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San Francisco: Airplane Sunset Flight Tour

1. San Francisco: Airplane Sunset Flight Tour

Take a 35-45 minute flight that starts off with a fly-over downtown Oakland, along the Bay Bridge, and over the Embarcadero, into San Francisco. From there your pilot navigates all the landmarks San Francisco has to offer including Coit Tower, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge. This flight takes place as the sun sets and the skies highlight the Bay in beautiful orange and red hues. Witness nightlife waking up as the city lights light up all the main roads and buildings, and the first stars of the night greet you from above.

San Francisco Bay: Sail & Jail Boat Cruise & Alcatraz Ticket

2. San Francisco Bay: Sail & Jail Boat Cruise & Alcatraz Ticket

Experience the beautiful San Francisco Bay on a 1.5-hour catamaran cruise. Take in San Francisco's breathtaking skyline as you sail by Alcatraz Island and under the Golden Gate Bridge. Feel the Californian breeze in your hair and keep a look out for sea lions in the bay. The first part of your combination tour is a ferry ride and visit to the notorious Alcatraz prison, which served as a federal penitentiary from 1934 to 1963 and housed infamous criminals like Al Capone and Robert Stroud, the Birdman. Take the award-winning 45-minute Cellhouse audio tour and hear the tales of those who lived Alcatraz. This tour brings history to life through the recounting of tales from correctional officers and prisoners. Then, go on a catamaran cruise and view your surroundings from a protected viewing area, or you could really live on the edge and stand on the canvas trampoline nets with the waves beneath your feet. Pick up a helpful navigation guide providing information about San Francisco's landmarks as you sail past. Complete the trip by taking the helm from the captain for a chance to steer the boat yourself: it's the perfect activity for kids as well as kids at heart. The captain and crew are always there, happy to snap a photo or answer your questions about the sights of San Francisco. If all this excitement makes you hungry, there are snacks, soda, beer, or wine available at the cabin's snack bar. So come and see San Francisco's skyline like never before on this incredible sailing adventure. Please note that the catamaran cruise does not stop at Alcatraz Island. You will receive a separate ticket to board the ferry from San Francisco's Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island.

San Francisco: Wine Tasting on the Bay

3. San Francisco: Wine Tasting on the Bay

Marvel the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. Start at Pier 39 and glide towards the Golden Gate Bridge, up close to the infamous Alcatraz, down the San Francisco city front, and past many other famous landmarks and attractions. Experience San Francisco from unique perspectives and take iconic photos of the world-famous skyline and wildlife from a 360-degree walkway around the boat. Enjoy personalized treatment and a large selection of local wines. Beverages are available for purchase during your tour.

San Francisco Segway Sunset Tour

4. San Francisco Segway Sunset Tour

See 3 of San Francisco’s most enchanting neighborhoods during sunset and at night on a 2.5-hour Segway tour with guide. Meet your guide at Fisherman’s Wharf, where you will get a 45-50 minute training session to familiarize yourself with the self-balancing Segways. Then, glide through North Beach, best known as San Francisco’s Little Italy. Stop at Washington Square Park and learn about the Beat Generation that used to frequent the area. Then, continue to Chinatown, a veritable city within a city. See the hidden alleys of the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. Enjoy romantic night views of the Transamerica Pyramid and Ferry Building. The tour will then loop back from the edge of the Financial District towards the Wharf. Cruise past historic piers along the Embarcadero, while San Francisco Bay glitters against the night. Your next stop is Fisherman’s Wharf, gliding past picturesque fishing harbors and hidden gems such as Fish Alley and Fisherman’s Chapel. Watch Dungeness crabs being cracked, and see the Cable Car turntable at the end of the Hyde Street Line. At Ghirardelli Square, you will learn more about the famous chocolate that bears its name. View the streamline design of the National Maritime Museum and take in breathtaking views of Alcatraz Lighthouse and the twinkling lights of the Bay Bridge. Then, return to the start point, and end with an Irish coffee at Buena Vista Café. Please note:  Bring an extra layer of warm, wind resistant clothing. Rain ponchos, knit gloves and warm jackets are available for guest use. Please leave bulky backpacks at home.

