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Although there’s no shortage of stunning scenery in San Francisco, one perspective you don’t want to miss is the view from the water at dusk. Here are some options for getting out onto the San Francisco Bay at sunset to experience the city’s sparkling skyline—and more.

Sightseeing Cruises
Two of San Francisco’s most iconic sights, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, are best seen up close by boat. Sightseeing cruises take in these landmarks and more: Choose from flexible trips on larger vessels that grant an overview of the bay, or a more intimate experience aboard a luxury catamaran or sailboat. If you prefer your sightseeing done on land or by day, you can also opt to simply enjoy the bay at twilight on a relaxing sunset cruise.

Dinner Cruises
San Francisco is world-renowned for its culinary scene, so it seems only natural to combine time on the water with a delicious meal. Twilight tours offer a 2-hour trip across the bay with light appetizers, while dinner and dance cruises up the romance and include a 4-course meal made on board. Many tours include the option to add wine or champagne.

Combo Tours
A popular combination tour includes a sunset cruise on the bay alongside a guided visit to Alcatraz, for which it can be very difficult to obtain tickets. If you prefer to see the city from both the water and the air, combine a sunset cruise with a helicopter tour for breathtaking aerial views.
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San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise

San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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$90.00
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2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay

2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay

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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.  
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  • 2 hours
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$130.00
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$130.00

America's Cup Sunset Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay

America's Cup Sunset Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay

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Take the helm of an International America’s Cup Class yacht on a 2.5-hour sail that traces the official course of San Francisco’s 2013 America’s Cup race. Cast off from the city’s bustling waterfront, and work alongside the crew to trim sails and operate the hoist while you head towards the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy fresh Pacific breezes as you get underway, and capture unforgettable images of Alcatraz, the San Francisco skyline, the bridge and the soaring Marin Headlands from the deck of the USA 76.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$193.35
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise

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

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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, Alcatraz Island and Sausalito. Enjoy a light appetizer buffet while you sip an included glass of wine, beer or soda from the full bar. Relax as you listen to the captain’s live commentary while background music sets the tone. Watch the sunset or select a twilight cruise during winter months.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Private Napa Sonoma Wine Tour & Sunset Bay Cruise from San Francisco

Private Napa Sonoma Wine Tour & Sunset Bay Cruise from San Francisco

Treat yourself to a luxurious Napa and Sonoma experience on a private tour from San Francisco. Luxury class transportation takes your party to some of the area’s top wineries, where you enjoy free tastings of the region’s world-famous wines. Take your time at each location and notify your chauffeur when you’re ready to move on. Conclude your decadent day with complimentary drinks on a sunset catamaran cruise.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$259.00
Price varies by group size
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$259.00
Price varies by group size
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Combo Tour: Napa and Sonoma Valley Wine Tour and San Francisco Sunset Cruise

Combo Tour: Napa and Sonoma Valley Wine Tour and San Francisco Sunset Cruise

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Enjoy two relaxing Bay Area experiences—a Napa and Sonoma Valley wine tour and a sunset cruise on San Francisco Bay. On the wine tour, admire the rolling vineyard scenery as you visit three local wineries for tastings, which include both boutique and mainstream wineries for a comprehensive overview of the Wine Country. Plus, check out Downtown Sonoma or Yountville for some wine country shopping. After your trip to wine country, enjoy a 2 hour sunset sail around San Francisco Bay and underneath the Golden Gate Bridge!
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.00
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$215.00

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