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San Francisco Guided Segway Tour

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The Original San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf & Waterfront Guided Segway Tour -Rated in the Top Three Tours of San Francisco on TripAdvisor.

 

Day Tours

 

A city as unique as San Francisco demands a one-of-a-kind way to tour it. And a fun Segway day or night tour is the answer!



You will experience the Segway i2 with Lean Steer Technology on all of our San Francisco Tours. Each guest is issued a compact radio receiver so they don't miss a detail of what the guide is saying about each site we pass.

Tour on the i2 Segway while enjoying tour narration through a personal radio system!

Fisherman's Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour Sights and Stops

Your narrated "Wharf and Waterfront Tour Route" will feature spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay while you visit:

  • Municipal Pier and Aquatic Park.
  • Fisherman's Wharf and its picturesque fishing harbors.
  • Cable Car turnaround.
  • Ghirardelli Square home of delicious chocolate!
  • National Maritime Museum and the historic sailing ships at Hyde Street Pier
  • Spectacular views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Fish Alley, Fisherman's Chapel, WWII Liberty Ship and Submarine Pampanito
  • Visit Wharf areas behind the scenes where the fishing industry, fleet and seafood processing are located.
  • See the Dungeness Crab Stands in Historic Fisherman's Wharf.
  • Loop through North Beach San Francisco's Little Italy.
  • See Washington Square Park in North Beach.

Tour and Training Overview:

After a 45-50 minute fun training on how to safely operate the Segway, you'll explore the San Francisco waterfront with a fully narrated tour. Tours are limited to ten riders per guide and ages 12 and up over 100 lbs (45 kilos) are welcome

Tour Cost:

Tours are $ 70.00 per person. Advance reservations are required.

Departure Dates and Times:

April through October daily 9:00 am, 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm.

November through March 10:00 am and 1:30 pm daily.

All tours start on time, so please arrive 15 minutes early to check in. Extra departure times are added on busy days.

Tour Length:

Training takes 45 -50 minutes, Tours are 2.5 hours including the training time. During the busy Summer season training time may be slightly longer.


Departure Location

Tours depart 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.

Our training area is behind a building and is not visible until you are standing at the end of the driveway. There is a Wells Fargo ATM (red Sign) at the driveway entrance.

Click on the thumbnail below for a map of our location:

Google map for driving directions


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WHARF AND WATERFRONT SEGWAY TOUR


$70.00 Per Person

Advance Reservations Encouraged

 

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San Francisco Segway Tour - Segways are fun to ride
Segways are easy to learn and fun to ride. An eco-friendly alternative to bus, trolley and van tours.

San Francisco Segway Tour - Palace of Fine Arts
Historic structures from the Pan Pacific Expo.

San Francisco Segway Tour - Coit Tower
The tour route follows the waterfront. Enjoy great views of San Francisco Bay and the city skyline including Coit Tower.

San Francisco Segway Tour - Maritime Pier and Alcatraz
Guest enjoying the glide on the Maritime Pier with Alcatraz in the background. A great place to try out your Segway moves.

San Francisco Segway Tour - Liberty Ship Jeremiah O'Brien
The WWII Submarine USS Pampanito and Liberty Ship Jeremiah O'Brien are some of the sights on the waterfront Segway tour.

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San Francisco Night Segway Tour: Chinatown, Little Italy, Embarcadero Waterfront and Fisherman's Wharf

Night Tours

Visit three neighborhoods on this new San Francisco Night Segway Tour. Segway tours are the most sensational way to see the city by the bay. This evening exploration will take you to the best views and hidden locations.! You will love gliding through the city on a Segway.


