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  2. California
  3. San Francisco
  4. Pier 39

San Francisco: The Real Fisherman’s Wharf Walking Tour

Product ID: 224493
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Enjoy a tour designed for culture lovers that casts an old attraction in a new light. Look beyond the tourist crowds at Pier 39 and learn about the historic maritime community at Fisherman's Wharf.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • See beyond the touristy side of Fisherman’s Wharf and get the history and lore behind this iconic attraction
  • Enjoy a popular sea lion viewpoint without the crowds
  • Taste some delicious chocolate at Ghirardelli Square
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Delve deep into the history of Pier 39 and venture into the maze of docks and wharves at Fisherman’s Wharf. Now one of San Francisco's most popular tourist attractions, Fisherman's Wharf is still home to a number of fishing fleets, retaining its ties to the industry behind its name.

Greet the resident colony of sea lions from a vantage point without the usual crowds and see traditional fishing boats much like the ones that were originally used by Italian immigrants to scour the bay in search of renowned Dungeness crabs.

Peek into the restaurants where one of San Francisco's iconic seafood dishes was invented. Heading down the quay, smell the bread at Boudin Bakery where sourdough bread made its American debut in 1849. End with a free chocolate tasting at the site of the original Ghirardelli factory. Along the way, learn the story of the immigrants who came to the area over a century ago, enriching the cultural fabric of the city.
  • 1-hour walking tour
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Product ID: 224493