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

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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RM 216.53
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What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
About
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.
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 +60 392125427
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)
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
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 end 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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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, CA82 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.

Jaime Price A
Fergus Falls, MN24 contributions
Full moon cruise on brisk January evening
Jan 2020
I was in town for work and took a twilight cruise by myself. It was chilly in January but I brought a big warm winter coat and was able to grab an Irish coffee and sit on the third deck most of the trip. There was a full moon and the photos were just spectacular. What a great experience!
Written 13 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

esmith2757
Las Vegas, NV44 contributions
Best Sunset San Francisco Bay Cruise
This is a excellent cruise. When I booked the cruise I did not know that it came with hors d’oeuvres, a drink, and entertainment. I highly recommend this cruise! It hit all of the major spots in the bay as well cruising under the Golden Gate bride, the Bay bridge, to McCoveys cove and of course the iconic skyline of San Francisco. The cruise is well timed. We were serenaded by a very good singer, musician, and tour guide. The food was plentiful and buffet style and very tasteful. The only negative was there was only one bar tender and he kept a long line before the boat left until it returned. Would’ve like to purchase another drink but line was too long. May want to consider having someone to assist with payments or non alcoholic drinks. Besides that the cruise was great and the long line isn’t a deal breaker. I’d go again.
Written 1 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Denis D
Ottawa, Canada58 contributions
Beautiful night cruise
The Twilight cruise is a beautiful way to see San Francisco at night. The city skyline is impressive; the Golden Gate Bridge is wonderful to see from below; and the same goes for the Bay Bridge. The complementary wine or beer is a very nice touch and the complementary food on board was tasty and plentiful. On board entertainment was quite good. Staff was very pleasant. All in all, a very agreeable two hours with a beautiful view throughout.
Written 3 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ethel J R
4 contributions
Girls Trip to Celebrate E.J.’s Birthday
Nov 2019 • Friends
We all enjoyed the Twilight Cruise with all of my friends!!! The food and drinks were excellent!!! Will recommend to all my friends!!!
Written 19 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tim B
Nice, France373 contributions
Absolutely deceiving advertising - Plus Carl showed up so we got to look at Containers in the Port of Oakland
Nov 2019
I write loads of reviews, for work travel and holidays and eating out. This Red & White Sunset cruise rates amongst the worst values I've experienced. I paid just about 320USD for 4 tickets on a 'Sunset Dinner Cruise'. First off - massive deceptive advertising - in November the sun sets B4 17H00 and the cruise leaves at 18H00. So no sunset - how were we to know coming from the south of France. 2ndly, no dinner - it should be called a sandwich buffet - wraps, coldcuts and mini roastbeef sandwiches. How is that considered dinner? Then you get in line and they say that Carl is in town (the fog) and so no Golden Gate bridge. So they take you by Alcatrez and then you visit the Oakland port and see ships and containers. Then back to SF city coast - by then visibility a bit better. But a horrible waste of money. I'm writing Red & White for a refund.
Written 13 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Sightseer30252504933
Hi Tim, Thank you for your review. We are sincerely sorry you were misled about our California Twilight Cruise. After receiving your review, we reviewed our website and our Trip Advisor posting to ensure we are not misleading in our descriptions. We saw that we are very clear about what we provide. We are regretful to hear how unhappy you are with our California Twilight Cruise.
Written 15 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

450kathrynm
London4 contributions
Fun night time cruise from bridge to bridge
Nov 2019 • Friends
Exceeded expectations I think as it wasn't too busy on our 6pm sailing on November 9th. Given time of year this starts out in the dark... The live music is a lovely touch, and the food (although think more wraps and sandwiches than as pictured) was good! Drinks are then reasonable prices once you've exchanged your ticket for your complimentary drink.
2 hrs is a good amount of time for the cruise, so all in all a very pleasant evening taking in SF from a unique view, thank you to the crew!
Written 11 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jan B
1 contribution
Excellent must do!
Sep 2019
One of the best things we did on our trip to San Fran. We went on a Monday night so the boat was not crowed. The drinks and food were great, the views were spectacular! A must do when you go to San Fran. Someone in our group grew up in CA and had never seen the all that the cruise took us to.
Written 5 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Taylor C
3 contributions
Sunset tour
Oct 2019 • Couples
Good food, views, music and drinks. Worth the price. Printed photo at the end is included in price...
Written 8 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Sightseer30252504933
Hi Taylor, We are happy you enjoyed our cruise. The October weather has been beautiful. Thank you for joining us!
Written 10 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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virginitamariem
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Relaxing and beautiful
We decided to make this an annual event! Every time we go we hear something new. It is something we all enjoy whi
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Could not find reservations nor did they try on the vendor
They couldn’t find my reservations for 2. I did live chat and was told I wasn’t charged. Please confirm. I original
702ex
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Best boat trip ever
Amazing trip, inexpensive highly recommend!!! Great for little kids and it’s really spacious bring jackets though
lynetteb503
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Very nice start to our San Francisco trip
The view was incredible. The tour was very informative and interesting. Well worth the very affordable price. Would
destiny009taboo
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You will get wet
We took the hour cruise around the bay. It was beautiful a perfect day. The captain was very informative about the
Msakkic
Msakkic
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Great View of San Francisco
The Bay Cruise was very informative. The view of San Francisco was outstanding. You are able to take great pictu
frisbeejuggler
frisbeejuggler
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Great ride
We had a great time. It’s worth noting that there’s a recording sharing info about the area that plays for the whol
carolyns823
carolyns823
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Very informative
Took a one hour boat trip to the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. An audio tour guide gives information all along t
Shawn O
Shawn O
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So cool! Quick and easy
We did not book a tour onto Alcatraz Island far enough in advance but wanted to get out into the bay in another way
wgm51
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Short, affordable way to get out in the Bay
This is a short bay cruise which goes under the Golden Gate Bridge and passes right by Alcatraz. It is a nice way
lotwaites
lotwaites
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Great tour!
Perfect way to see the Bridge and take a tour. The boat was clean and everything was highly organized and informa
397rodolfoe
397rodolfoe
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Awesome little cruise around the Bay
Awesome little cruise around the bay. Very clean, enough restrooms. A lot of options to sit. We thought sitting up
Traveler458833
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A trip around the Bay!
Was a great cruise! The commentary was educational and entertaining! Was able to get some great photos.
juliangB3488RE
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Oop
Dress warm as it gets pretty cold. Very nice views overall. It was a very cool experience. You get to circle around
Estela G
Estela G
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Great boat ride, would book it again!
It would have been perfect if there was another bar and restroom on the second floor . With the climate and waves i
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