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Hornblower Classic Cable Cars

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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Address: Taylor and Jefferson Streets, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
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+1 415-596-9929
08:00 - 17:00
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Hornblower Cable Cars offers customers a unique and unforgettable...

Hornblower Cable Cars offers customers a unique and unforgettable transportation and leisure experience. Our fleet of 20 iconic Cable Cars are used year-round for some of the top events in San Francisco as well as private chartered events for our guests. The fleet has been operating for over 60 years and continues to be a top choice for transportation in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

We operate public tours and private charters of San Francisco and the Surrounding Bay Area! Come check us out!

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First trip SFO

My first trip to SFO and I took the tour with Lorraine and Ray. They were totally awesome and very very helpful they both made me feel very comfortable, safe and at ease during my... read more

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Cortez, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My first trip to SFO and I took the tour with Lorraine and Ray. They were totally awesome and very very helpful they both made me feel very comfortable, safe and at ease during my tour. Thank you .. you gotta take the tour with Lorraine and Ray 👍

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So much fun! Lorraine was so much fun and had so much information! My first trip to California, and I'll definitely be coming back to see Lorraine again for another tour! She's a keeper! Ray was an awesome driver!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So we bought our tickets at Fisherman's Wharf and then rode the two hour loop back to where we started. Our driver was named Daniel and he was awesome! his knowledge of the city seemed endless, he knew all the districts, all kinds of facts about parks and buildings and people he just knew everything! We sat in the front... More 

Thank Kevin D
Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Since this was out first visit to San Francisco, we wanted to get an overview of the whole city. This tour did that and then some. The motorized cable car was a fun experience. Our driver, David, knew how to navigate the streets of San Francisco. Lorraine, our tour guide, was knowledgeable about the past, present and future of San... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Usually when I travel I don't like to take tours, because you can't see everything or are very expensive or long, this time my sister convinced me to take it, from the moment they were offering the tour the girl was very kind, friendly and with all the info we needed, at the time of paying the tickets also the... More 

Thank Anniha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Vicky and Joan did an outstanding job sharing the history and scenic attractions of San Francisco! They were both incredibly hospitable, knowledgeable and relatable to our teenagers and adults. We would highly recommend this tour and will cherish our memories with Joan and Vicky for months and years to come. Truly top notch, high class and fun tour guides!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We bought a 24 hour tour the afternoon of 3/16/2017 at the Union Square stop. We listened to the pitches from several commission type sales people and picked this tour. We were in the off season for tourists, not that there weren't lots of people taking this type of tour. we were able to play the sales people off each... More 

Thank JoeG7
Westminster, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our tour guide Kyra was extremely knowledgable, Sky the driver was awesome. We highly recommend it as a way to see the city and be able to go back and see the highlights by yourself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the 3 hour long tour. The tour guide and driver (Vicky/Joan) did everything they could to make us feel at home, provided great information of the city, its history and architecture. The tour was right on time, had a nice pace, not too rushed, just like strolling thought the city on a nice Sunday afternoon. Great value and lots... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide was Randall Reeves. We took the Hop On Hop Off Tour of San Francisco. As promised, the views were fantastic, and Randalls' knowledge of the city history made the tour fun and very informative. Thank you!

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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