3.5 - 5 hours (Depends upon option choosen)Start time
Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour: 9:00am and 2:00pm
Muir Woods and Sausalito with Bay Cruise: 9:00am and 2:00pm
(Hotel pick-up may be earlier)
Duration: Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour: 3.5 hours
Muir Woods and Sausalito with Bay Cruise: Approx 5 hours
The tour starts from Pier 41, Marine Terminal, Fisherman's Wharf.
Complimentary shuttle pick up and drop to and from most hotels in San Francisco is also provided. (Please call 24 hours prior to reconfirm the pick-up point)
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tours end at Fisherman’s Wharf but a shuttle service back to your hotel is available
Choose the basic tour and you can marvel at the mighty trees of Muir Woods, visit the delightful seaside settlement of Sausalito and admire the mansions of upscale Marin county.
If you have more time, you could take an extended tour, adds a relaxing cruise in San Francisco Bay to the Muir Woods and Sausalito excursion.
There are two options for your tour of San Francisco and its surroundings: Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour and Muir Woods and Sausalito with Bay Cruise.
Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour:
At the start of the day, a shuttle will pick you up from your San Francisco hotel (remember to call the activity operator 24 hours ahead to confirm pick-up) and take you to Fisherman’s Wharf to board your coach.
You will drive out of town and through Marin County, one of America’s wealthiest areas, where you can admire the beautiful mansions set in immaculate gardens.
You will arrive at Muir Woods National Forest, one of the last remaining stands of Coast Redwoods. Among nature’s grandest creations, the sky-piercing giants in this forest can grow to almost 260 feet and live for more than 1,000 years. Walk through the cool green trails and gaze up at the towering trees. Many of them will be around 45 times as tall as you are!
Travel to the seaside town of Sausalito, where hillsides grade gracefully to an attractive shoreline and the breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge takes shape in the distance. Cliff-hanging cottages and luxurious houseboats give Sausalito a Mediterranean flavor, but the art galleries, shops and inhabitants have an unmistakably Californian character.
The tour ends at Fisherman’s Wharf but a shuttle service back to your hotel is available.
Muir Woods and Sausalito with Bay Cruise:
This enjoyable tour combines the Muir Woods and Sausalito excursion with a relaxing 1-hour narrated cruise in San Francisco Bay. This will take you under the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge and around bleak Alcatraz Island, former fortress and state penitentiary. As you sail along, a knowledgeable guide will tell you about the history, architecture, and natural wonders of the area.
At the end of the cruise you will sail back to Fisherman’s Wharf past the friendly sea lions. If you wish, you can catch the shuttle back to your hotel.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour if you wish to take advantage of the hotel shuttle service
This tour was the highlight of our trip to San Francisco. The bus ride over the Golden Gate bridge was beautiful and something we could say we did. The woods were just...Cathy Whittaker
I would definitely recommend taking this tour. The Muir Woods are so humbling. You really have time to walk through and appreciate the majesty of the forest. My 16 year old...Cathy Whittaker