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

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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.
  • Hear live commentary from your captain as you cruise the San Francisco Bay
  • Load up on appetizers at a light onboard buffet
  • Your cruise ticket includes a glass of wine, beer, or a mixed drink
  • Get a different view of the Golden Gate Bridge—from sailing beneath it
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot at Fisherman’s Wharf offers a stress-free start
What to Expect
Meet for this San Francisco Bay cruise at Fisherman’s Wharf. Arrive 30 minutes before your tour time and check in at Pier 43. Once you board your boat and the boat glides out into the bay, relax while you listen to your captain’s commentary as you cruise. Stay indoors in the heat or head outside to the viewing decks. From either spot, during this cruise you’ll enjoy outstanding views as you pass by the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Bay Bridge, plus some of San Francisco’s historic landmarks. Enjoy a light onboard buffet of appetizers—including spinach puff pastry rolls, roast beef sliders, chicken curry wraps, sliced fruit, and cookies—and a complimentary beer or wine from the bar. When your cruise ends, your boat docks back at Pier 43.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Red and White Fleet, 43 1/2, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Departure Time
6:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
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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 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, views, music and drinks. Worth the price. Printed photo at the end is included in price...

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Taylor C
Sightseer30252504933, Manager at Red and White Fleet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Taylor, We are happy you enjoyed our cruise. The October weather has been beautiful. Thank you for joining us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on this evening cruise last night and we were not disappointed. The cruise is not over sold so you have plenty of room to move around the ship to take in the sights from all angles. You get a drink on arrival and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well what a way to spend an evening on a twilight cruise around san francisco bay drink and food a plenty and made a few friends Ann from Glasgow & John & Kate from the USA. Got a lot of great pics and the craic...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kevin O
Reviewed 10 September 2019

This really hits the mark - the views were beautiful even on this very windy evening, the food was very good and very plentiful - the only down side is the availability of drinks - one drink is included in the price but it takes...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

Awesome experience , staff was friendly and professional, but also made the trip fun. We would recommend this trip to anyi.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank David J
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Lisa H
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Response from skylarkGlos | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we had only about 40 on our tour.
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Response from wdsanders256 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a snack and drink bar. The bar has both alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
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