Recent Searches
Clear

Top San Francisco Shore Excursions

Saved to wishlist!
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Popular
Search experiences that may have limited interaction with crowds.
Search experiences with increased health and safety practices.
Search tours and activities you can do from home.

You are viewing Virtual Experiences in San Francisco. See more Virtual Experiences around the globe. 🌎

Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials
Select Dates
Dates
Water Tours
Day Trips
Full-day Tours
City Tours
Half-day Tours
Sailing
Hop on Hop Off
Walking Tours
Private and Luxury
Cultural Tours
Private Sightseeing Tours
Sightseeing Tours
Audio Guides
Culinary & Gourmet Tour
Historical Tours
Car Tours
On the Water
Multi-day Tours
Rail Tours
Wine Tastings
Airport & Hotel Transfers

717 results | All San Francisco Tours

Sort by: Featured

Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

star-4.5
646
Explore one of California's most iconic settings from the beauty of San Francisco Bay. This narrated Golden Gate Bay cruise journeys alongside Alcatraz and Angel Island State Park, past the shores of Sausalito and beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. You can choose to view the sights from inside your boat or out on deck.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$38.00
From
$38.00
Taking safety measures

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

star-4
2306
Ride a double-decker sightseeing bus to San Francisco's most famous landmarks with a choice of 2 different passes. Explore the city's 49 square miles, including stops at big-name attractions like Pier 39, the Palace of Fine Arts and Union Square. Go at your own pace, hopping off at any of 16 stops, exploring at your leisure, and then hopping back on when you're done. Choose the Premium pass to include a night tour or a Deluxe pass for an additional 24 hours of hop-on-hop-off and a night tour.
More
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$40.50
From
$40.50
Taking safety measures

Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco

Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco

star-4
2509
Escape to California’s famous wine country on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Taste regional varietals at multiple wineries in Napa and Sonoma, including both big-name and family-run estates. Learn about the winemaking process during guided tours of vineyards and barrel rooms, and savor the area’s gourmet culture with a stop for lunch in charming Sonoma Square Plaza.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$149.00
From
$149.00
Taking safety measures

San Francisco Dinner Dance Cruise

San Francisco Dinner Dance Cruise

star-4
239
Spend an evening on the San Francisco Bay during this dinner cruise, including a 4-course gourmet meal of fresh, local ingredients prepared on board. After dinner, dance to the live band or enjoy the nighttime views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the city skyline from the exterior deck.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$154.20
From
$154.20
Taking safety measures

Aquarium of the Bay General Admission Ticket
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Aquarium of the Bay General Admission Ticket

star-3.5
134
Gain admission to the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco, located at Pier 39 between Fisherman’s Wharf and the Alcatraz ferry landing. A general admission ticket provides direct access to all of the aquarium’s main exhibit areas, which house more than 20,000 sea creatures. Learn what is typically found in San Francisco Bay and the nearby Pacific, including sharks, river otters, and even octopuses. The aquarium features interactive exhibits, as well as walk-through glass tunnels where schools of anchovies and fluorescent jellyfish swim overhead and around you.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$29.25
From
$29.25
Taking safety measures

Muir Woods & Sausalito Half Day Tour (w/ upgrade option: Sausalito Ferry)
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Muir Woods & Sausalito Half Day Tour (w/ upgrade option: Sausalito Ferry)

star-4.5
2900
Wander through an ancient coastal redwood forest and explore the artistic bayside enclave of Sausalito on this half-day tour from San Francisco. Travel across the Golden Gate Bridge to visit Muir Woods, home to some of the oldest and tallest trees on Earth. Then, soak up stellar views of the San Francisco skyline and browse art galleries along the Sausalito waterfront. At the end of your tour choose between getting dropped off at Union Square in San Francisco or taking the Sausalito ferry back to San Francisco.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$73.00
From
$73.00
Taking safety measures

Alcatraz Inside with Fisherman's Wharf Lunch Credit
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Alcatraz Inside with Fisherman's Wharf Lunch Credit

star-3.5
112
Guarantee your visit to Alcatraz when you book in advance. Relax aboard your ferry transportation and return at a time of your choosing. Afterward, use your food voucher at a preselected restaurant in Fisherman’s Wharf.
More
  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$140.00
From
$140.00
Taking safety measures

