San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise

San Francisco, United States
Likely to Sell Out

From USD 80.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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 Travellers Choose This Tour

This is one of the few sunset bay tours—from Alcatraz to the Golden Gate—that sails on a catamaran.

What's Included

  • 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)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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).

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Pier 39

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

San Francisco Bay

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Alcatraz Island (Pass By)

Golden Gate Bridge (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 76 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
This was an INCREDIBLE experience… the crew was so friendly, fun and accommodating and it was the perfect way to celebrate our first evening in San Francisco! Such beautiful views, great booze, fun atmosphere… just make sure you dress EXTREMELY warm because it was pretty chilly:) I would do this trip 50 times over again!!!


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Captain Chad and his...
Everett_G, June 2023
Captain Chad and his first mate Michael were safe, fun, friendly and enthusiastic. Such a memorable experience! 5 🌟!
Amazing experience!
Charlene_C, May 2023
I was majorly impressed by how amazing and fun the crew was. I loved the laid back attitude and how they interacted with the passengers, they also made sure that every group got scenic pictures together. I would 100% do this again!
DEANDRA_E, May 2023
What an amazing experience with a great captain and crew! Beautiful scenery, nice boat and the ability to capture nice pictures from the deck of the catamaran. I was a bit scared to take this trip at first but I'm glad that I didn't let fear win! You will only be sorry if you don't book! Go for it! I'm happy that I did!
Good trip
David_T, May 2023
Good trip out to the bridge and back as advertised. A few options for drinks which was nice. Loaner jackets available if you’re not prepared for the sun setting and a breeze. Staff helpful with taking photos.
Nice experience.
Kelley_O, May 2023
Seeing the Golden Gate Bridge. The crew interacted with the passengers very well. Wear a warm jacket as it gets very cold.
Awesome afternoon
Karen_B, May 2023
What a fantastic afternoon! This was a highlight of our trip! We experienced beautiful views of the bay and the guys running the tour were very professional, friendly, and entertaining! Would recommend to all!
Fantastic trip under a beautiful sky
Corentin_A, May 2023
At the arrival under the bridge, the view was breathtaking. In general, the crew was very pleasant! And the jumps in the waves were super cool
Fantastic experience!! I...
Zachary_L, May 2023
Fantastic experience!! I was worried the fog would make our sail unbearable, but the crew knew exactly where to take us so we could have a great trip and take in the views.
Sailing Under the Golden Gate Bridge
Jerry_J, May 2023
The crew members were AWESOME! They were all very friendly and informative as to any questions you might have!
It was quite windy so the...
Janet_J, May 2023
It was quite windy so the trip was very exhilarating . The captain was entertaining and knowledgable. The sunset was slightly disappointing as no red sky, but pretty anyway.
I’m usually skeptical of...
Julissa_P, May 2023
I’m usually skeptical of 5 stars reviews as people always find stuff to complain about, so I thought clearly some of those reviews must’ve been paid. Well, I’m here to tell you that the five stars are legit and this experience was absolutely amazing and the crew made it even better with their enthusiasm, politeness and social skills. The views are incredible and just the perfect amount of time to enjoy the natural plus man made wonders.
Lovely! Far exceeded expectations..
Linnea_B, May 2023
The cruise exceeded all of our expectations. Apart from the gorgeous views, the crew was absolutely fantastic (fun and helpful), and the ship was beautiful (and clean). Would even pay to go on this again! Thank you to the crew for a great experience!
Sailing Away
James_K, May 2023
This was a blast. I would recommend that anyone taking this tour, dress warmly as the air was windy & chilly. Overall, it was a lot of fun.
Best time!
Emma_H, May 2023
The BEST evening spent on the boat, great views and even got to see some whales and porpoises in the water. Hands down the best activity we did while in San Fran! Thank you all so much
Solo Travel Friendly
Amber_K, Apr 2023
I had a great experience. The staff were friendly and helpful. They had jackets to help stay warm. I felt very comfortable as a solo traveler.
Brooke_R, Apr 2023
This was the highlight of my SF trip! The staff was so knowledgeable and personable, offering to take photos and making sure everyone was comfortable! I did not dress warm enough, and they provided jackets for those of us that were not properly dressed!! With that being said, DRESS WARM! You will be much more comfortable :)
Myself and my friends we...
Gerardo_V, Apr 2023
Myself and my friends we had a blast!!! We drink at the bar and we started to play around!! We was so cold 🥶
Mother/Daughter Trip 2023
Dolly_S, Apr 2023
The sun setting over the Golden Gate Bridge was breathtaking. The memories made by my daughter and I during this trip will never be forgotten. Thank you for being a big part of our happy memories!
Ana_F, Apr 2023
Amazing tour! It was an absolutely beautiful day and most likely the favorite part of our trip! Crew was so kind and interactive with everyone. Dress very warm though! It was very cold even though it was sunny!
Last minute decision to...
Mary_C, Apr 2023
Last minute decision to take the sailing adventure. It turned out lovely except for the fog rolled in and never lifted. No seeing the Golden Gate, but crew was great and very skilled.

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