How to spend the perfect Sunday on the San Francisco Bay

Sunday Funday is best spent on the water with Hornblower Cruises
Photograph: Courtesy Hornblower
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Why wait in line for a land-locked brunch when you can sip mimosas while sailing under the Bay Bridge? Why settle for Netflix at home when you can spend Sunday afternoon dancing to a DJ while cruising around Alcatraz? This summer, it’s time to bust out your boat shoes and sailor stripes; Hornblower Cruises and Events is introducing two new cruises filled with booze, music and amazing views.

 

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For Sunday morning

San Franciscans take brunch very seriously. Skip the inevitable line on the mainland and take your brunch game to the water with the Bloody Mary Summer Brunch Cruise. For two whole hours (from 11am-1pm), the cocktails are free flowing on this midday cruise around Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and more iconic sights. Indulge in the build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar in between dancing to the live DJ while enjoying breakfast tacos, smoked salmon and bagels and more as you cruise around the bay. And don’t forget to invite your friends—there’s plenty of cocktails to go around! Departing at Pier 3

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For Sunday afternoon

Not ready for the weekend to end quite yet? Keep the Monday blues at bay with a wind-in-you-hair experience aboard the Social Sunday Happy Hour Cruise. Invite your squad along for this unique happy hour (from 3:30–5:30pm) with views better than any bar on the mainland. And just like any hot spot in SF, the menu features an assortment of tasty cocktails and gourmet bites like pork sliders, home-made mac and cheese and veggie pot stickers to choose from—just without the annoying wait time. Plus, a selfie in front of the Bay Bridge, martini in hand, is the perfect way to say adieu to the weekend. Departing at Pier 3

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For Sunday night

Between the skyline and the lights and the historical icons that serve as handy talking points, a Sunday night dinner cruise is perfect for any ocassion where you want to impress (think birthday parties, family outings and super romantic date nights). A four-course seated meal is accompanied by live music to set the mood during dinner, before the DJ appears for dancing late into the night. Best of all, the San Francisco Dinner Cruise takes place every night of the week, so there's no excuse not to see the skyline all lit up and sparkly. Departing at Pier 3

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