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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise provided by Red and White Fleet

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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise
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Spend a night out in San Francisco for less than you might expect when you go on this twilight or sunset cruise on the bay. No need to line up with your "straight to the gate" tickets. Enjoy stellar views of the city skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. Plus it’s all planned out for you, so you don’t have to stress over the details.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Enjoy background music as you cruise the San Francisco Bay
  • Get a different view of the Golden Gate Bridge—from sailing beneath it
What to expect
  • Meet for this San Francisco Bay cruise at Fisherman’s Wharf. Arrive 30 minutes before your tour time and check in at Pier 43 1/2. Once you board your boat and the boat glides out into the bay, relax while you listen to background music as you cruise. Stay indoors in the heat or head outside to the viewing decks. From either spot, during this cruise you’ll enjoy outstanding views as you pass by the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Bay Bridge, plus some of San Francisco’s historic landmarks. When your cruise ends, your boat docks back at Pier 43 1/2.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Enjoy background music as you cruise the San Francisco Bay
  • Get a different view of the Golden Gate Bridge—from sailing beneath it
What to expect
  • Meet for this San Francisco Bay cruise at Fisherman’s Wharf. Arrive 30 minutes before your tour time and check in at Pier 43 1/2. Once you board your boat and the boat glides out into the bay, relax while you listen to background music as you cruise. Stay indoors in the heat or head outside to the viewing decks. From either spot, during this cruise you’ll enjoy outstanding views as you pass by the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Bay Bridge, plus some of San Francisco’s historic landmarks. When your cruise ends, your boat docks back at Pier 43 1/2.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2630SUN
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1.5 hour sunset cruise (summer months) or twilight cruise (winter months) of San Francisco Bay
  • "Straight to the gate" access
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Please note that since the pandemic, food, drinks, live music are no longer available on this cruise
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Red and White Fleet, 43 1/2, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Please enter in Google Maps: "Red and White Fleet" or "Pier 43 1/2, San Francisco" for exact location and directions. Pier 43 ½ ticket booth (corner of Taylor Street and the Embarcadero)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: In November, December, January and February, tour departs at 6pm for the Twilight Cruise and will not see the sunset
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that since the pandemic, food, drinks, live music are no longer available on this cruise.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travellers
Inclusions
  • 1.5 hour sunset cruise (summer months) or twilight cruise (winter months) of San Francisco Bay
  • "Straight to the gate" access
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Please note that since the pandemic, food, drinks, live music are no longer available on this cruise
Departure details
  • Red and White Fleet, 43 1/2, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Please enter in Google Maps: "Red and White Fleet" or "Pier 43 1/2, San Francisco" for exact location and directions. Pier 43 ½ ticket booth (corner of Taylor Street and the Embarcadero)
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: In November, December, January and February, tour departs at 6pm for the Twilight Cruise and will not see the sunset
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that since the pandemic, food, drinks, live music are no longer available on this cruise.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Red and White Fleet
    43 1/2, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Please enter in Google Maps: "Red and White Fleet" or "Pier 43 1/2, San Francisco" for exact location and directions. Pier 43 ½ ticket booth (corner of Taylor Street and the Embarcadero)
    See address & details
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    Red and White Fleet
    Stop: 5 minutes
    Begin and end your journey at Pier 43 1/2.
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    Pass by
    Golden Gate Bridge
    San Francisco Bay
    Marina District
    Fort Mason Center
    Coit Tower
    Salesforce Tower
    San Francisco Bay Bridge
    Treasure Island
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Diana B
San Diego, CA22 contributions
We an awesome time!!
Sep. 2021 • Friends
Lots of great information about the city in the recorded guide/narrator; time flew by; staff was friendly and efficient.
Written 15 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jodi C
Glad to hear you enjoyed the cruise!
Written 18 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pamm
1 contribution
Sunset on the Bay
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Views, the staff, informative site explanations by the guide, great music on board, friendly bar tender
Written 12 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jodi C
We are happy that you enjoyed your cruise with us. Thank you!
Written 13 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ams08
Salt Lake City, UT14 contributions
Must See Experience
Oct. 2021 • Couples
This was the highlight of our trip to San Francisco! It’s incredible to see the bay from the water at sunset. A must see!
Written 2 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jodi C
Sunsets are our favorite time of the day! Thanks for sailing with us.
Written 4 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vin
1 contribution
Amazing!
Oct. 2021 • Couples
The cruise was amazing! Passing by Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset was the best experience by far. You may also buy wine bottles on board the cruise.
Written 2 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jodi C
Glad to hear you enjoyed your cruise!
