San Francisco Dinner Cruise

San Francisco, CA

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Wine and dine on the Bay aboard an elegant San Francisco Dinner Cruise, boasting delicious cuisine, vibrant music and dancing, and spectacular city sights.

  • Trust your special night out to a cruise company with over 30 years of experience
  • Savor a freshly prepared, 4-course meal at a private table, perfectly suited to fit your party size
  • Dance the night away to the beats of live DJ entertainment, spinning a variety of genres
  • Marvel at 'The City by the Bay' as you enjoy unrivaled views of San Francisco attractions like downtown, the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, and more!

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Wine and dine on the Bay aboard an elegant San Francisco Dinner Cruise, boasting delicious cuisine, vibrant music and dancing, and spectacular city sights.

  • Trust your special night out to a cruise company with over 30 years of experience
  • Savor a freshly prepared, 4-course meal at a private table, perfectly suited to fit your party size
  • Dance the night away to the beats of live DJ entertainment, spinning a variety of genres
  • Marvel at 'The City by the Bay' as you enjoy unrivaled views of San Francisco attractions like downtown, the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, and more!
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San Francisco, CA
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Year-Round:
Friday through Sunday - 7:30 PM

*Rates do not apply for holidays, Valentine's Day weekend and specialty cruises

Booking Information
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 5 days in advance.

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    Board a luxurious yacht and embark on an evening of gourmet dining and brilliant Bay Area views from the comfort of the San Francisco Dinner Cruise.

    Set sail on one of the finest vessels in SF for a remarkable 2.5- or 3-hour outing. Begin your night by exploring the ship, strolling along its remarkable deck space, and admiring the dazzling sunset, waterfront, and SF attractions. Take in the atmosphere over a wine, beer or favorite cocktail (all available for purchase on board.)

    Enjoy an escort to your private dining table as your cruise from San Francisco departs from the Embarcadero. Relish a delicious, 4-course gourmet meal made fresh with local and seasonal ingredients. Drink your fill of soda, iced tea, water and coffee as you dine on mouthwatering menu options like (though subject to change):

    • Soup and salad
    • Salmon filet
    • Roasted chicken breast
    • Filet mignon
    • Balsamic-infused portobello mushroom

    Top off your San Francisco Dinner Cruise in a most delectable way, with tempting desserts like fruit tarts and chocolate truffle cakes.

    Having delighted such fine dining in San Francisco, it's time to let the ship's entertainment commence! The gentle background music that serenaded your dinner will turn to the vibrant tunes of a live DJ. Grab another cocktail, raise your glass to a magical night on the water, and let the music move you to the sounds of favorite songs, artists and genres.

    Take a break from the dancing to wander outside as the boat passes beneath the breathtaking majesty of the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy the romantic ambiance of the twinkling city lights that surround legendary SF landmarks like the TransAmerica Pyramid, Embarcadero Center's four "fingers," and Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill.

    Whether you're planning on a romantic evening for two, a birthday celebration, or simply fun things to do in SF, the San Francisco Dinner Cruise is sure to deliver an unforgettable experience!

    Essential Information
    • Please let us know at time of booking if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions so that accommodations can be made
    • This cruise will include a four-course seated dinner
    • Please check-in 30 minutes prior to departure time
    • Rates are inclusive of taxes and gratuities
    • Complimentary soda, iced tea, coffee, tea and water
    • Alcoholic beverages available for purchase on board
    • DJ entertainment and dancing
    • For party sizes not listed, please contact Cloud 9 Living
    Duration
    This cruise will last approximately 2.5 - 3 hours.
    Experience Provider Info
    Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
    Maximum Participants
    Cruise ships carry between 200-500 guests.
    Spectators
    This experience is only for those on the cruise.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.
    What To Wear
    Business casual attire is requested. Attire such as khaki pants and a collared shirt are just fine. You may find that some guests are dressed more formally, especially those celebrating special occasions. However, attire varies from comfortable to the more formal. Jeans, shorts, tank tops, flip-flops or gym shoes are not allowed. Bring along a light jacket as it may get a bit breezy on the outer decks.
    Booking Information
    For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 5 days in advance.
    Cancellation Policy
    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 72 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.
    What type of food is served?

