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San Francisco: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the Bay

San Francisco: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the Bay

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From US$ 112 per person

Come aboard and indulge in a buffet lunch or dinner cruise around San Francisco Bay and enjoy unlimited drinks. Pass iconic sites like Alcatraz and cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 2 - 3 hours
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  • Savor the flavors of a variety of culinary delights during a fresh buffet meal
  • Enjoy unlimited coffee, tea, and soft drinks as you relax and unwind on board
  • Spot some of the most iconic sights of San Francisco Bay from on the water
  • Choose between an afternoon lunch cruise or a nighttime dinner cruise
  • Take advantage of a great option for touring the bay with friends and family
Full description

Choose between a buffet lunch or dinner cruise on San Francisco Bay. Be mesmerized as the city lights glide past and experience unbeatable views of the Golden Gate Bridge and many other San Francisco landmarks. Enjoy music and dancing on the evening dinner cruise.

Hop on board and prepare to enjoy a small-plate buffet from three food stations, including Latin foods, carved roast beef, a mashed potato bar, local vegetables, Italian pasta, fresh breads, and desserts.

Sample Lunch Menu:

Salads (All salads include fresh bread and butter)

• Field green salad – tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, ranch dressing, balsamic dressing

• Kale quinoa salad - quinoa, roasted red pepper, spinach, lemon oregano vinaigrette

Main Course

• Honey sesame chicken - scallions, Fresno chilies

• Oven-roasted flounder - spicy tomatoes, white bean ragu

• Baked ziti pasta - aged Reggiano parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, spinach cream sauce

• Root vegetable fricassee - Idaho potatoes, broccoli, grape tomatoes, gremolata, cauliflower coconut cream sauce (some items are available upon request)


• Roasted broccoli - toasted garlic, chili flakes

• Mashed potatoes - Idaho potatoes, roasted garlic


• Hornblower signature dessert station - cakes, brownies, seasonal Fruit (some items contain nuts)

Sample Dinner Menu:

Comfort Food

• Baked potato bar - bacon, green onion, cheese, sour cream

• Mac & cheese bar - bacon, green onion, cheese, sour cream

• BBQ pulled pork sliders - rolls, assorted mustards

• Spicy red cabbage slaw

• Three bean chili

• Classic Caesar salad

International Favorites

• Fried plantains - sour cream

• Asian spiced greens - bay shrimp, sesame dressing

• Vegetarian potstickers - vinegar soy dipping sauce

• Chicken cacciatore - tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic, white wine

• Seafood Newburg - mushrooms, white fish, calamari, bay shrimp

• White rice

• Mediterranean vegetable sauté


• Assorted sweet treats

• Fresh fruit

  • Cruise ticket
  • 3-course buffet
  • Unlimited coffee, tea, and soft drinks
  • Landing and city maritime fees
  • Wine, beer, and cocktails (available for purchase)
  • Tips for additional purchases (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet at Pier 3 on the Embarcadero at Washington Street. Your cruise will board at the South Gate on the right-hand side of the pier when facing the water, near the white overhang. It is approximately a 10-minute walk from the Embarcadero BART Station. Paid public parking is available at Pier 3 for a discounted rate to City Cruises guests based on availability (limited parking is available on weekdays). There are also additional public lots nearby.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Jeans

Know before you go

  • Infants are free, however, make sure you select the free infant ticket option to ensure admittance on the cruise
  • The dress code is upscale casual to business casual
  • The menu is subject to change

Product ID: 409813