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San Francisco Fire Engine Tours & Adventures

Beach Street, San Francisco, CA (Fisherman's Wharf)
415 333 7077
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Ranked #34 of 307 Activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Good fun trip if travelling with children. Ride on a 1950s open top fire truck wearing original fire men's coats. Sing as you cross the bridge. Plenty of time for photo stops, not to mention people stopping to take photos of you and the truck as you drive past!

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Nederland, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This tour was amazing! How cool to ride across the bridge in an open air vintage fire truck with Carly and Capt. Tom. They were so hilarious and very informative. I would recommend this as a great way to see part of the city and learn fun facts along the way.

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Berkeley, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We did the holiday lights tour and I thought it was great. Being a family from the area, it has to be something special to get us out to the tourist spots, and riding on the engine seeing holiday lights was definitely worth it. We also did a trolley one year, which was fun as well, but the fire engine... More

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

On a prior trip to San Francisco, we saw an old Mack fire engine with tourists aboard. Upon investigating when we got home, I read about the San Francisco Fire Engine Tour, and my wife and I decided to take it the next time we visited. This past August, the opportunity arose to visit San Francisco, and I booked the... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a tour with a difference. Who wants to be on a boring old tour bus when you can go on an open air 1955 fire engine? Our tour guides, Captain Thomas and Captain Carly, were great. He drove and she narrated. She also sang and told jokes and generally kept everyone entertained. We smiled the whole way through.... More

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London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Loved every minute of it (if you ignore the slightly irritating commentary from the "hostess") the experience of an open top drive through the city, over the bridge and a unique view of the headland was just superb. The fire engine drive (we had Thomas) is a great guy, really knowledgeable. 24 hours later, I still haven't stopped grinning!!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I came on the tour when I had family here from out of town. I didn't expect to learn so many new things! Even my teens loved it! Everything was different from the perspective of the 1955 Mack Fire Engine! I recommend this tour to everyone including those that live in the Bay Area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We took 7 kids ages 4-11 (girls and boys) and they all loved it! I've driven across the Golden Gate bridge several times but it's so different when you're in an open air vehicle like the fire engine. It was such a fantastic way to see the sights of the city - especially if you're short on time in the... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A bracing open air trip in a 1955 Mack Fire Engine across the Golden Gate Bridge. Informative commentary from the co-driver. Great views of the bridge and the city from the other side of the bay. Just wish the co-driver had given up on her efforts to get the passengers to sing along with her. She tried hard (especially bearing... More

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Saskatoon SK
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Jumped on the fire truck completing a group tour at the last minute. Excellent tour and loved the whacky songs and enthusiastic tour guides. We went on a cold, windy, foggy day and still had fun. Had fireman jackets and blankets to keep warm and dry. Views of the bridge were fogged out but still had a great time.

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