from Pier 39 to Ghiradelli and more with a private guide
Fisherman's Wharf is one of the most popular destinations of San Francisco. Our walking tour will venture beyond the souvenir shops and fast food restaurants and explore the history of this important area. We will begin at Pier 39 with a look at the Stellar Sea Lions and proceed along the Embarcadero (mostly flat) until we reach Ghiradelli Square. We will stop along the way to note the active fishing boats, historical ships, Seaman's Chapel and the restored former factories (Cannery and Ghiradelli)
We begin our tour at Pier 39, hear about the origins of the Pier and observe the sea lions. Then we will proceed to walk along the waterfront.
We will visit the Musee Mechanique with its old fashioned arcade games (relics of Playland at the Beach)
We will walk along Pier 43 to observe the Jeremiah O'Brian
We will visit the Seamen's Chapel
We will stop at the San Francisco Maritime National Visitors Center (1/2 hour) to explore the exhibits
We will walk along Hyde Street Pier to see some of the historic ships
We will observe the new and old at Ghiradelli Square.
Along the way, the tour guide will point out interesting features and facts about each location and add other stops depending on time.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: This is a walking tour starting and ending at Fisherman's Wharf. If you wish transportation to the Pier, please contact me and we will discuss your options.
End location: This tour is designed to end near Ghiradelli Square, about 1 mile from the beginning of the tour. If you wish another route, please consult guide
Duration: 3 hours
This is a walking tour. I will meet the group at Fisherman's Wharf.
All services of a local tour guide including illustrations and any handouts
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 USD - for meals, snacks, drinks, souvenirs
Snacks, drinks, souvenirs are not included
Admission to museums (if desired) are not included
I am a step on guide for motorcoach tours and am licensed to drive up to 6 passengers in my Acura MDX. TPC#36052