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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Tours

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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
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.

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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
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Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

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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.
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San Francisco Wharf & Waterfront Segway Tour - 2.5 hours Laugh, Learn & Ride

San Francisco Wharf & Waterfront Segway Tour - 2.5 hours Laugh, Learn & Ride

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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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Group Segway Tour - Wharf & Hills of San Francisco 3 Hours of Fun

Private Group Segway Tour - Wharf & Hills of San Francisco 3 Hours of Fun

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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San Francisco Scavenger Hunt: Along Fisherman’s Wharf

San Francisco Scavenger Hunt: Along Fisherman’s Wharf

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Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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North Beach and the Bay

North Beach and the Bay

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.
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San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Day pass

San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Day pass

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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
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park hours of operation?
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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.
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