San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch

San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch

star-4.5
2300
For one of the best wine country tours from San Francisco, combine a visit to Northern California wine country with a Muir Woods experience for a truly fabulous day out. This Super Saver provides two popular tours at one discount price, allowing you to see and taste the delights of Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties. You’ll begin with a walk through Muir Woods National Monument with an informative guide to stare up in wonder at the towering redwood trees. Then you'll visit three wineries, with wine-tasting included. You’ll also cross the Golden Gate Bridge and have free time on Sonoma Plaza to buy lunch if you haven't opted to upgrade to the lunch option.
More
  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$159.00
Price varies by group size
From
$159.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Alcatraz with San Francisco Bay Cruise

Alcatraz with San Francisco Bay Cruise

star-4
44
You will explore INSIDE the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on Alcatraz Island with America’s most ruthless criminals, including Al Capone. The ferry will leave on time at the specific time you booked. You have to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time at Pier 33. Walk, bike, take public transportation, or drive (as a last resort as it can be challenging to find parking), with easy access from anywhere around the Bay! On the island, follow the Cellhouse audio tour “Doing Time” (45 minutes) available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Also included is an amazing 60-minute SF Bay Cruise Adventure. Sail past the famous PIER 39 sea lions and along San Francisco’s historic waterfront, revealing the city’s fascinating skyline.You have the flexibility to go on your cruise on any day at any available departure. You will receive the schedule for this tour. Those are 2 separates tours.
More
  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$139.00
From
$139.00
Taking safety measures

Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco

Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco

star-4
1863
Discover the rugged beauty of the Sierra Nevada on this full-day trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. Travel aboard a comfortable van through historic Gold Rush towns to reach the park, where you’ll be amazed by supersized natural wonders like Yosemite Falls and the granite cliffs of Half Dome and El Capitan. Take a hike among ancient sequoia trees, and enjoy several hours to explore the park’s wonders on your own.
More
  • 14 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$189.00
Price varies by group size
From
$189.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

GoCar San Francisco Tour

GoCar San Francisco Tour

star-4.5
450
Ride a GoCar all over San Francisco as it navigates for you and provides a guided tour. Take as long as you like to explore the city with a storytelling car as your guide — what Time Magazine has called "one of the coolest inventions of the year." Let this tiny car show you what the city is all about, learn about its history and visit sites like the Presidio, Coit Tower, Chinatown and Lombard Street. Pick up your car at one of two convenient locations: Union Square or Beach Street near Fisherman's Wharf.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$81.56
per group
From
$81.56
per group
Taking safety measures

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise

star-4.5
311
On this San Francisco bridge cruise, get an up-close look at the city’s two engineering marvels—the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge—as you travel across San Francisco Bay. See major city sights like Alcatraz, Coit Tower, and the Ferry Building, and listen to recorded commentary about the city's legendary architecture while you glide under both bridges.
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$48.00
From
$48.00
Taking safety measures

Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

Special Offer

Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

star-4
554
Visit Yosemite National Park on this day trip from San Francisco. Upon arrival in the state's most famous national park, have lunch (own expense) or skip straight to the park to begin exploring. Follow your guide bus tour of the area and discover the park's charms on your own during your visit. Pickup from select San Francisco hotels is included.
More
  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$159.10
$169.00
$9.90 savings
From
$159.10
$169.00
$9.90 savings
Taking safety measures

Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

star-4
1465
Drive down one of the most scenic roads in California on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Cruise along the coast-hugging Highway 1, passing the mansions of Pebble Beach on the iconic 17-Mile Drive. Enjoy free time to explore Monterey, where you can stroll down Steinbeck’s Cannery Row or visit the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Browse the ritzy boutiques of Carmel-by-the-Sea and get a glimpse of Silicon Valley’s tech campuses on the return drive to San Francisco.
More
  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$85.00
From
$85.00
Taking safety measures

San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise

star-5
672
Sail across San Francisco Bay at twilight to admire the city skyline as it begins to light up for the night. With an experienced captain at the helm, you’ll glide past Alcatraz Island and cruise underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$90.00
From
$90.00
Taking safety measures

Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods (Entrance fee included)

Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods (Entrance fee included)

star-4.5
277
Explore the famous groves of the Northern California redwoods on this tour of Muir Woods. Departing from Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, a local guide drives you over the scenic Golden Gate Bridge and into the moist air of Muir Woods National Monument. Crane your neck to admire these 1,000-year-old trees standing 260 feet (80 meters) tall. Afterward, enjoy a drive through the charming town of Sausalito before heading back to the city.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$85.00
From
$85.00
Taking safety measures

