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GoCar San Francisco Tour

GoCar San Francisco Tour
4.5
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from $70.69 per group (up to 2)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 29, 2020
A note from GoCar San Francisco Tour
All our vehicles and helmets are steam-cleaned between tours. High touch areas are wiped with disinfectant wipes, and helmets are treated overnight with UV light. Hand Sanitizer and Disinfectant Wipes are available to guests at any time during the check in process.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Explore San Francisco at your own pace in a GoCar that provides a self-guided tour with GPS navigation. The tiny car takes you to city highlights such as the Presidio, Chinatown, Lombard Street, and Coit Tower. Choose from tour options that last from one hour to a full day, and start from one of two convenient locations: Beach Street near Fisherman's Wharf, or Union Square.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Cover more ground with a private GoCar that provides GPS navigation and commentary
Personalize the itinerary to your interests and time frame
See San Francisco in a small car that makes parking and hill-climbing easier
Design your self-guided tour to go shopping, sightseeing, or both
What to expect
Make your own way to the Union Square or Beach Street location to pick up your GoCar. The staff provides a safety briefing, helmet, and driving instructions before you set out on your self-guided tour. The GoCar is an open-top, 3-wheeled car that can accommodate up to two people per car, and reaches speeds of up to 35 miles (56 kilometers) per hour. While driving the easy-to-handle GoCar, hear GPS directions that tell you where to go, and listen to taped commentary about the historical significance of each destination. Have the option to take the designated route or create your own tour itinerary. The preloaded tour includes more than 50 landmarks such as Golden Gate Park, Palace of Fine Arts, Fort Point, Crissy Field, Ocean Beach, and Lombard Street. Stop when you like, and have time for photo ops, lunch, and shopping, before returning your GoCar at the end of your tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3472GOCAR
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Rental of GPS touring car • Rider orientation • Tank of gas • Helmets • Map • 8.75% environmental fee for carbon offset, gasoline and tire recycling
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), approximately $19 • Entry/Admission - Fort Point National Historic Site
Duration
5h
Departure details
431 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Tour departs from Fisherman's Wharf • Located Taylor Street • Phone +1-415-441-5695. Open 10am - 6pm.
Inclusions
Rental of GPS touring car • Rider orientation • Tank of gas • Helmets • Map • 8.75% environmental fee for carbon offset, gasoline and tire recycling
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), approximately $19 • Entry/Admission - Fort Point National Historic Site
Departure details
431 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Tour departs from Fisherman's Wharf • Located Taylor Street • Phone +1-415-441-5695. Open 10am - 6pm.
Duration
5h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
GoCars hold a maximum of 2 people. Prices are per GoCar - not per person.
Pickup location must be chosen at time of booking. This is the location where your GoCar will be reserved
Driver must be 21 years or older to rent and must provide a major credit card and valid driver’s license at the time of check-in. A driver’s license must be in the customer’s physical possession (no photocopy). For foreign customer’s, an international license is not necessary.
Passengers must be 4 years of age or older - and small children must safely fit into one of our DOT approved helmets. The GoCar is registered as a motorcycle - but a motorcycle license is not required to operate the vehicle.
All renters must be able to read, understand and sign a liability release and waiver form (standard participant agreement)
On the day of rental, a $500 security deposit will be held on the customer’s credit card. If a CDW or SLI insurance plan is selected, a $150 security deposit will be held. The security deposit is released when the GoCar is returned.
Foreign language options are available in French, Spanish, Italian and German
For the safety and comfort of passengers the maximum height is 6'4" (1.9m) and maximum combined weight of 500 lbs (226.8 kg) for two passengers
Can you stop along the way?
Yes, you set your own pace. The car always knows where you are and you can park anywhere you want (motorcycle parking or car parking) for as long as you want, and as soon as you start to drive again, the car will begin to talk!
Do you have to stay on the tour?
Absolutely not! If there is a San Francisco sight you wish to see but is not yet included on the tour, just use the map provided to navigate your own way through the city streets.
Vehicles:
Are controlled with a motorcycle-style handle, throttle, and hand brakes. The 3-wheeled cars seat two and have a lockable trunk for your things. Their small size makes parking a breeze, and in San Francisco - a major bonus!
How fast does the car go?
Up to 35-mph. Note that drivers in San Francisco do not typically drive fast, therefore an average speed of 30-mph or less can be expected while driving.
Can you cross the Golden Gate Bridge?
No, but the tour will navigate you to Fort Point. Here the bridge soars about 200-feet above your head. It is possible to gain pedestrian access to the bridge span from the car park at the bridge vantage point.
What is a CDW?
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is an optional form of insurance similar to rental car insurance that limits your liability in case of accident. It is non-refundable. If you opt to purchase the CDW your deposit for rented a GoCar is only USD$150.00 instead of USD$400.00
Wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    431 Beach St
    431 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Tour departs from Fisherman's Wharf • Located Taylor Street • Phone +1-415-441-5695. Open 10am - 6pm.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Lombard Street
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Fisherman's Wharf
  • 4
    Ocean Beach
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Presidio of San Francisco
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Fort Point National Historic Site
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Crissy Field
  • 7
    Golden Gate Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Legion of Honor
  • 8
    Sutro Baths
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    431 Beach St
    431 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Tour departs from Fisherman's Wharf • Located Taylor Street • Phone +1-415-441-5695. Open 10am - 6pm.
    See address & details
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Vacationer573157
1 contribution
The GoCars Are Go!
Overall, it was a great experience. We thought it was the perfect way to see the sights, and the GPS on the tablet was a big help because the route was outlined in red. However, it would have been a huge help if the GPS would have rerouted when we got lost. It would also be great if it was programmed for the specific route for the length of time of the tour we chose. We would definitely recommend it and are glad that we did it.
Written June 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

