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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 #30 of 306 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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Chicago
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I loved this tour! First off, they were very accommodating. My mother was having some mobility issues and they were kind enough to bring out a stool, which made getting off and on the truck so much easier. Our guide Deborah was wonderful! She is very outgoing, energetic, funny and has an amazing singing voice. This really shines through in... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Open air experience in an old fire truck, it's an excellent way to take a trip over the Golden Gate Bridge, a must if you have kids, really informative, and a great opportunity for taking pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge from a different perspective. Just a tip it's a bit of a 'bone jerker' after all it is an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We got this for our nearly-three year old but had at least as much fun as he did - and he spontaneously burst into laughter at least five times. Deborah's quirky bursting into song and the great commentary from someone who clearly loves what she does meant this was a lot more than the 50s classic fire engine cruise over... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Special tour with so much fun. Great guides and many nice places with a ride over the Bridge and a stop to take some Pictures. A must for every firefighter!

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Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What an original way to see and hear about parts of San Francisco. We took our two sons with us who thoroughly enjoyed being in an open top fire truck but we would have enjoyed it just as much without kids. Interesting facts along the way as well as going across the Golden Gate Bridge with the wind in our... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved the operators, the tour was fantastic got great photos of the Bridge and Alcatraz and saw a lot of San Francisco. Very highly recommend.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 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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