California Academy of Sciences General Admission Ticket

California Academy of Sciences General Admission Ticket

star-4
413
Enjoy easy access to the California Academy of Sciences with this pre-paid ticket. Walk right in to enjoy the museum's 4-story rain forest, planetarium, and aquarium. Avoid wasting your precious vacation waiting in the long lines to purchase tickets for this exhibit-packed museum. Your admission includes all shows and exhibits, and is a perfect activity for families.
More
  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$36.95
From
$36.95
Taking safety measures

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise

star-4.5
87
Enjoy a relaxing outing on San Francisco Bay with a cruise. Take in panoramic views of the city skyline, marvel at Alcatraz Island, and journey beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Choose to sit indoors or savor cool bay breezes from an outdoor deck and experience San Francisco in a whole new way from the water. You can even learn about the sights that you're seeing from a free audio tour—available on any personal wifi-enabled device. This ticket allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$34.00
From
$34.00
Taking safety measures

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise

star-4.5
761
Bypass the line and head directly to the gate with your prebooked tickets. This sunset cruise takes you across San Francisco Bay with outstanding views of the city skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Bay Bridge, and Alcatraz Island. Relax while background music sets the tone. Watch the sunset or select a twilight cruise during winter months.
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$50.00
From
$50.00
Taking safety measures

San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour

San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour

star-5
281
Fly in a helicopter over San Francisco's most famous landmarks on this scenic tour. Fly over the city's neighborhoods, then head for Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Continue towards Angel Island and the Marin Headlands while you enjoy choreographed musical accompaniment and informative commentary from your expert pilot. 
More
  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$280.00
From
$280.00
Taking safety measures

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise

star-4
47
Learn stories behind the Bay Area's most notorious former federal penitentiary on a fascinating 'Escape from the Rock' cruise. Board a boat for a journey through the bay while listening to audio recordings (available in several languages) from ex-prisoners and guards about daily life on 'The Rock.' Learn about the Birdman of Alcatraz and the infamous 1962 'Alcatraz Escape,' and come to know why Alcatraz instilled fear into the hearts of even the worst-of-the-worst criminals. Tours are accessible on any of your own wifi-enabled iPads, smartphones or other devices. This ticket allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate.
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$42.00
From
$42.00
Taking safety measures

Napa & Sonoma Valley Tasting Experience w/ 3 Wineries (All tastings included)

Napa & Sonoma Valley Tasting Experience w/ 3 Wineries (All tastings included)

star-4.5
117
For wine enthusiasts, the Sonoma and Napa Valleys are often the pinnacle of the North American wine experience. However, for the uninitiated, choosing where and when to go can be a little daunting. This coach tour shuttles you in style to famous wineries in northern California and stop for lunch in Downtown Sonoma Square or Yountville, where you'll find a bevy of dining options and boutique shops for exploration.
More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$135.00
From
$135.00
Taking safety measures

Alcatraz Inside and One Day Bike Rental
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Alcatraz Inside and One Day Bike Rental

star-4
74
Get two classic San Francisco experiences—a bike ride starting at Fisherman’s Wharf and a visit to the notorious prison island of Alcatraz—in one combined tour package. Take a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, where you can explore at your own pace on a self-guided audio tour. Use the flexible 1-day bike rental on the day of your choosing and enjoy a safe ride with a helmet included.
More
  • 3 to 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$120.00
From
$120.00
Taking safety measures

Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco

star-5
511
Travel by minibus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park on a small-group day trip to one of the most visually stunning places on earth—considered the crown jewel of America’s national parks. This full-day itinerary takes you through the orchards of the Central Valley to Yosemite Valley, stopping first for a stroll through a grove of giant sequoias. Find plenty of photo ops of Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls. Numbers are limited to 15 passengers to ensure a personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide.
More
  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$189.00
From
$189.00
Taking safety measures

Filters

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the best Shore Excursions in San Francisco?
Q:
What Shore Excursions in San Francisco are 1 hour or less?
Q:
What Shore Excursions in San Francisco are taking additional safety precautions?
Q:
What Shore Excursions in San Francisco are good for avoiding crowds?