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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf

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Taylor Street at The Embarcadero, San Francisco, 94133

The Basics

Carnivalesque Fisherman’s Wharf teems with sights, sounds, tastes, and activities to entertain the whole family. Here you can enjoy panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz Island; walk through underwater tunnels at the Aquarium of the Bay; and board historic ships and a World War II submarine at the Hyde Street Pier. The wax collection at Madame Tussauds and the theatrical San Francisco Dungeon are also popular, while the antique penny arcade Musée Mécanique is a must-see for gamers.

As one of the most popular attractions in San Francisco, Fisherman’s Wharf is featured on most full-day and half-day city tours. Explore the wharf and surrounding neighborhoods on a Segway, bike, or coach tour; enjoy craft brews on a walking tour of North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf bars; or visit on a full-day excursion to such famous Bay Area sights as Alcatraz, Chinatown, Haight-Ashbury, and Muir Woods.

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2.5 Hour San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour
2.5 Hour San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour
$79.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Fun, cool ride!
We had an amazing time with Jack as our guide. This tour is fun, exciting and the best way to go around San Francisco. Amazing experience!!!
Dan_G, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

star-4
Good tour
Shafia_R, Apr 2022
San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Private 1-Hour Walking Tour
It was interesting listening to audio and walking through the whole Fishermans Wharf But this is a difficult one to do if you have smaller kids. I would recommend def this one to parents with kids above 10. It was a little distracting for us to watch kids, walk and then follow through the audio
star-5
Fun Fun Fun!!
Lolita_H, Apr 2022
2.5 Hour San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour
Jack was a great tour guide! The quick training was the most thorough I have had with any seg way tour. He told us some rich history about San Francisco and made it fun and interesting. I would recommend this tour! Our twirl was amazing…wish I could upload my video 😂😂
star-5
Excellent few hours
John_C, Apr 2022
Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf
Riding across Golden Gate Bridge then stopping at sassilto for lunch before catching the ferry back across San Francisco Bay
star-5
Scary on the hills but very well led
Laura_D, Apr 2022
2.5 Hour San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour
Very well organised and led. They did good checks on riding skills before going which is good as it’s a bit nerve wracking on San Franciscan hills. We had sensible stop points to stretch legs and see some great views. Really enjoyed it
star-5
Sam and his fluffy coat!
Carlos_N, Dec 2021
Private Group Segway Tour - Wharf & Hills of San Francisco 3 Hours of Fun
Sam our segway guide, made this tour really funny and plenty of amazing photos! Super recommended for someone that what to see all with in great vibe
star-5
Quick visit to the city
Nellie_S, Aug 2021
Alcatraz Ticket + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour
John was our guide for the walking tour at Fisherman’s Wharf. He was excellent. Very knowledgeable and gave good information. Scota’s was a restaurant at the Wharf that he recommended. It is a must! Everything was delicious. The Alcatraz tour - take the self- guided tour with personal recording device. It was robust with information of the history and facility told by the actual guards and inmates.
star-5
A Great Time in San Francisco
Tamara_W, Oct 2021
Golden Gate Bay Cruise + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour
I had a really great time and I learned a lot. The tour guide was awesome too. The cruise at the end was a really great touch.
star-5
Best trip ever!
Diane_L, Sep 2021
Alcatraz Ticket + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour
Seeing Alcatraz and the Wharf with my daughter was just amazing. Our Guide on the Wharf was very informative and pleasant.
star-5
Good experience
Susan_T, Sep 2021
Private Group Segway Tour - Wharf & Hills of San Francisco 3 Hours of Fun
Jack was great. They were pretty easy to learn and was fun way to see the city. Only downer was that he showed up late. Otherwise perfect!
star-5
how i learned the emergency "booty" stop and lived to tell about it
James_C, Mar 2022
2.5 Hour San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour
The WHOLE experience was good...even the training. But the guide, TK the Destroyer, was great. He kept us entertained, he bailed us out when made mistakes, he was great. I scared the Sh** out of him at the end of the ride. The segway got away from me (operator error?) but he bailed me out. I'd even do that again, training and all.
star-5
Perfect to see San Fran without walking.
Chas_I, Jan 2022
2.5 Hour San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour
This was a blast. Wasn’t our first time on segways, so we had a little experience. Seen a lot of amazing scenery. Tour operatOr was a blast, super cool. Would definitely do it again.
star-5
Great tour
chris_e, Jul 2021
San Francisco Craft Beer Walking Tour in Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach
Great tour with good beer and great people! Mike was very knowledgeable and accommodating. I highly recommend!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Fisherman’s Wharf is a must-see for first-time visitors to San Francisco.

  • Choose a half-day city tour or a full-day excursion that includes top Bay Area sights to get an introduction to the area.

  • Public parking is available nearby and public transit is easily accessible.

  • The wharf is wheelchair accessible, although the sidewalks are often crowded.

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How to Get There

Fisherman’s Wharf lies on the city’s northern shore, next to Ghirardelli Square, Fort Mason, and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The area is easy to access via public transportation. Both the Powell–Hyde and Powell–Mason cable car lines end near the wharf (opt for the more scenic Powell–Hyde line). Alternatively, take MUNI’s historic F-line streetcar to Taylor Street or the 30-Stockton bus to North Point and Hyde streets.

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An Exploratorium Exhibit Developer's Guide to San Francisco

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When to Get There

The wharf is a year-round destination. Summer is the most popular time to visit, when street performers are out in force and attractions are at capacity. To avoid crowds, visit on a weekday and arrive early, but remember that most shops and attractions don’t open until about 10am. Sunny days are best for a visit, but the wharf has enough indoor attractions for dreary days.

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Exploring Nearby Attractions

Fisherman’s Wharf is an ideal jumping-off point for visiting other San Francisco attractions. To pick up the city’s most famous treat, head west to Ghirardelli Square, a former chocolate factory that now houses boutiques, sweet shops, and wine tasting rooms. Continue west on Bay Street to visit Marina boutiques and enjoy the natural wonders of the Presidio, or head south down the Embarcadero for the Ferry Building gourmet marketplace and the hands-on Exploratorium science museum.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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