Water activity

San Francisco: California Sunset Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Red and White Fleet

San Francisco: California Sunset Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Red and White Fleet

From US$ 50 per person

Enjoy spectacular views in a casual and fun atmosphere. Sail past Alcatraz, around Angel Island, along Tiburon and Sausalito, and under the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Take a romantic Sunset Cruise or Twilight Cruise on beautiful San Francisco Bay
  • See famous landmarks such as Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid
  • Experience the best way to see the lights of the San Francisco Skyline at night
Full description

Enjoy sunset views as you sail on beautiful San Francisco Bay. See important landmarks, including Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. In the winter months, take in the serene twilight views instead. Along the way, view numerous National Historic landmarks and San Francisco sights, including Coit Tower, the Transamerica Pyramid, St. Peter, Paul's Church, and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. As the sun begins to set over the Marin Headlands, cruise past Alcatraz, Angel Island, and the shorelines of Tiburon, Belvedere, and Sausalito. Watch the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean, as you sail west towards the Golden Gate. On your way back to Fisherman’s Wharf, see many more famous sights, including the Presidio, the Marina District, and Fort Mason.

  • Cruise
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet us at the Red and White Fleet box office, located at Pier 43 1/2 at Taylor Street and Embarcadero. Pier 43 1/2 is located right behind the iconic Fisherman's Wharf crab sign. Please arrive 15-30 minutes prior to your departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Indoor and outdoor seating is available on this cruise
  • Kindly note that seating for this cruise is 'open style'. At times, please expect to sit next to unfamiliar faces
  • As the weather in San Francisco can vary dramatically, it is best to dress in layers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 438 reviews

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Everything went will with this, and the views were incredible! We might have been there the perfect night, but even we would have appreciated another wind-breaking layer. Bring covering for you ears as well, since they get cold. Stay up on top of the boat, so you enjoy the views as much as possible!

September 12, 2022

An exceptional walk, having the opportunity to observe the Golden Gate Bridge under the sunset makes it magical, and to see the city under the sunset with the lights light up little by little until nightfall. I recommend experimenting if you ever go through San Francisco, it’s worth the detour, you won’t regret it. A little nod to the captain for his friendability

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September 5, 2022

Overall, good short ride. Great experience watching the sunset and the moon rise at the same time. If I had to critique something and it's a stretch--it was a bit chilly and everyone is trying to take the same picture of the Golden Gate Bridge at the same time. So bring a sweater and a little patience along with a selfie stick if you can.

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August 18, 2022

Product ID: 3287