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GoCar San Francisco Tour
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GoCar San Francisco Tour

By GoCar GPS Guided Tours
Recommended by 90% of travelers
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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.
from
$96.79
per group (up to 2)
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$96.79
per group (up to 2)

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Duration: 5h
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German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish

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

  • Rental of GPS touring car
  • Rider orientation
  • Tank of gas
  • Helmets
  • Map
  • 8.75% environmental fee for carbon offset, gasoline and tire recycling
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), approximately $19
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Point National Historic Site

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.

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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3472GOCAR

  • 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
  • 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

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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
  • 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
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is GoCar San Francisco Tour?
GoCar San Francisco Tour price starts from $96.79. Discover and book GoCar San Francisco Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the GoCar San Francisco Tour cancellation policy?
GoCar San Francisco Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book GoCar San Francisco Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides GoCar San Francisco Tour?
GoCar San Francisco Tour is hosted by GoCar GPS Guided Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact GoCar GPS Guided Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book GoCar San Francisco Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3472GOCAR

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 return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Waddupsid
Waddupsid
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The best way to experience SF
The GoCar tours are the best way to enjoy SF. Didn’t know it would be this fun riding this cool yellow car. It mad
TaylorKy
TaylorKy
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SO MUCH FUN!!
The absolute best way to see San Francisco!!! The ride was smooth and felt safe even in traffic. I recommend to tou
Julia20231420
Julia20231420
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A ABSOLUTE MUST FOR FIRST TIMERS!!!!
This was the best activity my partner and I did for our first time visiting San Francisco! We had a blast, the navi
Crystal M
Crystal M
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Must do!
The go cart tour was so fun!! I definitely recommend doing 3 hours of the tour! We were able to drive around and se
M4v3r1ck2015
M4v3r1ck2015
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Best way to see San Francisco
Just done a seven hour yellow go car tour of San Fran it was great. The car was new, easy to drive , loud clear dri
ARCADIO_SANCHEZ
ARCADIO_SANCHEZ
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amazing
Excellent experience, a very different way of getting to know the city, very friendly treatment on the day of the t
R8547AZthomass
R8547AZthomass
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See a lot in a short time.
Really a super experience, I’ll highly recommend it, even though the price might scare a bit. I only had two days
Z8801LGkellys
Z8801LGkellys
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Be careful: the 1-Hour Golden Gate and Lombard GoRide Scooter Tour is not 1 HR and you will get charged!
My sisters and I booked and prepaid the 1 hour GoCart tour and when we checked in we informed the front clerk we we
alicebQ2559QA
alicebQ2559QA
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Amazing and unexpected
Amazing, easy to follow and great views. Was a little hard to keep to the hour. Darnell who did the booking was e
Billy_WizzKent
Billy_WizzKent
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Great fun
Great way to see places the tour buses do not get to. Very scary at first and driving on some busy roads, but the G
Margaret P
Margaret P
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Zipping around SF
Such a fun way to get around the city and see everything! When you want to hop out, parking is easy in this little
Roary_and_Friends
Roary_and_Friends
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So much fun. Need more than 1 hour!
We used our Go City Explorer pass here for the 1hr tour. It was so much fun, I wanted to stay out longer. First n
Alexandra C
Alexandra C
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Great memory!
My 7yr Daughter and I did this on our annual mother-daughter trip, it was our favorite activity. We were able to q
Freedom708268
Freedom708268
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that was fun!!
At first i was a little doubtful to go out to the street in those little cars, but all drivers were very patient an
Andysirons
Andysirons
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Worth the money
If you have 3hrs to spare and you want to see more of San Francisco, then hire these to see much more, brilliant ti
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Mish1012
Nuneaton, UK123 contributions
Sep 2022
If you want to see San Fransisco from a different perspective that then this is the tour for you. We took the GoCar 2 seater buggy which comes with a GPS tour guide that takes you round two routes, depending on the tariff you opt for.

We did a full day which equated to $299 plus $25 in insurance. it may sound expensive but its a whole 8 hour for two, zipping about in these vehicles, taking in many sights and having a pure adrenaline rush. The virtual guide is spot on and during our day we took in both routes, even venturing to the Giants ground on game day.

We took in places we wouldn't have considered including the fabulous Palace of Fine Arts, beautiful beaches and a walk across the golden gate bridge (you cannot drive this, you have to park and walk over). The longer tour takes you out of the city. We took in the artisan, winding roads, parks, lakes, culture and beautiful architecture. We There are also detours which we took advantage of ..... we were able to take in the breathtaking views of Twin Peaks .

The shorter route is very much city and takes in China Town, the main shopping area, the port etc. Also awesome but we are glad we did the whole day. Family members did 2 hours and did not enjoy the experience..... this was purely because of nerves and tetchy weather and no reflection on the tour company or the route.

The cars sit low so be mindful if you have a bad back. For us UK drivers the left hand drive could be a challenge (luckily 'my driver' (hubby) was experienced having driven abroad before).

We buddied up with a lovely Canadian couple who we met on the tour and we have stayed in touched. The benefits to this is capturing those couple photos you want but don't like handing your phone over for, especially when you aren't brilliant at selfies.

The staff at GoCars were amazing. They let my 'man child' sit in the souped up cars for photo's which then prompted every other 'man child' to do the same while wives/partners looked on most bemused.