Play Video   Watch the Segway Night Tour of Chinatown & Little Italy Video

NEW ROUTE: San Francisco Night Segway Tour Sights and Stops

You will enjoy this fully narrated Little Italy, Chinatown, Embarcadero Waterfront and Fisherman's Wharf Segway Tour Route:

  • The tour begins at the West end of Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • Glide through North Beach, the neighborhood best known as San Francisco’s Little Italy. This famous culinary destination prides itself on authentic Italian fare and bustles with activity both day and night.
  • Stop at Washington Square Park by Saints Peter and Paul Church, where guests will learn about the authentic Beat Generation in North Beach.
  • Next, visit the Chinatown neighborhood, a veritable city within a city. Cruise through historic Chinatown and past hidden alleys in the largest Chinese community outside of Asia.
  • As the tour moves farther east, enjoy romantic night views of the Transamerica Pyramid and the Ferry Building.
  • The tour will loop back from the edge of the Financial District towards the Wharf, cruising past historic Piers along the Embarcadero while the San Francisco Bay glitters against the night.
  • The next stop is Fisherman’s Wharf, where guides will take you past picturesque fishing harbors and hidden gems like Fish Alley, Fisherman’s Chapel, a WWII Liberty Ship, and the Pampanito submarine. See and hear Dungeness crabs being cracked in stands located in the heart of Historic Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • Learn how Cable Cars operate and see the built-in Cable Car turntable at the end of the Hyde Street Line.
  • Everyone loves chocolate! See Ghirardelli Square and learn more about the famous chocolate that bears its name.
  • View the unique streamline design of National Maritime Museum and the fleet of historic sailing ships berthed at Hyde Street Pier.
  • Pause to take in breathtaking nighttime views of the Alcatraz Lighthouse and the twinkling lights of the Bay Bridge.
  • Return to the starting point, and perhaps visit the Buena Vista Cafe after the tour ends for a taste of their famous Irish Coffee.

Tour & Training Overview

After a 45 -50 minute training on how to safely operate the Segway, you'll explore the San Francisco waterfront with a fully narrated tour. Tours are limited to ten riders and ages 12 and up over 100 lbs (45 kilos) are welcome. We will run this tour on non-scheduled nights for groups of 6 or more. Please call.

Tour on the i2 Segway while enjoying tour narration through a personal radio system!

You will experience the Segway i2 with Lean Steer Technology on all of our San Francisco Tours. Each guest is issued a compact radio receiver so they don't miss a detail of what the guide is saying about each site we pass.

Night tours are run with headlights and red flasher lights just like a you would use on a bike.

Tour Cost:

Night Tour is $ 70.00 per person. Advance reservations are required.

Night Tour Departure Dates and Times:

April until October 7:30 pm nightly.

November until March 5:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights.

All tours start on time, so please arrive 15 minutes early.

Tour Length:

Training takes 45-50 minutes, Night tours are 2.5 hours including training time.

Departure Location

Night Tours depart 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.

Click on the thumbnail below for a map of our location:

Google map for driving directions


Read Guest Reviews of our Night Segway Tour

Average rating:
Average rating: 5.0
(based on 245 reviews)

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NIGHT SEGWAY TOUR - CHINATOWN, NORTH BEACH , LITTLE ITALY AND EMBARCADERO WATERFRONT

$70.00 Per Person

Advanced Reservations Encouraged

 

Click here to book a Night Segway Tour

 

Click here to purchase a gift certificate

 

Call 415-474-3130


Segway Night Tour - Fish Alley
The night tour visits Fish Alley where you will see behind the scenes of the fishing industry and view historic Monterey fishing boats from the 1940s.

Segway Night Tour - Transamerica Pyramid
The skyline views includes Ghirardelli Square - Home of the famous chocolate and The Transamerica Pyramid at the foot of Columbus Ave.

Segway Night Tour - North Beach
Explore San Francisco at Night with this fun Segway adventure though Chinatown, North Beach , Embarcadero Waterfront and the Wharf

Segway Night Tour - Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is lighted at night and can be viewed from Maritime Park.

