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San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise
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San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise

By Adventure Cat Sailing Charters
Recommended by 97% of travelers
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Unbeatable views of the San Francisco skyline and a trip under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge make this sunset catamaran cruise the perfect San Francisco sightseeing excursion. Avoid the chaos of the sightseeing crowds, and catch the sunset as you sail around the San Francisco Bay. Plus cruise past Alcatraz Island and Sausalito, and enjoy a drink onboard for a true luxurious experience.

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$80.00
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Ages 0-99, max of 76 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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German, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, English, Italian, French, Spanish

Highlights
  • Sunset catamaran cruise offers stunning views of the San Francisco skyline
  • Sail right past Alcatraz Island and under the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Admire 360-degree views from a protected area or ride in open air

  • 1.5-hour sunset cruise
  • 1 complimentary drink (beer, wine or non-alcoholic drink)
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink (sealed beverages - non-alcoholic, beer, wine will be available for purchase onboard)

Make your way to the Embarcadero to board your 55- or 65-foot (17- or 20-meter) catamaran. Get comfortable in a shielded area with 360-degree views or opt for the open air. Enjoy the open air as your captain takes you across the San Francisco Bay. Sail right by Alcatraz, past the charming Sausalito waterfront, and directly under the Golden Gate Bridge. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of wildlife such as sea lion colonies, dolphins, and porpoises. Catch the sunset over the water, and watch the city skyline light up for unbeatable views of Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid. Cruise concludes at original departure point.

Departure details
  • Adventure Cat Sailing Charters, Pier 39 Dock J, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Departure Point: Pier 39, Gate J, San Francisco 94133 Directions: Stand on the sidewalk facing the water. Enter main P39 entrance, then out left between shops to the water (towards GG Bridge). Gate J is located right next to the sea lion viewing area (ask someone where are sea lions are if lost).
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2316SUN

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We can accept manual wheelchairs only, as there are 3-4 stairs to board the boat. Also, restrooms are not ADA accessible.
  • Please bring a jacket and wear soft-soled shoes
  • Audio guides are available in English, Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. Please bring headphones if you plan on using the audio guide.
  • No outside beverages may be brought on board
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 76 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise
  • Our crew is fully vaccinated. We will follow City of SF guidelines on capacity, always ensuring social distance so you have premium space to enjoy the sights!
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise?
San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise price starts from $80.00. Discover and book San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise on Tripadvisor
What is the San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise cancellation policy?
San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise on Tripadvisor
Which company provides San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise?
San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise is hosted by Adventure Cat Sailing Charters. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Adventure Cat Sailing Charters on Tripadvisor. Discover and book San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2316SUN

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  • You'll start at
    Adventure Cat Sailing Charters
    Pier 39 Dock J, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Departure Point: Pier 39, Gate J, San Francisco 94133 Directions: Stand on the sidewalk facing the water. Enter main P39 entrance, then out left between shops to the water (towards GG Bridge). Gate J is located right next to the sea lion viewing area (ask someone where are sea lions are if lost).
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  • 1
    Pier 39
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 2
    San Francisco Bay
    Stop: 90 minutes
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    Pass by
    Alcatraz Island
    Golden Gate Bridge
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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V3128UCchristinag
V3128UCchristinag
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Fun on the water
We love this catamaran ride. The crew is so nice and they do a great job making sure we’re taken care of and having
Bee2345
Bee2345
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Great Experience - Highly recommend
We had a great trip on the cat. Cannot thank the crew enough who were all genuinely fantastic. It was one of the hi
sfgirl2015
sfgirl2015
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2nd only to having my own boat for the Bay!
Fantastic trip on the Bay - My choice for Mother's Day although we didn't do the 'Mother's Day' trip - and went at
24davidmartin
24davidmartin
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Must do in San Francisco
This was an incredible experience for all of us. My 2 kids aged 2 and 6 absolutely loved it. Windbreaker jackets ar
michaelaK3183YZ
michaelaK3183YZ
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Did not make it to the boat. Lost our $192.00 fee. Directions and times of travel were bad.
Did not make it to the boat. Directions were bad. Lost $192.00. Directions and times of travel were bad.
Q9055OMdennisk
Q9055OMdennisk
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Kids fun with whales sightings
The whole trip was amazing. We got lucky so we had only 8 guests on the cruise. We did see two whales but the most
emilyadeleh
emilyadeleh
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Wonderful and fun sail
Wonderful sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz. Captain and crew were great. They offered to take
613cliffordf
613cliffordf
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Amazing experience!!
The guys sailing the boat and giving this trip were super professional and alot of fun. I definitely recommend it a
godfreym482
godfreym482
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Excellence abound
Although early in the year and a lil chilly, it was an amazing sail. The Captain and crew were amazing and helpful.
Dick M
Dick M
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A great bay Sail!
A great cruise with a warm and friendly crew! I was amazed how they helped people around the boat, took an amazing
millwatermadman
millwatermadman
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Excellent sailing trip on SFO Bay
The day after Thanksgiving we spent a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon cruising from Pier 39 past the seals and out i
F7700IMrebeccas
F7700IMrebeccas
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Awesome excursion. Highly recommend
What an awesome experience! Went on the boat ride with our 2 daughters on a weekend trip to San Francisco. There wa
415terriep
415terriep
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Beautiful, exciting, fun!
It was a perfect way to experience the beauty of San Fran from the water. The crew was great in interacting and mak
HeyHeyBigSteph
HeyHeyBigSteph
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Priceless view, worthy crew!
We did this cruise our first night in SF and it was the perfect way to begin our vacation. The crew —Michael, Chad
Lukpmxl
Lukpmxl
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Sailing under the trademark of San Francisco!
Cool experience to drive directly under the Golden Gate Bridge. Incredible scenery. Great & kind team. Would defini
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Nancy O
4 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Heads above the other tours of the bay. This is the real deal! Professional and fun crew, safe and enjoyable experience for all ages.
Written June 8, 2023
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Jimmy P
Bossier City, LA33 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Although the fog obstructed our sunset, the ride was amazing. It was fun and exciting. The crew was fun, friendly and interactive. They had extra warm coats onboard for their customers that may not have prepared for the cold winds. The Catamaran was well maintained and we got to help hoist the main sale. There is comfort on the inside and adventure on the out. lots of great photos from the Catamaran as well. they let my wife steer the vessel. See photos. I highly recommend these folks. we had a blast! prepare to dress warm and they can't control the weather, but they can control the fun.
Written June 8, 2023
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Reginald D
1 contribution
May 2023 • Family
Great crew, they were laid back, friendly, personable, and available to take pictures with your phone of you and your family and friends with the iconic landmarks, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, in the background. Fantastic and unique views of the Golden Gate Bridge that are far better than the land based viewing spots. You get closer to Alcatraz for great pictures with Alcatraz in the background. I also, thought it was a nice touch that the crew had coats available for the passengers. Because it did get windy and cold on the Bay. As, for the bar on board, lower your expectations if drinking wine from a can is not your thing. There is no hard liquor sold on board, so no mixed drinks or cocktails. Snacks are available, but no real food offered. The one area of improvement, as far as for me, is the brochure information needs to be updated. My wife and I were actually looking forward to using the audio guide advertised in the brochure. We were sure to bring our headphones. However, they do not offer the audio guide anymore. And although the crew were knowledgeable, there were a few questions about the landmarks that the crew member we were talking to did not know the answers. Also, the COVID safety measures are no longer applicable. Finally, lower your expectation of actually seeing the sun set on the Bay. For our trip, there was heavy overcast and no sunset. Apparently, the reviews my wife and I read, about the weather on the Bay could possibly be cloudy, rainy, windy, and cold is true. So we were prepared. And was not disappointed about no sunset.
Written June 7, 2023
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joe b
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Family
This was a really fun experience. the Crew was great. They were tons of fun and very hospitable. They seemed to really enjoy what they do.