This was an amazing experience for us both which we absolutely recommend. Superb......
Written September 24, 2022
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Tht_Queen_B
Atlanta, GA737 contributions
I recently did this tour while in the San Fran area. Driving the vehicle is super easy if you are familiar with dirt bikes. The handle is the throttle with 2 hand breaks. This is perfect if you want to see all that the city has to offer. I recommend getting there when they open and doing the full day rental for a few extra dollars. This way you have time to stop at every place. The tour takes you on the backside of the city which truly lets you see what the city has to offer. Also, if you want to take pictures, have someone else drive.
Written November 16, 2021
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sara r
Bellevue, WA2 contributions
We had 48 hours to spend in San Francisco with my 19 year old daughter. She had just had surgery the month before and was not able to walk very far.
We thought the go cars and scooters would be a great solution.
I reserved the scooters for 24 hours (since you only have to be 18 to drive the scooters, unlike the cars which is 21) I thought it would be more fun for my daughter if she could drive. As we were going through orientation, we decided to swap to a car and a scooter so one of us could take pictures as we were driving around. The company was great to work with us as we changed our plans.
Our original plan was to use the vehicles for just one day (renting the full 24 hours because it was cheaper), but we had so much fun we ended up coming back the next morning to finish out our time.
We were able to drive all over the city and the gps guided tour was great! The 'tour' talked just enough to point out things of interest (and tell a few jokes), but not so much that it was distracting or interfered with getting to enjoy the sites in front of us.
We did have a break down with our cat and the company was great to bring a replacement out to us right away.
Customer service was top notch and the cars were an amazing experience! Highly recommended!
Written September 12, 2021
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ShelleyT71
Raleigh, NC40 contributions
Mar 2022
We had so much fun on this self-guided GPS tour! It was great to be able to drive around the city in these modified moped-type vehicles and see the sights at our own pace. The audio quality is very good, and the content was great. They do a great job of providing historical and modern information about the points of interest on the route that you're on. There are two routes that you can choose from, and you can select the amount of time that you'd like to be out. We did the 3-hour tour and it was plenty of time to get around and have stops at certain places we wanted to explore more or to take pictures. The GoCar is great because it fits into small spaces easily, but is safe and follows all traffic laws. We'd definitely do this activity again!
Written May 26, 2022
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Annette H.
Santa Cruz, CA10 contributions
This experience is definitely a must do if you are looking for a fun way to explore the City. After signing up You start with a 10 minute video on safety and how to operate your GoCar, grab a helmet, then off you go. The cars are equipped with GPS, a physical map with numbers to call if you need assistance, and an audio guide who does an amazing job of keeping you on course and providing all kinds of information and interesting facts about the areas you drive though.

There are 3 routes you can choose from and at least two different models of GoCars that I knew of.

I felt totally safe, the cars were easy to drive, and I never felt like I was lost.

The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 was just the disorganization and confusion while trying to register to book the ride. I do recommend making a reservation a head of time. Our GoCar seemed pretty loud compared to others too.

Definitely a must do!
Written July 3, 2022
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Rachc1981
Liverpool, UK231 contributions
This came up as one of the attractions we could do on the city pass we brought on our trip. Booking the 1hr was the best thing and one of our trip highlights. The car was easy to drive and the 1hr tour we did took us right up by the Golden Gate Bridge where we got amazing photos, then through the city to come down Lombard street. The gps was easy to follow, everyone was so friendly letting us go at junctions and waving and it was just the best time. We were about 10 minutes late returning and we’re charged for this so just be wary if your time.
Written August 6, 2022
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Goodtimesrus105
South Carolina160 contributions
Pretty fun, but once the novelty wore off from the car itself, it needs some serious improvement.
1. The cars are not eco-friendly and are loaded up with gasoline. As a result, they are loud and it makes it difficult to hear the guide voice even with the volume on max output.
2. The GPS portion is somewhat misleading. The voice instructions, printed map, and screen don’t align with each other. They each have or say something a little different and don’t really match.
3. We took a ton of wrong turns. The directions just aren’t all that great.
4. After about 3 hrs., honestly, your butt starts to hurt. I wouldn’t do an all day rental.
5. Our car wasn’t cleaned well. The ppl before us left gummy bears and they stuck to our shoes and backpack. We didn’t have paper towels to clean out the car.
6. When you enter the room to put on helmets, there is no one to assist with adjustments. And, most of the helmets are missing snaps so they’re basically useless and you have to look through a bunch of helmets to actually find one with a snap.

Overall, it was unique and something fun to do. Just not so great on the overall execution of the experience.
Written July 23, 2021
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Daniel D
6 contributions
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
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Gin8991
Fargo, ND6 contributions
This is a must - cart around the city to see what makes San Fran so special. You have the option to go off the gps and wander. We did a little over 5 hours, had lunch, visited the Painted Ladies, Golden Gate (from the beach), Center for the Arts, Lombard, and so many others.
Written April 29, 2022
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Amyloubethann
2 contributions
Absolutely, a really fun day. Zooming around town in this little car in and of itself was so fun. The GPS narration made it even better. However, if you really want to visit all of these sites you need to get a full day rental. We did 3 hours and we're unable to stop at most of the places because we ran out of time. That was our poor planning though not the company's. It was really a great day. The only other issue I would have is the staff at the rental place could be a little friendlier it seems like they were just going through the motions.
Written May 1, 2022
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