Water activity

San Francisco: Luxury Brunch or Dinner Cruise on the Bay

Water activity

San Francisco: Luxury Brunch or Dinner Cruise on the Bay

Activity provider: City Cruises by Hornblower

From US$ 134.96 per person

Wine and dine on a premium brunch or dinner cruise around San Francisco Bay. Enjoy complimentary drinks and on-board entertainment as you take in the memorable San Francisco skyline.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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  • Savor a gourmet brunch or dinner made using fresh seasonal ingredients
  • Sip on free-flowing mimosas and sparkling wine during the brunch cruise
  • Reward yourself or celebrate a special event with a luxury meal and cruise
  • Enjoy on-board musical entertainment and complimentary hot and cold drinks
  • Cruise by the iconic San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge
Full description

Choose between a buffet brunch or plated dinner during this luxury cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy on-board entertainment as you pass by the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and other sights. Choose from the following two options:

Champagne Brunch Cruise

Feast on a decadent brunch with this good-morning getaway featuring free-flowing mimosas and sparkling wine. Sit back and munch on a buffet stocked with classic breakfast dishes, lunch entrees, and desserts. Experience live music and views of San Francisco Bay’s renowned sights as you unwind after a hectic week or celebrate a special event.

Luxury Dinner Cruise

Embark on a date night with a delicious, dynamic twist. Marvel at the sun setting as the city lights twinkle from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate. Then, feast on a 3-course sit-down meal, including appetizers, salad, a choice of entrée, and dessert, with live music playing in the background.

Sample Brunch Menu:

Early Risers

• Breakfast pastries - assorted muffins and Danishes

• Scrambled eggs - American cheddar cheese

• Breakfast meats - applewood smoked bacon, pork sausage links

• Breakfast potatoes - caramelized onions, red and green bell peppers

• French toast - whipped cream, maple syrup

Late Risers

• Kale quinoa salad - quinoa, roasted red pepper, spinach, lemon oregano vinaigrette

• Green goddess pasta salad - sweet peas, white beans, scallions

• Caesar salad - romaine lettuce, aged Reggiano parmesan cheese, herb croutons, traditional Caesar dressing

• Oven-roasted flounder - spicy tomato and white bean ragu

• Kid's station - chicken tenders and French fries

• Hand-carved strip loin - signature spice rub, horseradish crème, au jus (broth)

• Hand-carved oven-roasted turkey - cranberry sauce

• Pasta al forno - alfredo sauce, panko parmesan crust

• Scottish smoked salmon display - cream cheese, shaved red onions, Roma tomatoes, capers


• Signature dessert station - cakes, brownies, seasonal fruit

Sample Dinner Menu:

Starter (choice of one)

• Watermelon and baby arugula salad - feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, balsamic vinaigrette

• Signature seafood chowder - clams, flounder, potatoes, cream

Main Course (choice of one)

• Root vegetable fricassee - butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini, grape tomatoes, gremolata, cauliflower coconut cream sauce

• Broiled salmon filet with roasted tomato vinaigrette - lemon orzo, farm-fresh seasonal vegetables

• Oven-roasted chicken breast with rosemary and thyme - roasted new red potato salad with scallions, haricot verts, creamy mushroom sauce

• Braised beef short ribs with Fresno pepper demi-glace - garlic mashed potatoes, baby carrots, broccoli


• Signature chocolate cake - creme Anglaise, raspberry coulis, candied pecans

• Mixed fruit with strawberries - Madagascar vanilla and orange cream

• New York style cheesecake - lemon mascarpone cream, blueberry compote

  • Cruise ticket
  • Brunch or dinner (depending on option selected)
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Iced tea
  • Water
  • Live music
  • Free-flowing mimosas (brunch cruise only)
  • Sparkling wine (brunch cruise only)
  • Service fee
  • Wine, beer, and cocktails (available for purchase)

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Meeting point

Meet at Pier 3 on the Embarcadero at Washington Street. Your cruise will board at the South Gate on the right-hand side of the pier when facing the water, near the white overhang. It is approximately a 10-minute walk from the Embarcadero BART Station. Paid public parking is available at Pier 3 for a discounted rate to City Cruises guests based on availability (limited parking is available on weekdays). There are also additional public lots nearby.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Infants are free, however, make sure you select the free infant ticket option to ensure admittance on the cruise
  • The dress code for the brunch cruise is casual; the dress code for the dinner cruise is semi-formal to formal attire
  • The menu is subject to change
  • In order to guarantee that your group can be seated together, please make sure to make just one reservation for your entire party. If members of your group make separate reservations, the activity provider cannot guarantee that you will be seated together
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 44 reviews

Review summary

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The views of the Golden Gate are spectacular. The food is nice. The service is not so good and in my case the waitress insisted that we had to leave her20% of what we pay in this activity, eventhough the tip was included in the fee. Get youu Guided gave me the money back, but is the first time this happens to me in these tipe of cruises.

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December 3, 2022

Great! Fun! Awesome and a lot more. Me and my wife went for our 5 year anniversary. I would for sure go again. Instead of going to a place that was ok and still spending alot on food.. this cruise cost me about the same but something I knew we would enjoy. Host was awesome. We got to dance walk around the ship freely. Get the best view every of the city at night. And one the food is top class not some regular stuff. Overall 9.4/10.

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August 7, 2022

Everything perfect but the day before leaving the cruise company sent us their official confirmation via sms and surprise the cost was 130 $ per person and not 175.- as paid on this app ... tip: go to the internet and book directly from the site of the cruise !!!

July 29, 2022

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