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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
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The tour guide was very...
The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the city. Highly recommend and ill be sure to come back!
Luke_S, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

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
Splendid
Joseph_B, Sep 2021
2.5 Hour San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour
Susan was great, we had a wonderful time. They were just energy to have around and they new they’re way around town.
star-5
Outstanding Experience
Jude_R, Aug 2021
Private Group Segway Tour - Wharf & Hills of San Francisco 3 Hours of Fun
My wife and I take Segway tours at every city we visit, both domestically and internationally. By far this was the best and the guide Susan was outstanding. We would highly recommend this company
star-4
It’s really 1.5 hr tour
Andy_M, Aug 2021
2.5 Hour San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour
Really like the guides. Nice and cheery trip altogether. 1 hr training is overkill; even if you’re first timer on Segway, you do not need 1 hr intro. That was my only pet peeve - the wait and excessive intro (waisted time in my opinion). The rest was really pleasant.
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!
star-5
Interesting, Memorable and Awesome.
Omar_V, Aug 2021
Alcatraz Ticket + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour
Some of the most memorable parts of my experience were the beautiful sightings of Alcatraz. Along with The bridge that we went to. The building filled with old arcades was also very amusing!
star-5
Super fun and unique way to experience city!
Kristi_B, Jul 2021
2.5 Hour San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour
Amazing and unique way to see part of the city! Well organized but also super fun business! Susan was great!!! The hardest part was ending the tour as we could have gone for another 2 hours!! Highly recommend for everyone!
star-5
Informative and Fun!
Courtney_B, Apr 2021
Golden Gate Bay Cruise + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour
Very fun little walking tour, Dara was great! She is super knowledgeable about all things San Francisco and particularly about the Wharf on this walking tour. The boat was cold early in the morning and you have to stay outside, so make sure to dress in layers. Overall really a fun experience. Thanks Dara!
star-5
Quite a rush riding the streets of SF
Gary_M, Jul 2021
Private Group Segway Tour - Wharf & Hills of San Francisco 3 Hours of Fun
Great tour...quite a rush riding on the streets/hills of San Francisco with cars. Susan was great guide, lots of energy!

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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Trip ideas

Know Before You Go: Tips for Visiting Alcatraz

Know Before You Go: Tips for Visiting Alcatraz

An Exploratorium Exhibit Developer's Guide to San Francisco

An Exploratorium Exhibit Developer's Guide to San Francisco


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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