Wharf & Waterfront Segway Tour
San Francisco, California, USA
- Segway tour: This cool electric scooter doesn't need to move in order to balance, making it easy to operate. No worries, you'll receive hands-on training.
- Local attractions: You'll make ten stops as you tool around San Francisco's waterfront and explore top sites, including Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach (Little Italy).
- Guided tour: Expect amazing personal service from your guide who will share fascinating stories and give you the scoop on the city's past and present history.
About this San Francisco, California tour
There are many ways to tour San Francisco; on foot, via motorcoach, ferry, or cable car but one of the most adventurous and unique ways is via a Segway, the world's first and only two-wheeled, battery-powered, self-balancing electric vehicle. What a fun (and green) way to see this city's iconic wharf and waterfront.
You'll begin with an introductory video, hands-on training, and a test ride. After just a few minutes on a Segway, you'll feel completely comfortable. Then you'll head off with your group as your expert guide provides fun facts about what you're seeing. Check out the National Maritime Museum, Municipal Pier and Aquatic Park, and the cable car turnaround. Be on the lookout for the Dungenees crab stands at Fisherman's Wharf. You'll see the USS Pampanito, a United States Navy submarine, and the SSJeremiah O'Brien, a WWII Liberty ship and rare survivor of the 6,939-ship armada that stormed Normandy on D-Day, 1944.
Check out the sailing ships at Hyde Street Pier and historic Fish Alley, a wharf built during the California Gold Rush. Pay attention to the Fishermen's and Seamen's Memorial Chapel, dedicated to those who were lost at sea. Don't miss Ghirardelli Square, where Italian immigrant Domenico "Domingo" Ghirardelli opened his original chocolate factory in 1852.
Your guide will oversee stops for snacks and beverages along the way, as well as point out great spots for picture-taking. When your tour is over, you'll have lasting memories of touring the city in such a splendid way.
Ginger segueways into the Segway name
The Segway Personal Transporter vehicle was originally code-named Ginger, after Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire's dance partner. When it came out in 2001, it was priced at $5,000, the equivalent of a standard used car. The rider moves the Segway by moving his body weight around, and then steers with the handlebars. It was supposed to revolutionize the world. That didn't quite happen. But the machine is easy to use and a lot of fun, too.
Please make your way to the Electric Tour Company Ticket Booth, Fisherman's Wharf (Rear parking lot).757 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Travelers must check-in 15 minutes prior to tour time.
A helmet and safety vest are provided. Bulky backpacks cannot be accommodated. Rain gear is available for those infrequent rainy days.
Each Segway has a handlebar storage bag for cameras, light jackets and purses. Activity is 2.5 hours including training. Training is 40 to 45 minutes, During the busy summer season training time may be slightly longer.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Riders must be able to easily and quickly step on and off the Segway without assistance. Physical ability is similar to climbing and descending stairs without assistance or use of a handrail.
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Suitable for travelers 12 years of age and older. Travelers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
To participate on this tour, you must weigh between 100 and 275 lbs. (45-125 kg)
Special Medical Restriction
This tour is only suited to travelers in very good physical condition. It is not recommended to you if you suffer from seizures, have heart, back, neck, respiratory, or shoulder problems, recently had surgery, or are pregnant.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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