California Sunset Cruise in San Francisco, CA

Red and White FleetPier 43 1/2, Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco , CA 94133
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This two-hour journey explores the San Francisco bay while the sun sets on the Pacific Ocean. See the Golden Gate Bridge, the shorelines of Tiburon & Sausalito, and even Alcatraz in a blaze of color as the sun's rays sink below the horizon. Red and White Fleet Cruises provide light appetizers, a free drink, live music, and all the comforts needed to have an unforgettable voyage!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Francisco Travel Experts
  • Family-friendly.
  • Free souvenir photo.
  • Great photo opportunities.
  • Approximately 2 hours long.
  • Light - Bite-sized appetizers included.
  • You can bring your own food/coolers.
  • One complimentary beer, wine or soda.


from California Sunset Cruise
On this relaxed, two-hour cruise, you’ll enjoy spectacular sunset views, light appetizers, live guitar music, and a complementary mixed drink, glass of beer, wine, or soda. It’s a paradise on the Bay, complete with all the comforts that come standard when you cruise with Red and White Fleet. Come as you are, as this sunset cruise of San Francisco is a casual, relaxed affair. There’s no need to be anything but yourself — whether you’re wearing sneakers and jeans or more formal attire, you’ll feel completely at home on our boat. Along the way, share drinks and light appetizers with friends while taking in the incredible views. We like to think of this cruise as our picnic on San Francisco Bay at sunset!

Cruise past the infamous Alcatraz Island, around Angel Island National Park, under the majestic span of the Golden Gate, and along the beautiful shorelines of Tiburon & Sausalito, as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. Make sure to bring your camera! Photo opportunities present themselves around every bend, and you don’t want to miss a chance to memorialize these fabulous moments. Please be sure to tag us when you post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest — we love to share the fun!

Be sure to dress warmly if you plan to be on the outside decks, as evenings are known to have cool evening weather – but trust us when we say that you will love the views nonetheless!

Sailing Route
Spring-Summer-Fall (Sunset): Alcatraz, Golden Gate, Sausalito, Angel Island.

Winter (Twilight): Golden Gate, Alcatraz, Bay Bridge, Downtown SF.

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Corby, United Kingdom
"Christmas Eve trip - 2 bridges"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 03, 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip around the two bridges in San Francisco as well as circling round Alcatraz. We were lucky enough to have the added bonus of Santa being aboard. It was quite blowy but inside it was fine. The new boat they have is so quiet and the entire trip was well run.
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Sterling, Virginia
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 03, 2020
This Red and White Fleet is amazing! Their cruises are very nice and clean. I went on Bridge 2 Bridge cruise to see the Golden Gate Bridge. That is THE BEST VIEW of the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE. It's really worth the money! And you can't get such a closer view / full view of the Bridge from anywhere else. Wait time in line prior to boarding is little painful in the cold.
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London, United Kingdom
"Perfect trip for an hour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 24, 2019
Great trip which only takes an hour that takes you underneath the golden gate bridge and round the back of Alcatraz. Little pricy at 34 dollars per person but nonetheless worth it with friendly staff, on board audio guides and a mini bar.
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San Francisco, California
"1 hour tour- too foggy"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2019
Somewhat disappointed we weren’t told it was too foggy to see the sights prior to purchasing tickets. They didn’t offer us a refund.
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"Well worth the money "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 11, 2019
I loved this Cruise around the Bay. Maybe because I went in November on a warm day, it wasn’t crowded and the ticket was only $34. Definitely worth it.
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Frequently Asked Questions about California Sunset Cruise

What should I wear?
San Francisco has many microclimates with frequent weather changes. It can be windy and cold on San Francisco Bay one moment, and hot and sunny the next. So we recommend that you dress in layers and bring a jacket to make sure you are comfortable throughout your tour. In case it rains, don’t worry as all of our boats have heated interiors with big viewing windows.

Where is the cruise located? 
Our San Francisco cruises depart from Pier 43½, located in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf at the end of Taylor Street. You can find us on most GPS devices by entering “Red and White Fleet” as the destination.

Is the cruise appropriate for children?

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
The enclosed main decks of all our vessels are wheelchair accessible. All of our vessels, aside from the Harbor Queen, have wheelchair accessible restroom facilities. Important: the ramps leading onto and off the vessels vary in steepness depending on tide levels. While our crew will make every attempt to assist guests, boarding can be difficult, particularly during low tide.

When should I be at the departure location?
Please arrive at least 20-30 minutes before the scheduled departure time, as we otherwise can’t guarantee available space and are unable to hold the vessel.

Do your rates include tips and gratuities?
Yes. Red and White Fleet’s® rates for San Francisco Bay cruises include all taxes, gratuities, fees, and personal audio tour. Of course, you are certainly welcome to tip staff members for excellent service.

How long is the tour?
2 hours.

Can I bring my own food/beverages? Coolers permitted?
Yes. Red and White Fleet’s® vessels are equipped with cafes, offering non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, snacks, and merchandise for sale. Bar purchases can be made with credit or debit cards. We are unable to accept cash at this time. You may also bring your own boxed luncheons.

What is your policy on smoking? 
California Law prohibits smoking in vehicles, public buildings, bars, and restaurants. Smoking is not permitted on Red and White Fleet’s® tours or while waiting in the boarding line. We kindly request that all passengers comply.

Do you go to Alcatraz?
Red and White Fleet® does not land at Alcatraz. We do, however, offer cruises that travel very closely around Alcatraz Island.

Do you offer ferry service to Sausalito, Tiburon, or Angel Island?