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GoCar San Francisco Tour provided by GoCar GPS Guided Tours

GoCar San Francisco Tour
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Tour snapshot
Cover more ground with a private GoCar that provides GPS navigation and commentary
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Explore San Francisco at your own pace in a GoCar that provides a self-guided tour with GPS navigation. The tiny car takes you to city highlights such as the Presidio, Chinatown, Lombard Street, and Coit Tower. Choose from tour options that last from one hour to a full day, and start from one of two convenient locations: Beach Street near Fisherman's Wharf, or Union Square.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Personalize the itinerary to your interests and time frame
  • See San Francisco in a small car that makes parking and hill-climbing easier
  • Design your self-guided tour to go shopping, sightseeing, or both
What to expect
Make your own way to the Union Square or Beach Street location to pick up your GoCar. The staff provides a safety briefing, helmet, and driving instructions before you set out on your self-guided tour. The GoCar is an open-top, 3-wheeled car that can accommodate up to two people per car, and reaches speeds of up to 35 miles (56 kilometers) per hour. While driving the easy-to-handle GoCar, hear GPS directions that tell you where to go, and listen to taped commentary about the historical significance of each destination. Have the option to take the designated route or create your own tour itinerary. The preloaded tour includes more than 50 landmarks such as Golden Gate Park, Palace of Fine Arts, Fort Point, Crissy Field, Ocean Beach, and Lombard Street. Stop when you like, and have time for photo ops, lunch, and shopping, before returning your GoCar at the end of your tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Personalize the itinerary to your interests and time frame
  • See San Francisco in a small car that makes parking and hill-climbing easier
  • Design your self-guided tour to go shopping, sightseeing, or both
What to expect
Make your own way to the Union Square or Beach Street location to pick up your GoCar. The staff provides a safety briefing, helmet, and driving instructions before you set out on your self-guided tour. The GoCar is an open-top, 3-wheeled car that can accommodate up to two people per car, and reaches speeds of up to 35 miles (56 kilometers) per hour. While driving the easy-to-handle GoCar, hear GPS directions that tell you where to go, and listen to taped commentary about the historical significance of each destination. Have the option to take the designated route or create your own tour itinerary. The preloaded tour includes more than 50 landmarks such as Golden Gate Park, Palace of Fine Arts, Fort Point, Crissy Field, Ocean Beach, and Lombard Street. Stop when you like, and have time for photo ops, lunch, and shopping, before returning your GoCar at the end of your tour.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 3472GOCAR
Important information
Inclusions
  • Rental of GPS touring car
  • Rider orientation
  • Tank of gas
  • Helmets
  • Map
  • 8.75% environmental fee for carbon offset, gasoline and tire recycling
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), approximately $19
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Point National Historic Site
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • 431 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Tour departs from Fisherman's Wharf • Located Taylor Street • Phone +1-415-441-5695. Open 10am - 6pm.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • GoCars hold a maximum of 2 people. Prices are per GoCar - not per person.
  • Pickup location must be chosen at time of booking. This is the location where your GoCar will be reserved
  • Driver must be 21 years or older to rent and must provide a major credit card and valid driver’s license at the time of check-in. A driver’s license must be in the customer’s physical possession (no photocopy). For foreign customer’s, an international license is not necessary.
  • Passengers must be 4 years of age or older - and small children must safely fit into one of our DOT approved helmets. The GoCar is registered as a motorcycle - but a motorcycle license is not required to operate the vehicle.
  • All renters must be able to read, understand and sign a liability release and waiver form (standard participant agreement)
  • On the day of rental, a $500 security deposit will be held on the customer’s credit card. If a CDW or SLI insurance plan is selected, a $150 security deposit will be held. The security deposit is released when the GoCar is returned.
  • Foreign language options are available in French, Spanish, Italian and German
  • For the safety and comfort of passengers the maximum height is 6'4" (1.9m) and maximum combined weight of 500 lbs (226.8 kg) for two passengers
  • Can you stop along the way?
  • Yes, you set your own pace. The car always knows where you are and you can park anywhere you want (motorcycle parking or car parking) for as long as you want, and as soon as you start to drive again, the car will begin to talk!
  • Do you have to stay on the tour?
  • Absolutely not! If there is a San Francisco sight you wish to see but is not yet included on the tour, just use the map provided to navigate your own way through the city streets.
