San Francisco

2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay

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From $129.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Pier 39
    Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Departure Point: Pier 39 Address: Dock F Directions: Arrive 15 minutes prior to your departure time or you might miss the boat.  The boat does not wait for late shows.  Go to Pier 39 Dock F gate and wait until the First Mate comes and takes you to the boat.  Dock F is located on the east side of Pier 39 which is the same side as the Aquarium of the Bay.  Walk down between the Aquarium and Hard Rock Cafe toward the boat until you get to Dock F. Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Additional Info

  • 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 18 travelers

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

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Great sunset cruise!
Raegan_C, Feb 2023
Our family of four had an amazing time on our cruise! Our captains were great - there is no set commentary, but they are happy to answer questions and give details about the places you pass along the way. I highly recommend!! Beautiful views along the Bay!!
Beautiful Sunset
Michael_S, Feb 2023
The sunsetting on the Golden Gate was fantastic. The ocean breeze was brisk but enjoyable. The captain was great. Included free drinks and a blanket if you got cold.
A lovely evening!
Virginia_C, Nov 2022
So peaceful and relaxing! Loved they had coats and blankets in case, but we highly recommend you bring a coat. Libations we’re offered (2) per person only, additional extra minimal charge. They were so kind, hospitable and informative!! Thank you so much for a lovely evening.
Sunset sail
Kevin_G, Nov 2022
Great afternoon! So much better than a big crowded boat. Crew was very friendly. Very convenient dock location right at fisherman’s warf.
We had an amazing sunset!
Jeff_B, Oct 2022
The sunset! It had been a little overcast, at the sunset was breathtaking! Met couples that were from western NY, or had family there.
Wonderful cruise
Norah_K, Oct 2022
There were many great things about this sail. The other passengers were very friendly, the weather was great and the generosity of the captain and his first mate was second to none. The captain was very willing to allow passengers to take the helm, a real treat for those who did, and the first mate shared great stories. We would highly recommend this adventure.
Highly recommend.
Amber_R, Oct 2022
Beautiful trip. Very well organized. Very little waiting to get going. A must do! Worth the price. Headed towards the golden gate then around Alcatraz. Lovely views. Our guides were wonderful.
A great sunset sail!
Daniel_C, Sep 2022
What a great experience, highly recommend! My wife and I had a great time sailing. The captain and crew were very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions!
Wonderful Experience!
Deborah_D, Sep 2022
We sailed 9/11/2022- I was with my mom and sister. We loved every moment! Captain Michael and First Mate Adrian were terrific! Some points to mention- dress in layers as it is windy and chilly. If you’re prone to motion sickness consider taking dramamine prior to boarding as that water is choppy! The scenery is so beautiful and this was an amazing experience for all of us. We took some stunning pictures. I highly recommend it! We would do it again in a heartbeat!!!
Jane_B, Aug 2022
I loved being on the water meeting new people. It was exciting and beautiful. Great caption. Would advise anyone to go
It was very nice
Annette_O, Aug 2022
It was a relaxing evening. We got a nice view of the Island of Alcatraz. We also experienced sailing. We were a little cold but they provided us with warm blankets.
There was no sun, but we still had fun!!
Daniela_Z, Jul 2022
It was so much fun! A little cold but we expected that from SF. The captain and first mate provided jackets or blankets for those who needed them. We gladly accepted a blanket. 10 out of 10.. can’t wait to go back!
Daniel_S, Jul 2022
Just being on the bay, seeing the San Francisco shore line; awesome. Great crew and hospitality. Will be coming back again.
Sunny sail
Sally_F, Jul 2022
My husband & I enjoyed this sunset sail. We were blessed with beautiful weather. The group was small. We were seated near the bow and had the side to ourselves so it felt like a private sail to us. The guides were low key and friendly. Though the waters got choppy at times, it added fun & adventure to our trip! We HIGHLY recommend this sail.
Terrific Experience
Chris_L, Jul 2022
Sailing the bay was such an amazing and relaxing experience. Crew was absolutely awesome and made everyone comfortable. I would recommend this evening sail to anyone interested.
Ended our day on the bay.
MaryKay_P, Jun 2022
Great way to close a San Francisco day. The guys were friendly, helpful, and skilled sailors. The whole intent was to relax and enjoy the bay at sunset, and this is exactly what we did.
Nice evening, great photo op
Arielle_C, Jun 2022
It was a wonderful evening ride. The team is very kind. They even had jackets and blankets available if you got cold. And it definitely gets cold the further out into the bay you get. Would recommend to anyone who’s never been on the bay.
It was wonderful
Scott_G, May 2022
The weather was definitely colder than what we packed for so our crew hooked us up with some blankets, other than the weather it was great, crew was awesome, views were spectacular & the sailing was peaceful. Has such a great time!
Foggy but fun
Erin_F, May 2022
There was uncharacteristic weather front for our trip, so it was quite foggy, but calm waters and wind. Didn't see much of the sunset, but it was a very relaxing trip and we had a great time. Our captain answered our questions about ships, Alcatraz, weather, and more.
Everything we had hoped
Brian_F, May 2022
Great experience, great crew, great weather, great visibility. Even lucky enough to see a whale in the bay! Perfect end to an already perfect day