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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise

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San Francisco, United States
Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Overview

Bypass the line and head directly to the gate with your prebooked tickets. This sunset cruise takes you across San Francisco Bay with outstanding views of the city skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Bay Bridge, and Alcatraz Island. Relax while background music sets the tone. Watch the sunset or select a twilight cruise during winter months.
  • Views of the city skyline, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Cruise the bay when the sun sets and views light up.
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1.5 hour sunset cruise (summer months) or twilight cruise (winter months) of San Francisco Bay
"Straight to the gate" access
Gratuities
Please note that since the pandemic, food, drinks, live music are no longer available on this cruise

Departure Point

43 1/2, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to the pier at Fisherman's Wharf in time for your chosen departure time (depending on the season). Listen to relaxing background music and watch the sights pass by on San Francisco Bay.

All cruise vessels operate on bio-diesel — a renewable energy source —  and offer heated indoor spaces or outdoor viewing decks. There is no assigned seating or formal dress required during this casual, relaxing evening cruise.

Sunset Bay Cruise: If you embark during late March through early November, you’ll watch the sun setting over the the Pacific Ocean as you cruise toward the Marin Headlands and past the Golden Gate Bridge. Glide past Alcatraz, Angel Island and the San Francisco Bay Bridge.. On your return to Fisherman's Wharf you'll see many more notable sights, including the Presidio, the Marina District and Fort Mason.

Twilight Cruise: In the winter, the cruise makes the most of San Francisco’s spectacular city lights on a twilight tour. After the sun sets over the horizon, you'll glide past San Francisco's modern skyscrapers, historic landmarks, the infamous Alcatraz Island and both the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy the illuminated skyline — an unmissable San Francisco view.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Red and White Fleet
Begin and end your journey at Pier 43 1/2.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Bridge
Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge as the sun sets.
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay
Explore the San Francisco Bay during this 1.5 hour bay cruise.
Pass By:  
Marina District
Sail passed the Marina district on your journey back to Fisherman's Wharf.
Pass By:  
Fort Mason Center
See Fort Mason from the bay and your journey back to FIsherman's Wharf.
Pass By:  
Coit Tower
See Coit Tower from the Bay!
Pass By:  
Salesforce Tower
See the Salesforce Tower form the Bay.
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay Bridge
Sail passed the Bay Bridge and enjoy the Bay Bridge's iconic the Bay Light art installation throughout the evening.
Pass By:  
Yerba Buena Island
See views of Yerba Buena Island from the Bay!
Pass By:  
Treasure Island
See Treasure Island from the Bay!
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: In November, December, January and February, tour departs at 6pm for the Twilight Cruise and will not see the sunset
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that since the pandemic, food, drinks, live music are no longer available on this cruise.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Red and White Fleet

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.

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 sanitization during Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset 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 Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If you are a light eater, you would pretty much consider it a dinner) They also mention ONE complimentary drink, but you can pay for additional drinks." See review
  • "It does get cold and quite windy towards the end of the trip, but i stayed out on deck the entire time and finally got to see whales near the end!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Nice views of the city I did get a little cold up top
Craig_W
, Aug 2021
Nice views of the city I did get a little cold up top. The views of Alcatraz and treasure island plus going underneath the Golden Gate bridge were nice
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star-5
Spectacular views on the SF Bay!
Tiny_C
, Aug 2021
The view of San Francisco lights at twilight was spectacular. Going under the Golden Gate Bridge was a first for me. My love told me to make a wish. We both had a wonderful experience and will definitely do it again!
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star-5
Loved it!
Veronica_A
, Jul 2021
Wonderful experience. Great service. It’s maybe not a trip to do during Summer months due to fog and cold weather, but still fun.
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star-3
It was ok
Jeremy_B
, Jul 2021
Too foggy to go to the GGB, that was the whole purpose of the trip. No narration about what we were looking at. Nice boat ride but that was about it.
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star-5
A nice and romantic cruise
Abigail_Q
, Jul 2021
I didn’t get to see the sunset due to the fog but I enjoyed the good music, hospitality and experience. This is my second time on the ship . It was my husband and I 3 rd year anniversary and we just wanted a nice romantic evening to kick back and relax and you delivered exactly that!
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star-5
Good atmosphere and views
Yosmany
, Jul 2021
The day was cloudy, but we still had a good time. Nice views, good atmosphere. I wish the coffee in the bar had not run out ha ha.
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star-5
A Time I will never forget!
RebeccaTorres
, Jul 2021
My family and I had a wonderful time. I haven’t had such a amazing time in long time. Peaceful, calm, and music was great. The staff was so polite.
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star-5
Great evening
Kenny_R
, Jul 2021
Really enjoyed the cruise was looking for something to do & ran across the Sunset cruise glad I decided on it
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star-5
Relaxing and romantic
Maria_T
, Jul 2021
We loved 🥰 it!!it was an amazing and such relaxing best short cruise. Nice ambiance with great music, drinks and snacks
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star-5
The highlight of our trip!
Christina_M
, Jun 2021
It was just really great all the way around, seeing Alcatraz and getting right there under the bridge! The water was awesome and the accommodations were great and the drinks were good!
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