Written 4 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gabbie C
1 contribution
Best views of SF, the bridges and sunset
This was such an amazing experience! First off, I had emailed and asked if they do anything special for birthday because it was my mother’s birthday. They emailed me back very fast and told me yes and that they had let the staff know. The pier is very easy to find! When i got there, check in was really easy and we were one of the first groups in line. I spoke to the staff and they remembered my email and I told them my mother’s name. The boat is super nice! It’s very big with many seats with tables inside and lots of space outside. It’s 3 floors and very clean. The views were beautiful and breathtaking. The sun was going down and it just kept getting better. The Golden Gate Bridge was so pretty, and they took us under the bridge. Wear layers, it does get cold at certain parts. We stayed outside the whole time bc the views were better out there. There is a full bar! The captain gave my mother a bday shoutout on the loud speaker and everyone cheered for her and it was really sweet! I would do this again with friends or my boyfriend. It made our night perfect. Thank you Red and White fleet!
Written 28 September 2021
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Jodi C
Thank you! We were glad to be part of your mom's special day! I will share your nice comments with our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Written 29 September 2021
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Prakash G
San Luis Obispo, CA63 contributions
Sunset experience through the bay!!
Worth the experience!! The cruise was ontime with many people but well organized. Recommended for anyone wanting to see the Golden gate vridge, swing by alcatraz, great sunset view. Worth the trip and would again.
Written 5 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marin K
4 contributions
Excellent
Aug. 2021 • Family
So far the best part of our vacation. We got great pictures with the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and more. Staff was helpful and friendly. Cruise can be for all ages.
Written 24 August 2021
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Joe W
11 contributions
Awesome
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Where a jacket, but truly awesome!!! The conversations and meet and greet were exceptional. I will definitely do again and recommend
Written 15 August 2021
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Louis P
1 contribution
Great Couples Tour
Feb. 2020
Very Romantic. Live music, food, alcohol and the beautiful lights of the city and it's bridges. Just remember warm clothes and a jacket.
Written 18 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fuzi7
Palm Springs, CA92 contributions
Very good tour, food better than expected
Dec. 2019
Even though you have "straight to the gate" tickets, you still must wait in line for them to begin boarding (of course). Unfortunately, while we were waiting it began to pour rain, everyone got soaked. They finally let us board where we shivered in the cold for a while until we could attempt to dry off with a few paper napkins. I was not in a good mood at that point. But, the cruise began and the rain subsided, and my mood lightened. The views are incredible, just can't be seen any other way. Once we had passed under the Golden Gate Bridge, they opened up the buffet. It was a nice selection of fresh sandwiches, crudite/cheese/charcuterie and other items. Simple, but fresh and very tasty. It was more than enough to feed our crowd. Drinks were good, generous pours for the "free" wine ticket and extras could be purchased. The crew were very friendly. Overall, it was a nice evening and I'd recommend it.
Written 13 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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329connier
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Fantastic Bay Cruise
I took this Golden Gate Bay Cruise in September. I wanted to experience the bay as much as possible while the weath
whitneydhyne
whitneydhyne
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Quick, essential bay tour
Perfect way to see the water sites if you don’t want to spend a ton of time on it. Amazing view of the Golden Gate
Dacaptain3000
Dacaptain3000
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Good tour!
The scenic view of the bay. The skyline was breathtaking. The narrator was excellent. The exact reason I came to SF
TarHeel
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Nice way to see the sites, but with some drawbacks
A harbor tour was included in our group package and we boarded a ship for a midday cruise. We started up on top but
Robyn D
Robyn D
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A good way to see the Bay Area.
I would recommend this tour. It was a fun way to see the area. The pier is in a convenient location and there was p
T8184REbarryd
T8184REbarryd
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Must do if in SF
Great experience! Loved the historical insights provided during this tour. Outstanding views of the Bay!
Francisco L
Francisco L
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DO IT!
Great experience! We were planning to go to Sausalito only to get the ferry and see the view, but we found this tri
Global744539
Global744539
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Great
The whole trip was great, lots of historic facts were presented. Very professional presentation. We will recommend
dgoldsmith
dgoldsmith
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From a hearing aid wearer’s perspective
The trip was very good. The problem I had was that many of the passengers were very loud and I couldn’t hear the na
Great_Beer_Now
Great_Beer_Now
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Great Sightseeing and Educational, too!
Anytime I visit a place next to or near a large body of water, I try to include a boat tour of some sort. When I vi
cjuniper5
cjuniper5
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Great excursion
Staff was very friendly and welcoming. Check in process was so smooth. Really great experience, I would recommend t
touchesbyt
touchesbyt
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Peaceful
Super nice tour. Chilly but nice and peaceful. Enjoyed the history lessons on the surrounding buildings and land. V
U5863MLkims
U5863MLkims
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Cruise Near the Bridge
My family enjoyed the cruise. Overall, I’d recommend this activity if you just want to cruise around the popular a
adelinap170
adelinap170
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Would definitely do this again!
Great little tour cruise! Loved it! The guide was very informative, but wish the audio was a little louder. We took
720jennifferv
720jennifferv
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Bridge to bridge review
Quick sightseeing and fun facts of the bridges, Alcatraz and the surrounding areas. Perfect for little kids who hav
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