We were out on a pretty foggy evening on the bay but we still got amazing views and great pictures. It was chilly but they have coats to borrow and there's an interior area with seating, as well as an area at the rear of the boat that's open but protected from wind by the cabin.

Also, and this is the most important thing, I had accidentally booked our tickets for the wrong date. They were super accommodating and got us out on the next available cruise with absolutely zero issues even though we straight up no showed our original ticket date, a customer service win.

Definitely book this trip. We've been out to the bay area a couple of times and I'm glad we decided to do this cruise.
Written June 6, 2023
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Suriya K
1 contribution
Didn’t get to go cuz my flight was delayed so I didn’t get a full refunded sucked when even it wasn’t our fault but it is what it is
Written June 3, 2023
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972charlieb
Hi Suriya, we're sorry that your trip was delayed. As we communicated, we'd be open to a one-time reschedule if you are still in town. Let us know, we like getting people on the water! AdCat.
Written June 5, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anthony D
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Couples
The crew were a fun group of guys that were more than happy to take pictures and joke around. Gets chilly so dress warm. The wife and I took this one our anniversary and were able to get photos on the captains wheel with the golden gate in the background.
Written June 2, 2023
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Gordon S
Glasgow, Scotland15 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
5 star experience.

The views and the sunset was just outstanding.

The crew were fantastic too. There’s a small bar on board, they give out jackets if you get cold in the wind. Whole experience was totally worth it. We got some amazing pictures.
Written June 1, 2023
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Jennifer W
1 contribution
May 2023 • Friends
The check in process for my large group was a breeze. Dock J was easy to find, just walk toward the sea lions and it is clearly marked on your lefthand side. We used spothero to reserve a parking spot at the Pier 39 garage, a short walk to Dock J. The crew was super friendly and, as promised, gave us a smooth ride around Alcatraz, under the GG Bridge, and then back to see the sunset colors reflected off of the spectacular SF skyline. Weather cooperated and we were able to get our picture perfect sunset. I really did not know what to expect, but I was impressed from start to finish. Thank you!
Written May 23, 2023
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Debi Dr.D
Jacksonville, FL5 contributions
Location was convenient to DT SF. Check-in was super easy and on-time, crew was more than accommodating and chill, Captain Hans was extremely skillful and friendly. You sail around Alcatraz Island and then head for the Golden Gate Bridge. I highly recommend the sunset cruise.
Written May 22, 2023
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Marina T
4 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Did not make it to the dock on time. Had a delay unboarding my flight, and got there at 6:34, departure was 6:30. I called on the way to ask if they could wait for me. They said No, and were not nice about it. I understand that certain agencies like to follow strict schedules, but the being late on this day was not my fault and out of my control. I asked to be refunded since it was $90 and I did not even board the boat. The charter company as well as viator are both refusing to give me a refund. Would not recommend. Terrible customer service. Unexpected things come up all the time and they should be accommodating to this.
Written May 21, 2023
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972charlieb
Thank you for writing this, and certainly we're sorry for your experience! We certainly do understand your situation, and you can likely understand the other side of needing to stick to a schedule when we have a boat full of guests planning to leave on time. As you can judge from our other reviews, this does not sound like a typical approach of our customer service. In fact, we are happy to make a one-time reschedule and get your group on the water, which would have been offered if there was direct contact with Adventure Cat originally. Our goal is always to have happy sailors, please reach out to us directly and we can get you set up with that credit. Many thanks!
Written May 22, 2023
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