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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:4 attractions

San Francisco Explorer Pass

Save money on some of San Francisco's best-known attractions with the San Francisco Explorer Pass. Choose four sights out of a list of 20 museums, boat tours, popular public transportation and other activities in and around the city, and see them at your own pace anytime within a 30-day period. Plus, a complimentary guidebook and discount offers help independent travelers make the most of their time in the city! Enjoy direct entry to attractions. Simply print your pass and go – no voucher redemption required!


  • San Francisco Explorer Pass with admission to Bay Area attractions
  • Choose four activities from 20 choices including the de Young Museum, Exploratorium and Aquarium of the Bay
  • Visit the attractions at your own pace; card is valid for 30 days after first use
  • Receive a complimentary pocket guidebook and discount offers for local restaurants and shops
  • Enjoy direct entry to attractions with your printed pass – no voucher redemption required!

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Explore the San Francisco Bay Area on your own without being rushed with this discount pass to four major San Francisco sights of your choice. Ideal for tourists and locals alike!

What You Can Expect

San Francisco Explorer Pass

Tour AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team

Head to the San Francisco Visitor Information Center to redeem your San Francisco Explorer Pass and select four attractions to visit at your leisure. Your pass takes effect when you first use it at an attraction and remains valid for 30 days, so there's no need to cram all your sightseeing into one day.

Choose from 20 top area sights and activities including the Golden Gate Bay Cruise by Red and White Fleet, the California Academy of Sciences, the Exploratorium, a tour of AT&T Park and a San Francisco bike rental (see Itinerary for full list of attractions). Your pass saves you money and time while allowing you the flexibility to see your chosen sights at your own pace.

Your Explorer Pass to all things San Francisco includes a handy pocket guidebook and discount offers to a variety of local restaurants and shops. Convenient and economical, this pass makes exploring the best of San Francisco a breeze, whether you're a visitor or a resident.


Available attractions (choose four):
Angel Island Ferry – Blue and Gold Fleet
Aquarium of the Bay
Asian Art Museum
AT&T Ballpark tour
Bay City Bike rental and tours
Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise – Red and White Fleet
California Academy of Sciences
California’s Great America
deYoung Museum
Escape from the Rock Cruise – Blue and Gold Fleet
Go Car 1-Hour Rental
Golden Gate Bay Cruise – Red and White Fleet
Hop-on/off sightseeing tour (24-hour ticket)
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Muni Day Pass
Ride the Ducks
Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
Rocket Boat
San Francisco Dungeon

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was an amazing pass. After initially being given incorrect info re redeeming pass it turned out well. We were time poor but in one day did the bridge to bridge tour , the duck tour , Madam Taussauds and the Dungeons. Captain Milke on duck tour was amazing, highlight of trip. I didn't care for the dungeons but my daughters loved it. There were many other choices too,such great value.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This pass is good if you have enough time to choose the other four things we only got two others in with all the other tours we booked. Well worth the value.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was the way to go we saw all the top sites with this and saved about 35. Do look and compare with what you want to do and pick the pass tht works for what you want to see, but in general if there is serveral things you are wanting to do this or either of the other 2 passes are worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great deal! We saved a lot of money getting this pass. Beautiful place to visit. If we ever get to go back we will definitely get this pass.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Awesome had a blast

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Super choices and fun activities to choose from. Good value.

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

Highly recommend the Bridge to Bridge boat tour, excellent! Aquarium also very good. Dungeons of San Fran I could have skipped, but not bad.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

Decide what you want to do before buying the ticket. A lot of the places we weren't interested in. But we found four that we did like the look of. Check as some of the attractions offered have "free" days anyway .
Yes it did save money , but didn't allow front of the queue . So compared to the New York city pass it wasn't quite as good.
We would promote the academy of science , really worth the visit .

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

I really wanted to do the Hop on and Off tour, but it was hard to find and did not have enough buses for the demand of people.

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