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“The best way to see the city”

Electric Tour Company Segway Tours
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San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour
Ranked #8 of 302 Tours in San Francisco
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Come glide with us, the original San Francisco Segway Tour company! Our tours are fun, informative, and include thorough Segway rider training (in 11 languages!) before departure so you can be gliding through the city in no time. And you won’t miss a word of our tour guides’ entertaining narration because every guest gets a radio receiver and earbuds. San Francisco is full of awesome views and remarkable stories, and a Segway tour is the best way to enjoy both! We offer 1.5 and 2.5 hour fully-guided and narrated Segway tours of the waterfront, North Beach, Chinatown, and Golden Gate Park. Choose from 7 breathtaking routes with frequent daily and evening departures. Every tour leaves from one of two convenient start locations: Fisherman's Wharf or Golden Gate Park. Segway riders must be over age 12 and weigh between 100-250 lbs (45-113kg). Don't wait -- book now to reserve your spot!
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Segways are the best way to see San Francisco. What better way to take the hills? If you're a little frightened of riding Segways, this tour is for you. You get plenty of instruction prior to hitting the streets and riding the Segways is amazingly easy. The tour stops at some great locations, including Tony's where you get a break for some delicious pizza. This tour is well worth the price and a lot of fun!

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"coit tower"
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Came to San Fran thinking the 49 ers game would be the highlight but the Segway tour took the cake. Kennedy our tour guide was great and very informative. Would have went again if we had an extra day.

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

My husband and I took the night Segway tour of San Francisco because that was the only time that fit into our schedule. I was a little worried about being cold, but they provided us with gloves and jackets (which they assured us are washed), and it turned out to be fine. We saw several areas of SanFran that we hand't seen previously, plus we got the great narrative on each area from the tour guide. The earpiece is just the greatest idea ever! Riding the Segway itself was a little strange at first, but they gave such a great mini-training that we felt confident by the time we got out on the roads. If you've never ridden a Segway, put it on your Bucket List. Or, better yet, do the Segway tour in San Francisco the next time you're there...and ask for Jasmine as your tour guide!

Thank TravelinPharmD
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

This is a no brainer must-do activity while you're in San Francisco. I was a little nervous, as soon as training started these worries were gone. It's fantastic fun, really easy to do and we learnt a lot of interesting facts. You go on the roads but other road users are fantastic, letting the group through and indeed waving and shouting have fun as you pass. Me and my boyfriend couldn't believe it - we're English & believe people would probably run you over in a city in the UK!!!! You actually become a tourist attraction with people shouting & waving to you. They have small lockers on-site for you to leave belongings & the guide happily took pictures for us during a rest stop - GO DO IT!

Thank whip1976
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

A scheduled stop at a cafe meant 45 minutes of NOT touring. The route passes 5 blocks from the crookedest street in the world just visible through a wire fence. Why not get closer? This is my third Segway tour and the only one I wouldn't recommend.

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SF&Sausalito, Owner at Electric Tour Company Segway Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2012

Thanks for taking our Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour. The Tour Guides and our managers will discuss your suggestions at staff meeting this week. We love hearing from guests about how to improve our tour and route. The stop in North Beach is designed to be approximately 10 -15 minutes maximum time. This stop is after guests have been on board Segways for about an hour and bathrooms and a short break are in order. As there are 20+ restaurants within 100 feet of the square we occasional loose someone to the aroma of espresso or fresh baked Foccacia bread. Seems your break went too long and I apologize for that issue.

In regards to getting closer to Lombard "Crookedest" Street on the Wharf Tour route. The hills leading up to the base of Lombard are quite steep and not suitable for a tour with beginner riders.
Our Advance Hills and Crooked Street Segway Tour route ( for folks that have been on other tours ) includes going down Lombard street and some other steeper hills.

As you had previous riding experience perhaps you should have been booked on the Advanced Hills and Crooked Street Tour. The Advanced tour has more riding time due to a shorter training period.

Thanks for taking the tour and giving us some great feedback on the route and stops.

Hope to see you back for our Advanced Hills tour or Golden Gate Park tour soon.

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