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With the San Francisco Explorer Pass you’ll save money on four San Francisco attractions within a 60-day period. Select four activities among a list of 20 sightseeing cruises, tours, museum admissions, and transportation in and around the city. Take advantage of discount offers at retailers and restaurants, and use your complimentary guidebook to help you independently explore the Bay Area at your own pace. No voucher redemption is required; simply save on your mobile phone and enjoy direct entry to attractions. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
  • Choose four activities from 20 choices including the de Young Museum, Exploratorium, and Aquarium of the Bay
  • Visit the attractions at your own pace; pass is valid for 60 days after first use
  • Receive a complimentary guidebook and discount offers for local restaurants and shops
  • Enjoy direct entry to attractions—use your saved pass on your mobile device—no voucher redemption required
FREE digital guidebook
Digital pass valid for admission to 2, 3, 4 or 5 attractions or tours
Food and drinks, unless specified
Transportation to and from attractions unless stated

Departure Point

Go San Francisco® Card, Pier 43 1/2, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Departure Time

Go San Francisco 3-Choice Pass
3/16/2020 - 10/4/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Go San Francisco 2-Choice Pass
3/16/2020 - 10/4/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Convenient and economical, this San Francisco Explorer Pass makes exploring the city a breeze, whether you're a visitor or a resident. Once you save your pass, available as your 'ticket' after purchase, it can be redeemed at any participating attraction (see Itinerary for full list). 

Your pass takes effect when you first use it at an attraction and remains valid for 30 days, so you have the flexibility to sightsee at your own pace. You’ll save money and time at four popular San Francisco attractions of your choosing.

Select from a list of 20 Bay Area sights and activities such as: a tour of AT&T Park; admission to Aquarium of the Bay, the California Academy of Sciences or the Exploratorium; a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour; a San Francisco bike rental; or a Golden Gate Bay Cruise by Red and White Fleet.

