San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise

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From $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 Travelers 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

Your tour departs from the Pier 39 (Dock J) where you can experience a colony of grunting sea lions before you begin your journey!

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

San Francisco Bay

On this unforgettable evening cruise, enjoy iconic views as you sail around the San Francisco Bay.

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 76 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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Traveler Tips

It’s cold on the water but the crew provides warm jackets if you need.
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.
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Lachan_S, Mar 2023
Amazing crew and experience. Highly recommend going! The views and the atmosphere were perfect. It was a great date night
Absolutely wonderful! A...
Catie_H, Mar 2023
Absolutely wonderful! A little windy and cold but an experience we won’t soon forget! Major thanks to the crew! It was a small group on the boat which was so much nicer than a large crowd!
Great boat tour
JUSTIN_A, Nov 2022
A very enjoyable trip with great view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Crew was great and willing to take photos for us. Had time for a couple adult beverages which made it feel very relaxed and comfortable. Highly recommend!
A great experience!!
Susan_H, Nov 2022
A great experience and opportunity to see San Francisco from a different perspective. Would highly recommend!!
Beautiful, fun way to view the city.
Peter_R, Nov 2022
Beautiful, fun way to view the city’s iconic skyline and bridges. The crew were great. They proactively took photos for passengers, kept the experience light, safe, and playful. Good job! Thank you.
A perfect cruise
Laura_S, Nov 2022
A wonderful experience! Great staff and amazing views. The boat was comfortable and an overall peaceful trip.
Memorable experience
Jill_B, Oct 2022
Crew was amazing, views were beautiful, and excellent music to sail to! Such a memorable experience!
Best way to see San Francisco
Cherie_E, Oct 2022
What a wonderful trip! Excellent captain and crew! I recommend this to everyone. This was a great way to see San Francisco from the water.
Fun experience, weather permitting!
Tiffany_L, Oct 2022
Boat was nice and the captain and crew were great! Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate as it was one of the foggiest evenings ever. We couldn’t see the sunset and we barely even saw the bridge. Also it was freezing! My advice is check the weather before booking and dress in layers!
Great time!
Donald_C, Oct 2022
Crew was really friendly and professional Just a great escape! Was a foggy night but still would really recommend
Beautiful scenery and great fun!
Amanda_S, Oct 2022
Loved sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge! The boat was clean and the guides were friendly. They came out and helped with pictures as well!
Absolutely loved it!
Aurimar_P, Oct 2022
Would recommend to anyone visiting San Francisco for the first time. Dress in layers, it gets cold!!
Philip_D, Oct 2022
The 2 person crew were hospitable and experienced sailors Beautiful sunset with surrounding fog on the Golden Gate Bridge Kids on board had a great time jumping about
Golden Gate Bridge at Sunset from a boat should not be missed
Eike_P, Oct 2022
Although Alcatraz is in the Cruise description the main focus of this tour is definetly the Golden Gate Bridge before during and after the sunset. And honestly, that is exactly what I wanted so I am fully satisfied with the trip as there was more time getting pictures from the Bridge and the city and therefore not sailing around Alcatraz, which did not interest me that much. The crew was very nice and friendly and gave me a pleasant time. I would recommend this to anyone visiting SF
Pamela_M, Oct 2022
It was unexpected. The weather wasn’t cooperating, but we enjoyed the ride. We had a good time. The staff was nice and helpful.
A fun 90 minute tour!
Adam_G, Sep 2022
This was an amazing tour! The views of the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset were so pretty. The tour guides and operators were all so friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend this one!
Fantastic cruise with an awesome crew!
Andrew_B, Sep 2022
The crew was awesome! It was very apparent that they loved what they do and are great with all their guests!!!
Would go back again.
Eric_P, Sep 2022
Very good experience and would highly recommend it. Thankfully they had warm jackets available as it was a little chilly. Very friendly crew.
Fun for anyone
juliet_p, Sep 2022
It was a typical chilly foggy September night but the crew was great. They had jackets and played fun music. We felt very safe on the bay and were able to see the bridge and get pictures despite the fog. They kept to their time of 1.5 hours too.
Great crew! Awesome experience!
Julio_C, Sep 2022
I was hesitant about this trip because it was so windy! When we got on board there were 2 crew and the captain, they 3 guys made the trip so pleasant it didn’t matter that it was windy, they took pictures for everybody they brought drinks for everybody, the captain and crew made this experience phenomenal!!! If you have the chance book this catamaran with theses guys they will give you memories.