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San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 8 more

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

Reviews

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Excellent trip and...
Kyra_D
, May 2022
Excellent trip and amazing staff!! Provided jackets to keep us warm and a complimentary drink for passengers
star-5
Perfect evening of beautiful views
Stacey_H
, May 2022
We had a wonderful time getting to see the Golden Gate Bridge from a unique perspective as we sailed under it at sunset. The captain and first mate were friendly and certainly willing to answer any questions, but we liked that we had the opportunity to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the views without a constant running commentary. This was a perfect way to spend an evening!
star-5
We had a great time on...
Leanne_L
, May 2022
We had a great time on the sunset cruise! The crew was amazing and even held the boat for us while we ran to the dock… arriving right at the time we were scheduled to leave. The whole crew and boat riders gave us applause :) the crew was wonderful, played fun music and we had a beatific night… especially under the golden gate bridge!
star-5
Amazing way to see the bay
Trevor_R
, May 2022
Amazing if the weather is good. Highly recommended! Sailing under the bridge was particularly spectacular!
star-5
Simply amazing
Sarah_T
, May 2022
This is a must in my opinion! Just breathtaking views and a beautiful vessel to see them from. The crew are experienced, welcoming and very friendly and knowledgeable. You will love every second of this cruise I promise you!
star-4
Beautiful. Very Fun. And Cold!
Elizabeth_M
, May 2022
Definitely dress warm in the spring. Recommend layers. They are kind and have extra jackets to borrow. I had 3 jackets on. Also if you are at all given to motion sickness don’t eat before. People who really struggle use Dramamine. Waives can be choppy in wind. A very neat experience. Really cool to see the Golden Gate at sunset and the city by boat. Really enjoyed it.
star-5
Scenic, relaxing, and fun
Billy_R
, Apr 2022
Intimate setting and beautiful views. My wife and I wanted to see Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge in a relaxed setting with some libations. This was the perfect boat and hosts.
star-5
Cold beauty
Deja_H
, Apr 2022
Solo travel, fun, beautiful and they made me feel welcomed. It was very cold, wear layers. But they did provide coats if needed.
star-5
Lots of fun, great views
Amanda_B
, Apr 2022
This tour offers great views of the bay; really beautiful. The boat is really cool and it’s smaller size creates a fun atmosphere for seeing the sights.
star-5
Epic Start to our Trip
KellyTaylor
, Apr 2022
The Crew were great. It was Cold and windy but an epic way to start our trip!! The views of Alcatraz and the golden Gate Bridge were unforgettable and even saw some dolpins. Amazing Sunset.
star-5
Fantastic experience
Janice_H
, Apr 2022
Fantastic experience, beautiful views and so relaxing. Would recommend the experience. Appreciate the extra jackets you had on board as the night got chilly and those saved the day.
star-5
Fun ride
George_T
, Mar 2022
We came to see some whales. Saw one sea lion and that's about it but it was still a fun ride. Also they had free drinks ( at least I think they were free)
star-5
Love the water!
Patricia_L
, Mar 2022
What an amazing sunset! Bring a blanket or dress warm. It was a lot of fun. I would recommend. The length of the trip was adequate.
star-5
New Friends New Experience
Debra_C
, Mar 2022
We met very friendly people that we’ve connected with in social media. We shared to experience and had great conversation. The views were outstanding!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Sailing with a wheelchair
Ruben_A
, Mar 2022
The boat and staff were fantastic! I loved the trip. However, Viator’s description said this attraction was wheelchair accessible. It is not. The staff worked with me and apologized for Viator’s description. Their website is more accurate in accessibility. There are a few stairs to get in and out of the boat.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thanks Ruben! Glad you had a great time. We have also just modified the listing on Viator a little more to be as accurate as possible and help future visitors. Thanks for pointing that out on your visit!
star-5
A Must See
Kimira_P
, Mar 2022
First! The Pier is located next to the Hard Rock Cafe. Luckily the staff is kind and patience because my GPS took me to the wrong pier. This cruise was so beautiful and worth the hassle. And yes you get a complimentary drink of beer, wine, or soda.
star-5
Remarkable trip
valerie_r
, Mar 2022
Being with my husband on our Anniversary and meeting some wonderful people. The captain and Lori was so nice
star-4
Fantastic
Saul_G
, Mar 2022
it was a spectacular trip I highly recommend it I thought it was very nice it was my first experience on a catamar the views and the weather helped them a lot
star-5
Beautiful Sunset & Experience
dominicdaemen
, Dec 2021
We were super fortunate to catch the last cruise of the season, on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Overall the experience was great! The captain and crew of the boat were professional, safety conscious, and fun. The boat itself was spacious and well maintained, and gave lots of room to settle down and enjoy the trip. The views were stunning, though I think we were fortunate with some amazingly clear weather for that time of year. All said, it was a great way to end our San Francisco trip, and would recommend to others!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome
Derrickb_B
, Nov 2021
Great time and the crew made it a welcoming fun atmosphere..thanks a bunch fellas..I would make the trip back fosho
1 traveler found this review helpful

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