Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the San Francisco GoCar Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
We rented 2 GoCars for some friends that came into town. It was actually a lot of fun and despite some of the negative reviews about breaking down, thank goodness we didn't. I was also concerned with how big the GoCar was. One of the guys is a tall 6'3 but he fit perfectly. Any taller may have been uncomfortable. Parking was still a pain but probably could fit 3 in one space, tightly. The parking garage charged us motorcycle rate which was nice, but you may want to mention it. We zipped all over San Fran and we loved the GPS/tour guide. Some good information historically. The GoCar was easy to get adjusted. I can't even tell you how many pictures were taking pictures of us, we made sure to pose. haha! It was a lot of fun. We rented for 3 hours and it was perfect. We also rented on a Monday and thought traffic would be less which it probably was but not from the Ferry Building down to the Wharf...if you can avoid it, I would. It's a lot of bus exhaust. Overall, it was an awesome adventure and very happy we did. I also suggest upgrading to the higher power cars. Climbing those San Fran hills...the extra $15 was totally worth it!
I was able to go everywhere I wanted to go and then some. I rented the car for 8 hours and went all over town, literally. I burned $0.79 (cents) in gas and used $2.00 in parking fees. The open design of the car allowed my son and I to view everything. That is hard to do in a conventional car. We were also able to go places tour buses were not allowed. The verbal tour was very helpful also, we learned a lot about San Francisco.
Totally worth it!!!!!! My mom and I took one of these bad boys out for three hours and absolutely had a blast. While our GPS navigator stopped working about 30 minutes (total fluke) into our tour, we had enjoy the scenic views and navigating the city using the map provided in the car. We made the most of the situation and laughed for three hours straight. Our highlight was realizing we had to drive down Lombard St... Laughed our butts off. You cover pretty much the entire city!! We highly recommended to everyone we met.
FYI: These things don't reverse, so you might find yourself doing a little Austin Powers 3pt turn arounds... with a push. Hil.a.rious. ps. You'll feel like a celebrity - everyone takes pictures of you in these things.
Best thing ever, a shame we only booked it for 1 hour, could happily done full 2.5 hours. Great tour and a lot of fun
Was absolutely fantastic. A great and fun experience, the best way to see the sights and the outskirts of the city.
We had a blast! I have been on the go car before, but my friend had not. It's great not having a roof on the car so you can see everything. The car goes as fast as the traffic most of the time. The drivers of reg cars were very courteous. I went on a weekday before and that was better because of the traffic issue. On the weekend we didn't get far, because of the traffic, until we went off of the main roads, which meant no tour voice. Bring a pillow to sit on because your butt takes a beating...no padding on the seats. Servio and the other staff at the O'Farrell and Mason location were helpful and accommodating. Viator has the best price and availability. The gocar website had no cars available, but Viator did! I already told 4 people to go through Viator to book their trip.
I highly recommend this experience. It was a fun, affordable, and interesting way to view the city! A great invention...
ABSOLUTELY MONEY WELL SPENT!! We opted for the full day package so we could take our time and enjoy the many stops. A great way to see parts of the city that are off the tour bus routes. The staff was friendly and patient with all our questions. It is a safe and wonderful way to explore such a beautiful city.
It was a beautiful sunny day in San Francisco. I rent the go car for 3 hours. Unfortunately, half hour into the trip the GPS stopped working and we had to navigate our way back using a street map. It was hectic and nerve wracking as the traffic in San Francisco is heavy. The gentleman at the rental was sorry for this problem, offered us a free trip and told me I had to go through viator for refund. I called viator and Michelle, within 5 minutes on the phone refunded me the full cost. I would recommend this tour despite our difficulty as the half hour the gps worked, it took us on some beautiful sites.
This tour is a great way to see the city and also a lot of fun. It was a little daunting at first with all the paperwork and insurance stuff but when your out and about it is wonderful. I would recommend spending the extra money for the upgraded car and spend at least 2 hours driving around.
My 17 yr old son and I were in SF for 3 + days (we had been there before) and this was the high point of the trip for me. I loved it. You can go pretty much anywhere as long as you obey the regular traffic rules and use common sense. I even crossed busy Van Ness street in this wonderful little car! My son did have to get out and push once when we were trying to go up a steep hill, but otherwise, it was great!!! I highly recommend it. We took it out for 2 hrs!!!