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2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay

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2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay

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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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Pier 39 , 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

This activity will end right where it started.
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 18 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during 2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by 2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay.
What is the social distancing policy during 2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by 2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by 2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay.

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There was no sun, but we still had fun!!
, Jul 2022
It was so much fun! A little cold but we expected that from SF. The captain and first mate provided jackets or blankets for those who needed them. We gladly accepted a blanket. 10 out of 10.. can’t wait to go back!
, Jul 2022
Just being on the bay, seeing the San Francisco shore line; awesome. Great crew and hospitality. Will be coming back again.
Sunny sail
, Jul 2022
My husband & I enjoyed this sunset sail. We were blessed with beautiful weather. The group was small. We were seated near the bow and had the side to ourselves so it felt like a private sail to us. The guides were low key and friendly. Though the waters got choppy at times, it added fun & adventure to our trip! We HIGHLY recommend this sail.
Terrific Experience
, Jul 2022
Sailing the bay was such an amazing and relaxing experience. Crew was absolutely awesome and made everyone comfortable. I would recommend this evening sail to anyone interested.
Ended our day on the bay.
, Jun 2022
Great way to close a San Francisco day. The guys were friendly, helpful, and skilled sailors. The whole intent was to relax and enjoy the bay at sunset, and this is exactly what we did.
Nice evening, great photo op
, Jun 2022
It was a wonderful evening ride. The team is very kind. They even had jackets and blankets available if you got cold. And it definitely gets cold the further out into the bay you get. Would recommend to anyone who’s never been on the bay.
It was wonderful
, May 2022
The weather was definitely colder than what we packed for so our crew hooked us up with some blankets, other than the weather it was great, crew was awesome, views were spectacular & the sailing was peaceful. Has such a great time!
Foggy but fun
, May 2022
There was uncharacteristic weather front for our trip, so it was quite foggy, but calm waters and wind. Didn't see much of the sunset, but it was a very relaxing trip and we had a great time. Our captain answered our questions about ships, Alcatraz, weather, and more.
Everything we had hoped
, May 2022
Great experience, great crew, great weather, great visibility. Even lucky enough to see a whale in the bay! Perfect end to an already perfect day
Perfect evening tour
, May 2022
Great trip! Would highly recommend. Wonderful evening on the bay and the skipper and first mate were great company.
Lovely boat trip but as...
, Apr 2022
Lovely boat trip but as most said gets cold. Blankets supplied which helped. Really enjoyable end to the day.
Lovely (chilly) sail
, Mar 2022
Boats not super fancy. Be prepared there is only room fir 4 to sit on a “seat” rest sit on boat deck… it’s raised up but no back etc. was perfect trip. Was cold and windy but they had jackets and blankets. Only 58 that day. Captain and mate were very nice. It’s not a guided thing so no commentary. They found nice calm spots. Sailed! Had a few drinks…wine/beer/pop. 2 per and can buy extra.
Like a ferry with a cocktail
, Mar 2022
Our captain said, “There’s the bridge there, you can’t see it but you can hear it.” ?????? Ok. Cool.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
San Francisco is famous for its fog. Sometime the Golden Gate is so foggy you can’t see. I assure you, our boats are nothing like a ferry.
We have a great time with...
, Feb 2022
We have a great time with the crew and other guests, the captain and first mate went out of their way to to make each and every one of us comfortable. I highly recommend this booking.
Great experience
, Nov 2021
Great cruise around the GGB and the SF shoreline. Crew were great and attentive. We had a lot of fun on this sunset cruise.
, Oct 2021
Good service friendly very nice pleople wonder trip, what else’s can I said, we loved it ! We have a great time!
Super time
, Oct 2021
Very lovely cruise. Exactly as expected. Went to the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and back to Fisherman's Wharf
Sailboat was absolutely...
, Oct 2021
Sailboat was absolutely lovely, the captain and the first mate provided exemplary service. Would absolutely recommend to everyone.
It was a beautiful night...
, Oct 2021
It was a beautiful night for a sail, captain was awesome weather was perfect sights fantastic. Had a fabulous time
1 traveler found this review helpful
It was one of the rare...
, 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

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