Glide Through San Francisco on a Segway Night TourSF Electric Tour Company (757 Beach Street San Francisco, CA 94109)
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This was totally fun and our guide Liz was great. We toured through North Beach, Chinatown, and Fisherman's Wharf. Our guide showed us local spots we had not been to before and took pictures of everyone through out the tour. The one thing I would fix is that all of the segways for tours should be retrofitted with an emergency hand break. The segway does have a speed limiter and you apply the breaks on the segway by leaning backward. The problem with novice users is that the speed limiter pushes the handle bars towards you, which makes you feel like you are falling backward. The way to slow the segway down at this point is to lean backwards even farther, which can be scary because you already feel like you are falling backwards. We had a woman on our tour, unable to stop the segway when it hit its max speed, fly off her segway when she hit a parked car out of control. We got the impression that this was not an unusual occurrence on segway tours. An emergency hand break for out of control situations would help instead of insisting all riders become experts on segways in the 30 min training prior to the tour. Still, I loved the tour, but I did not fall off my segway.
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An outstanding tour ran by a top notch outfit. From the very start, the staff was very professional while being welcoming and friendly. The location was easy to find, we were given instructions on where to park for $10 for the full day (which in the area of Pier 39 is unheard of), and checked in quickly.
What I really appreciated was that from start to finish, my group was taken care of. Being that we were doing the night tour, they had jackets for us to bundle up in, gloves as well. Through out the tour, our guide took pictures which we were given access to after the tour at no charge. At our first break, we were given a recommendation for where to get a yummy slice of New York style pizza. Kennedy and her two co-workers ran this tour smoothly.
The Segways themselves were in impeccable shape, and we were given time to familiarize ourselves with the way they felt and worked before anyone left the alley and hit the road as a group.
After this, we headed out in a small group of 7 plus our guide Kennedy (she's a wonderful guide who's informative, friendly while still attentive to her surroundings and your safety), and weaved through the streets of San Fran. We hit a number of the scenic spots and given history of the area.
I was impressed at the value of the package and quality of the tour. I'd recommend this to all, and this is accessible to all skill levels. If you are looking to add a different twist to the way you see the city, I recommend you give this a try, you will not regret it.
More Information About San Francisco Night Segway Tour: Chinatown, Little Italy, Embarcadero and Fisherman's Wharf
This fully narrated tour begins at the West end of Fisherman’s Wharf and includes:
-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.
-Washington Square Park by Saints Peter and Paul Church, where guests will learn about the Beat Generation in North Beach.
-Chinatown, a veritable city within a city. Cruise through historic Chinatown and past hidden alleys in the largest Chinese community outside of Asia.
-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.
-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.
-Ghirardelli Square, where guests will 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 Café after the tour ends for a taste of their famous Irish Coffee.
The tour begins with a 45-50 minute Segway training session and lasts approximately 2.5 hours, including training time.
Tours are limited to 10 riders, ages 12 or older. The tour is not recommended for guests age 70 and older.
Guests will be required to sign a liability waver before riding and wear a helmet and safety vest for the duration of the tour.
Flip-flops, open-toed sandals and high heels are not recommended for this tour. San Francisco can be cold and foggy any time of year, so dress accordingly. Tours run fog, light rain or shine.
Tour prices do not include meals, beverages, admission fees, gratuities or souvenirs. Guide gratuities are not included and are appreciated.
SF Electric Tour Company reserves the right to change the size or routing of the tour to meet demands for that specific day.
About the Ticket Supplier: SF Electric Tour Company
The San Francisco and Sausalito Electric Tour Companies offers fun-filled tours of two of the world's most beautiful cities on the world's most unique transportation device: the Segway! Whether you're an adventurous single looking for an unusual way to experience San Francisco/Sausalito or a parent with children over 12 years old trying to keep the family entertained on vacation, you'll love the unforgettable experience of riding a Segway.