Sunset Catamaran Cruise

San Francisco, CA

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Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Bay Area from a romantic San Francisco Sunset Cruise by catamaran!

  • Sailing provider has been offering world-class cruises from San Francisco since 1991
  • Skim across Pacific waters on a majestic 55-foot vessel, departing from the Fisherman's Wharf
  • Cruise includes two beverages, light hors d'oeuvres, and brilliant scenery
  • Marvel as the 1.5-hour sunset cruise passes famed SF attractions like Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge!
Pier 39 - San Francisco, CA

Mid-February through Mid-March:
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays - Sunset

Mid-March through October:
Daily - Sunset

November through Early-December:
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays - Sunset

*Cruises leave at various times, depending on the time of year and sunset.

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    Essential Information
    • Life jackets will be available on board for both children and adults
    • Sail includes light hors d'oeuvres and two complimentary drinks
    • Snacks may include spinach dip in a sour dough bread bowl, pico de gallo with chips, party mix, brie cheese and crackers, and fresh fruit
    • Additional drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the on-board bar using cash or credit
    1.5 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
    Up to 48 passengers
    This experience is only for those on board the boat
    Weather Dependent
    The sail will usually run during light rain and other moderate weather conditions, but the experience provider may cancel the sail up to an hour before the start time in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions on the day of the sail. In the event of a cancelled sail, participants are able to reschedule directly with the experience provider.
    What To Wear
    Participants are advised to bring a jacket, wear pants or jeans, a tee-shirt or sweatshirt, and tennis shoes. If it's a special occasion, you can always get dressed up, but note that rubber-soled shoes are recommended. Jackets may also be available on board if needed.
    Can I purchase snacks and beverages on board?
    The Sunset Catamaran Cruise includes lights hors d'oeuvres and two complimentary drinks per passenger. You can always purchase additional drinks or snacks with cash or credit. No outside beverages may be brought on board.
    Will I get seasick?
    A catamaran has two hulls instead of one. The result is a uniquely stable and quiet ride without a loud engine noise. Since catamarans are more stable, most people don't have any problems. However, if you are very susceptible to sickness, you may want to take seasick pills or wear a patch.
    Will I get wet?
    If you are outside on the trampolines, there is a pretty good chance you will get wet. For passengers who want to avoid getting wet, you can stay in the cabin and still witness a 360-degree view.
    How fast does the Adventure Cat 2 go?
    Under sail, the average speed is 8-12 knots (approximately 9-13 miles per hour).
    Is there a bathroom aboard the catamaran?
    Yes, there is a clean bathroom on the boat.
    Do you have life jackets for adults and for kids?
    Yes, there will be life jackets available for adults and kids.

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

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    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

