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Bus & Boat Adventure provided by Skyline Sightseeing

Bus & Boat Adventure
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, English, Italian, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7136P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Official City Tour
  • 1 hour San Francisco Bay Cruise
  • English speaking live guide or audio commentary in various languages
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 2724 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Between Beach St and Jefferson St.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
Inclusions
  • 1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Official City Tour
  • 1 hour San Francisco Bay Cruise
  • English speaking live guide or audio commentary in various languages
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 2724 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Between Beach St and Jefferson St.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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4.5
9 reviews
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Phyllis B
Saint Paul, MN117 contributions
I paid for the City and Sea Adventure tickets in advance for my daughter and me. When we arrived, we were able to take the bus tour of San Francisco, but not the boat tour I had paid for. We LOVED the bus tour, which gives patrons a little history of each area of San Francisco, with an excellent view from the open-top bus roof seats. We were allowed to "Hop on and Hop off" and another bus came along regularly to carry us on our way through the rest of the tour. When we went to the boat tour area, we were told that the company had recently changed owners. To get our harbor tour ride, we were told we had to make our way to the main office in a different location. Our other choice was to request a refund, although it didn't sound like it was likely we would receive it. I suggest that if you're interested in these tours, you schedule separately or wait until you arrive to get current information directly from the company.
Written 30 January 2019
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We are so sorry to hear you were unable to take the boat portion of your package, but we are happy to hear you enjoyed the bus portion. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.
Written 27 February 2019
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Melanie C
Queen Creek2 contributions
I brought my 9yo son for a quick trip to explore San Francisco. We had one day to pack in as much as we could. We stayed in the Fisherman's Wharf area so we were close to everything. We were fortunate to snag some "cancellation" tickets to see Alcatraz. In the early afternoon I purchased the 1 day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and San Francisco Bay cruise package. The cruise was great fun and we loved learning more about the area, riding under the Golden Gate Bridge and spying the sea lions and seals.
Upon our return we grabbed the last (5pm) Hop-On Hop-Off Bus leaving stop 1. JD was our driver and Dominica was our tour guide. They were fabulous! They explained that although it was hop-on, hop-off that due to it being the last bus of the night if we got off we were on our own to get back. We were so wiped out from our busy day that we were just happy to grab a seat up top, put on our headphones and listen to Dominica as she pointed out the sights and shared her vast knowledge of the city. Halfway through the tour we were the only 2 passengers left and we became fast friends with both JD and Dominca. I would highly recommend this tour. It was one of the highlights of our trip.
Written 19 February 2020
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Reservations D
We are so happy to hear you were able to get some last minute tickets to the amazing Alcatraz! Thank you also for giving a shout out to JD & Dominica as we always love to hear the great feedback. Look us up in 130+ cities around the world!
Written 28 February 2020
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tamarat545
10 contributions
This will not disappoint if you're a local and have just hung out in your regular spots -- you'll learn new, remember old and just have an incredible view the whole time (from the top of course!0.
Written 9 October 2019
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Reservations D
Glad to hear you had a good time, come back and visit us soon!
Written 17 October 2019
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Abhijit D
3 contributions
We took the night tour and my wife forgot her iPhone in the bus. Tony came to our to return the iPhone by driving 30 miles. Can’t thank u enough Tony.
Written 28 December 2017
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Thank you so much for sharing your story about Tony!
Written 29 December 2017
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Rob-Jan V
Heerlen, The Netherlands3 contributions
We had a great day and really enjoyed the enthusiastic interactive tour guide on the bus. Excellent way to discover this wonderful city.
Written 7 December 2018
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We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the tour. Thanks for giving a shout out to your tour guide!
Written 4 January 2019
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baywolf51
Houston, Texas3 contributions
Friends
The boat ride was the best way to see the city and the Golden Gate Bridge. Bus ride was informative and entertaining! Great driver.
Written 10 May 2022
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Cynthia G
2 contributions
Friends
It was cool to ride on top of the Big Bus even though we got wind burnt! The sea adventure was nice so we got close to Alcatraz.
Written 27 June 2021
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Aida R
5 contributions
Best tour! This was our first time and we got to do the boat tour and the bus tour! The staff was friendly and helpful! It’s worth your money! I recommend to get there early and reserve your boat tour first then do the bus tour.
Written 3 June 2021
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By: Skyline Sightseeing
amandalJ524IU
amandalJ524IU
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Brilliant
This is one of the best hop on hop off tours I've done. We've used the big bus company in other cities, and this wa
177dmv
177dmv
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Underwhelming Napa Experience
This tour was underwhelming. You spend equal time in the bus, and then just an hour at each stop. While an hour is
jamestenn77
jamestenn77
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A good day
Our driver George was the best. He’s very knowledgeable of the history of California wine country which I found enl
Anne P
Anne P
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If I could give zero stars I would
If I could give zero stars I would. This trip was bought and paid for a month ago through our travel agent. We were
Heather O
Heather O
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Do Not Trust this company
Had our hop on hop off & Alcatraz tour booked & paid for for months!!!!! 2 days before we’re due to arrive they ema
coym2022
coym2022
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Great
It was a great experience all the way around. Only thing was the fog but that is mother nature's fault.
KD O
KD O
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Skip this.
I have been on hop on/hope off tours in most of the big cities in the U.S. and Canada and it was always well worth
Julie C
Julie C
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NEVER book - you will not have tickets!!
DO NOT ever for any reason decide to book with this company. We booked our kids' dream trip - a trip to San Fran
amymJ6067MQ
amymJ6067MQ
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Totally misrepresented
Muir Woods is beautiful... but other than a ride over the bay... the woods is all you really see. There is no tour
abelgR8817VZ
abelgR8817VZ
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Did not receive tour due to it being shut down, I need a refund.
This service is no longer running. We did not find out till we got to the location and found another company runnin
jnlisa2019
jnlisa2019
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Best trip ever!!!
I've been to SF many times as I grew up in Sacramento but this was my husband first trip and my first time taking t
KaranHothi
KaranHothi
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Great day in SF !
I came from Toronto, Canada and went to SF to see the city. I made the best decision to use Hop on Hoff off bus tou
293amarjith
293amarjith
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A Fun Filled Day in San Francisco
I did the tour with my family and it was lot of fun. Staff was super friendly and customer service was amazing. Bes
Beawashere
Beawashere
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San Francisco
Terrible?? First of all and I mean all employees think that we know how to use the buses, so there is no communica
bamaberri
bamaberri
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Big Bus Tours owns this
Nowhere does it say that big bus owns this line. We found out the day we went to use our tickets. The stop wasn't w
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