Water activity

San Francisco: California Sunset Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Red and White Fleet

San Francisco: California Sunset Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Red and White Fleet
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 50 per person

Enjoy spectacular views in a casual and fun atmosphere. Sail past Alcatraz, around Angel Island, along Tiburon and Sausalito, and under the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Take a romantic Sunset Cruise or Twilight Cruise on beautiful San Francisco Bay
  • See famous landmarks such as Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid
  • Experience the best way to see the lights of the San Francisco Skyline at night
Full description

Enjoy sunset views as you sail on beautiful San Francisco Bay. See important landmarks, including Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. In the winter months, take in the serene twilight views instead. Along the way, view numerous National Historic landmarks and San Francisco sights, including Coit Tower, the Transamerica Pyramid, St. Peter, Paul's Church, and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. As the sun begins to set over the Marin Headlands, cruise past Alcatraz, Angel Island, and the shorelines of Tiburon, Belvedere, and Sausalito. Watch the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean, as you sail west towards the Golden Gate. On your way back to Fisherman’s Wharf, see many more famous sights, including the Presidio, the Marina District, and Fort Mason.

  • Cruise
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet us at the Red and White Fleet box office, located at Pier 43 1/2 at Taylor Street and Embarcadero. Pier 43 1/2 is located right behind the iconic Fisherman's Wharf crab sign. Please arrive 15-30 minutes prior to your departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Indoor and outdoor seating is available on this cruise
  • Kindly note that seating for this cruise is 'open style'. At times, please expect to sit next to unfamiliar faces
  • As the weather in San Francisco can vary dramatically, it is best to dress in layers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 330 reviews

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The crew was there but in no way in the way of getting around and being able to get pictures etc. while on the vessel. They were courteous and competent. The cruise covered the bay before the bridge and went to parts that we had never seen before. The vessel was clean, safe and very quit. It is an all electric vessel so there was no diesel sound competing for your attention as messages were broadcast during the trip.

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June 15, 2022

The sunset bay boat cruise was excellent. The only bad issue I had was getting our drinks for the cruise, it took 25 minutes to get my drinks! I would recommend having more help at the bar, at least 2 people. My suggestion to travelers is get your drinks as soon as you board the boat if you don't want to miss any sights or views.

May 23, 2022

The sunset was crazy beautiful! Loved it. However, I’m not joking they played the worst music ever. We’re watching the most gorgeous sunset, it would have been perfect in silence. Instead, they blared nicki Minaj and Whitney Houston from the shittiest metal speaker. We were dying laughing like whose playlist was that????

May 4, 2022

Product ID: 3287