    Sample Plated Dinner Menu (subject to change):

    First Course:
    Quinoa Salad with romaine lettuce, English cucumber, avocado & radish cilantro lime vinaigrette

    Second Course:
    Classic Clam Chowder - potato, cream, smoked bacon, thyme
    Entree:
    Stuffed Chicken Breast - feta and provolone cheese, kalamata olives, red bell pepper, garlic mashed potatoes, braised spring greens

    Pan Roasted Salmon - charred tomato, mushroom, kale, sweet potato

    Phyllo Pie - wild mushrooms, butter beans, peppers, spinach roasted bell pepper sauce, vegetable rice pilaf

    Braised Short Rib - roasted garlic-mushroom ragout sauteed rapini, potato gratin

    Dessert:
    Philadelphia Cheesecake Flan, Apple Crisp with roasted walnuts, cider syrup & whipped cream

    What time do I board the ship?
    Boarding time is usually 30 minutes prior to departure. Please check your boarding time on the confirmation email.
    What happens if it rains or snows?
    The cruise takes place indoor and will sail rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard, we will remain dockside.
    Are there vegetarian options available?
    Yes, vegetarian meals are available and can be arranged at the time of booking. Please let us know at time of booking if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions so that accommodations can be made.
    Are gratuities included in the price package?
    Gratuity is included for the meal, but not on additional (alcoholic) beverages.
    Is there pre-assigned seating?
    As you board, our captain and marine crew will direct you to your deck. From there the host/hostess will show your party to your assigned table(s). Decks are never guaranteed to non-private groups. Seats will be assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.
    Are there any age restrictions on your cruises?
    There are no age restrictions and kids under 3 cruise free of charge. Please let Cloud 9 Living know at the time of booking if you will be bringing a child under the age of 3.
    What kind of entertainment is on board?
    The dinner cruise offers dance floors and a variety of music - from the dance hits of the 40's through today as well as a variety of jazz standards and popular favorites.
    Is the ship handicapped accessible?
    Please call Cloud 9 Living at (866) 525-6839 to discuss local port options.
    Can I bring cakes and flowers on board?
    Cakes that do not require refrigeration may be brought on board. You will be charged a $1.50 per person cake cutting fee (price is subject to change). Small flower bouquets are allowed.
    This experience has a customer rating of 4.5
    based on 30 reviews.
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    I absolutely love that these experiences dont expire. It was a Christmas present for my fiance'. We had a fabulous time.
    It was amaxing.
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi Cecilia, Amaxing! Amazing and relaxing in one, I love it! I'm so glad to hear you had a great time!  Best, Brooke
    It was great experience...
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Thanks for the review. You're great!  Best, Brooke
    The ship/boat was like a 100 years old floating bathtub, it was nothing like in your promo video. When we saw it, we almost got cold feet. Inside was hot, no oxygen. If we could leave we would after the first 15 minutes. The food gets 3stars from 5, it was avarage. Our waitress was very friendly. I give just 1star because our happiest moment was when we left, and we could breath again. This was our anniversary dinner.:( I recommend you to check better what you sell.
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Happy Friday! I want to start by thanking you for taking the time write in and tell us about your dinner cruise. I'd like to apologize that the experience missed its mark in regards to your expectations, especially on such an important day. This is not our goal at all, and we appreciate your feedback, because it helps us find ways of improving our experiences.  I will touch base with our cruise provider to discuss the cabin temperatures and make sure it is comfortable for all on board. I will also relay your notes to them to evaluate the dinner options currently offered to see if changes can be made to raise the bar. Despite these disappointments, I'm glad to hear you had friendly service.  Thanks again for your feedback as it is truly appreciated. Please note, I've placed $50 in your account to be applied towards a future experience.  Enjoy your weekend and Happy Anniversary!  Best, Brooke
    Had a great time on this dinner cruise!! Loved the DJ very funny and had a good variety of music! Our waitress Enma was very nice. Definitely going to go again in the near future!
