Water activity

San Francisco: California Sunset/Twilight Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Red and White Fleet
Water activity

San Francisco: California Sunset/Twilight Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Red and White Fleet
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From US$ 50 per person

Likely to sell out

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.

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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
  • Please note during the winter months this cruise departs after the sun has set and it is a twilight cruise
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 525 reviews

Review summary

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The tour itself was amazing. We purposely arrived early so that we could get a good seat on the upper deck. We know the sign saying there was a maximum capacity however, that didn’t seem to be anyone monitoring this, as it got filled up people started to stand up right in front of us, blocking our views, and became quite belligerent when suggested they move out of our view, it seems to me that staff should be able to monitor this and keep people from blocking each other.

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October 25, 2022

If you go in October, definitely bring a jacket and some gloves!! Unfortunately we didn't get a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge because of heavy fog, but the rest of the sights were lovely. The boat was clean, and there was access to bathrooms and drinks/food which was great. Other than one employee who was very rude to our children upon boarding, it was a good experience.

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October 17, 2022

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

Product ID: 3287