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San Francisco Fire Engine Tours & Adventures

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Address: Beach Street, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415 333 7077
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Ride atop a vintage Mack Fire Engine while wearing authentic fire gear...
Ride atop a vintage Mack Fire Engine while wearing authentic fire gear (for warmth, comfort, and great photos). Leaving Fisherman's Wharf you will go through the Presidio, to Crissy Field, over the Golden Gate Bridge and on to Sausalito, a jewel of a village with magnificent views of San Francisco, and back across the bridge through other neighborhoods to the Cannery.
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Most memorable experience in San Francisco!

I was trying to find a way to go on the Golden Gate Bridge during our trip since we didn't rent a car here with our four young children and this fit the bill perfectly. I knew... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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Edmonds, Washington
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Edmonds, Washington
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I was trying to find a way to go on the Golden Gate Bridge during our trip since we didn't rent a car here with our four young children and this fit the bill perfectly. I knew the kids would be thrilled when the fire engine pulled up at our pickup location by Fisherman's Wharf. There were definitely plenty of... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Overall i thought the tour was really wonderful. Our host Debra and driver Tanya was the best. Really intimate tours which took us to the best sights. No regrets!!! 1 of the highlights of our trip to SF.

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San Diego, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our driver Jimmy and tour Guide Debra were top-notch! It was easy to get to the tour by BART/Hyde Street Cable Car. We ended 2014 on New Year's eve day aboard the 1955 Mack Fire Truck. With teenagers in tow in our family, and elementary school kids in others, we were hoping we all would have a good time. No... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great way to see the sights of San Francisco and to cross the bridge. This was recommended by friends who'd been a few years ago and it was a good recommendation. Great fun, great guides and great singing. It was cold and overcast on the engine and we still got sunburnt so remember your sun cream!! Makes you smile the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The 1955 Fire Truck was great! Our tour guide and driver were wonderfully entertaining and full of information about The City. We are retirees, other guests on the truck were a family from Germany, a local with out of town guest, and an extended family with ages from the 60's down to 8. Everyone one the tour had a blast!... More 

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Miami, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I was on the Saturday December 6 Light tour. We chose this tour because them limit how many people are on the firetrucks. We get there and clearly there are more than 14 people, but are told there are two trucks going out for this tour. There is a huge childrens party already getting on one truck and are told... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Can hardly express how amazing this experience was. We were extremely jet lagged and grumpy when we arrived, but the wonderful Deborah snapped us right out of that, entertaining us through every second of the tour (even when I dozed off a few times - sorry Deborah!). My partner and I are in our mid 20s, however there were also... More 

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Truckee, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A birthday present for our 5 year old and we had just as much fun and he did. Our guide, Deborah, was entertaining and gave all of us on the tour an informative ride through the city and Golden Gate Bridge. The day was sunny and clear which helps put a smile on the whole experience.

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San Leandro
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Your was fantastic and the guides were exceptional If your want a fun tour of San Francisco, this is the ride. The Christmas light tour is great and it makes a great family gift.

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Nanjing, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We took our 2 children (aged 6 and 4) on this trip as we thought they would enjoy it more than a traditional city tour. We weren't disappointed! It was great fun to ride though the streets and across the Golden Gate Bridge in the fire engine. Our guide (Deborah?) was amusing and informative and held our attention well. The... More 

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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 neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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