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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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We took the fire engine tour on 2nd April 2015. It was fantastic. We met at the designated spot on Beach street. A sign demarcates where you meet up. We are a family with two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Leicester, England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We took the fire engine tour on 2nd April 2015. It was fantastic. We met at the designated spot on Beach street. A sign demarcates where you meet up. We are a family with two children 9 and 10. Both children (boy and girl) loved the trip. Debra the guide and Dave the driver were super friendly. They provided lots... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

For my 4-year old son, there could not have been a better way to cross the Golden Gate Bridge. The tour was expensive, but interesting - could have done without the cheesy singing, but it added to the overall experience, I guess?! We will never forget going over the bridge on an antique firetruck!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had a great time on this tour. It is a must do if you are visiting. Our guide and driver were great. They were very informative and playful. This is the only way to see the bridge.

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Plano, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We took my 7 yr old on this tour and she loved it. From the big, red fire engine, to the magnificent views across the Golden Gate and of Sausalito, this was an amazing tour. Our tour guide Anna was enthusiastic, knowledgeable of the area and also provided some tips of goings on in San Francisco that weekend. This was... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We booked online and were a little unsure about how the boarding would work, but it was super easy to find the truck and they hAd our reservations ready right in the truck. Host Debra was hilarious, with tidbits of info that were interesting for the kids, plus a few more adult oriented sidebars that went right over the kids... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We arrived early at our pickup location as was soon met by our tour guide Deborah. Her out going and friendly personality warmed me. We were soon taking selfies with her and Mike the driver and quickly became friends. The tour itself was very informative and interspersed with singing thN,s to the amazing voice of Deborah the tour guide. I... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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
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20 helpful votes 20 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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