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San Francisco Wharf Explorer Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Product ID: 62374
Your Wharf Explorer ticket gives you the flexibility to see and do what you want on your own schedule. Hop on and off the open-top tour bus, enjoy a guided walking tour of Chinatown, visit the Aquarium of the Bay, and take a cruise on San Francisco Bay.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore San Francisco at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Enjoy a cruise on San Francisco Bay that takes you under the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take a free guided Chinatown walking tour
  • Discover San Francisco Bay with free admission to Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39
  • Save over $25 off box office prices
Full description
Explore San Francisco on board an open-top double-decker bus and hop off and back on at any of the bus’s many stops.

This package includes a 24-hour hop-on hop-off ticket, a walking tour of Chinatown, admission to the Aquarium of the Bay, and a cruise on San Francisco Bay. Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and pass by Alcatraz Island. When you disembark, visit the aquarium and learn about the animals and habitat of the bay.

Tune in to the commentary on the bus provided by English-speaking live guides, or enjoy the pre-recorded audio commentary in 10 languages.

Hop-on Hop-off Stops:
Stop 1: Big Bus Tour Visitor Center – Corner of Jefferson and Mason Streets 
Stop 2: Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf – Northpoint between Jones and Columbus Streets
Stop 3: Washington Square – Corner of Columbus and Union Streets
Stop 4: Embarcadero Center – Corner of Clay and Battery Streets
Stop 5: Ferry Building - 1 Market Street, between Stuart and Spear Streets
Stop 6: Union Square South – Geary Street across from Macy’s Entrance 
Stop 7: Hilton Hotel – Corner of Mason and Ellis Streets 
Stop 8: Civic Center - Fulton Street between Larkin and Hyde
Stop 9: Alamo Square/Painted Ladies - Corner of Fell and Pierce Streets
Stop 10: Haight Ashbury - Corner of Haight and Shrader Streets 
Stop 11: Golden Gate Park - Music Concourse Drive Golden Gate Park
Stop 12: Golden Gate Bridge- North Vista Point Main Parking Area
Stop 13: Palace of Fine Arts – Corner of Richardson Ave and Francisco Street
Stop 14: Marina Neighborhood - Corner of Lombard and Gough Streets 
Stop 15: Lombard Street Corridor - Corner of Lombard and Gough Streets
Stop 16: Union Square North - Powell Street Outside Westin Hotel side entrance 
Stop 17: Chinatown Gate - Grant Street outside Triton Hotel
Stop 18: Chinatown - Portsmouth Square at Kearny & Clay Street
Stop 19: Pier 35 Cruise Terminal – The Embarcadero 
Stop 20: Pier 39 Fisherman’s Wharf 
Stop 21: End of Tour - 99 Jefferson Street

Chinatown Walking Tour
See the magnificent Chinatown Gates, the busy marketplace, and the vibrant mix of traditional and modern-day culture. A qualified tour guide will take you to the best places for authentic Chinese tea, dim sum, herbs and fortune cookies. The tour duration is 90 minutes and departs daily from Stop 5 at 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30. The tour ends at Stop 4.

  • 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour pass
  • Chinatown walking tour
  • Admission to the Aquarium of the Bay ($27.45 value)
  • San Francisco Bay cruise ($34 value)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Redeem your voucher at the San Francisco Visitor Center, 99 Jefferson Street, on the corner of Mason Street, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco (opening hours: 08:00-20:00).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
Know before you go
• Schedules for all activities other than hop-on hop-off tickets will be provided by an agent when you redeem your voucher. All included tours and tickets are flexible and can be used when you choose
• You get savings of $27.25 per adult and $13.25 per child when you bundle versus buying individually
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3 / 5
  • Organization
    2.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    2.8 / 5
  • Safety
    3.5 / 5
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August 8, 2018

We had a blast!

The hop on hop of tour was really fun I saw a lot of new things and learned about the history of San Francisco. Bring your parka for the night tour as it was freezing cold.

August 7, 2016

No había audio en español ni dió tiempo a ver todo lo que contratamos

El tour está bien pero no hay traducción ni audio en español, por tanto, para gente que no hable inglés es muy complicado no te enteras de nada. Luego es muy grande el recorrido por lo que no da tiempo a verlo todo, si se hace la excursión en barco a Alcatraz por la bahia. Hemos perdido las entradas del Acuario porque cierran muy pronto a las 5pm. Asi que en general un poco estresante y agotador para un dia imposible de realizar la visita entera a San Francisco en buenas condiciones.

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September 18, 2018

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