San Francisco: 2-Hour Private Jeep Tour at Night

5. San Francisco: 2-Hour Private Jeep Tour at Night

Embark on a fun and unique tour experience as you explore San Francisco in a Jeep at night. See more of the city in less time, visit famous locations, and enjoy entertaining commentary from your local guide along the way. Enjoy the nighttime ambiance of the city as you tick off the top San Francisco highlights on your bucket list, all from the comfort of an open-air, convertible Jeep. Choose from 23 of the most iconic landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Ferry Building, and Alamo Square. This tour is a safe and fun way for the whole family to learn about San Francisco.

San Francisco: City Tour By Night on Hippie Bus

6. San Francisco: City Tour By Night on Hippie Bus

Enjoy beautiful night sights on this intimate, 6-person tour. Hop on board a vintage, VW hippie bus and take a 2-hour of San Francisco at night. Watch the city become tie-dyed, as the sun goes down and the lights go up. Enjoy sights of the Golden Gate Bridge, Embarcadero, and the night skyline. Hear historic facts, interesting stories and fun things to do in the city from your local guide. Snuggle up in free blankets as you take in the views. Additional buses are available for groups larger than 6 people to caravan through the city.

From Vegas: Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Rockies 11-Day Tour

7. From Vegas: Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Rockies 11-Day Tour

Go on a multi-day trip from Las Vegas to San Fransisco. Choose to camp or stay in hotels. Make your experience even more memorable with a private guide. Day 1: Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park Take a beautiful drive to a 10,000-foot summit through Cedar Breaks. Arrive at Bryce Canyon National Park in time for a delicious rim-side picnic lunch. Then, enjoy a full afternoon of hiking. Day 2: Bryce Canyon to Salt Lake City Go north to Salt Lake City, Utah, home to the tabernacle choir. Spend the afternoon exploring Mormon Pioneer history. Even if you choose the camping option, you will stay in a hotel this night. Day 3: Grand Tetons National Park See the Grand Tetons Mountain Range, which rises above a scene rich with abundant wildlife, pristine lakes, and spectacular mountain peaks. Day 4: Yellowstone National Park Discover the crown jewel of the National Parks and spend two days exploring this huge and fascinating area with your expert tour guide. Explore the mountain wilderness, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of buffalo and elk. Day 5: Yellowstone National Park Continue exploring Yellowstone and go on hikes ranging from easy to moderate and 2 to 5 miles in length. See more spectacular volcanic features. Your guide will tailor hikes to your group's abilities and interests. Day 6: Yellowstone National Park and Rocky Mountains Get up close and personal with some wildlife with a fun and educational visit to the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear and Wolf Discovery Center in the morning. Three major canyons offer great walks and views. Day 7: Snow Canyon and Las Vegas Explore the trails and dunes of beautiful Snow Canyon State Park. Your day concludes in Las Vegas in the late afternoon, leaving you plenty of time to explore this fun city by night. Even if you choose the camping option, you will stay in a hotel this night. Day 8: Death Valley National Park Heading to California in the morning, you will embark on a guided tour of Death Valley National Park. Enjoy photo stops and shorts walks at Zabriskie Point, Artist’s Palette, and Badwater Basin Salt flats. Day 9: Tioga Pass to Yosemite National Park Weather permitting, crossing the Tioga Pass in the morning for an extremely scenic route. Pass by highlights such as Olmsted Point, Lake Tenaya, Tuolumne Meadows, and Mono Lake en route to Yosemite Valley. In the event that the Tioga Pass is closed, this tour will route through Lake Isabella instead of Bishop. Day 10: Full Day at Yosemite National Park Spend a full day exploring the walks offered in the park. There are countless walks ranging from easy to strenuous. You can also opt for a guided tour with your expert guide to the premier panoramas such as Bridalveil Falls, Lower Yosemite Falls, and capture views of Half Dome and El Capitan. Day 11: San Francisco Head to the City by the Bay and complete your adventure with a fully guided tour of this vibrant city. Stops include Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Haight/Ashbury, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Your tour will finish at around 5:00 PM.

