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The Wharf Explorer - San Francisco by Bus & Boat

Explore San Francisco on land and by water with this great value ticket package that combines a Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and a San Francisco Bay Sightseeing Cruise which takes you under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and up-close to famous Alcatraz Island. Admission to the Aquarium of the Bay is also included as an added value extra!

Enjoy seeing the landmarks of San Francisco by open top double decker bus, get up close to Alcatraz by boat and enjoy a view from under the Golden Gate Bridge with this bus and boat combination ticket.

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour - 24 Hour Ticket

Explore San Francisco's incredible sights at your leisure on this hop-on, hop-off bus tour. With more than 20 stops this tour ensures you see all the key attractions of this unique city. Also included with your ticket are three walking tours of Chinatown, North Beach and the Barbary Coast neighbourhoods where you can experience authentic Chinese food in Chinatown, explore the district of Little Italy and hear about San Francisco’s small beginnings on the Barbary Coast Walking Tour.

Highlights/Tour Stops Include:

  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • North Beach
  • Financial District
  • Union Square
  • Hilton Hotel
  • Asian Art Museum
  • Opera House
  • Alamo Square
  • Haight/Ashbury
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • South Vista Point
  • North Vista Point
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Lombard Street
  • Union Square
  • Chinatown
  • Ferry Building
  • Pier 39

Golden Gate Bay Sightseeing Cruise

Relax and enjoy San Francisco Bay in comfort as you leisurely sail from Fisherman’s Wharf, taking in views of some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Sail under the famous Golden Gate Bridge which stands 746 feet high and spans 4,200-feet across the Bay. Also see historic Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco National Maritime Park, Angel Island and enjoy close-up views of Alcatraz Island, the former prison home to some of America’s most infamous criminals. The striking San Francisco skyline provides a dramatic backdrop throughout the cruise. The cruise vessels have open-air upper decks and the enclosed lower decks have large view windows ensuring everyone on the boat has great views and picture taking opportunities. Digital audio commentary is available in 8 languages and there is a full bar and snack bar onboard.

Experience Includes

  • 24-hour Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour Ticket
  • Live commentary on board
  • 3 Free Walking Tours. Chinatown Walking Tour, North Beach Walking Tour and Barbary Coast Walking Tour.
  • San Francisco Bay Sightseeing Cruise.
  • Entrance to the Aquarium of the Bay.

Experience Excludes

  • Entrance fees other than those attractions listed above
  • Refreshments
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Terms & Conditions

  • You will be sent an open-dated The Wharf Explorer Bus & Boat Tour ticket voucher which can be redeemed at any time during your holiday at the redemption centre in Fisherman's Wharf or on board one of the buses.
  • Tickets for the San Francisco Bay Sightseeing Cruise and Aquarium of the Bay will be given to you upon redemption of your ticket voucher.