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2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay

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San Francisco, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Come aboard the Privateer for a beautiful sailing journey along the San Francisco Bay where you can enjoy sightseeing at the most beautiful time of day—sunset. Coast along as you spot out Alcatraz, the Sausalito shoreline, and the Golden Gate bridge, all with a drink of choice in your hand.  
  • Sailing trip on the San Francisco Bay including two beverages of your choice (wine, beer, and soda only)
  • Sail out past Alcatraz and Angel Island while you catch great views of the Bay Bridge
  • See the lush green landscape of Marin County and the picturesque city of Sausalito illuminated by the warm tones of the setting sun
  • Take selfies on the boat as you navigate closer to the Golden Gate Bridge or snap sunset photos of the bridge itself
  • See the San Francisco waterfront begin to light up and sparkle as you make your way back to Pier 39
  • Must bring your valid, government-issued 21+ ID to drink alcohol
  • Sailing trip isn’t wheel chair accessible
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Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

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Returns to original departure point
Meet your captain and first mate at Pier 39 in the early evening for a relaxing cruise on the San Francisco Bay. Get checked in and board the Privateer, your sailboat for the evening. The boat can carry 28 passengers total, so your group won’t be too big. Also, keep in mind you get to enjoy two beverages along the way.

Set sail and journey out past Alcatraz and Angel Island on the calm waters where you can catch awesome views of the Bay Bridge from your vantage point. Your peaceful voyage continues as you get closer to Marin and Sausalito. The green landscape of Marin County and picturesque view of the city of Sausalito look stunning under the illumination from the setting sun.

Next up, see the iconic Golden Gate Bridge with a lovely red-orange sunset in the background—a prime time for photo ops. As you head back towards Pier 39, which is where your boat ride will end, take a look at how the San Francisco waterfront begins to light up and sparkle. It’s the perfect ending to your night.
Stop At:  
Golden Gate Bridge
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
San Francisco Bay
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
San Francisco Bay Bridge
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Angel Island State Park
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
San Francisco Sailing Company
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • If you plan on drinking alcoholic beverages, please remember to bring your valid, government-issued ID
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Tours may be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or unsafe weather conditions at the time of the tour
  • It is colder out on the water, so we recommend dressing in layers and wearing close-toed shoes
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY San Francisco Sailing Company

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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 maximum group size during 2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Amazing Experience
, Apr 2021
It was such a great experience. I was a little iffy to book this boat tour because the boat was smaller than what I have boarded before and it has a few seats available. But I'm So happy that we booked it. It was amazing. It gave us a whole new experience that we didn't know was so beautiful. The captain was also very nice and knowledgeable. Blankets and two free drinks were also provided. We loved it. Would definitely recommend.
HelpfulHelpful1 traveler found this review helpful
, Apr 2021
Even-though it was so cold it was so breathtaking and worth it. I highly recommend this tour. Celebrating my husbands birthday in style. He loved it. Thank you.
Relaxing Voyage
, Apr 2021
Took the sunset cruise which I would highly recommend. Nice relaxing cruise around the bay. Saw a couple of dolphins by the bridge.
HelpfulHelpful1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing Views
, Apr 2021
Such a beautiful day for the sunset sail! We also got to see a whale which was awesome!! highly recommend this if you’re in the San francisco area :)
The beatiful sunset ,the...
, Mar 2021
The beatiful sunset ,the Golden Gate , sailing around Alcatraz .smooth sailing . And the crew was fun.
Just what we needed!
, Mar 2021
The beautiful blue sky day, the quiet of the group and the sound of the waves. It was just what my husband and I needed after being at home for so long. The crew was fun and friendly. Wish we could go every day.
HelpfulHelpful1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing experience!
, Nov 2020
What an amazing experience. I ended up proposing to my girlfriend on this cruise (she said yes!) and I could not have picked a better place for it! The cruise provided us with incredibly views of the city, the sunset, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge in a very exclusive setting. That boat was very small and private. The staff were also super nice and helpful! I slipped one of the two staff members, Adrian, my phone before I proposed (caught him way off guard LOL) but he took amazing pictures which we really appreciated. Cannot recommend this cruise enough! Make sure you bring warm clothes because the first part going toward the bridge gets very windy - however, after the initial 30 minutes they get away from the wind and it is super pleasant!
HelpfulHelpful1 traveler found this review helpful
terrible experience
, Aug 2020
I was highly disappointed. I paid $520.00 for 4 of us. This was for my moms birthday and I was expecting more for the money I spent. We will not be doing this again. I do not recommend it at all😳
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hello, I’m sorry that your experience was not up to your expectations.
Breezy eve
, Jul 2020
We had a great time it was an amazing way to see San Francisco and some of the islands. Alcatraz was closed so that was cool seeing it close too. The guys were super friendly and knew some history facts.
Nice Experience
, Sep 2019
Very nice tour of the Bay and going under the GG Bridge. As others have said - it's cold! so come prepared. Tour was late starting and directions to the Dock are not great at the Pier but overall a nice sail.

Product code: 10219P3

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