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San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise

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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)

Departure Point

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).

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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
  • No outside beverages may be brought on board
  • 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.
  • We can accept manual wheelchairs only, as there are 3-4 stairs to board the boat. Also, restrooms are not ADA accessible.
  • 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


743 Reviews

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Beautiful Sunset & Experience
, Dec 2021
We were super fortunate to catch the last cruise of the season, on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Overall the experience was great! The captain and crew of the boat were professional, safety conscious, and fun. The boat itself was spacious and well maintained, and gave lots of room to settle down and enjoy the trip. The views were stunning, though I think we were fortunate with some amazingly clear weather for that time of year. All said, it was a great way to end our San Francisco trip, and would recommend to others!
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Nov 2021
Great time and the crew made it a welcoming fun atmosphere..thanks a bunch fellas..I would make the trip back fosho
Picture perfect
, Nov 2021
Watching the sunset and feeling the cool breeze 😎 first time experience and I’d do it all over again
Awesome Cruise
, Nov 2021
We loved sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge in the adventure cat catamaran. The crew were very friendly and helpful with drinks and photos for everyone.
Great sailing
, Nov 2021
Great and not crowded. Friendly staff. Beautiful scenery. I also liked that they accommodated jackets for passengers and plenty of in/outdoor seating.
Great vantage point!
, Nov 2021
Friendly staff and beautiful night on the bay! Truly an amazing way to see the city and the golden gate bridge!
Not worth the money and...
, Oct 2021
Not worth the money and time. Need improvement no chair 🪑 or bunches to seat on the deck. Overall not recommended waste of time and money. 😞
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for sharing this Salpy, and sorry to hear it wasn't up to your expectations! We have to say we're a bit surprised, but we'll take the comments back to the team and see what improvements can be made. For what it's worth, just know we can't have fixed seating up on the front because of the sail that needs to go back and forth across the deck, so safety comes first there. Hope you enjoyed some of the views during your time on the boat, thanks again for coming out!
Amazing experience!
, Oct 2021
Our daughters were given the opportunity to steer the boat- it was amazing! The staff was friendly and the view was to die for!
Awesome cruise 🛳. Will...
, Oct 2021
Awesome cruise 🛳. Will come back... friend were excited to be part if the fun. Crew is knowledgeable and ready to go above and beyond.
Blissful climax to our San Francisco soljourn
, Oct 2021
The most memorable part of our experience is the beautiful sunset view and an up close view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Last but not least the hospitality, friendliness of the crew. Very well run, down to a science. We would definitely do it again.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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