Vegas to San Francisco: American Southwest Parks 11-Day Tour

8. Vegas to San Francisco: American Southwest Parks 11-Day Tour

Join an epic 11-day tour of the great American Southwest National Parks and California. Meet up with guides along the way, and enjoy breakfast and lunch with your tour companions. For families and adventurers alike, enjoy the convenience of an all-inclusive package and customize your trip as you like. Choose to stay in hotels, camp along the way, or even drive yourself.  Day 1: Zion National Park Challenge yourself on what’s considered the best half-day hike in the Southwest by hiking a narrow ridge line to Angels Landing. Take it easy or enjoy a river hike deep in the narrows before enjoying a BBQ. Day 2: Bryce National Park Climb 8,000 feet into Bryce National Park. Stroll along the rim and marvel at the unique sandstone spires (hoodoos). Take a soak in the outdoor hot tub back at camp and ease those hiking muscles. End the day with a night around the campfire. Day 3 and 4: Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Explore this stunning landscape in a guided sunset hummer tour or hang off a sandstone cliff on an optional canyoneering adventure. Visit Arches National Park, home to over 2,000 arches, for a hike to Delicate Arch. Day 5: Monument Valley Discover the setting for many famous western movies and home to the Navajo Indian tribe. Hop onboard a 4X4 Jeep and take a Navajo guided tour of Monument Valley. Camp right along the rim, and get the best view of a magnificent sunrise. Day 6: Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Enjoy an optional visit to the world’s most famous slot canyon, Antelope Canyon. Then go on a scenic walk to view Horseshoe Bend before heading to the Grand Canyon. Take an optional helicopter ride, stroll along the rim at sunset, or simply relax in one the rim cafes and admire the view. Day 7: Las Vegas Get your kicks on Route 66 and arrive back in Sin City. Have plenty of time to relax poolside before heading to the Strip for a night out. Day 8: Death Valley National Park Heading to California this morning you will embark on a guided tour of Death Valley National Park. Enjoy photo stops and shorts walks at Zabriskie Point, Artist’s Palette, Badwater Basin Salt Flats, Devil’s Golf Course and the Mesquite Sand Dunes. Day 9: Tioga Pass to Yosemite National Park Weather permitting, cross the Tioga Pass for an extremely scenic route, passing by highlights such as Olmsted Point and Mono Lake en route to Yosemite Valley. In case of poor weather conditions, you may reroute through Lake Isabella to Bishop, CA. Day 10: Full Day at Yosemite National Park Spend a full day exploring the trails offered in the park. Choose from countless walks, ranging from easy to strenuous, or opt for a guided tour. Day 11: San Francisco Your multi-day adventure concludes with a fully guided city tour of this vibrant city.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 456 reviews

We loved the tour! We went from the pier to the Golden Gate Bridge. We got very close to the Golden Gate Bridge and we were able to get some great photos of the city as the book turned around and headed back. We also got first row seats to Alcatraz Islands and were able to take up and close photos. We'd highly recommend this intimate boat tour if you're looking for a smaller setting to tour the bay and would enjoy some wine while you're at it. Note, it did get a bit windy and the waters got a bit choppy at the start but after that it was smooth sailing the rest of the way back.

Me and my girlfriend had the greatest time on this tour! I would highly recommend anyone to come and enjoy the ride as well as the drinks they have! Captain Evans is hands down one of the coolest captains I have ever had and was a great and courteous person!

Such a great way to experience San Francisco bay! Beautiful views of the city and golden gate bridge. We were surprised at how close we got to Alcatraz! We even got to see a bunch of porpoises in the water. Enjoyed the casual setting and wine selection!

Rick was the absolute best. He made us feel welcomed and comfortable. The flight was breathtaking! So beautiful! Thanks for making it the smoothest flight I have ever experienced. I would highly recommend this sunset flight :)

Even with chilly weather, the trip was still a delight, and the crew made it fun (especially the bartender!)