  • Vehicles:
  • Are controlled with a motorcycle-style handle, throttle, and hand brakes. The 3-wheeled cars seat two and have a lockable trunk for your things. Their small size makes parking a breeze, and in San Francisco - a major bonus!
  • How fast does the car go?
  • Up to 35-mph. Note that drivers in San Francisco do not typically drive fast, therefore an average speed of 30-mph or less can be expected while driving.
  • Can you cross the Golden Gate Bridge?
  • No, but the tour will navigate you to Fort Point. Here the bridge soars about 200-feet above your head. It is possible to gain pedestrian access to the bridge span from the car park at the bridge vantage point.
  • What is a CDW?
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is an optional form of insurance similar to rental car insurance that limits your liability in case of accident. It is non-refundable. If you opt to purchase the CDW your deposit for rented a GoCar is only USD$150.00 instead of USD$400.00
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Rental of GPS touring car
  • Rider orientation
  • Tank of gas
  • Helmets
  • Map
  • 8.75% environmental fee for carbon offset, gasoline and tire recycling
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), approximately $19
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Point National Historic Site
Departure details
  • 431 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Tour departs from Fisherman's Wharf • Located Taylor Street • Phone +1-415-441-5695. Open 10am - 6pm.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • GoCars hold a maximum of 2 people. Prices are per GoCar - not per person.
  • Pickup location must be chosen at time of booking. This is the location where your GoCar will be reserved
  • Driver must be 21 years or older to rent and must provide a major credit card and valid driver’s license at the time of check-in. A driver’s license must be in the customer’s physical possession (no photocopy). For foreign customer’s, an international license is not necessary.
  • Passengers must be 4 years of age or older - and small children must safely fit into one of our DOT approved helmets. The GoCar is registered as a motorcycle - but a motorcycle license is not required to operate the vehicle.
  • All renters must be able to read, understand and sign a liability release and waiver form (standard participant agreement)
  • On the day of rental, a $500 security deposit will be held on the customer’s credit card. If a CDW or SLI insurance plan is selected, a $150 security deposit will be held. The security deposit is released when the GoCar is returned.
  • Foreign language options are available in French, Spanish, Italian and German
  • For the safety and comfort of passengers the maximum height is 6'4" (1.9m) and maximum combined weight of 500 lbs (226.8 kg) for two passengers
  • Can you stop along the way?
  • Yes, you set your own pace. The car always knows where you are and you can park anywhere you want (motorcycle parking or car parking) for as long as you want, and as soon as you start to drive again, the car will begin to talk!
  • Do you have to stay on the tour?
  • Absolutely not! If there is a San Francisco sight you wish to see but is not yet included on the tour, just use the map provided to navigate your own way through the city streets.
  • Vehicles:
  • Are controlled with a motorcycle-style handle, throttle, and hand brakes. The 3-wheeled cars seat two and have a lockable trunk for your things. Their small size makes parking a breeze, and in San Francisco - a major bonus!
  • How fast does the car go?
  • Up to 35-mph. Note that drivers in San Francisco do not typically drive fast, therefore an average speed of 30-mph or less can be expected while driving.
  • Can you cross the Golden Gate Bridge?
  • No, but the tour will navigate you to Fort Point. Here the bridge soars about 200-feet above your head. It is possible to gain pedestrian access to the bridge span from the car park at the bridge vantage point.
  • What is a CDW?
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is an optional form of insurance similar to rental car insurance that limits your liability in case of accident. It is non-refundable. If you opt to purchase the CDW your deposit for rented a GoCar is only USD$150.00 instead of USD$400.00
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
A note from GoCar San Francisco Tour
All our vehicles and helmets are steam-cleaned between tours. High touch areas are wiped with disinfectant wipes, and helmets are treated overnight with UV light. Hand Sanitizer and Disinfectant Wipes are available to guests at any time during the check in process.
