Loved the Alcatraz tour, really interesting. The sail element was just average, food was average, singer was good.The route around the bay in the evening would have been much better if they reversed it, by this I mean sailing under the Golden Gate bridge would have been awesome at the beginning of the sail along with views of Sausalito, Tiburon and Angel Island, instead we sailed under the bridge when it was dark and photos were not great.But we felt the price was really good for everything that was included ...
Soup to nuts a great tour! Audio tour is a must when you are on Alcatraz. Ferry ride is only 20 minutes but so scenic. Sunset tour is fabulous with plenty of delicious appetizers and desserts. Had a cash bar and a guitarist playing wonderful mellow music. Did I mention the phenomenal views?
Belief that the cruise would allow us a spectacular view of the bridge was replaced by fog. It was also very cold and misty so tolerance was required to be able to enjoy the cruise outside. There was a buffet that had fruits, veg, and sandwiches and dessert. We had already eaten so only had one of the small desserts. The cruise included a free drink.
This turned out to be a pretty great trip. The cruise to Alcatraz, was pretty standard, as the cruise was handled by the official Alcatraz cruise ship. Once on the island, you were free to explore as you wanted. What made this trip really cool was the sunset cruise. It took you past all the bay islands, past SF, into Sausilito harbor right when the sun set, which is gorgeous. Then it hit the Golden gate bridge at nightfall, so you can see it at night. But it was more than just a sightseeing cruise. Everyone received a complimentary drink (wine, beer, soft drink ) and they then included a food buffet, with good food and desserts. Plus, they had live music, with a talented Aussie named Marcus. The crew was very friendly. The cruise line was Red and White. Highly recommended.
The Alcatraz tour was nice. There’s not really much to see there, but it is an interesting place to visit. The audio tour was really nice and provided us a lot of information. Since than it is so cold and windy in SF it would be nice if we had the possibility to buy something hot to drink whilst we were waiting (and freezing) for the boat for 30-45 minutes. The twilight bay cruise is completely worthless. Skip it! The food was just a joke. Not enough and not tasty at all. They let us freezing outside the boat for over 40 minutes even though everything was ready on board to receive us. Totally waste of money.