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
  • Marvel as the 1.5-hour sunset cruise passes famed SF attractions like Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge!
Pier 39 - San Francisco, CA
When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

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.

Essential Information
  • Life jackets will be available on board for both children and adults
  • No food or drink will be included, but drinks may be purchased at your expense
  • Additional drinks are available for purchase at the on-board bar using cash or credit
1.5 Hours
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
Up to 76 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 beverages on board?

The catamaran has a bar on board where you can purchase drinks 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.

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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.

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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 4.5
based on 60 reviews.
It was very foggy we couldn’t see anything 5 feet in front of us. It was my birthday and my son had gotten me this to experience. I asked if we can reschedule and was told no. I was right the view experience was not there but we laughed it off the entire trip by trying to figure out where we were.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Rulla, I truly appreciate you taking a moment to leave us your feedback. I am terribly sorry that this experience did not exceed expectations and that it was very difficult to see any of the amazing views! I can understand why it was disappointing to not be able to reschedule for a day with better weather, however it makes so happy to hear that you were still able to enjoy your birthday surrounded by laughs and loved ones. I hope that we can give you a wonderful experience in the future and the Virgin Experience Gifts team wishes you a very happy birthday! Regards, Briana
What a great time! Staff was so kind, the cruise was amazing.
It would be great if staff would not allow obviously drunk people to participate let alone serve them more alcohol. We had the unfortunate experience of two ladies who clearly had been day drinking and continued all through the cruise.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Paige, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I apologize that this circumstance had an impact on your experience. This is not how we want you to build memories. We will pass along your feedback to be sure that this experience remains enjoyable for all in the future. We hope that besides a few rowdy participants, you enjoyed a relaxing ride on your catamaran, while taking in the beautiful sight of the sun melting away into the evening behind the skyline and open water. We hope that view alone is reason to give us another chance in the future. Regards, Johnika
Gorgeous! Amazing crew. Michael, Chad, and Laura are so awesome and are customer service gurus. They were so nice and so fun and made it such a great experience. We also had such a fun group of people on the boat that day, perfect weather and conditions. I would recommend this to any locals who haven't been out on the bay and to any tourists visiting the city. Also did not experience any sea sickness or anything. So much fun!!!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Alexandria, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It makes me so happy that we were able to give you such a fun experience with great weather and the chance to meet new people. I will be sure to pass along your delightful message to your incredible crew so that they can continue giving guests the very best time. I appreciate your recommendation and I’m happy to hear that it was smooth sailings. Regards, Briana
SO BEAUTIFUL! It was a little chilly but we got to sail around the bay and see the sun set. We passed Alcatraz and headed straight to the bridge for the best photos. This is a must do if you’re in town!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello, Brianna! We appreciate your excitement - it is quite a beautiful area, isn't it? So glad that despite a bit of a breeze, you were able to fully enjoy the cruise and grab lots of Instagram-worthy photos. Thanks for taking the time to leave such a glowing review! All the best, Jake.
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