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2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay

San Francisco, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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
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Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Stop At:  
Golden Gate Bridge
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
San Francisco Bay
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
San Francisco Bay Bridge
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Angel Island State Park
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
San Francisco Sailing Company
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY San Francisco Sailing Company

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.

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What is the maximum group size during 2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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159 Reviews
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Amazing experience!
, Nov 2020
What an amazing experience. I ended up proposing to my girlfriend on this cruise (she said yes!) and I could not have picked a better place for it! The cruise provided us with incredibly views of the city, the sunset, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge in a very exclusive setting. That boat was very small and private. The staff were also super nice and helpful! I slipped one of the two staff members, Adrian, my phone before I proposed (caught him way off guard LOL) but he took amazing pictures which we really appreciated. Cannot recommend this cruise enough! Make sure you bring warm clothes because the first part going toward the bridge gets very windy - however, after the initial 30 minutes they get away from the wind and it is super pleasant!
terrible experience
, Aug 2020
I was highly disappointed. I paid $520.00 for 4 of us. This was for my moms birthday and I was expecting more for the money I spent. We will not be doing this again. I do not recommend it at all😳
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hello, I’m sorry that your experience was not up to your expectations.
Breezy eve
, Jul 2020
We had a great time it was an amazing way to see San Francisco and some of the islands. Alcatraz was closed so that was cool seeing it close too. The guys were super friendly and knew some history facts.
Nice Experience
, Sep 2019
Very nice tour of the Bay and going under the GG Bridge. As others have said - it's cold! so come prepared. Tour was late starting and directions to the Dock are not great at the Pier but overall a nice sail.
Nice but...
, Aug 2019
Expected to hear something about San Francisco but didn’t. This was a nice boat trip, but really expected more interaction by the crew. If you’re looking for a relaxed and quiet ride, this will do it.
Birthday Sunset Cruise
, Aug 2019
Went on the sunset cruise for my brother's birthday in August. Summer SF weather was certainly in full force, but we had a great time! The captain and first mate were both amazing! Everyone had a great time and I will definitely go again!
Honestly the best way to see the bay
, Aug 2019
I took my girlfriend and I to this sail and I can honestly say it is one of the highlights of our trip to san fran, the crew was very nice and helpful, and the complimentary drinks were great. Bring a heavy sweater or a coat however as the wind is cold and the boat may occasionally lightly splash you with sea water.
A fun evening!
, Aug 2019
Had a great time! The captain and first mate were very friendly and knowledgeable! Weather was good which can be questionable in the SF Bay!
10 yr Anniversary
Diana B
, Aug 2019
Super fun! It is an adventurous trip. The captain and first mate were welcoming. The weather was perfect on this evening to take in some amazing views.
sunset cruise amazing
, Jul 2019
We had a fantastic experience. The crew so kind to my children, explained how a sailboat works and where we could sit outside to enjoy the most of the trip. There was no fuss around lengthy safety etc, they just got on with it, wasted no time. I would highly recommend this trip, the highlight of our holiday in San Francisco and we plan to do it again next year and bring whole family. Well worth the price.

Product code: 10219P3

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