    Customer Reviews
    (52 reviews)
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    “Great value! Crew was excellent...they even had warm jackets on board. Drinks and appetizers were perfect.”
    “Great experience! Staff was very friendly and caring. They took amazing pictures of us. Would definitely do it again.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi there Vanessa, Thanks so much for sharing! We are so excited to hear you had a wonderful time! It sounds like those photos will really serve as a great reminder of a fun time out on the water!  Let us know when you are wanting to get sailing again soon!  Best, Sophia
    “Very fun being on catamaran. Beautiful scenery of the ocean, Golden Gate Bridge and the city. Excellent service by the crew.”
    “Captain was very thorough and informative. First mate Victoria was very nice and helpful to our needs. All in all a good trip.”
    “Adventure Cat was really flexible with us when we suddenly had something come up on the day of our original booking. I called and they easily switched me to another day with no questions asked! The boat itself was beautiful and very spacious. We went on a weekday and they said the boat was at ½ capacity, however there were no seats left within the cabin. So I would be wary about booking it on a weekend because you may be standing the entire ride. They had nice snacks and a good selection of drinks - beer, cider, wine as well as non alcoholic drinks like soda or hot tea. The cruise was amazing - you get beautiful pictures of the bay and the crew walks around and offers to take a picture for you which was really nice. Overall it was an amazing experience and I would definitely go again!!”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi Rachel,  So wonderful that you were able to reschedule so smoothly! A beautiful boat definitely makes the evening feel so luxurious! The capacity of the vessel is likely determined by the availability of space both inside the cabin and on the exterior portions. With such great views we anticipate guests will want to take advantage of the open deck! That's a great point about the limited seating, we want to make sure guests are aware and will pass on your note to our product team. A wide variety of drink options, stunning photo-ops, and a friendly, helpful crew? Sounds dreamy! We would be thrilled to help get you cruisin' again! Best,  Sophia
    “From start to finish, this was a fantastic experience. The crew were so friendly and approachable and really went out of their way to check in with everyone and make sure that everyone was enjoying the experience. They were happy to take pictures, to keep your drinks replenished and even gave us a chance to be at the helm for some of the journey. I would definitely recommend this to friends and family that might be visiting San Francisco in the future.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hello Hazel,  You made us not only proud to work with such great partners, but to also work with such great customers as well! Thank you so much for sharing, and for the glowing recommendation! Cheers,  Kasia 
    “Amazing trip. Excellent photo opportunities. Very enjoyable would recommend”
    “Amazing experience.”
    “Really foggy, would've loved to have a clear day. Didn't eat any snacks. Thankful for the jackets. Chairs were scarce. If it was nicer outside I would've loved to sit out there most of the trip. But would do it again, just hopefully on a clear day. My first time under the bridge, do that was cool.”
    “Our sunset catamaran cruise was a blast! Such a beautiful and fun time, and the overall experience and crew were fantastic. I would definitely recommend this to others. Worth the money and time!”
    “A very pleasant and enjoyable trip. The crew were relaxed and not intrusive. Played nice music, provided tasty food and drinks and just allowed us to roam about and enjoy the trip and meet new people. They did mention once that whales had been spotted, and sure enough looking out the peep hole I glimpsed a blow hole emerging from the water. The added touch of providing jackets was a classy insight on their part. Even though it was extremely hot weather, once we hit the gate it was very very cold. Kudos to that caring touch. I highly recommend this catamaran sunset trip. ”
    “Staff was great. Sail met our expectations. Unfortunately, most of the other guests were lubricated Yelp employees.”
    “Really enjoyed the sunset cruise! Staff was great!”
    “It was even better than I had anticipated that it would be. I know San Francisco and the Bay, and this was a wonderful experience even for the non-tourist.”
    “I didn't know that the boat ride was open to large groups of tourists to also book the same ride. It was fine, but the boat was packed, and we didn't expect to be sharing it because it's not really mentioned anywhere. ”
    “We had a great time aboard Adventure Cat sailing around the Bay. Very helpful and approachable crew. Was the highlight of our visit. Would recommend without hesitation.”
    “My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. It felt like a fun trip with friends, rather than a touristy attraction.”
    “Terrible experience.”
    “Highly recommend. Very easy to get to the pier and board the catamaran. There were extra jackets on board and much-appreciated. The food and drinks were appropriate for a cruise. The crew did not give any guidance as to what we were viewing (Alcatraz or Golden Gate Bridge). I think it would be better to have a brief overview before leaving the pier as what to see and what to expect. However, it was nice not having to listen to a bunch of talk and could just enjoy the view and cruise.”
    “The weather was great. The drinks & appetizers were good, & we had a blast.”
    “Great boat tour and great service, definitely recommendable. ”
    “Great experience and a lot of fun. My only recommendation would be to either not serve red wine on the boat or have it in a larger cup or a bottle where it can be closed off. Once people took red wine onto the deck of the boat, it was very windy and the wine was flying everywhere, covering some people's clothes in red wine.”
    “My wife and I had an awesome experience. We would recommend this to any one needing a getaway. The crew was super-friendly and catered to all needs. Booking was super-easy with Cloud 9 Living. Thank you, great experience. ”
    “Although this was a sunset cruise, we didn't really see a sunset due to the marine layer (fog). However, the fog made it that much more mystical as we passed by the Golden Gate Bridge. We enjoyed the entire trip and the crew, and others on board were all very nice. The drinks and appetizers were plenty for the short 1.5-hour trip. Really great views of the city, bridge and Alcatraz. We loved it. ”
    “Had a great time. All was handled well. Food was good and plentiful.”
    “My only wish is that it would have started a smidge later so we could really watch sunset. We were a tad early and it didn't set until after we got back”