    We really enjoyed our dinner and boat cruise. The food was okay, not great but fine for mass produced food. The service was awesome and everyone was incredibly friendly. It was a beautiful cruise and we truly loved seeing the sunset over the city.
    The San Francisco Dinner Cruise was perfect from start to finish. We were celebrating our anniversary. We had great seating at the rear of the ship completely surrounded by windows. The dinner options all sounded great... salmon, lamb, chicken or vegetarian. We both opted for lamb which was delicious! Dorothy, our waitress, was a delight. She was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We took the cruise on June 21 which was a beautiful summer evening with daylight for much of the time. We would recommend this to anyone who wants the unique experience of sightseeing while dining.
    My wife and I chose a San Francisco Bay dinner cruise, which we took Sun April 30th. Booking with the aid of [Cloud 9 Living rep] Chelsea Boxall was an easy and pleasant task. The cruise was very enjoyable thanks to perfect weather, good food, and a friendly, competent crew. I would highly recommend this experience.
    My first time on a romantic cruise, loved it so much will be booking it again. Loved the food, and the ship tour around San Francisco -- it was amazing.
    Loved the food, dj, music, dance floor. Our waitress (Kim) was amazing! Loved her energy, always checked in on us. Made sure we enjoyed our food and even got us on the dance floor. Loved this experience!
    It was the best time I've ever had in my life, I didn't expect that! Wow so amazing, I love the Bay Area.
    We did this for our 25th anniversary and were happy with the venue. It was a good experience.There were only two things that were a bit disappointing. The first was when we booked our cruise with Cloud 9 Living it did not specify what date was booked, and therefore had to call to make make sure we had the date we wanted. A little confusing. Also we felt for the reason of an anniversary, the seating could be a little more spread out (not a romantic feel at all). But for the most part it was fine.
    Hornblower dinner cruise was a very great romantic setting. The food was just so delicious, and we couldn't have asked for more. We both had a great time and would love to do it again. This was a birthday gift that I had bought for my boyfriend a long time ago, and it was long overdue. It was definitely worth every penny. Thank you all for the great service!
    The dress code was very clearly written in the booking, yet there were many people that did not adhere to the dress code and were still allowed to board. This was a bit disappointing since we really went through some effort to really comply with the dress code.
    Food quality was OK. Service was good by our waiter. Boat was 20 minutes late loading, no one said a thing. Had the feeling I was being chiseled out of cash every time I turned around. They required an upgrade if I wanted the requested window seat. But everyone had a window seat. I would have been really pissed if I had signed up for that upgrade. Or the champagne upgrade that the guy next to us paid for, and they didn't have the Hornblower flutes to take home. Or the chocolate upgrade in the gold box that had maybe 7.00 worth of chocolate in it. They had a new menu for over a week and we received the old menus? On a positive sign, the boat did not sink. When we departed, the pilot said he would point out places of interest. He did 3 times (...this is San Francisco Bay, how about some back story...).
    Overall it was a lovely dinner cruise. Just the right length of time and the food was just spectacular. We were a small party (2) and were seated in the middle of the vessel. There were several large parties near us and they seemed to get expert service. We did not. Our waiter took a long time to acknowledge us and had to be asked more than once to bring us water -- then chided us that there was a drought (!) when he finally brought it. We waited so long for our drinks that we almost decided to go to the bar and reorder them, and our coffee was brought long after our dessert was finished. (He forgot my husband's coffee, then apparently grabbed a cold one off another table to bring to him -- yuck!). When asked about a menu item, he didn't know what it was, but to his credit, he did go and find out. Meanwhile, we watched the expert service the large party next to us received, and speculated that Hornblower perhaps considered them to be more important and so gave them the more experienced waiter? That was the only damper on what was otherwise a really fun experience: great food, wonderful music, perfect pacing. We would definitely recommend this cruise to friends, especially if they're new to the area.
    Andy (the tour guide) was great. He kept our interest the entire tour. Very knowledgeable young man.