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
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    431 Beach St
    431 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Tour departs from Fisherman's Wharf • Located Taylor Street • Phone +1-415-441-5695. Open 10am - 6pm.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Lombard Street
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Fisherman's Wharf
  • 4
    Ocean Beach
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Presidio of San Francisco
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Fort Point National Historic Site
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Crissy Field
  • 7
    Golden Gate Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Legion of Honor
  • 8
    Sutro Baths
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Tht_Queen_B
Atlanta, GA729 contributions
I recently did this tour while in the San Fran area. Driving the vehicle is super easy if you are familiar with dirt bikes. The handle is the throttle with 2 hand breaks. This is perfect if you want to see all that the city has to offer. I recommend getting there when they open and doing the full day rental for a few extra dollars. This way you have time to stop at every place. The tour takes you on the backside of the city which truly lets you see what the city has to offer. Also, if you want to take pictures, have someone else drive.
Written 16 November 2021
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sara r
Bellevue, WA2 contributions
We had 48 hours to spend in San Francisco with my 19 year old daughter. She had just had surgery the month before and was not able to walk very far.
We thought the go cars and scooters would be a great solution.
I reserved the scooters for 24 hours (since you only have to be 18 to drive the scooters, unlike the cars which is 21) I thought it would be more fun for my daughter if she could drive. As we were going through orientation, we decided to swap to a car and a scooter so one of us could take pictures as we were driving around. The company was great to work with us as we changed our plans.
Our original plan was to use the vehicles for just one day (renting the full 24 hours because it was cheaper), but we had so much fun we ended up coming back the next morning to finish out our time.
We were able to drive all over the city and the gps guided tour was great! The 'tour' talked just enough to point out things of interest (and tell a few jokes), but not so much that it was distracting or interfered with getting to enjoy the sites in front of us.
We did have a break down with our cat and the company was great to bring a replacement out to us right away.
Customer service was top notch and the cars were an amazing experience! Highly recommended!
Written 12 September 2021
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ShelleyT71
Raleigh, NC40 contributions
We had so much fun on this self-guided GPS tour! It was great to be able to drive around the city in these modified moped-type vehicles and see the sights at our own pace. The audio quality is very good, and the content was great. They do a great job of providing historical and modern information about the points of interest on the route that you're on. There are two routes that you can choose from, and you can select the amount of time that you'd like to be out. We did the 3-hour tour and it was plenty of time to get around and have stops at certain places we wanted to explore more or to take pictures. The GoCar is great because it fits into small spaces easily, but is safe and follows all traffic laws. We'd definitely do this activity again!
Written 26 May 2022
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Annette H.
Santa Cruz, CA10 contributions
This experience is definitely a must do if you are looking for a fun way to explore the City. After signing up You start with a 10 minute video on safety and how to operate your GoCar, grab a helmet, then off you go. The cars are equipped with GPS, a physical map with numbers to call if you need assistance, and an audio guide who does an amazing job of keeping you on course and providing all kinds of information and interesting facts about the areas you drive though.

There are 3 routes you can choose from and at least two different models of GoCars that I knew of.

I felt totally safe, the cars were easy to drive, and I never felt like I was lost.

The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 was just the disorganization and confusion while trying to register to book the ride. I do recommend making a reservation a head of time. Our GoCar seemed pretty loud compared to others too.

Definitely a must do!
Written 3 July 2022
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Rachc1981
Liverpool, UK228 contributions
This came up as one of the attractions we could do on the city pass we brought on our trip. Booking the 1hr was the best thing and one of our trip highlights. The car was easy to drive and the 1hr tour we did took us right up by the Golden Gate Bridge where we got amazing photos, then through the city to come down Lombard street. The gps was easy to follow, everyone was so friendly letting us go at junctions and waving and it was just the best time. We were about 10 minutes late returning and we’re charged for this so just be wary if your time.
Written 6 August 2022
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Goodtimesrus105
South Carolina157 contributions
Pretty fun, but once the novelty wore off from the car itself, it needs some serious improvement.
1. The cars are not eco-friendly and are loaded up with gasoline. As a result, they are loud and it makes it difficult to hear the guide voice even with the volume on max output.
2. The GPS portion is somewhat misleading. The voice instructions, printed map, and screen don’t align with each other. They each have or say something a little different and don’t really match.
3. We took a ton of wrong turns. The directions just aren’t all that great.
4. After about 3 hrs., honestly, your butt starts to hurt. I wouldn’t do an all day rental.
5. Our car wasn’t cleaned well. The ppl before us left gummy bears and they stuck to our shoes and backpack. We didn’t have paper towels to clean out the car.
