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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf

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8,710 Reviews
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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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Alcatraz Ticket + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour

Traveler Favorite

Alcatraz Ticket + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour
star-4.5
$100.87 per adult
Walking tour & Alcatraz
Tour guide was very knowledgeable & the walking tour really added to the experience, highly recommend this tour. Our guide spoke very clearly & answered questions
Michael_K, Jun 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

star-5
Awesome experience
Joy_J, May 2021
2.5 Hour San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour
Cameron was an awesome tour guide! He cared about our safety and how much fun we had! I was nervous at first, but once I started feeling more comfortable it was fun!
star-5
Fun, informative, and safe way to see the sites
Kcm323jax, Jun 2021
2.5 Hour San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour
What a great way to see the San Francisco sites and neighborhoods! The entire crew was friendly, fun, and informative. Susan and Elvis were our guides, and they brought their fun personalities along and answered all our questions. My 14-year-old son and I would definitely do this tour again or one of their other options!
star-5
Great!
Darcey_S, May 2021
Alcatraz Ticket + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour
Chet was friendly, knowledgeable and walks at a quick pace! Got us to the alcatraz line just in time ☺️
star-5
Awesome!
Jonathan_N, May 2021
Private Group Segway Tour - Wharf & Hills of San Francisco 3 Hours of Fun
Excellent instruction on use of Segway and outstanding tour by Cameron! Tour was tailored to our capabilities as "senior citizens."
star-5
Informative and Fun!
Kristel_P, 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
A fun, safe time had by all
Paula_S, Jun 2021
2.5 Hour San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour
We have done many Segway tours around the world. This one by Electric Tour Company has the most comprehensive training session we have ever experienced. Jack was a great tour guide. We had a great time.
star-5
Forgot to Book Alcatraz early...but tour was worth the extra cost
Peter, Mar 2020
Alcatraz Ticket + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour
My wife and I booked this tour mostly for the Alcatraz tickets. I will say the walking tour was very informative and fun. We did see places on the boardwalk that we would have never tried to discover on our own. Our tour guide was great. We were very happy this tour wasn't just overpriced Alcatraz tickets. Worth the extra cost. :-)
star-5
Bay Cruise
Christine B, Dec 2019
Golden Gate Bay Cruise + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour
The tour was very nice. I took the 1 hour bay tour. The narration on the headsets was great. The view from the top of the boat was beautiful. I would recommend this bay cruise
star-5
Great tour, great beer!
Danielle B, Nov 2019
San Francisco Craft Beer Walking Tour in Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach
Had a great time; good balance of walking and tasting. Dylan was a great guide - very knowledgeable about the beer and the city!
star-5
Segway fun best way to see San Francisco
Chris B, Sep 2019
Private Group Segway Tour - Wharf & Hills of San Francisco 3 Hours of Fun
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our private Segway tour. Melanie was fantastic as our guide around town and also supplied lots of local tips and advice especially where to eat. We even managed Lombard st !!
star-5
Awesome tour!
Michael_N, May 2021
2.5 Hour San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour
Great guide! Very knowledgeable of the area. I learned a lot about the are that I did not know before.
star-5
Tour experience
Daryl_H, Feb 2020
Alcatraz Ticket + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour
Dara was phenomenal as our walking host! She was enlightening and humorous making it very fun and we learned a lot!!! Alcatraz was so good! Ranger John was excellent and the audio tour was fantastic!!!

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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Know Before You Go: Tips for Visiting Alcatraz


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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