2.5 hoursStart time
01 Apr – 31 Oct: 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm & 4:00pm
01 Nov – 31 Mar: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:00pm
Duration: 2.5 hours
The tour starts from the rear parking lot at 757 Beach Street near the corner of Hyde Street (Located across Beach Street from the Hyde Street Cable Car turn around in Fisherman’s Wharf. A Wells Fargo Bank ATM is at the entrance to our training area).
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at the starting point
Step onto a Segway and get ready for an exciting tour of San Francisco’s stunning waterfront. From the perspective of a pedestrian and with the speed of a bicycle you’ll see everything that San Francisco is known for: its beautiful harbors, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and more.
The tour begins at the Segway Tours Training Facility located at 757 Beach Street near the corner of Beach and Hyde Street. You’ll take a 30 to 45 minute safety training before embarking on your Segway San Francisco Waterfront Tour. The training provides first-time riders with the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to safely operate the Segway.
You'll be guided through a simulated obstacle course of cones, turns, and an emergency stop to ensure a safe, enjoyable experience. The 30 to 45 minute training session includes:
• Hands-on training with an instructor
• Introductory video
• Test ride and skills review
• Rider courtesy instruction
• Rules of the road
Your English speaking guide will give you a narrated experience of this landmark-packed tour.
Your Segway San Francisco Waterfront Tour features spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay. This journey will take you past the following places:
• Municipal Pier and Aquatic Park: Aquatic Park was once known as Black Point Cove, a natural landmark. Today, it is a recreational complex. Municipal Pier was built in the early 1930s as a recreational pier. Today it is popular among joggers, fisher folk and tourists alike.
• Fisherman's Wharf: Fisherman’s Wharf is a neighborhood that is a popular venue for events as well as having great shopping and restaurants.
• Dungeness Crab Stands: Dungeness Crabs are a classic San Francisco fare. These crabs are renowned for their sweet, succulent meat. There is a wide array of dishes based on the Dungeness Crab in San Francisco restaurants.
• Cable Car turnaround: When you think of San Francisco, the first thing that often comes to mind is the red cable cars that this city is known for. Here you’ll see the cars negotiate in a coordinated turnaround.
• Ghirardelli Square: Ghirardelli Square is dominated by the enormous Ghirardelli Chocolate Company.
• National Maritime Museum: The National Maritime Museum, situated on the Bay, is a great educational
• Historic sailing ships at Hyde Street Pier: Some of the ships berthed at Hyde Street Pier are the Balclutha, an 1886 square rigged sailing ship, as well as C.A. Thayer, Eureka, Alma, Hercules, Eppleton and Hall.
• Alcatraz: Alcatraz, a small island in the San Francisco Bay has gone from being a lighthouse to a military fortification, to a military prison followed by a federal prison until 1963. It is now a historical site and recreation center.
• Fish Alley: Fish Alley is a bustling fish market in the Chinatown district of San Francisco.
• Fisherman's Chapel: The Fisherman’s Chapel honors fisher folk who have lost their lives at sea while attempting to bring sea food and fish to the San Francisco area.
• WWII Liberty Ship and Submarine Pampanito: These two vessels are authentic ships of war used in WWII that are now on display for educational tours.
To ride a segway....
You must be able to easily and quickly step on and off the Segway without assistance, which requires physical abilities similar to climbing and descending stairs without any assistance or use of a handrail
You must be able to operate the steering control with your left hand
You must weigh between 100 and 250 pounds
You must to sign a liability waiver
You must to complete the Segway rider training and test ride
Pregnant women will not be permitted to participate
Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time to check in and start your tour and training on time! If you arrive late we will NOT let you join a tour group that has already started training - Safety and complete training for all of our guests are our 1st priority
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
The size of the tour can be changed to meet requests for that specific day. Segways are designed to run in any weather. If seasonal fog /weather obscure the view, tour routes may be altered
Rain ponchos, knit gloves and warm jackets are available for the guests. Simple beanies (knit caps) are also available for sale for US$2 if you want something the wear under the helmet. You can bring your own bike helmets(s)
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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