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San Francisco Fire Engine Tours San Francisco

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San Francisco Fire Engine Tours
650 Beach Street
San Francisco
CA
94133
Tel: 415-333-7077

Directions

Can you hear the sirens calling you!? Well, if you can, you must be close to The Cannery on Fisherman's Wharf. This is located on Beach St at the foot of Columbus Ave. It's easy to reach by the Hyde Street Cable Car, or you can take the "F" line vintage trolley bus. If you drive, there is a parking garage located directly across from the street. Unfortunately this can't accommodate over sized vehicles.

Where are we going today?

Nee awww nee awww....not only is that the sound of a fire engine, but it's the sound of a fire engine YOU can ride in!  Fun!

Starting at The Cannery at the very famous Fisherman's Wharf, your 75 minute tour will take you across the Golden Gate Bridge.  While you may have crossed the Bridge before and seen the San Francisco sights, you certainly haven't done it in a 1955 Mack Fire Engine!  And if you haven't seen the sights before, you are in for a real treat!

You go through the Presidio, to Crissy Field, and then over that famous Golden Gate Bridge, before heading to Sausalito where you will be able to check out the super cool views over the Bay. After that you head to Fort Baker and back over the bridge and through Union Square.

Feeling chilly?  Not to worry - you're only given authentic fire gear to wear!  Bet you haven't worn a proper fire suit before?

Throughout the year they hold speciality tours, such as Horseback Tours and Winery Tours (combined with the Fire Engine Tour) - as well as seasonal tours such as Christmas and Halloween, so keep an eye out for those!

Fire Engine Tours leave 4 times a day so you can always fit one into your day if you are pressed for time. 

Seating is limited to make sure you book in advance. 

Now let's go fight some fires! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$50
  • Children$30 (children 2-12), $40 (ages 13 - 17)
  • Free Under: 2
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

Tours start at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily.

Any Top Tips?

Have a look at speciality tours as you can combine tours for a discount. Don't forget to pre-book any tour as the spaces are limited and it might be sold out! We don't want you to miss out!.

Need a little extra help?

Unfortunately the engine isn't wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions, be sure to contact someone before you book. .

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    My 5 year old and I were visiting the city for a day, and we happened upon this tour getting ready to leave. The tour was booked full, but there was room for us on the ext tour only 2 hours later. The price for the tour ($50 adult and $30 child) was a little steep, but probably within the notmal range for a "tourist trap" sort of activity. In the end, though, it seemed a pretty good deal considering the uniqueness of the experience. We saw plenty of tour buses and double-deckers, but we were in the only open-cab fire engine on the road! The tour...Read More

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by Andy French

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My 5 year old and I were visiting the city for a day, and we happened upon this tour getting ready to leave. The tour was booked full, but there was room for us on the ext tour only 2 hours later. The price for the tour ($50 adult and $30 child) was a little steep, but probably within the notmal range for a "tourist trap" sort of activity. In the end, though, it seemed a pretty good deal considering the uniqueness of the experience. We saw plenty of tour buses and double-deckers, but we were in the only open-cab fire engine on the road! The tour was pretty standard, taking a well-traveled route across the Golden Gate Bridge and back, but all the major sights in that end of town were included. The sing-along tunes with the tour guide were a little corny, but it got my son involved and smiling, so no complaints from me! The only minor complaints I have are that given the nature of the vehicle, I thought a little more fire-centric tour would have been nice (like just driving a slightly different route to pass by some more historic fire stations and/or including more historical facts about the SFFD). Also, souvenir goodies were very limited (of about a dozen options for souvenirs, they only had adult XL shirts and one kid's shirt in stock).

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