San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Tours
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With wide views looking out over San Francisco Bay, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is the perfect place to revisit the maritime past of the West Coast. The park includes a maritime museum, research facility, visitors center, and a fleet of historic ships.
Docked at Hyde Street Pier, the many vessels include Balcultha, a rigged sailing ship from 1886, as well as five more historic schooners, ferries, and tugboats. The vessels are well-preserved and offer some of the best views of the bay from onboard their decks. Some of the boats have historic cars and other vintage goods. Each of the ships tells the story of a period of time in maritime history.
At the nearby museum housed in the historic Bathhouse Building, curated exhibits tell the story of San Francisco’s long history as a port. The displays give great context to nearby ships with information on the culture and history of the maritime industry.
The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located in Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. It’s best to first visit the Visitors Center on Jefferson Street, where you can plan your visit before heading to Hyde Street Pier. Admission to the park is $10, free for children 15 and under. Passes are good for 7 days.
Address: 499 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, California, USA 94109, USA
Hours: Open daily 9:30am-5pm
Admission: Adults: $10; Children: Free
7 Tours and Activities to Experience San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Private and Luxury
Take a San Francisco Segway tour along the waterfront to see popular city attractions like Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, and Alcatraz Island. With an experienced guide, cruise along San Francisco Bay on a personal 2-wheeled Segway, and learn how to operate during a training session. Limited to 10 people per tour, this tour provides a small-group experience. Choose from several tour times throughout the day.
Explore one of California's most iconic settings from the beauty of San Francisco Bay. This narrated Golden Gate Bay cruise journeys alongside Alcatraz and Angel Island State Park, past the shores of Sausalito and beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. You can choose to view the sights from inside your boat or out on deck.
Discover San Francisco from the Bay to the Pacific Ocean, with stops throughout for photo opportunities you won’t want to miss. Stunning panoramic views off Nob Hill and the colorful life of the Mission district. Come see the beauty of Fisherman’s Wharf, Lombard Street, Chinatown, Civic Center, the breathtaking waterfront and the fashionable Union Square, these are just some of the sites you’ll treasure long after your visit to the magnificent city by the bay. San Francisco is an extremely popular international tourist destination famous for its landmarks, including Alcatraz Island, the cable cars, and Coit Tower, its steep rolling hills, and its eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture. The city is also known for its diverse, cosmopolitan population, including large and long-established Asian American, and LGBT communities
See beautiful San Francisco by Segway on this 3-hour private tour featuring Chinatown at night and more. A local guide will lead the way, providing fun and insightful commentary as you discover San Francisco on two wheels.
Price varies by group size
See beautiful San Francisco by Segway on this 3-hour private tour. This route is only available on the private tour. The extended route includes the best of the Waterfront, North Beach and the Advanced Hills Tour in one incredible experience. A local guide will lead the way, providing fun and insightful commentary as you discover San Francisco on two wheels.
Price varies by group size
We focus on the historical portion of the piers and wharf. Taking a route through North Beach we see sights that often get missed when taking non private tours throughout San Francisco. See the neighborhood of Joe DiMaggio and Francis Ford Coppola's restaurant/bar.
Experience (with exclusive access) the sealed prison of Alcatraz after nightfall - when all the other tourists have gone home, and you have the island with only a limited number of chosen few. This experience is paired with an in-depth exploration of nearby Fisherman’s Wharf with a visit to Boudin Bakery - where San Francisco sourdough bread was invented and perfected. Grab the most popular ticket in San Francisco - Alcatraz Island at Night! Visit the island with a limited few others - with time to explore exclusive access into spaces otherwise closed off or locked. Hear the excellent Cellhouse audio tour narrated by former inmates and guards. Take a walking tour through famed Fisherman’s Wharf prior to departing for Alcatraz. Taste San Francisco classics - chocolate from Ghirardelli Square and sourdough from Boudin Bakery. Spend a perfect afternoon/evening with exclusive access to Alcatraz and a locally-voted incredible experience!
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park hours of operation?
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park hours of operation: Open daily 9:30am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park?
The best ways to experience San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park are:
- San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour
- Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
- San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Day pass
- 3 Hr. Private Segway Tour - Sunset in Chinatown and San Francisco Waterfront
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