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San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise

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Overview

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.
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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)
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).

This activity will end right where it started.
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
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!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
San Francisco Bay
On this unforgettable evening cruise, enjoy iconic views as you sail around the San Francisco Bay.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Alcatraz Island
Sail by the historic Alcatraz Island
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Bridge
Watch the city slowly light up behind you as the Golden Gate bridge glows in the dwindling sunlight.
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Adventure Cat Sailing Charters
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It’s cold on the water but the crew provides warm jackets if you need." See review
  • "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." See review

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star-5
Not to be missed!
Fred_L
, Aug 2022
Great crew. They took some pics with passengers steering the boat while wearing a captain's hat. It was hysterical! The views were beautiful. Can't beat sailing underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.
star-5
Amazing boat tour.
Douglas_F
, Aug 2022
Amazing views all the way. Especially of the Golden Gate. When the captain says you are going to get wet sitting some where, believe him!
star-5
Totally worth it, great experience.
Fred_C
, Aug 2022
Fantastic company and experience. Great sailing. Friendly crew. I totally recommend. The catamaran is very wide so it rides flat in the waves.
star-5
Fun, enjoyable, and Papa Duck!
Dustin_D
, Aug 2022
What an excellent tour. Nice boat and not crowded. The drink selection could have been a little better with canned wine, seltzer, and beer the only alcohol available. Wish the Capt. wasn’t grumpy and let me lady drive the boat on her Birthday but he said “no”. Overall besides the beautiful sites, Devon aka Papa Duck made the trip for us, a big shout out and to tip him well. Really a fun and enjoyable little cruise.
star-5
This was a great way to...
Linda_L
, Aug 2022
This was a great way to experience the bay, from the water!! The wind and sun glistening over the water was beautiful. The staff was amazing!
star-5
Amazing experience!
Lidiana_s
, Aug 2022
The crew was amazing! Very friendly and attentive! Views were unforgettable … highly recommend it. We had a wonderful time and would do it again!
star-5
10/10 view
sarah_d
, Aug 2022
BOOK THIS NOW!! Best view of the golden gate in an intimate up close ride. Breathtaking views! Would definitely recommend if you are visiting the Bay.
star-5
Beautiful day on the bay.
Jessica_C
, Aug 2022
Beautiful day on the bay. Fantastic views of the bridge and the city. Staff was very friendly and we enjoyed every minute.
star-5
We had such a great time...
Caroline_G
, Aug 2022
We had such a great time on the cat cruise! There was plenty of room for everyone on the boat, and no matter where you stood, there was a great view. We went all around the bay and the captain and crew were terrific at telling us where we were and some history of the area. Everyone on board was in a great mood and had a great time.
star-5
Fun, Adventure sail
WALTER_F
, Aug 2022
Captain Chad and his crew were excellent hosts, very personable and fun, the sail was an adventure, great wind, sailed under the GG bridge. Saw the seals on the dock, all in all a great time.
star-5
The PERFECT San Francisco evening!
Jenniffer_B
, Aug 2022
It was a beautiful evening. The first mate was helpful and charismatic. He offered to take pictures for groups. The captain let passengers drive the catamaran and help with the sails. It was a fabulous experience!
star-5
Best way to see the Gate
James_A
, Jul 2022
The Bay was cloaked in its moody iconic summer fog which was incredible to witness this close to the water in this style of a boat. The setting sun illuminated the fog as we beaded towards the emerald headlands. It was breathtaking!
star-5
Wonderful experience
Polly_T
, Jul 2022
Well organized very safe wonderful we really enjoyed sailing with this company it was a really nice time
star-5
Great crew and a great...
Igor_K
, Jul 2022
Great crew and a great sailing experience. Seeing the Golden Gate Bridge up close was the highlight as well as Sausalito with the fog coming down on it
star-5
10+, highly recommend!
TERESA_B
, Jul 2022
Hans & Tom, Captain & 1st Mate, were fantastic! Both were highly-skilled with navigating the SFBay swells; well-versed of nautical facts, figures as well as other details of our surroundings. A cool & laid-back experience not a commercial one. Great play list too! Def a highlight of my SFO vacay!
star-5
Sunset cruise
Robert_B
, Jul 2022
Great experience! Second time to take this tour. Highly recommend. Crew was very accommodating. Dress warm.
star-5
Super.. excellent...
OkkeDillo
, Jul 2022
Super.. excellent skippers, .. beautifull sail terrain.. fine ship and the collective feel off all passengers is delicious!
star-5
Perfect Way to End the Day!
Gary_S
, Jul 2022
The boat ride was a great time. The Captain and crew went out of their way to make the experience fun and memorable. Michael even went so far as to take pictures of us as we crossed under the Golden Gate Bridge. Word of advice though - they are very serious when they tell you this trip is cold! We had on hats, gloves, heavy coats and several layers. Absolutely worth the cold to have this experience though!
star-5
A lovely sunset sail....
Mary_S
, Jul 2022
A lovely sunset sail. Best spot to watch the sun set and view the Golden Gate Bridge. Such a beautiful evening.
star-3
Jackets were provided....
Patricia_C
, Jul 2022
Jackets were provided. Great idea since it was chilly, even with the jacket I brought with me. The crew was very nice. Music was good too !!! Just wish we could face seen the bridge lit up after the sunset.

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