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San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise
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Overview

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)
Gratuities
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.
Itinerary
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
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.
Q:
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.
Q:
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.
Q:
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

Reviews

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star-5
A must do
Angel_R
, Jun 2022
Although the weather was cold the catamaran had indoor seating making it more comfortable. The staff are very welcoming and the captain entertaining. Overall experience was awesome.
star-5
40th Bday calm, peaceful, fun bay cruise
Ryan_J
, Jun 2022
I took my fiancé for her 40th bday and it was such a awesome time out on the bay. The staff made the time even better by taken her picture behind the captains wheel and making her feel special. Thank you boat crew.
star-5
Great experience
Daniel_M
, Jun 2022
Boat was great. Staff was superb but would recommend checking weather / fog report so you can experience the bridge better but I would definitely do it again and recommend
star-5
The best way to experience The Bay!!!
Melinda_M
, Jun 2022
Fabulous experience to celebrate Father’s Day and the Summer Solstice!! The crew was great and made the trip all the more memorable! Highly recommend!!! A San Francisco must-do!!
star-5
Fun times
Kami_R
, Jun 2022
I recommend this experience to everyone. It was the best thing I did while here. It was super fun and I’d go again. Tip: Dress warm!
star-5
Well worth the cost.
Andrew_K
, Jun 2022
Cruising under the GG Bridge, energy of the crew. Views were spectacular. The overcoats supplied by the boat were very helpful.
star-5
Amazing cruise
Jamie_L
, Jun 2022
The crew was so friendly and so much fun. Views of the bridge, city, and bay were beautiful. Would definitely book again I’m the future!
star-5
Cruise in the bay
Solomon_N
, Jun 2022
The view of the city from the ocean was amazing. The staff were also very hospitable, casual and the best for an amazing trip. The cruise was chilly(it's SF) but the views and the tea on board made it all worthwhile.
star-5
Just amazing
Frank_B
, Jun 2022
Such a great way to see the bay and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. .Great crew , can be cold so wrap up or use the jackets which are super warm that the crew supply whilst onboard..
star-5
Amazing!
Fleur_R
, Jun 2022
Lovely sunset sail. The crew were very friendly and welcoming - made the trip really great. The views were amazing and overall really enjoyed. Would recommend.
star-5
Breathtaking
Alejandro_P
, Jun 2022
Amazing experience in spite of the cold. Beautiful and breathtaking views/photo ops! Sailing staff super friendly.
star-5
Relaxing time for our family!
Christian_G
, May 2022
Outstanding experience! Relaxing time for our family. Will come again. The crew is amazing! The weather helped a lot for the experience for sure.
star-5
Excellent trip and...
Kyra_D
, May 2022
Excellent trip and amazing staff!! Provided jackets to keep us warm and a complimentary drink for passengers
star-5
Perfect evening of beautiful views
Stacey_H
, May 2022
We had a wonderful time getting to see the Golden Gate Bridge from a unique perspective as we sailed under it at sunset. The captain and first mate were friendly and certainly willing to answer any questions, but we liked that we had the opportunity to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the views without a constant running commentary. This was a perfect way to spend an evening!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
We had a great time on...
Leanne_L
, May 2022
We had a great time on the sunset cruise! The crew was amazing and even held the boat for us while we ran to the dock… arriving right at the time we were scheduled to leave. The whole crew and boat riders gave us applause :) the crew was wonderful, played fun music and we had a beatific night… especially under the golden gate bridge!
star-5
Amazing way to see the bay
Trevor_R
, May 2022
Amazing if the weather is good. Highly recommended! Sailing under the bridge was particularly spectacular!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Simply amazing
Sarah_T
, 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!
star-4
Beautiful. Very Fun. And Cold!
Elizabeth_M
, 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.
star-5
Scenic, relaxing, and fun
Billy_R
, 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.
star-5
Cold beauty
Deja_H
, 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.

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