    “I had the most AWESOME TIME!! It was breathtakingly beautiful! The staff was friendly and the ride was smooth. Overall one of the best days on my life! Thank you!”
    “Great experience, very courteous crew! perfect evening sailing on the sailboat. Gorgeous sunset, made for awesome photos! ”
    “The Sunset Catamaran Cruise was truly a delightful and unique way to see San Francisco. Although I've been living in the Bay Area for over 4 years and have been to San Francisco countless times, this cruise provided a "getaway" feel without having to travel very far. There were 25 others on the boat with us, which was much smaller than I expected and made it more intimate and personal. We went in early November, and we lucked out with a clear sky and unobstructed view of all the sights. We spent most of our time outside the cabin to get the best views - it was cold, but we were prepared with hats and gloves. The only downside was that we had just my boyfriend's phone to take photos with, and it's a little scary handling a tiny phone when most of the floor is netting that would allow a phone to fall through into the water. I'd highly recommend bringing a camera with a neck strap, or at least a wrist strap - and if you get someone else to take your photo, make sure they use the strap! I also recommend that ladies NOT wear heels, as that pretty much rules out walking across the nets (comfortably at least). I was wearing heeled boots so I mostly hung out by the edges where there was solid floor. The complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drinks were a nice touch - they weren't strict about the drink limit (no tickets or anything to keep track), and no one abused that. All in all, my boyfriend and I were thoroughly impressed with how the cruise turned out and highly recommend it to others!”
    “I had called two different times because my husband couldn't make up his mind. Both times it was wonderful - very efficient. The boat trip was awesome! There were 5 of us and we all loved it.”
    “The staff were very pleasant. Weather was cold and windy, but warm jackets were provided if required, which was helpful. Snacks provided were tasty and sufficient and the two drinks were a bonus. Superb photo opportunities around Alcatraz and with the setting sun behind the Golden Gate. Trip was just long enough and, for the more daring guests, an opportunity to get wet on the 'crib' at the front of the boat. Good value for money trip. Would recommend. ”
    “Perfect. Not to short not too long. Easy like Sunday morn. ”
    “The staff and captain were great! We had a great trip and we did go under the golden gate and "floated" there to take plenty of pics and absorb the beauty! This was a great trip!”
    “Great value great ride.”
    “Unfortunately the fog rolled in as we were leaving so we didn't get to see as much as we would have hoped. But the crew was awesome and we still had a great time. ”
    “A must!”
    “This was a gift from my kids for Christmas. And it was my husband first time in the water. He went from hanging on to the rail for his life to hanging out on the back of the boat.. A great trip.. Thank you Diana”
    “ We were on a cruise which included the America's Cup races and did not know what to expect. The directions to the catamaran were very confusing and the location was very remote. The ride was great, the people were friendly. There wasn't any food available and they looked at our tickets like they were a foreign language. However they tried to recover and offered us what ever drinks we would want. The catamaran ride was great fun. Tom Walters ”
    “The water was real rough however everything else was great. ”
    “Part adventure, part romance, really fun catamaran trip. We hadn't been sailing before but sunset in the Bay was amazing. We were lucky to be on the smaller boat with funny and entertaining crew, and be prepared to get a little wet if you go to the front of the boat =]”
    “We enjoyed a wonderful sunset sail on the bay on a gloriously clear evening. We're San Francisco residents, and this was a rare chance to get out and experience the city from a new perspective. (Thanks for the gift, Jacqualine!)”
    “My last experience with cloud nine was problematic.This time it was flawless! Great communication, good reminders, maps, and service. Our trip under the Golden Gate Bridge was spectacular! Friendly crew, good eats, and beautiful views.”
    “We loved our trip under the bridge. It was absolutely breath-taking. Thank you for ordering the best weather :)”
    “Met expectations and Cloud 9 Living provides a definite value added service in finding the best things to do in each city.”
    “Very happy with our experience and appreciative that our customer service rep was able to extend the "expiration date" of our certificate. (be advised though that certificate expiration is not legal in California though) Very frindly staff aboard the Catamaran and great service! It would be fun to go again. Nice job! Dan”
    “Had a wonderful time..Hans who was our Captain, was fantastic, can't wait to go again when we are in San Francisco. Chris”
    “I recommend hiring an environmental staff who could add comments on the ecology of Angel Island and the Marin Headlands. They could also comment on the awesome accomplishment of building the Golden Gate Bridge. John Shea San Francisco, Ca USA”
    “It was the best event my wife and I have been apart of since moving to San Francisco. I would absolutely recommend it to anybody and especially couples looking for a romantic outing. The only recommendation I would make is for passengers that are not comfortable (ie get motion sickness easily) with being on a boat, perhaps a disclaimer be given or motion sickness medicine be provided or offered for purchase. Unfortunetly there was a young woman whom could have used such medication during our trip which provided the only down point. By no means no one's fault but wasn't something we cared to have witnessed during a romatic trip. But over all, fantastic experience for my wife's birthday which the captain and crew took special attention to which was a great touch. Couldn't have asked for more and will definitely be back for another round. Thank you very much. ”
    “Our sunset cruise on the San Francisco Bay was perfect. The weather was great, our boat crew was fun, and the scenery was beautiful.”
    “We had a great time even with the fog! ”
    “We were lucky it was a perfect sunset, and everyone had a really great time. The crew was awesome! Thanks guys.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Thanks for reviewing your experience. I'm glad to hear you both had an awesome time out on the water. We love working with our crew, also!  Best, Brooke
    “Great trip, awesome sights of San Francisco, great friendly crew”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Love to hear that you had a great time. Thanks for the review!  Best, Brooke

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