Fisherman's Wharf Reviews
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Interesting facts and story shared by tour guides. Their office proximity to Fisherman's wharf is an added bonus. Polite tour guides.
this was very good the guide david was so enthusiastic about his city. the guide paul mentioned his tip as soon as we started so we didn't tip him. This is a great way to see the city and help you to find your bearings. Great value for money as the route takes 2 hours to complete which we did so that we saw everything then continued on to Fishermans wharf to explore great two days.
This was my first time to SF and one of the most enjoyable, entertaining and memorable experince I had was being entertained by the loud, comical, trade mark laugh of Willie our tour guide. Truth is, that i jumped off bus, after being picked up in Union Square, at Fisherman's Wharf to do some exploring and shopping and hours later waited for another blue bus. Little did i know that it is not the color of the bus that makes the tour but the DRIVER/GUIDE!!! i got on another blue bus and got right back off at the Golden Gate bridge (cold, foggy and didn't want to stop) because i was determined to wait it out and get back on Willie's bus...wasn't sure about timing and where he was but sure enough about 30 min later another bus came and it was him...i told him about my decision to hop off and wait for the "funner" bus and he was tickled. THANKS WILLIE FOR A WONDERFUL TOUR OF A BEAUTIFUL CITY...hahahaha...hahahahaha
There are several Ferry Companies at Fishermans Wharf. This Company (Red and White) was well run and service was good. The cruise was enjoyable and certainly good value
We couldn't do the advanced tour (it should be better indicated on the site that they won't let you do this tour unless you have already done the other Segway tour with them).
Fortunately we could do the "basic" tour the same day and at the same time. The team is great and very friendly and I would definitely recommend this place for Segway tours.
The tour itself is pretty simple as you don't see that many things, but the ride on the Segway is really fun and you still get to see some of San Fransico streets and the famous Fisherman's Wharf.
Definitely a must-do if you have a couple of hours to spare while in SF.
Found the hop-on hop-off to be very reliable and informative. The buses came regularly and within the timeframe given and visit all the main attractions in San Francisco. The voucher needs to be validated at the main office, just back from Fishermans Wharf, before first use but that was easy to find. The office is very close to a stop, so you can use it straight away. The buses are open top, remember to take a hat and sunscreen..as some people were getting quite sunburnt..however we were prepared for this and did not find it a problem. Having visited here before, this was my first time using this and I highly recommend viewing the attractions by this method. It was a very exhilerating way to visit this wonderful city!!
Great service, remember to validate your viator voucher at the super sightseeing HQ on Taylor and North Point @ Fishermans Wharf before boarding a bus. The blue service is not as regular as the red buses, but we didn't find this a problem. We did feel the bus should make a stop at Alamo Square and the Painted Ladies as it is on the route and is a popular destination for tourists. I have to make a special mention to one of our tour guides and driver Willie. He was full of information, good humour and songs and even took us on a 'rollercoaster trip' through the Haight. He really made an impression on our holiday!! All in all this is an excellent way to get a feel for the city.
The route this bus follows gives you a good overview of the city and convenient stops to see the highlights. We found a big variety of commentators; a couple not so great, and one (Christina) that was FANTASTIC. We got off the bus at Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf. Getting the two day pass for the price of one day was extra good value!
Review by Janette D, August 2011
Doing what: San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Ticket and Alcatraz Tour
Great value for the price of a 2 day ticket, we found this was the ideal way to get an overall view of the area and we completed the full circle first and then selected specific areas that we wanted to explore in depth.
Obviously the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park, highly recommend The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio, Pier 39 of course, Lombard Street and the Cable Car ride from Union Square to Fishermans Wharf just blew me away.
Choices of shopping and eating places was great along Fishermans Wharf.
The trip over to Alcatraz was very good and informative - NEVER go to San Francisco without booking this in advance or you wont get to go to the rock. Do not let the rain and fog stop you either.
Used this service over 3 days as a cheaper way of getting around SF as we had no car. Took a full curcuit of 2 hours to get our bearings and driver/commentator Aaron was fantastic. Other commentators only so so. Make sure you get your ticket validated at the Office at Fisherman's Wharf before boarding the first time. Allow 10 mins at a pick up stop as the buses can get ahead of schedule. Good value.
Used this service over 3 days in total and found it reliable and a good way to get around. Make sure you validate your VIATOR coupon at the office in Fisherman's Wharf before boarding the bus for the first time.
Review by Anonymous, June 2010
Doing what: San Francisco Fire Engine Tour
This was a great way to see the city and cross the Golden Gate bridge. Maryilyn and her husband are very entertaining and you can tell they love what they do. We were able to get great photos from both sides of the bridge. Small groups make it fun. Group singing added to the charm. They even have hats and scarfs if you need them to keep warm. Great for all ages. They depart from the Cannery at Fisherman's Wharf which was easy to get to.
Review by PAUL JOHN H, United Kingdom, May 2010
Doing what: San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Ticket and Alcatraz Tour
The whole experience is well worth the money. Myself and my girlfriend thought it was a great way to see the city and enjoyed the visit to the rock - the audio tour on the rock is great.. Just remember to contact the office in San Francisco either by phone my hotel only charge 1.00 for the call or pop in the office which is a short walk from Pier 39 on Fishermans Wharf, before your tour date makes things a lot easier.
Well what can I say. Our pilot flew us under the Golden Gate Bridge! How awesome an experience is that. The pilot was knowledgable, friendly and made the trip memorable. We were picked up by a friendly driver from our hotel, departed from the airport, taken on a wonderous flight all around and over San Fran and landed over at Sausalito from where they ferried us back to Fishermans Wharf after a beautiful lunch.
A lot of fun. A little hesitant at first but the Segway was really easy to operate after 10 minutes. Good tour of the Fishermans Wharf area and surrounding city. Definitely reccommend this one.