Your Explorer Pass includes a guidebook and discount offers to a range of local restaurants and shops.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Go San Francisco® Card
Enjoy 3, 4, or 5 attractions and tours from 27 options, including Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour, Madame Tussauds, Aquarium of the Bay, The San Francisco Dungeon, California Academy of Sciences, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Cruises, and more.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
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Big Bus Tours San Francisco
The Hop On Hop Off Big Bus San Francisco 1-Day Classic tour is one of the best ways to get to know the city and see all the top sights. From Fisherman’s Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge, you’ll see almost everything on your bucket list and you’ll be able to hop on or off at any stop!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Madame Tussauds
Enjoy two iconic Fisherman’s Wharf attractions with one scan - Madame Tussauds San Francisco and The San Francisco Dungeon.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
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California Academy of Sciences
Named one of the ‘New Wonders of the World’ by Conde Nast Traveler, is an absolute must-see on your trip to San Francisco.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
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Red and White Fleet
The Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise is the only San Francisco Bay cruise that sails under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and gigantic Bay Bridge! Enjoy smooth sailing through the bay past some of San Fran’s most recognizable landmarks and sights. What you get: Your Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise tickets will allow you to board the historic Red and White Fleet cruise ship, operating in the Bay Area since 1892. In addition to being the only cruise that goes under both bridges, it is also the only one that offers guided narration in 16 different languages. As you sail along the waterfront for 90 minutes, your guide will give you insights into the city’s history, architecture and little-known facts.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Aquarium of the Bay
Walk through crystal-clear tunnels filled with 20,000 species, including sevengill sharks: the Bay’s largest predator.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
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Exploratorium
Touch, tinker and play with more than 650 interactive exhibits.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
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Blue and Gold Fleet
Experience Blue and Gold Fleet’s Escape from the Rock Cruise! It’s a 90-minute bay cruise journey that sails under the Golden Gate Bridge and then circles Alcatraz allowing you to see every angle of this mysterious island. You’ll hear chilling accounts of harrowing escape attempts by Alcatraz’s notorious criminals as well as their descriptions of the brutality of life on the island. This special San Francisco bay tour, “fully-loaded” with sound effects and intriguing stories about Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, Clyde Johnson’s escape attempt and many more, will take you back to the days when this maximum-security prison was the most feared institution in the American penal system.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Subpar Miniature Golf
Take a tour of all of San Francisco’s most famous landmarks as you putt through 18 holes of indoor mini golf at Subpar Miniature Golf. First-time golfers and mini golf veterans alike will be able to enjoy this challenging and amusing course. Each hole is modeled after a famous local landmark, like the Golden Gate Bridge and the iconic Painted Ladies. At every hole, you’ll find a new twist or challenge that will make the game even more fun. Putt your way to victory past Alcatraz, Lombard Street, and more. It’s the perfect rainy-day activity. After your game, check out the arcade full of classic video and carnival games or grab a bite to eat to replenish your energy. A day at Subpar Miniature Golf will be anything but subpar. What your Subpar Miniature Golf ticket includes: Your Subpar Miniature Golf ticket includes a game of mini golf, a $10 food and beverage credit, and $3 tokens to the arcade.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
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The Flyer- San Francisco
This attraction includes admission to both the The Flyer San Francisco and Lazer Challenge—two fun activities in one. The Flyer San Francisco: take flight from Pier 39 and soar over San Francisco and its surrounding landmarks in this all new multi-sensory experience. The 28-seat flying theater features the latest 3D technology, a massive screen, special effects, and more. You’ll get to go on an aerial journey/flight simulation experience over San Francisco’s iconic skyline to see sites like the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, Alcatraz Island, and more. Lazer Challenge: test your skills, speed, and agility and see if you can make it out—untouched by lasers—in the Lazer Challenge. Go solo or pair up with a partner as you jump, crawl, and stretch yourself to avoid the lasers and beat the clock. Onlookers can watch your progress and cheer you on from live screens just outside the maze.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco
Your Ripley’s Believe it or Not! tickets will allow you to explore the unique exhibits at the Odditorium as well as the delicious sweets at the Candy and Toy Factory.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
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Walt Disney Family Museum
The Walt Disney Family Museums features 40,000 square feet of interactive and entertaining exhibits and galleries, including over 200 video screens and an intricate model of Disneyland.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
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Wattle Creek Winery
No need to travel out to Napa Valley, Wattle Creek Winery brings the elegance and delectable tastes of wine country right to Ghiradelli Square. Sip on expertly-crafted Sonoma wines in this gorgeous tasting room just blocks from the bay. At Wattle Creek Winery, you’ll be able to kick back and relax to the fullest. Your wine tasting will include five different house wines sourced from local valleys like Napa and Alexander. Try reds, whites, and everything in between, all brought to you by their top-rated sommeliers. Each wine is made with love by in-house winemaker, Katie Carter, and her team. Wattle Creek Winery serves as the city’s gateway to the lush valleys of California. Enjoy every sip to the fullest – you can even grab a bottle of your favorite wine as a parting gift.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
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Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals & Tours
Explore the beautiful, bike-friendly streets and waterfront paths of San Francisco with an all-day bike rental from Blazing Saddles. Their easy-ride bikes, combined with their new, free mobile app full of helpful tips and sightseeing suggestions, make the self-guided tours easy and fun for everyone. Choose from a variety of self-guided routes depending on what you want to see, including their most popular: Bike the Bridge to Sausalito & Tiburon route. Start in Fisherman’s Wharf and then follow the National Park bike path on a scenic ride through the Marina, Crissy Field, and the Presidio, then across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Continue on to the charming, ocean-side towns of Sausalito and Tiburon, where you can poke around the art galleries, shops, and restaurants with awesome views across the bay to San Francisco. When you’re ready to return, you can take your bike onto the ferry and head back to San Francisco. For a more urban adventure, get started from Union Square and head down Market Street to check out City Hall and take “the Wiggle” bike route to Alamo Square Park, Haight-Ashbury, and Golden Gate Park. Stop by Ocean Beach for views of the Pacific Ocean before continuing on to the Golden Gate Bridge.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
The SFMOMA’s recent three-year-long expansion project has turned this already must-see art destination into the largest museum of its kind in the entire country.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
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de Young Museum
Get same-day entrance to two Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the de Young Museum and Legion of Honor when you visit one or the other with your Explorer Pass.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
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GoCar Tours
Go Car is the first-ever GPS guided storytelling tour car! It’s simply the most exhilarating and entertaining way to explore the City by the Bay. This talking car cleverly navigates your through the city of San Francisco, enlightening you to the many stunning sights and renown landmarks. Whether you’re longing to tackle the scenic 49 mile drive, craving a cruise down the most cricked streets in the world, or pining to spin by the Golden Gate Bridge - the GoCar can take you there. With over 200 points of interest, you can customize your destination and make the tour as long or as short as you want – creating a tour that is uniquely yours. You can stop for photos, take detours, park your GoCar to grab lunch – blaze your own trail! Time Magazine deemed GoCar as “one of the most amazing inventions of the year.”
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
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Asian Art Museum
The Asian Art Museum, one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
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K1 Speed San Francisco
Get behind the wheel and zip around the race tracks at K1 Speed Indoor Karting in San Francisco. Each vehicle features a high-speed, high-performance, zero-emissions technology with the capability of reaching up to 45-miles per hour for an authentic, race car-like experience. You’ll get to test your skills (and finally settle the “who’s the better driver” debate) with K1’s live scoring system over 14-laps on one of the most difficult indoor kart racing tracks. Whether you’re a novice or a racing fanatic, to be the best at K1 you’ll need to pull from your skill, dedication, and practice experience to beat the competition on the course’s challenging straights, sweepers, hairpin turns, and drifting capabilities.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Lefty's
Meal during Lefty’s All-You-Can-Eat buffet Over 60 dishes to choose from Non-alcoholic beverage package Bread service Lefty’s Grill & Buffet combines all the elements of your favorite restaurant with the endless options and deliciousness of a buffet. It’s the perfect place for every member of the crew – there’s no way Lefty’s doesn’t have exactly what everyone’s craving. Lefty’s buffet menu covers a variety of cuisine types – from a secret family recipe for spaghetti & meatballs, to Guinness-braised short ribs. Dine on hand-carved meats, create the perfect taco at the taco bar, and go crazy at the dessert station complete with a chocolate fountain. Inspired by the San Francisco Giants and baseball in general, the restaurant is decked out in floor-to-ceiling murals, memorabilia, and stats. There’s even a Giants Dugout Store where you can buy all your gear to support the home team. Lefty’s Grill & Buffet is the perfect place to kick back, relax, and enjoy a delectable meal with family, friends, and anyone in between.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
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San Francisco Zoo
Connect with wildlife and get inspired by nature at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens, home to more than 2,000 exotic, endangered, and rescued animals from all over the world, including amphibians, birds, invertebrates, mammals, reptiles, and more.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
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Oracle Park
Formerly known as AT&T Park, newly-named Oracle Park is home to the city's beloved baseball team, the San Francisco Giants.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
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USS Pampanito
Visit the legendary USS Pampanito, a World War II Balao class Fleet submarine and memorial and a popular National Historic Landmark.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
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California's Great America
The Bay Area’s most exciting theme park for a day of riding, splashing, and endless entertainment!
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
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Muni Ticket Box
Navigate San Francisco with ease. The 1-Day MUNI Visitor Passport includes one full day of unlimited rides on Muni, Muni Metro, historic streetcars, underground trains, buses, and cable cars so you can get around to San Francisco attractions easily.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Your Go San Francisco Explorer Pass will be immediately available as your 'ticket' after purchase. Save and use it on your mobile (or download and print at home) for direct entry into the attractions.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Go City

