San Francisco

San Francisco Fire Engine Tour

San Francisco, United States

From $68.27

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take an open-air fire truck tour of San Francisco aboard a shiny red vintage fire engine. Be the talk of the town as you suit up in a firefighter jacket and hat for a fun ride with the whole family. Your professional driver narrates the tour from Fisherman's Wharf through the Presidio and across the city's world-famous Golden Gate Bridge to charming Sausalito. Fasten your seat belt for the drive of a lifetime on this small-group San Francisco fire engine tour, limited to 13 passengers.
  • Tour San Francisco on a vintage fire engine
  • Visit the best spots in San Francisco with a guide
  • Travel through Presidio, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Fort Baker
  • Explore the quaint village of Sausalito located across the bay

What's Included

  • 90-minute narrated fire engine tour
  • Use of firefighter jacket
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 650 Beach St
    650 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

    The Cannery at Fisherman's Wharf at the foot of Columbus Avenue 650 Beach St at the foot of Columbus Avenue (back side of The Cannery Building)

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your guide at Fisherman's Wharf to begin your San Francisco fire engine tour. Board your shiny Mack fire truck, a vintage red engine with an open top for optimal viewing. Feel like a true firefighter as you slip into authentic firefighter gear to keep warm, then travel around San Francisco in old-fashioned style.

Motor through the Presidio and then see Fort Point before crossing over the postcard-perfect Golden Gate Bridge for a fire truck tour like no other. Enjoy amazing photo ops of San Francisco Bay, the city skyline and the bridge’s twin spires—fog-wrapped or glistening in the sun—as you make your way to the bayside village of Sausalito. 

Make a photo stop at Fort Baker before returning back over the bridge. Ride through boutique-strewn Union Street in the Cow Hollow neighborhood and return to Fisherman’s Wharf where your tour ends.

Fisherman's Wharf (Pass By)

San Francisco's most famous waterfront community of attractions, shopping, restaurants and things to do.

Presidio of San Francisco (Pass By)

