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Sail across San Francisco Bay at twilight to admire the city skyline as it begins to light up for the night. With an experienced captain at the helm, you’ll glide past Alcatraz Island and cruise underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Evening San Francisco Bay cruise
  • See Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the San Francisco skyline
  • Beautiful sunset views

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This is one of the few sunset bay tours—from Alcatraz to the Golden Gate—that sails on a catamaran.
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1.5-hour sunset cruise
1 complimentary drink (beer, wine or non-alcoholic drink)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drink (sealed beverages - non-alcoholic, beer, wine will be available for purchase onboard)
Adventure Cat Sailing Charters , Pier 39 Dock J, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Departure Point: Pier 39, Gate J, San Francisco 94133 Directions: Stand on the sidewalk facing the water. Enter main P39 entrance, then out left between shops to the water (towards GG Bridge). Gate J is located right next to the sea lion viewing area (ask someone where are sea lions are if lost).

This activity will end right where it started.
Enjoy a San Francisco catamaran tour during the peaceful evening hours on this sunset cruise, when the City by the Bay will dazzle you with its famous views and sights.

Board your 55- or 65-foot (17- or 20-meter) Adventure Cat on the Embarcadero, and take off across the water. Look for sea lions and other marine life as you head out into the bay, and settle yourself either inside the protected area with 360-degree views or on the canvas trampoline where you can truly experience the wind and salty air of the Pacific (bring layers!).

Take in the beauty as your captain takes you past the historical island prison of Alcatraz and on to the Golden Gate Bridge. Look up at the towering bridge as you sail underneath it, and admire the waterfront hamlet of Sausalito, just on the north side.

Your cruise ends when you return to the marina, from where you can continue your night out in San Francisco on your own.
Stop At:  
Pier 39
Your tour departs from the Pier 39 (Dock J) where you can experience a colony of grunting sea lions before you begin your journey!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
San Francisco Bay
On this unforgettable evening cruise, enjoy iconic views as you sail around the San Francisco Bay.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Alcatraz Island
Sail by the historic Alcatraz Island
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Bridge
Watch the city slowly light up behind you as the Golden Gate bridge glows in the dwindling sunlight.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We can accept manual wheelchairs only, as there are 3-4 stairs to board the boat. Also, restrooms are not ADA accessible.
  • Please bring a jacket and wear soft-soled shoes
  • Audio guides are available in English, Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. Please bring headphones if you plan on using the audio guide.
  • No outside beverages may be brought on board
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 76 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Adventure Cat Sailing Charters
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise.
What is the policy on sanitization during San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise.
What is the social distancing policy during San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise.

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Traveler Tips

  • "It’s cold on the water but the crew provides warm jackets if you need." See review
  • "The entrance was right next to the Sea Lions at Pier 49, so it's a fun wait if you arrive at the dock gate a little early." See review


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Simply amazing
, May 2022
This is a must in my opinion! Just breathtaking views and a beautiful vessel to see them from. The crew are experienced, welcoming and very friendly and knowledgeable. You will love every second of this cruise I promise you!
Beautiful. Very Fun. And Cold!
, May 2022
Definitely dress warm in the spring. Recommend layers. They are kind and have extra jackets to borrow. I had 3 jackets on. Also if you are at all given to motion sickness don’t eat before. People who really struggle use Dramamine. Waives can be choppy in wind. A very neat experience. Really cool to see the Golden Gate at sunset and the city by boat. Really enjoyed it.
Scenic, relaxing, and fun
, Apr 2022
Intimate setting and beautiful views. My wife and I wanted to see Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge in a relaxed setting with some libations. This was the perfect boat and hosts.
Cold beauty
, Apr 2022
Solo travel, fun, beautiful and they made me feel welcomed. It was very cold, wear layers. But they did provide coats if needed.
Lots of fun, great views
, Apr 2022
This tour offers great views of the bay; really beautiful. The boat is really cool and it’s smaller size creates a fun atmosphere for seeing the sights.
Epic Start to our Trip
, Apr 2022
The Crew were great. It was Cold and windy but an epic way to start our trip!! The views of Alcatraz and the golden Gate Bridge were unforgettable and even saw some dolpins. Amazing Sunset.
Fantastic experience
, Apr 2022
Fantastic experience, beautiful views and so relaxing. Would recommend the experience. Appreciate the extra jackets you had on board as the night got chilly and those saved the day.
Fun ride
, Mar 2022
We came to see some whales. Saw one sea lion and that's about it but it was still a fun ride. Also they had free drinks ( at least I think they were free)
Love the water!
, Mar 2022
What an amazing sunset! Bring a blanket or dress warm. It was a lot of fun. I would recommend. The length of the trip was adequate.
New Friends New Experience
, Mar 2022
We met very friendly people that we’ve connected with in social media. We shared to experience and had great conversation. The views were outstanding!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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