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2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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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Beverages
Gratuities
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Departure Point: Pier 39 Address: Dock F Directions: Arrive 15 minutes prior to your departure time or you might miss the boat.  The boat does not wait for late shows.  Go to Pier 39 Dock F gate and wait until the First Mate comes and takes you to the boat.  Dock F is located on the east side of Pier 39 which is the same side as the Aquarium of the Bay.  Walk down between the Aquarium and Hard Rock Cafe toward the boat until you get to Dock F. Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point

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 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY San Francisco Sailing Company
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.


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216 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Super time
Jeremy_H
, Oct 2021
Very lovely cruise. Exactly as expected. Went to the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and back to Fisherman's Wharf
star-5
Sailboat was absolutely...
William_M
, Oct 2021
Sailboat was absolutely lovely, the captain and the first mate provided exemplary service. Would absolutely recommend to everyone.
star-4
It was a beautiful night...
Charlene_B
, Oct 2021
It was a beautiful night for a sail, captain was awesome weather was perfect sights fantastic. Had a fabulous time
star-3
It was one of the rare...
Klarese_D
, Sep 2021
It was one of the rare days in SF that it was raining. I was half hoping they'd offer a free reschedule, but unfortunately they moved forward with the trip. We were all soaked and shivering. Everything was gray and vague besides alcatraz. The captain offered to end the trip early and we all agreed that was best. I had a decent time anyway, and appreciated the blanket and jacket provided, but wish there was a discount or free second trip when weather is that bad. We returned before the sunset even happened. But hey, it happens.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We would have been happy to reschedule your tickets if you didn’t want to go out. Next time just ask
star-5
Great time! I would...
Steve_E
, Sep 2021
Great time! I would definitely go again. Catch Uber to pier 39 is my recommendation, and wear layers. It gets nippy FAST!
star-1
Terrible communication!!
James_T
, Sep 2021
The website on viator was not clear on where to meet, and the operator’s website was not better. There was very heavy traffic in front of Pier 39. I called the number on the tour operator’s website and they would not pick up the phone, they would only text. I could not find the place, and I asked the tour operator for help, and all he sent me was a map that did not make sense. We took a wrong turn in trying to follow the map which cost us a good 10 minutes. We got to the loading dock 5 minutes late and the boat had left. Had the tour operator simply picked up the phone and talked to me, I am confident I would have made the boat. If Viator ever wants to get business from me again, they will reach out and fix this with a full refund.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear sir, I’m sorry you missed the boat. The Pier does get busy on holiday weekends. Most people find the map I send very helpful in finding our location. I’m sorry it did not work for you.
star-5
Highly recommend
Mark_P
, Aug 2021
Fantastic way to tour the bay, we loved the experience even if the fag covered the sun set. Can be chilly so take extra layers
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
An experience for sure
Hill
, Aug 2021
This was a pretty rough ride but it was a good experience. You will be close to the water and it will be chilly. If you’re thinking of a sultry soft sunset… not it. This was fun but we were squeezed on a bench with others. And the drinks were hard to consume and nothing fancy, beer in a can and white wine in a paper cup. It was kind of rugged. Wear a jacket… or a hoodie and tennis shoes and you’ll be happy. This is not a dress up deal at all! But it was FUN!!!!!!❤️
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Trip
Evelyn_P
, Aug 2021
Lack of communication . Not what was expected . Weather too cold. Not offered chance to sit inside to warm up
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Just OK and Cold.
JAY
, Aug 2021
Pretty cold the day we went out. Guides nice but weren't the most engaging. No storytelling or pointing out landmarks, had to make our own conversation. The shoreline is nice though...if the clouds aren't intense.

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