Travel through the beautiful and historic Presidio, a national park and former U.S. Army military fort.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under age 17 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Fun way to tour around San Fran
alison_s, Aug 2022
It was great fun travelling around in an old fire engine. The driver and tour guide were really friendly and knowledgeable. They allowed us to take loads of photos on the engine. And took us to great spots to get photos the sites. Would highly recommend if you fancy a different way to tour around San Fran.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thanks for coming along for the ride!!
It’s a blast!
Charlotte_E, Jul 2022
John and AJ did an excellent job of making our tour interesting & informative! Seeing the sights from the top of an old fire engine just made the whole experience so unique and fun!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you so much for joining us!!
Not so happy Father's Day
Megan_D, Jun 2022
It was May and Father's Day was coming up. I was thinking of something fun to do when I stumbled upon this adorable little Fire Engine Tour in San Francisco. Living only an hour North of SF, we've visited the city many times, but never got to see it from a vintage fire truck! I bought the tickets in May for June 19 and kept a secret from my dad. I told him that I had a special surprise for him. When the day finally came, I revealed to him over brunch what we were doing: a Fire Engine Tour of San Francisco! We drove an hour to get into the city and paid for parking. We got to the departure location 20 minutes early. And then we waited. And waited. No one else was showing up and there was no vintage fire engine in site. I finally called the tour operator when it was getting close to the departure time. He told me there was no one booked for the 1 pm tour. I told him that wasn't right because I booked months in advance and had been charged the full amount 2 days prior. All in all, I was able to get a full refund on the tickets, but we still drove all the way there and paid for parking. What a kick in the pants.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
We are so incredibly sorry for your experience, there was an uncommon miscommunication and we realize you weren't able to ride our tour, especially on Father's Day! Please contact us and we can discuss options for the future.
Great Trip
Rebecca_H, May 2022
Going over the Golden Gate bridge and the history. Great experience I would definitely do it again. Best time in sf
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for joining us, we loved having you!!
Fantastic experience!
Donna_M, Nov 2021
Going over the golden gate and our fabulous driver and tour guide. They were so thoughtful, fun and pleasant.
Great tour
Ryan_R, Nov 2021
Great tour guide. Small group which made it more personable. I was very pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this.
Virginia experienced San Francisco Fire Engine Tour❤️
Roger_S, Sep 2021
This was one of the top experiences of our trip! The guides were extremely friendly and informative. They offered to take photos of the guests and they added to the experience with hospitality. This tour was amazing, taking us to various locations in the city that we did not know about. Being a firefighter family, this was an amazing experience!
Wonderful fun!
Sally_B, Aug 2021
Great way to see San Francisco! The smells of eucalyptus are especially wonderful! We saw fun things that were pointed out by our excellent tour guide.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thank you for joining us, we LOVED having you!!
San Francisco fire engine
shulley2019, Aug 2019
They were a good mix as guides. Showed us quite a few things. Fire engine trip was good very caring to the other group who had disables people in it. Sang happy birthday to child who had birthday to
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Thanks for coming, we're glad you enjoyed your trip as we enjoyed having you!
Awesome Way To Tour The Golden Gate & Beyond
Susannah_T, Jul 2019
They had me at “vintage convertible fire truck!” Seriously so much fun - a brilliant way to tour bits of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito. Johnny Biceps drove and the tour guide was a super knowledgeable, sweet as sugar & so charming.” We loved wearing our Fire Coats (the temperature fluctuated significantly). It was truly a highlight of our trip to the Bay Area. Fun for all ages and you should absolutely make this a must when visiting San Francisco!
Response from Host, Jul 2019
Thank you for joining us, we loved having you!!!
Brilliant tour of SanFran- even in the fog!
GrandTour40309019439, Apr 2019
Great tour guide Barbera and driver Johnny. Our 7&9 year old daughters thoroughly enjoyed it as did we!
Awesome experience for the kids
Melissa_N, Aug 2018
First time to SF for our little ones ages 4 & 6 and they both loved this. The best part was riding across the Golden Gate Bridge. Definitely recommend this to families with kids of all ages.
A very very good tour
usdm, Jul 2018
Excellent, good explanations. A very good tour guide, very helpful and funny. Also the driver was very good. good speed and all supported with bright sunshine.
My Mum and I went on this trip...
Yvonne P, Feb 2018
My Mum and I went on this trip yesterday and could not have asked for a better experience. The fire engine was a unique way to see the city, and we loved that Deborah included some history and facts about SF fire fighters. Thanks to Deborah and Johnny for an amazing intro to SF. It was amazing!
LOVED this! Great way to see a bit...
allanfam4, Oct 2017
LOVED this! Great way to see a bit of San Francisco on the way to the Bridge, we had a lovely clear day and got some great photos. We did this on a Sunday which was really busy due to Fleet Week but our driver was awesome with getting thru all the traffic. Highly recommend this tour to everyone if visiting San Francisco
Good fun tour, but stuck in traffic...
Susan W, Sep 2017
Good fun tour, but stuck in traffic for over an hour on a very hot day trying to get over the bridge
The ride across the Golden Gate...
Iris O, Sep 2017
The ride across the Golden Gate Bridge in a classic fire truck was exhilarating! Truly a fun, wonderful experience.
So much fun! Loved that it was a...
Nina M, Sep 2017
So much fun! Loved that it was a small group. Truck ride is bumpy and windy, but still lots of fun! Best way to get over the bridge. Also stop at a great spot to take pictures and see a seal or two. Driver and guide were great!
As two early retirees, we found it a...
Mary R, Aug 2017
As two early retirees, we found it a little hocky, but it was great for young kids. The driver was fine. The tour guide was a warm woman who sang professionally. She was good and belted out tunes throughout the tour. It made for a fun afternoon. As well, she was quite informative and chatty. She made sure that we had plenty of good photo ops...she even took about a dozen pics of each group. FYI, prepare for it to be chilly. We had sweatshirts and jackets on and were quite chilly as we went over the bridge. Fortunately, there were clean fireman coats available.
Only way to experience the Golden...
Amanda H, Jul 2017
Only way to experience the Golden Gate Bridge! They provide fire coats to stay warm and stop on other side for lovely pics of the bridge