Sunset Cruise takes 2 hours
Alcatraz = 2-3 hrs
Bonus Chinatown Tour takes ~ 1 hour
See tabs above for details of package components.
The California Sunset Cruise gives you spectacular evening views in a casual atmosphere. Enjoy live guitar music as you share tasty appetizers and drinks with friends. On this unique San Francisco boat trip you’ll cruise past the infamous Alcatraz Island, sail around Angel Island State Park, go under the Golden Gate Bridge, and creep along the shorelines of Tiburon and Sausalito… all as the sun sets over the Bay.
During winter, the tour is labeled as a Twilight Cruise, as departures may run after sunset.
Confirmation for the Sunset Cruise will come within 24 hours. This tour can sell out. On the rare chance that you cannot be confirmed, we will work with you to find another tour package option or we will issue a refund.
No Senior Pricing, Adult and Kid Only.
No Hotel Pickup.
Reservations needed for the Sunset Cruise. Choose a date above. See Sunset Cruise Details tab for more information. Can be done before or after Alcatraz.
$40+ Value. ~ 1-Hour
Included as an Optional Bonus with Alcatraz Packages
Surrounding the original town center and oldest part of the City, Chinatown will appeal to your love of both the old and the new. You’ll see the crowded and bustling open-air meat and produce markets of Stockton Street; visit side alleyways that will take you back in time; and discover lions, dragons, pagoda roofs, and dangling lanterns along the ever-colorful Grant Street.
Wear walking shoes. Be prepared to walk uphill (some inclines, but not San Francisco's craziest). This tour departs from the corner of Union Square, at Geary and Powell Streets. Stop 6 on the Big Bus map.
Tour operates daily:
• November – March at 1:00pm
• April – October at 11:00am & 1:00pm
Alcatraz Cruises Ferry to Alcatraz Island (Round Trip) Includes the Cell House Audio Tour – available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
39.90 Adults and Juniors (12+), $37.15 Seniors (62+), $23.90 Kids (5-11), Free for Ages 0-4
Please arrive at least 30 minutes early. All guests over age 18 must present a government issued photo ID.
The Ferry ride from Pier 33 takes 10-15 minutes to get to Alcatraz.
This is the infamous prison – where you can even go inside cells and experience the cold and stark surroundings firsthand. Alcatraz served as a federal penitentiary from 1933 to 1963, where notorious criminals like Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, and Creepy Karpis were held. The award-winning 45-minute cell house audio headset tour will captivate you with escape attempts, riots, bizarre characters, and much more. Displays include prison life, guard controls, and how three men made their famous “Escape From Alcatraz.”
Alcatraz remains extremely popular.
Take in terrific views of San Francisco and the Bay on the Sunset Cruise!
On this relaxed 2-hour evening trip you’ll sail past the infamous Alcatraz Island, around Angel Island State Park, under the majestic span of the Golden Gate Bridge, and along the beautiful shorelines of Tiburon and Sausalito. You’ll have photo opportunities around every bend, as sea, sun, clouds, and great landmarks all come together.
Along with spectacular twilight views, you’ll enjoy live guitar music and hearty appetizers from the buffet. These include a variety of sandwiches, salads, antipasti, crudité, fruit, and dessert. Come as you are, for this 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 the boat. With a bar on board, you can share drinks and a light meal with friends while taking in the incredible views. It’s a floating picnic at sunset!
Be sure to dress warmly if you plan to be on the outside decks. Depending on the forecast, consider hats, jackets, layers, and even gloves. San Francisco is known to have cool evening weather and being out on the water will only magnify things. But it’s more fun to be soaking up the views and the great atmosphere than it is to worry about being underdressed.
Reservations needed for Sunset Cruise. Please choose a date. One departure each evening...
Spring 6:00 pm
Summer 7:00 pm
Fall 6:00 pm
Winter 5:30 pm (Twilight Cruise) - Operates only Thurs. - Mon. in winter
See schedule here
Note: Smoking is not permitted on Red and White Fleet vessels, nor may any alcoholic beverages be brought on board.