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Go San Francisco Explorer Pass?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

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Trespassing369
, May 2019
Easy access to most of the sites. Uses the pass for aquarium of the bay, exploratorium, California Academy of Science and De Young museum.
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Great experience considering that...
Alandra S
, Sep 2017
Great experience considering that one of the excursions costed about as much as the pass itself. Loved passing through the Golden Gate bridge on the Big Bus tour.
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Interesting sights. I was...
peabody_jr
, Jun 2016
Interesting sights. I was disappointed in the size of the Bay Aquarium. Needs the Bay Aquarium and the Academy of Science Aquarium combine in one place.
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Highly recommend the Bridge to...
Bob
, Nov 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.
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The parking around Fisherman's wharf...
Jack H
, Sep 2015
The parking around Fisherman's wharf was awful and expensive,25-30 a day. The tours were good.
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This was an amazing pass. After...
cathy.hillard
, Sep 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.
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This pass is good if you have enough...
Cynthia H
, Jun 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.
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This was the way to go we saw all...
Melissa S
, Jun 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.
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Great deal! We saved a lot of money...
Chad D
, Apr 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.
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Our trip was fantastic but the...
Jennifer R
, Feb 2015
Our trip was fantastic but the Explorer Pass was terrible if you wanted to use it for the muni/cable cars. We picked up our passes on Saturday at Macy's and specifically asked about using them for public transit. We were told we had to get tickets at the Powell Street cable car ticket office at Powell and Market. Of course we went there and were told they did not recognize the Explorer Pass. We ended up spending more money to buy the day pass. The main reason we got the Exploer Pass was for the cable car/muni access - VERY FRUSTRATING! GET YOUR INFORMATION STRAIGHT, E.P. people and please make sure the venues who issue the passes know how to properly advise customers!

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