landmark from the Bay.

Pass By: Old St. Hilary’s Open Space Preserve, Vistazo Street West, Tiburon, CA 94920

View Tiburon's iconic hillside landmark from the Bay.

Pass By: Fort Mason Center, Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94123

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

Pass By: Coit Tower, 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133-3106

See Coit Tower from the Bay!

Pass By: Salesforce Tower, 415 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105-2533

See the Salesforce Tower form the Bay.

Pass By: San Francisco Bay Bridge, Highway 80 West, San Francisco, CA 94105

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

Pass By: Alcatraz Island, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94123

Sail around this infamous island.

Pass By: Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco, CA

See views of Yerba Buena Island from the Bay!

Pass By: Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA

See Treasure Island from the Bay!


  • 2-hour sunset cruise (summer months) or twilight cruise (winter months) of San Francisco Bay
  • Light appetizers
  • "Straight to the gate" access
  • Alcoholic Beverages - 1 free drink included: beer, wine, soda or a mixed cocktail.


  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Red and White Fleet, 43 1/2, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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 6pm for the Twilight Cruise and will not see the sunset
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

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.
• Submitted 13 Jan 2020
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!
• Submitted 04 Oct 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!
• Submitted 14 Aug 2019
Wonderful boat trip at sunset on the bay with beautiful views. A very memorable moment. Just loved it!
• Submitted 31 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.
• Submitted 03 Jul 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
• Submitted 11 Mar 2019
Best tour of San Fran! Incredible view of the city lights- hands down the highlight of our 3 day trip!
• Submitted 07 Jan 2019
Awesome views of the city, relaxing time with friends. Nice little spread of Hors d'oeuvres, would highly recommend this little cruise.
• Submitted 12 Dec 2018
I cannot recommend this cruise highly enough. The sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge was stunning! The food was great (I hadn't even realized food would served, or that there was a bar on board when I booked.) and the live music was soothing and enjoyable. What a fantastic way to see the city!!
• Submitted 25 Oct 2018
What an amazing trip. It does get cold and quite windy towards the end of the trip, but i stayed out on deck the entire time and finally got to see whales near the end! Incredible experience to be out on the water with the beautiful creatures. Food on board was mediocre at best, but I went for the whales and scenery so it was great for me.
• Submitted 01 Oct 2018
The boat was huge and it was the highlight of our trip. We didn’t really eat the apps or drink we just stayed on top and enjoyed the incredible views. I got a little nervous with the fog coming back but it seemed like they knew what they were doing and got us back safely!
• Submitted 24 Sep 2018
timely , nice snacks and friendly staff. Also, the ship was clean and the bar-maid had a nice sense of humor; she also poured a good drink.
• Submitted 18 Sep 2018
Enjoyed date night on the sunset cruise watching the sunset over the Golden Gate bridge was amazing.
• Submitted 10 Sep 2018
Beautiful views of the city and skyline.
• Submitted 04 Sep 2018
This was absolutely beautiful and relaxing. I highly recommend this!
• Submitted 02 Sep 2018
We have take the Twilight/Sunset Cruise several times and have found it to be a 5 Star experience every time--in bright sunshine or dense fog, warmer climate or chilly winds. The Crews have always been professional, friendly and courteous and the entertainment and food spreads top notch. We went on a Monterey Bay twilight cruise for the same price and there is no comparison --this is the one!
• Submitted 26 Aug 2018
After traveling from across both the pond and the country - we were able to wind down and familiarize ourselves with the San Francisco area at the same time! The crew made our excursion all the more pleasant by helping us take pictures providing tips and even taking us up to meet the captain who let us steer the boat briefly! The food was abundant and delicious. Great musician too! We just couldn’t find a tip box when we d finished so gave our show of appreciation to a deckhand onshore. Chris was a favorite on board advisor who explained history and the must sees to us! A great experience for all! Definitely recommend!
• Submitted 14 Aug 2018
The crew was helpful, friendly and present...the drinks and appetizers were good too! I felt this excursion was a good value!
• Submitted 30 Jul 2018
This tour was awesome. Very professional and friendly crew. The food was delicious too. I highly recommend this tour if youre in San Francisco.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2018
Excellent in every way. The
• Submitted 26 Jul 2018
Crew was friendly and helpful, the food was good, and the added surprise was the singer guitar player. Made the whole trip very special. My 30 year old daughter and I completely enjoyed the whole experience. So much so we recommended that my 25 year old son go. He went the next day and felt the same way. We all highly recommend it
• Submitted 22 Jul 2018
Very enjoyable cruise, free drink and appetizers included, plus musical entertainment and commentary about points of interst on route. Plus you get to go under the Godlen Gate Bridge which is surely the highlight.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2018
We had a great time. We were able to show out of dtate family and friends some beautiful sites. Are looking forward to doing it again.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
Loved the romantic cruise. They have good appetizers, live music, welcome drink and California summer coast line. What else do you want ! It was perfect. Bang for the buck ! Will definitely come back some other season !
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018

In Brief

San Francisco, United States
United States
2 hours
November - March
Thursday - Monday

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

More San Francisco Day Trips

San Francisco Chinatown Ghost Walking Tour
San Francisco Chinatown Ghost Walking Tour
£41.07 / 1 hour 30 minutes