David G
United States8 contributions
San Francisco Go car Tour
The San Francisco Go car experience was great. We upgraded our car to the electric car which was phenomenal. I recommend renting the electric car over the little gas cars. The electric car sits higher and is quieter than the gas. You also don't have to smell gasoline on your drive. The views of San Francisco were beautiful. We will most definitely be doing this again on our next visit.
Written May 31, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Daniel D
6 contributions
Great fun and the Arcimoto has speed
May 2021 • Friends
Rented the Arcimoto Electric Scooter online. After some confusion caused by the fact that the website only lets you fill out the car waiver and insurance, we got signed up for the scooter insurance. Ended up spending over 7 hours going all around San Francisco to see multiple outstanding viewpoints of the city, beaches around the city, and the bridges. Even took the scooter across the Golden Gate Bridge and down into Sausalito. Even got stuck on the freeway coming back but the Arcimoto was going up to 60 mph! Was a little cold and windy but heated seats helped to take a little of the sting out of it. Will do again if they are available in another city.
Written May 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

michaelneal
Fort Lauderdale, FL8 contributions
Better than The Hop On and Off Bus
Awesome experience!! A great way to see the city and still maintain social distance. We rented for the entire day and it was worth it because we were able to move at our own pace. Highly Recommended!!
Written April 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jenn G
2 contributions
Ran out of cars, waited in line for almost an hour
Mar 2021 • Couples
We booked ahead of time and showed up to the location, after nearly 50 minutes of waiting in line, a person came out and told us to join a different line if we made a reservation ahead of time and filled out the electronic waiver- we did. He then proceeded to tell us if we were able to reschedule for a different time and that they did not have any cars. Almost an hour in waiting to be told the cars weren’t available, it’s a bummer. Wouldn’t book through them just because it was not coordinated and organized correctly. It’s not worth going to a place and finding out they overbooked themselves.
Written March 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

10sChick
Portland, OR263 contributions
Both More Fun and SAFER than I expected!
Oct 2020
First and foremost -- I want to state that this was an exceptionally fun day! We had the clearest most perfect weather day you can ask for in San Fran, so that was a total bonus. Plus, the traffic in the city was very light due to COVID, so we felt we zipped around without much hassle as well. Booked the 3 hour Golden Gate tour, and after our sign-in and safety video, our adventure started about 30 minutes after our check in time. No worries, though because they don't start the clock until you roll out the driveway. Just keep that in mind if you're planning a tight schedule that day.

The GPS guided tour is outstanding. Our cart had the audio AND ipad map display. Not all carts have the visual map. I felt it helped a lot. Our friend's cart only had the audio and there were times where they were confused on whether to turn or not when the audio was quiet. I could always see the drive path on our ipad and avoided mistakes at a couple key points. On the flip side, one time when we parked, we didn't pay attention to the fact our ipad was in the direct sun. When we came back it had overheated and shut itself off for a good 15 minutes and I had to figure out how to restart it myself. We had our friends to follow, otherwise we'd have been way off track while it went dark.

The sights you see and neighborhoods you drive through are stunning! A lot of potential places to "stop and walk around" are suggested during the audio. We only stopped at 2 of the many locations to either get out and snap pics or to get a hot dog in Golden Gate Park. Keeping that in mind, BE WARNED that we were never (I mean NEVER) going to make it back to the GoCar garage in 3 hours with any stops. And that was during light COVID traffic. Once we realized how far away we still were at the GG park, we were basically booking it through the last half of the GPS tour and were still over 30 minutes late getting back. I think this is built into the business model because they don't seem to mind if you're late at all. That's when you find out they charge 75¢ per minute that you overrun, which is not mentioned in the beginning when you take off. Not a huge deal, but you might as well factor that into the equation ahead of time.