    My fiance and I receive this as a gift for Christmas. It was wonderful --- great booking experience and super-fun event!!
    What a great way to celebrate a birthday! My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time on this unique experience! I would totally do this again! Thank you, Cloud 9 Living!
    Our server, Paul, was wonderful. So kind and polite and quite funny! :) Definitely a keeper.
    This was definitely worth every penny! I surprised my boyfriend for his birthday as well as celebrating our anniversary! He loved it, I loved it... it was such an amazing experience. We enjoyed it so it so much we were outside on the boat in the rain taking it all in, not a care in the world! The music was on point and was perfect for a romantic evening (live jazz/blues, singing, & music tracks you could request). Our server, Kim, was so genuine and welcoming that we both gave her a hug when it was all over. The food was far from mediocre which was unexpected. I thought it would be ok, but it was actually full of flavor and really satisfying. We had such a wonderful time, we're definitely going to go again and bring some friends with us!
    Overall experience was great with spectacular view of the bay. The food could have been better but it was more like "airplane food." I would definitely recommend this entire experience. We personally would love to do something like this again as with the request of better food. Thanks.
    I truly enjoyed this experience. Im a native San Franciscan and had never been up underneath the Golden Gate Bridge or seen the Bay Bridge at night and the entire coast area of the bay in that way. So this was so beautiful and the timing of it was impeccable. The food was delicious, the 2 piece jazz ensemble called the Cruise Brothers were great, and the staff was very helpful and friendly. The night we went there were people getting married on the ship, some were proposing to each other, and some were celebrating birthdays and anniversaries, so the atmosphere was very beautiful and sweet, and love is in the air. I'd read previous reviews that talked about having loud music but for my visit this was not the case it was at a nice level and just a genuinely good time. I'd recommend this for lovers who want to do something romantic with the ones they love OR good friends who just want to get away and do something different and enjoy themselves away from the city for a minute. The views are breathtaking and its such eye popping experience with all that you get to see out there. So my recommendation is to GO GO GO!!! at least once you won't regret it.
    The staff atmosphere and food were all very good. We really enjoyed the whole experience of the cruise.
    I booked this trip for a birthday celebration and it was something neither of us will ever forget. It was Romantic and fun and amazing views of the bay. The boat was beautiful and ride was mostly very smooth. Food was fantastic and we had lots of food to eat. Drinks were tasty and strong. Service was spectacular. My boyfriend and I will never forget going under the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. I think that the boat wasn't overcrowded too. At one romantic point under the bay bridge my boyfriend and I had the now of the boat to ourselves. Even on the dance floor there were other people dancing, but the whole night felt like it was set up especially for us. I loved that we had our own table and could leave my purse and run out on deck for pictures. So so so romantic and wonderful. Parking also was easy. I have nothing but great things to say. Plus, we have already booked another cloud 9 experience because we were so happy. Thanks!
    Super fun! Loved going under the bridges and visiting AT&T park from the water side. Food was okay and staff were awesome!
    The food was terrible, the music too loud and the place for dancing insufficient for all the persons.
    The music on the sunset dinner cruise was too loud, it hurt my ears and it was hard to have a conversation. This was the only thing that i could complain about, though.
    My wife was soooooooo happy, it was good to make her smile like she did.
    Paul was our waiter, very polite and accommodating. We actually got on board, but the weather was too rough to set sail. We appreciate the captain's safety concern. It was my wife's birthday, we did have dinner ... it was okay, nothing really fantastic, but that being said, the whole expereince (rocking boat and all) was fun.
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Happy Birthday to your wife! Despite the rough waters, I'm glad to hear you both had a fun time celebrating. I'll be sure to pass along your kind words to your waiter Paul. I'm sure it will make his day.  Thanks for sharing with us and have a wonderful rest of your week!  Best, ​Brooke

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