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San Francisco Dinner Dance Cruise

  • Combine a San Francisco Bay cruise with dinner and dancing
  • Dine on a gourmet 4-course meal that showcases California's fresh foods
  • Get great photo ops when the boat goes underneath the Golden Gate Bridge 
San Francisco Dinner Dance Cruise
From US$150.31
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San Francisco 4-course seated dinner cruise with guaranteed window seating and bottle of champagne for each couple
From US$170.31
Dinner Only
San Francisco 4-course seated dinner cruise
From US$150.31
See the San Francisco Bay from the water on a 3-hour dinner cruise that includes a 4-course meal, live music, and dancing. Your dinner consists of gourmet dishes prepared fresh on board with top local ingredients. Soak in views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Sausalito, and the city skyline while celebrating a special occasion or spending a romantic evening out with your loved one.
What to Expect
Make your way to the Embarcadero’s Pier 3 to board your spacious boat for the cruise.
Set out on the bay and have time to purchase a drink from the bar before heading to your table for your 4-course dinner. This fine-dining experience has a Californian flair with dishes that may feature local ingredients like a salad with watermelon and arugula, crab gazpacho, chipotle short ribs, and berry parfait (sample menu below).
The live band starts up the dance music after dinner, playing a range of classic tunes and Top 40 hits. From the exterior deck or interior cabin, view landmarks such as Alcatraz Island and the Bay Bridge, and cruise underneath the Golden Gate Bridge within sight of Sausalito and Tiburon.
Your cruise ends back at the pier.
Mizuna Citrus Salad
radicchio, citrus segments, cold pickle cucumber, pomegranate seeds,
toasted macadamia, shaved parmesan,
with pomegranate vinaigrette
New England Clam Chowder
potatoes, celery, onions, fresh thyme, smoked bacon
Cardamom Spiced Winter Squash Bisque
toasted pistachios, basil
Local Artisan Cheese Board-$16
cowgirl creamery: mt. tam and red hawk, bellwether pepato and marin county schloss dried fruit, assorted crackers, flatbread
Salmon Cakes- $14
lemon dill yogurt sauce
Pan Seared Salmon
charred tomato vinaigrette, wild rice with cranberries, seasonal vegetables
Herb Roasted Chicken Breast
piccata sauce, wild mushroom risotto cake, seasonal vegetables
Braised Short Rib
mashed red potatoes, crispy shallots, seasonal vegetables
Moroccan Vegetable Tagine
cous cous, north african spice blend, garbanzo beans, seasonal vegetables
Cajun Grilled Prawns- $12
jalapeño and cilantro remoulade, lime wedge
Pumpkin Cheesecake
chantilly cream
Chocolate Flourless Cake
raspberry glaze
(V-Vegetarian, GF-Gluten Free, VEG- Vegan)
18% gratuity will be added to additional on board purchases for parties of 6 or more. Due to the seasonality of local fresh ingredients, all menus are subject to change.
Reviews (209)
1 - 5 of 15 reviews
Reviewed September 18, 2018
Wonderful cruise on the Bay

We booked a group of 22 people for a dinner cruise celebrating a 20th Wedding Anniversary. The views were gorgeous, the food was delicious and the staff was friendly and attentive. We had an A+ experience!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lbjelly
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! We at Hornblower just love celebrating special occasions on board! We are glad to hear that you all had a wonderful time celebrating an anniversary. Please come back and sail with us again soon!

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Romance and city lights on the Bay

This was our third dinner cruise with Hornblower, and it just keeps getting better. As ever the food was wonderful, the champagne sparkling, the music everything from sweet romantic to line dancing! Dorothy, our server was a real pleasure, ever attentive and very personally attentive...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bruce B
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

We totally appreciate your patronage, Bruce! We're happy to hear that you enjoy the Dinner Cruise so much. San Francisco is really a beautiful city and we are honored to provide an experience that helps you appreciate a romantic evening with your wife. We'll see...More

Reviewed September 15, 2018
Great night

I thought this would be a fabulous way to see the lights of San Francisco and it was. While there were a number of big groups on the boat including a wedding, we were seated on the lower deck with more couples - it was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kelly D
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

We're glad you enjoyed a romantic night out on the bay with us, Kelly! We appreciate your review and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed September 14, 2018
An excellent evening

My husband treated me to a Hornblower Dinner Cruise, as part of my 40th birthday celebration in early September. The whole evening was magnificent, so-much-so I was brought to tears that's how much I enjoyed the experience. Your waiter/waitress plays a significant part in ensuring...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Broomers2003
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2018

First off - Happy Birthday! We are so happy that you enjoyed the Dinner Cruise so much that it brought you to tears! Kudos to your husband for planning such a beautiful evening for you. We appreciate that you took time to acknowledge Gladys and...More

Reviewed July 27, 2018
Great 4th of July cruise

The Hornblower dinner cruise was fantastic. I went with a friend from college and her husband on July 4th. They served dinner with free drinks and live music. It was the best seat in town to see the fireworks.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 724kristeng
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Thanks for spending the 4th of July with us, Kristen! We're glad you enjoyed the cruise. Sail with us again soon!

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