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San Francisco: California Sunset/Twilight Boat Cruise

1. San Francisco: California Sunset/Twilight Boat Cruise

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.

San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise by Luxury Catamaran

2. San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise by Luxury Catamaran

Take a relaxing 90-minute round trip boat trip onboard a luxury catamaran. See sea lions, famous sights, and sunset views of San Francisco as the sun dips below the Bay. Sail by Alcatraz Island, under the Golden Gate Bridge, and past Sausalito. Search for the famous Pier 39 sea lions and other kinds of sea life playing in the ocean. Cruise along the shore, gazing on the city skyline as you watch the magnificent sunset. Relax with a complimentary drink on board either a 55- or 65-foot catamaran. Both come complete with a protected viewing area, providing panoramic 360-degree viewing, in addition to canvas trampoline nets for the more adventurous who want to experience the sights in the bracing open air.

San Francisco: Bay Sailing Tour with Drinks

3. San Francisco: Bay Sailing Tour with Drinks

Embark on a relaxing cruise along the San Francisco Bay and enhance your sightseeing experience with two complimentary drinks. Take in views of the San Francisco skyline and important landmarks, including the Golden Gate bridge. Be welcomed by your captain and first mate and make yourself comfortable on the Privateer, a double-masted sailboat. Motor out of the dock towards the bay and watch the sails rise above you. Be served two complimentary drinks of your choice from a selection of beer, wine, soft drinks, or water. Pass Alcatraz and Angel Island and see the Bay Bridge. Glide past the city of Sausalito before cruising parallel to the the Golden Gate Bridge for some great photo opportunities. Feel free to ask the crew any questions about the landmarks. Finally, be returned to the departure point.

San Francisco: Airplane Sunset Flight Tour

4. San Francisco: Airplane Sunset Flight Tour

Take a 35-45 minute flight that starts off with a fly-over downtown Oakland, along the Bay Bridge, and over the Embarcadero, into San Francisco. From there your pilot navigates all the landmarks San Francisco has to offer including Coit Tower, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge. This flight takes place as the sun sets and the skies highlight the Bay in beautiful orange and red hues. Witness nightlife waking up as the city lights light up all the main roads and buildings, and the first stars of the night greet you from above.

San Francisco: Wine Tasting on the Bay

5. San Francisco: Wine Tasting on the Bay

Marvel the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. Start at Pier 39 and glide towards the Golden Gate Bridge, up close to the infamous Alcatraz, down the San Francisco city front, and past many other famous landmarks and attractions. Experience San Francisco from unique perspectives and take iconic photos of the world-famous skyline and wildlife from a 360-degree walkway around the boat. Enjoy personalized treatment and a large selection of local wines. Beverages are available for purchase during your tour.

San Francisco: 2-Hour Private Jeep Tour at Night

6. San Francisco: 2-Hour Private Jeep Tour at Night

Embark on a fun and unique tour experience as you explore San Francisco in a Jeep at night. See more of the city in less time, visit famous locations, and enjoy entertaining commentary from your local guide along the way. Enjoy the nighttime ambiance of the city as you tick off the top San Francisco highlights on your bucket list, all from the comfort of an open-air, convertible Jeep. Choose from 23 of the most iconic landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Ferry Building, and Alamo Square. This tour is a safe and fun way for the whole family to learn about San Francisco.

San Francisco: City Sunset Tour by Vintage Sidecar

7. San Francisco: City Sunset Tour by Vintage Sidecar

Go on an amazing ride through San Francisco as you sit back in a sidecar. Start your journey when the sun starts to set and pass through Lombard Street and the Marina. Arrive at the Golden Gate Bridge in time to see the sunset. Finish up by visiting Union Square, North Beach, and the Embarcadero. Jump on board the sidecar and head over to the Golden Gate Bridge. Pass through Lombard Street which is known for its winding turns. Touch down at the Golden Gate Bridge to witness the sun glistening against the Pacific Ocean as it goes down. Return to the city to see the bright lights of Union Square and the Italian heritage at North Beach. Soak up the atmosphere among the souvenir shops at Fisherman's Wharf. Stare at the view of the San Francisco Bay at Embarcadero on the eastern waterfront.

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What people are saying about San Francisco

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 456 reviews

It was nice no food but the siting was smoothies needs food and music a lil plain it’s more like $20 trip but if u drunk everything look good lol

Mi viaje no hubiera sido igual sin este tour. Lo amé de principio a fin. La mejor perspectiva que puedes tener de San Francisco!!!

It was amazing. Seeing the bay all twinkling in the lights and the 2 bridges lit up. Absolutely phenomenal.

An experience you shouldn’t miss out.. awesome crew. Great night view of SF city.

Great sunset tour, amazing views of the city and of the Golden Gate Bridge.