Segway Night Tour - Segways up the Hill
The Segway easily climbs a few of the smaller hills as you enjoy this Segway Night tour adventure

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Rider Requirements:

The San Francisco Segway Tour has only a few restrictions. Riders must:
  • Be age 12 and up over 100 lbs (45 kilos). Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (If you are concerned about mobility issues please call us to discuss. We want every rider to have a safe tour.) Pregnant guests are not allowed on the tour.
  • 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 will be standing for 2 hours.
  • Weigh between 100 and 250 pounds (45 to 113 kilos)
  • This activity is not recommended for guests age 70 and up.
  • Wear the helmet and safety vest that is provided with the tour.
  • Not wear flip-flops, open-toe sandals, or high heels.
  • Sign a liability waiver.
  • Complete the Segway rider training and test ride.
  • Respect road signs, pedestrians, bikes and cars for a safe enjoyable ride.

San Francisco Segway Tour - On the Waterfront
Enjoy a Waterfront Segway Tour at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.

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Training Session and Bike Lane Route Info:

Riding a Segway is similar to riding a bike-it's intuitive but nobody is born knowing how to operate it. That's why the tour time includes 45-50 minutes of rider training so you can get comfortable on the Segway before we head out on the route. During the busy Summer season training time may be slightly longer.

The training session 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. Training includes:
  • Hands-on training with an instructor, introductory video, test ride and skills review, rider courtesy instruction and review of the rules of the road.

Our routes in San Francisco are mainly on designated bike lanes. These bike lanes are adjacent to city streets. In some places the bike lane is the full width of the city street. We are in a busy big city and will be in some high traffic areas. San Francisco has more bike lanes per square mile than any other US City. Unlike Segway tours in other US cities we cannot operate the tours on the sidewalk. Each Segway has a radio so the guide can advise you to upcoming changes in the route. Similar to a bike ride you will have to be aware of your surroundings and traffic.

Additional Information & Terms:

Liability Agreement :

All customers will be required to review and sign our tour agreement and liability waiver before starting their tour. The San Francisco Electric Tour Company assumes no responsibility for delays caused by accidents, breakdown, bad conditions of the road and other conditions beyond control, in addition to insufficient numbers of guests. Not responsible for loss or damage to property.

Hotel pick up:

We do not offer Hotel Pick up service for our tours.

Changes to a Reservation and Cancellation and No Show Policy:

Reservations require a full advance payment via Credit Card. We will send an e-mail confirmation voucher for the date and time of your tour. The voucher includes driving directions public transit information and parking locations. You have the option of printing your voucher using the mobile version on your smart phone. Payment is fully refundable if the reservation is canceled 3 days -72 hours or more prior to the scheduled tour.

We have a limited amount of Segways. No Shows are charged in full. The deposit WILL NOT be refunded for any reason within 72 hours of your scheduled tour.

IMPORTANT Check your final confirmation for correct date and time. It is your responsibility to be at the designated tour location on the correct date. No refund for no-shows



San Francisco Segway Tour - Gliding near Ghirardelli Square on Fisherman's Wharf Gliding near Ghirardelli Square while exploring Fisherman's Wharf on a guided Segway Tour.
Languages:

Tours are conducted in English. NEW: We have guest training videos available in 8 languages.

Meals Souvenirs and Miscellaneous Costs:

Tour prices do not include Meals, Beverages, Admission Fees, Gratuities or Souvenirs. Guide gratuities are not included and are appreciated.

Tour Size, Routing and Weather:


We reserve the right to change the size or routing of the tour to meet demands for that specific day. San Francisco is famous for the fog! Our tours run in fog, light rain or shine. We always suggest multiple layers of warm clothing for any San Francisco activity. Summer afternoon temperatures can be in the 50's. It can be very windy in San Francisco along the bay. Rain gear is available for those infrequent rainy days. Segways are designed to run in any weather. If seasonal fog or weather obscures the view, tour routes may be altered. You will not be charged if we cancel a tour.

All of our Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ are here.

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The Electric Tour Company is a private company and is in no way connected with Segway, LLC or Ultramotor LTD.
Segway is a registered trademark of Segway LLC in the United States and other countries. Ultramotor and Ultramotor A2B are registered trademarks of Ultramotor LTD in the United States and other countries.