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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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Alcatraz Ticket + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour
Alcatraz Ticket + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour
star-4.5
$99.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Excellent and insightful
Robert was a great guide. He had all the passion and knowledge needed to give you great insight into a new area but he also cared about our experience too. He made sure we had time to take everything in, take photos and see all the best sites that you may not have known about otherwise. Thanks for a great morning Robert!
Matt_B, Jan 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

star-5
Fisherman’s Wharf your way to Alcatraz!
Christopher_T, Nov 2022
Alcatraz Ticket + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour
After searching through the many options for Alcatraz tours I settled on this one and it did not disappoint! I was extremely pleased with the tour portion as it was a quick, but informative tour of Fisherman’s Wharf. Our tour guide John packed in a huge punch of knowledge! He was witty and engaging and ensured we knew all the “go to” spots in the area. Scoma’s Seafood is MUST! Highly recommend this tour if you’re looking a quick tour option.
star-4
Alcatraz really interesting but walk a little short
Tony_B, Oct 2022
Alcatraz Ticket + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour
The guide John Hurst was very knowledgeable and informative but the tour length at 75 minutes was a little short and really only covered the fisherman's wharf area. The trip to Alcatraz was really interesting particularly the audio guide whilst walking around the cell block.
star-5
Great segway ride
Jaye_F, Nov 2022
2.5 Hour San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour
Our guide Adam was amazing, we came, we explored, we had a blast! We would certainly recommend to anyone interested in both seeing San Fran in a unique way as well as just enjoying riding the segways!
star-5
Best tour
Tim_R, Oct 2022
Private Group Segway Tour - Wharf & Hills of San Francisco 3 Hours of Fun
We had a great tour. Our guide, Susan, was friendly and entertaining ,as you can see from the picture.
star-5
Book this tour! You won’t be disappointed
Monica_A, Oct 2022
2.5 Hour San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour
Adam was informative, flexible, patient and funny while he led us expertly through the mean streets of San Francisco. Couldn’t have asked for a better tour.
star-5
Yep!
Eric_S, Sep 2022
Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf
Perfect bikes for a perfect ride across Golden Gate. Bike came with water bottle cafe, storage bag, lock, and map. Convenient service for a stunning ride
star-4
Mike was a great guide,...
Sidney_F, Sep 2022
BEST Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf Full-day City Tour in San Francisco
Mike was a great guide, extremely gracious and courteous and made our trip extremely enjoyable!. He was knowledgeable and provided great insights and tidbits about the history of places we visited.
star-4
Good tour
Shafia_R, Apr 2022
San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Private 1-Hour Walking Tour
It was interesting listening to audio and walking through the whole Fishermans Wharf But this is a difficult one to do if you have smaller kids. I would recommend def this one to parents with kids above 10. It was a little distracting for us to watch kids, walk and then follow through the audio
star-5
Biking Across the Bridge!
Cathy_A, Jul 2022
Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf
Really great day cycling across the Golden Gate Bridge. Bay City bikes were really helpful, decent bikes and good value for money. Really conveniently located for the return ferry from Sausalito
star-5
Outstanding Segway Tour
Lynne_B, Aug 2022
2.5 Hour San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour
The tour was fabulous! Jack, our guide, made sure we knew how to ride the Segways and where we were going. He was very informative and entertaining and he told us so much about the history of San Francisco.
star-5
Great Tour
Gail_M, Mar 2022
BEST Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf Full-day City Tour in San Francisco
Having a driver who was knowledgeable of the history, sights and the city was nice. We enjoyed the Golden Gate Bridge, being at Twin Peaks even though it was a foggy day the driver made the best of it. The food was great at the pier we had the fried calamari and the clam chowder from Chowders. It was so.....much to see on this tour that you were not bored. It was our first visit to China town, and even though we did not go to Alcatraz the views from the piere was nice.
star-5
Sam and his fluffy coat!
Carlos_N, Dec 2021
Private Group Segway Tour - Wharf & Hills of San Francisco 3 Hours of Fun
Sam our segway guide, made this tour really funny and plenty of amazing photos! Super recommended for someone that what to see all with in great vibe
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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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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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Frequently Asked Questions
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