6. When you enter the room to put on helmets, there is no one to assist with adjustments. And, most of the helmets are missing snaps so they’re basically useless and you have to look through a bunch of helmets to actually find one with a snap.

Overall, it was unique and something fun to do. Just not so great on the overall execution of the experience.
Written 23 July 2021
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Daniel D
6 contributions
Friends
Rented the Arcimoto Electric Scooter online. After some confusion caused by the fact that the website only lets you fill out the car waiver and insurance, we got signed up for the scooter insurance. Ended up spending over 7 hours going all around San Francisco to see multiple outstanding viewpoints of the city, beaches around the city, and the bridges. Even took the scooter across the Golden Gate Bridge and down into Sausalito. Even got stuck on the freeway coming back but the Arcimoto was going up to 60 mph! Was a little cold and windy but heated seats helped to take a little of the sting out of it. Will do again if they are available in another city.
Written 20 May 2021
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Gin8991
Fargo, ND6 contributions
This is a must - cart around the city to see what makes San Fran so special. You have the option to go off the gps and wander. We did a little over 5 hours, had lunch, visited the Painted Ladies, Golden Gate (from the beach), Center for the Arts, Lombard, and so many others.
Written 29 April 2022
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Amyloubethann
2 contributions
Absolutely, a really fun day. Zooming around town in this little car in and of itself was so fun. The GPS narration made it even better. However, if you really want to visit all of these sites you need to get a full day rental. We did 3 hours and we're unable to stop at most of the places because we ran out of time. That was our poor planning though not the company's. It was really a great day. The only other issue I would have is the staff at the rental place could be a little friendlier it seems like they were just going through the motions.
Written 1 May 2022
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Angela B
18 contributions
This was the best fun ever. Helmets and instructional video before you set off and they guided us on to the street. We chose to do our own thing for a bit while we got used to driving the Go Car then let the navigation system guide us to Lombard street. It was great driving down with people cheering us on and taking photos! It charges by the minute after the 1st hour which we thought was very good value.we only did it because it was included in our sightseeing pass but would pay do it again and can’t recommend highly enough. Simply the best thing ever.
Written 29 February 2020
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Alexandra C
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Great memory!
My 7yr Daughter and I did this on our annual mother-daughter trip, it was our favorite activity. We were able to q
Freedom708268
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that was fun!!
At first i was a little doubtful to go out to the street in those little cars, but all drivers were very patient an
Andysirons
Andysirons
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Worth the money
If you have 3hrs to spare and you want to see more of San Francisco, then hire these to see much more, brilliant ti
Tysfamily
Tysfamily
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So much fun!
This was a blast. We used to live locally and we saw places we didn’t even know existed. We will definitely bring o
Krista S
Krista S
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Memorable experience
My husband and I enjoyed this self guided tour. It was unique and fun. We got to see the whole city in half of a da
hperdaems
hperdaems
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Fun cars, bit damaged and out dated but still good fun
This was even more fun than i imagined. You get to drive in a convertible-ish go cart and enjoy all the sights up c
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Fun, Fun & Fun.......
This made our holiday, best thing we did over the 10 days so much fun!! and a memory you will all have for life, wo
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G7789WJdanielk
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Awesome
Perfect way to see all the sites efficiently. The golden gate is impressive but I particularly just liked driving a
StarrPerry
StarrPerry
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GoCar Tour is a BLAST!
We were I. San Francisco with our travel besties to celebrate a birthday and since this was my first non work relat
rossd559
rossd559
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Do this !!!!
I highly recommend this activity ! The route guidance and your narration is excellent . We took advantage of the
JenniferT999
JenniferT999
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Fun way to see the city!
My daughter and I did the Choose your own adventure (all day) tour and had a blast driving around. One of the best
451annmarie
451annmarie
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Great 1 hour experiance
These where great had an hour to drive round u follow a route and you can have them for different lengths of time g
chrisandsusang
chrisandsusang
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great fun but really needs some improvement
My favorite thing we did in san francisco. HOWEVER was initially very scary because they dont really show you how t
Michele P
Michele P
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OMG This was a Thrill Ride
Decided at the last minute to squeeze into one of the GoCars and we were comfortable. It was a Blast, go lost but
Kathleen L
Kathleen L
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Highlight of the Trip to California
The GPS audio-guided tour has to be the best way to explore SF. The electric car was quiet, the directions clear an
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