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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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Firetruck tour through San Francisco and across the bridge to the Fort. We were lucky with the weather (truck is open air) but there were fire engine uniform jackets available if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Firetruck tour through San Francisco and across the bridge to the Fort. We were lucky with the weather (truck is open air) but there were fire engine uniform jackets available if it got cold. The guide (Debbie) was informative and entertaining, she even sang a few original tunes! Great vehicle, friendly tour guide and driver, good route, good value

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I booked this tour on recommendation for our first day in the city. It was awesome! I can't think of a better way to see SF. My kids are 9 and 13 and we all had a great time. The main event is going across the Golden Gate Bridge, and if I am honest, a few more sites would have... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This was the highlight of our San Francisco visit and it was great fun bumping along in the fire engine, looking at the views, waving at passers by and enjoying Deborah's commentary and singing along the way. Two weeks later and we are still singing the "Great big shiny red Mack Fire Engine" song! The trip is just the right... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Booked a scenic trip trip around San Francisco and over the Golden gate bridge in an vintage Fire engine as part of our trip to the city. Only staying there 2 days so we thought this would be ideal to see lots of the city in one fun way. Had voucher printed off for a 3pm excursion and arrived 15... More 

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Burbank, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

I booked this as a memorable way to see and experience for the first time the Golden Gate Bridge for my almost four year old boy and two year old girl. Unfortunately we had a couple of things going against us. Within a few minutes of starting on the tour, my son's hat flew off. We probably should have asked... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Our group of 6 took the 1PM trip yesterday. Typical San Francisco summer weather (cool foggy mornings, windy sunny afternoons) meant that the first part of the trip was in the fog, but almost miraculously it lifted as we approached the Golden Gate Bridge from the Presidio. Traveling in the historic open top 1955 Mack fire engine is a unique... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had a great time riding on the back of fire engine. The tour guides were great (Tony and Katy). Take a jacket it can be a bit windy.

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My sister suggested this tour and it did not disappoint! What a unique, amazing way to experience crossing the Golden Gate Bridge and learn some fabulous, interesting facts about the city! Our guide Deborah was very enthusiastic and kind and Thomas the driver provided a smooth, enjoyable ride! They thoroughly love what they do and made it evident in the... More 

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Auburn, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was a great way to see the Golden Gate Bridge for our family of six. The tour guide was energetic and the ride was a blast! We had plenty of time to take pictures and my son was even able to blow the horn! We booked this tour specifically for our 6 year old...and it was a huge hit!

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The tour itself I really enjoyed, the drive through the Presidio Park and over the Golden Gate Bridge. It is a bumpy and windy ride, so it was a bit difficult to take pictures while the vehicle was moving. They do stop for a few minutes at a park on the other side of the bridge for some photo opportunities.... 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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