Tours offer a different historical perspective on San Francisco – with no two tours alike. Below are a few tours popular with children. For a complete listing, visit www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com.
Bay Quackers, LLC-San Francisco Duck Tours
See San Francisco a whole new way on board one of the “Ducks,” an original, refurbished WWII amphibious landing craft. The U.S. Coast Guard-certified “Wacky Captain” takes visitors on an informative, 90-minute “Surf & Turf” tour of San Francisco’s famous landmarks, then into the Bay for a 20-minute cruise. Operates seven days a week.
Mr. Toad’s Tours
Tour San Francisco in a vintage pre-1930s touring car. Ride in the heated, open-air touring cars with a professional guide. Each tour visits the main parts of the City while highlighting the more unique and harder to get to locations. Mr. Toad’s Tours is only available in San Francisco.
Ride the Ducks
RTD’s mission is to “create Quack-tastic memories worth repeating” ™ by offering guests an entertaining sightseeing experience that is fun, informative and engaging. The 90-minute sightseeing tour includes about 60 minutes on land and 30 minutes in the water, wending through the city’s historic streets and neighborhoods, then splashing down into McCovey Cove, with an engaging captain who entertains passengers with captivating stories of San Francisco’s legendary past and tales from the intriguing present.
San Francisco City Guides
San Francisco City Guides offers free walking tours of San Francisco. Visit their site at www.sfcityguides.com for a list of upcoming tours, which include many neighborhoods and interests (Civic Center; Embarcadero; the Presidio; North Beach).
The Gold Rush City Tour takes visitors through the Yerba Buena neighborhood – Yerba Buena was the name of San Francisco in the late 1800’s. This tour covers the City’s most historical sites and shows visitors what it would have been like to live in San Francisco in the 1800’s.
San Francisco Fire Engine Tours & Adventures
The Fire Engine Tour across the Golden Gate Bridge is a one-of-a-kind San Francisco experience in a restored 1955 big red shiny Mack fire engine. Guests wear fire hats, jackets and scarves as they travel through Fisherman’s Wharf, Russian Hill, the Presidio, Pacific Heights and Sausalito.
The Urban Safari
San Francisco tours in a zebra-striped Land Rover take visitors to places off the beaten path.