Overall, a super fun day and the carts felt very safe. All day parking is very easy and paid for as part of your rental fee. If you book a 3 hour tour, allow a 4 hour window.
LOVED IT!
Written October 26, 2020
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Ida H
4 contributions
Exceptional!!
Sep 2020 • Couples
OMG!! So much fun! We had the best time touring with these cars. My car broke down a little after our tour started but no big deal. The Manager/Supervisor Jose Came in no time and switched out our car. Not to worry we lost no time actually gained time as we started our rental time all over from the time we received our new car. Customer service is exceptional!!
Written September 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bridget H
11 contributions
Not accurate
Mar 2020
They tell you that you will have plenty of time to get to the Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard street in one hour. We went to the Golden Gate Bridge hoped out and took a quick picture and then headed to Lombard street and we were over by 20 min and had to pay extra.
Written March 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Inspire28502050011
Thanks for your review. We do charge for the time you go out. We do provide a phone number to call if you experience a delay or are lost, and we adjust your charges upon return. I apologize, it seems you were unable to utilize this service.
Written September 18, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Angela B
18 contributions
Best fun ever and great value.
Feb 2020
This was the best fun ever. Helmets and instructional video before you set off and they guided us on to the street. We chose to do our own thing for a bit while we got used to driving the Go Car then let the navigation system guide us to Lombard street. It was great driving down with people cheering us on and taking photos! It charges by the minute after the 1st hour which we thought was very good value.we only did it because it was included in our sightseeing pass but would pay do it again and can’t recommend highly enough. Simply the best thing ever.
Written February 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jennifer R
3 contributions
The BEST way to see San Francisco
Jan 2020
This was such a great experience! We had only a half-day to spare in SFO on a business trip. Having been stuck in Union Square for days, we wanted to get out and actually see the city. Tour buses were out of the question (not my style) and plotting out an Uber route was too much work. Instead, we took the cable car from Union Square to Fisherman's Wharf, checked out our Go Car (after a brief training video), and zoomed around the city, getting up close and personal with the Golden Gate Bridge, awestruck by the giant Pacific waves at the beach, taking in the Full House backdrop, and zipping through the cutest neighborhoods - while laughing the entire time. The GPS tour guide gave us a little bit of history and a little bit of sass along the way. I wish we had more time to stop at all the little detours suggested. We were able to conveniently return the GoCar to the Union Square station.
Written January 30, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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gsgman777
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Well laid out and super easy with much to see
This tour was great! Very informative, easy to drive, done at our own pace, can skip what we don't want to see or s
P9609IDandrewb
P9609IDandrewb
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Tour SF in an AWESOME EV!
We chose to pay the extra $50.00 for the electric Arcimoto scooter and we were SO HAPPY we did! A couple years a
Juan G
Juan G
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“YUOU HAVE TO DO IT!”
Wow! So, so cool! The tour was one of the most fun experiences I have had. You really get a great experience. The c
Misha N
Misha N
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Very Slow service
Was forced to wait 45 minutes to check-in 3/13/21. We had to purchase a Groupon, were not able to use it for the fu
Klbrojas
Klbrojas
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A MUST Do to See The City
WOW! I’m a SF Local so I was seeing these little cars going around the City and was so intrigued. Even though I’ve
JSLoveis13
JSLoveis13
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Very nice outing
The GoCar experience was really nice. Be careful on your time but the guys working there was really nice about it.
jerrydivecchio
jerrydivecchio
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great way to see san francisco
we spent 3 hours using a go car to really explore san francisco. at one point there was a mechanical problem. we g
voynettem
voynettem
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Do it!!
This was by far the best choice we made. We were exposed to so many different parts of SF that I’m sure we would no
AdventureTeams4
AdventureTeams4
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The Dumbest Idea
Noisy, smelly, slow and obnoxious, cramped seats, helmet hair. Would have been much less expensive to take an Uber
Bill L
Bill L
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scary fun in a ways that were both great and not-good
It was a blast. But it was scary. Definitely, you get the sense that the locals are tired of these cars running abo
Donald C
Donald C
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Interesting tour of SF.
This is a fun way to tour San Francisco. The GPS guided tour gives you interesting facts about different places in
Jeannette M
Jeannette M
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Terrible
Buyer beware wont give refunds as stated on website..takes your money then when cancel wont give it back..hing upon
AmyFG2020
AmyFG2020
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Buyer beware! Took money in March and will not issue a refund
GoCar Tours San Francisco are a scam!!! Do not book with them!! They took our money and will not issue a refund des
254garethl
254garethl
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Absolutely, without a doubt, the best thing we did in SFO!
We booked online pretty much spur of the moment online, having seen this pop up in a Google search. We turned up
jimmO1248DA
jimmO1248DA
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Highlight of my trip to San Francisco
I was a little worried after reading some of the 1 star reviews because a technical issue would ruin this, but it l
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