While tattered ragamuffins with gambling hands are prone to dining with the fishes, it's the esteemed members of land-society who dine atop the fishes. Today's Groupon merges seafaring and supping proclivities: for $26, you get one adult ticket (a $54 value) aboard a California Sunset Cruise through Red and White Fleet. Depart from Pier 43 ½ at Fisherman's Wharf to the picturesque shores of Tiburon and Sausalito for a two-hour tour that includes a vast appetizer buffet and possible advice from retired whale riders.
Red and White Fleet believes that a city can be newly appreciated if observed from a moving vessel that feeds people. A ride on the California Sunset Cruise usurps standard stationary eating by providing passengers with live guitar music, shifting panoramic views of the sea, and photo-worthy sights at twilight. While stomachs find satisfaction through savory small bites, sandwiches, salads, spreads of fresh fruit, and dessert, the eyes can digest beautiful landmasses such as Angel Island, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge. A full bar is available onboard for drinks and merchandise at reasonable prices.
Seasoned San Franciscans and tourists alike can secure special photographs and waterproof memories from their sojourn on the tides. Witness the peaceful oceanic wilderness in spring, summer, or fall as a refreshing change of pace from eating grilled-cheese muffins during winter baths.
Sunset Cruises depart seasonally from March to November 6, there are no Sunset Cruises on July 4.
Pier 43 1/2
San Francisco, California 94133Get Directions