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2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay

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San Francisco, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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.
  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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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Got amazing sunset view
, Jun 2021
Our tour guides was amazing and the view was breathtaking. Wish we could of stayed out there all day
A fun tour
, Jun 2021
Such fun to be on the Bay at sunset. Fantastic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, lots of drama rescuing a downed kitesurfer, and friendly captain and crew. Wrap up warm!
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Great service
, May 2021
Great experience Adrian and captain were very attentive and friendly. The boat was well kept and orderly
Great Experience
, May 2021
Wonderful views of the city even though it was a bit cloudy and cold. Such a fun sail and the staff was awesome!
Rough Sailing
, May 2021
The captain and made were both personable and very capable. However it was very windy probably 20 to 30 miles an hour winds and the waves were 3 to 4 feet. The boat rack for an aft terribly and healed port starboard really excessively. This went on to the point where we felt endangered. I realize that they are crew and have a contractual allegation to fulfill. But somehow I think they should’ve taken into account what was going on and done something to minimize the problems like cutting the cruise short
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Amazing Experience
, Apr 2021
It was such a great experience. I was a little iffy to book this boat tour because the boat was smaller than what I have boarded before and it has a few seats available. But I'm So happy that we booked it. It was amazing. It gave us a whole new experience that we didn't know was so beautiful. The captain was also very nice and knowledgeable. Blankets and two free drinks were also provided. We loved it. Would definitely recommend.
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, Apr 2021
Even-though it was so cold it was so breathtaking and worth it. I highly recommend this tour. Celebrating my husbands birthday in style. He loved it. Thank you.
Relaxing Voyage
, Apr 2021
Took the sunset cruise which I would highly recommend. Nice relaxing cruise around the bay. Saw a couple of dolphins by the bridge.
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Amazing Views
, Apr 2021
Such a beautiful day for the sunset sail! We also got to see a whale which was awesome!! highly recommend this if you’re in the San francisco area :)
The beatiful sunset ,the...
, Mar 2021
The beatiful sunset ,the Golden Gate , sailing around Alcatraz .smooth sailing . And the crew was fun.

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