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Fisherman’s Wharf Walking Tour

SF’s famous waterfront, plus the Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito
  • When 9:30 AM daily
  • Duration 1 hour (2-5 hours with upgrades)
  • Meeting Point Aquatic Park, 700 Beach Street (at Cable Car Turnaround)

$25 per adult

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$25 per adult

$25 per adult

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  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Learn about San Francisco's coming-of-age with stories from the Gold Rush, earthquakes, and cable car history.
  • Discover the city’s best treats like Ghirardelli chocolate, sourdough, and Dungeness crab.
  • Explore Pier 39 with its shopping, entertainment, and adorable sea lions.
  • Upgrade your ticket with a bay cruise for up-close views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Take a roundtrip ferry to Sausalito to see the quaint shops, eateries, and houseboats with our optional upgrade.

Itinerary

  • Aquatic Park

    With views of ships, the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz

  • Ghirardelli Square

    Home to the famous former factory run by Italian chocolatier Domenico Ghirardelli

  • Waterfront

    Where vendors sell SF staples like Dungeness crab and clam chowder bread bowls

  • Part of the Barbary Coast Trail

    A 19th-century red-light district turned scenic trail

  • Pier 39

    Sea lions sunbathing on the docks and historic ships in the harbor

  • Embarcadero Promenade

    Once a traditional maritime port, now filled with restaurants, amusement piers, and art deco streetcars

  • Optional upgrade: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

    Featuring skyline views, history, and more on the San Francisco Bay

  • Optional upgrade: Sausalito

    Roundtrip ferry ride to a World War II ship hub turned into picturesque art enclave

Make this tour private

Book this tour for just your group, starting from $49 per adult.

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Plan your trip

Golden Gate Bay Cruise upgrade

This upgrade includes a bay cruise with spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, skyline, and more. Your guide will help you find your boat.

Sausalito upgrade

This upgrade includes roundtrip ferry tickets from Fisherman’s Wharf to Sausalito. Enjoy views of the Golden Gate Bridge, skyline and more on the ferry ride.

Accessibility

This tour is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Reviews

Dara is a fantastic tour guide. She showed us all around Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. She gave us a lot of information on the history of the city. She's friendly and knowledgeable.

Kim
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Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Value
Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by Dara, with such a friendly atmosphere we had a fantastic start! The tour was extremely insightful, and Dara provided us with targeted information and recommendations! Dara has such a down-to-earth personality and is a highly motivated guide, being from the city, she was able to add a warm and nostalgic feel to just about everything we learned. Many thanks again and I would highly recommend Dara’s tours!

— Emily

Meeting Point

Already booked your tour? Visit our pre-tour welcome page for more about how to connect with your guide plus tips for your trip.

Aquatic Park, 700 Beach Street

FAQs

How much walking is there?

Our tour of Fisherman’s Wharf includes a mile of walking at a moderate pace. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.

What can we do in Sausalito?

If you choose our Sausalito upgrade, there’s so much to do in this city across the bay. Admire the colorful houseboats while strolling along the waterfront. Enjoy lunch or browse the trendy shops. When you’re ready, take the ferry back to Fisherman’s Wharf. The ferry ride is another great opportunity to take photos of the bay and skyline. The ride is about 25 minutes each way, and we recommend allowing about two hours to explore Sausalito.

Can we do both upgrades?

Sure! But you’ll want to do them on different days. Plan to do the Golden Gate Bay Cruise or the ferry to Sausalito right after your Fisherman’s Wharf tour. Then save your ticket for the other upgrade for another day. Your guide can share tips for how to coordinate your visits — don’t hesitate to ask.

Will we see Alcatraz?

Your guide will talk about Alcatraz on the tour as we view it from a distance, but if you’d like to visit the island and tour this historic landmark, we recommend our Fisherman’s Wharf Walking Tour with Alcatraz Ticket.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. We also offer rescheduling to another date the tour is running at no extra cost if you’re unable to make this tour. Please keep in mind there are no refunds available if you have already rescheduled your tour.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine, so please check the local forecast to plan. In rare cases when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or give a full refund.

What about gratuities?

Tips are always appreciated but never expected. They’re a great way to tell your guide they did an awesome job and show your appreciation.

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