Segway Night Tour of Chinatown, Little Italy, Wharf & Waterfront in San Francisco, CA

Electric Tour CompanyFisherman's WharfSan Francisco, CA 94109
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Overview

Cruise through San Francisco at night on a Segway in this exclusive tour opportunity. You’ll visit iconic neighborhoods and sites including Chinatown, Little Italy, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Waterfront, and more. Your guide will show you how to navigate a Segway through San Francisco’s beautiful streets and neighborhoods while providing interesting facts about the city.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Francisco Travel Experts
  • Arrive no later than 15-minutes before your scheduled tour time.
  • Tours include a 40-minute training session.
  • Segway riders must be 12 years of age or older.
  • Riders cannot exceed 250 lbs.
  • Wear comfortable closed toe and flat shoes, and comfortable clothing.

Description

from Segway Night Tour of Chinatown, Little Italy, Wharf & Waterfront
Explore San Francisco by Night on this unique and fun-filled tour. Explore Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown and the Waterfront. After a 40-minute training session on how to safely operate the Segway, you will glide through lively neighborhoods for a total of two hours. Each guest is issued a compact radio receiver so they don't miss a detail of what the guide is saying about each site seen on the tour. Numerous stops are made for photos.

Explore these neighborhoods:
North Beach Little Italy: This famous culinary destination prides itself on authentic Italian fare and bustles with activity both day and night. Stop in Washington Square Park, near St. Peter and Paul Church, and learn about the authentic Beat Generation in North Beach.

Chinatown: A veritable city within a city. Cruise through historic Chinatown and past hidden alleys in the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. As the tour moves farther east, enjoy romantic night views of the Transamerica Pyramid and the Ferry Building.

Fisherman's Wharf & Waterfront: See hidden gems like Fish Alley, Fisherman's Chapel, a WWII Liberty Ship, and the Pampanito submarine. Pause to take in breathtaking nighttime views of the Alcatraz Lighthouse and the twinkling lights of the Bay Bridge.

Before returning to Fisherman's Wharf, the tour will loop back from the edge of the Financial District and along the breathtaking Waterfront. Cruise past historic piers along the Embarcadero while the San Francisco Bay glitters against the night.

Requirements:
All Segway Riders must be 12 years or older. Riders under 18 years must be accompanied by parent or guardian on the tour. All guests must weigh between 100 - 250 lbs or 45 - 113 kilos. No pregnant guests allowed due to safety reasons. This activity is not recommended for guests that are ages 70 years and older or those with mobility issues. Each rider must sign a Liability Waiver. Helmets and safety vests are provided and required.

Wear comfortable closed toe and flat shoes. No high heels, flip-flops or sandals. Bring an extra layer of warm, wind-resistant clothing. Rain ponchos, knit gloves, and warm jackets are available for guests to use. Please leave bulky backpacks at home.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner or Intermediate
Tour Length: Approximately 2.5 hours (including 40 minutes of training)
Departure Location: Fisherman's Wharf

The Tour office is across the street from the Hyde and Powell Streets Cable Car turn-around, in Fisherman's Wharf. A Wells Fargo Bank ATM is at the entrance to the driveway of the training area. Look for yellow and blue flags. You must arrive 15 minutes prior to your schedule tour time. If you are late - you will lose your reservation and no refund will be issued. No exceptions.

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Todd T
"Another bucket list item fofilled."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2018 NEW
Our guide Nick was the best. What a hoot and a wealth of knowledge. Let us do things we wouldn't of been able to see on other tours. took us to get a dessert at a wonderful bakery and let us stop and tour a couple of locations we wanted to see. This is a must with NICK as your guide if you want a memorable San Francisco tour.
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SLQ5000
Mumbai, India
"Holiday in Frisco"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2018 NEW
We had a great time taking this tour. Our guide Rosie was very good. Before the tour the training given was excellent. These guys are good.
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nancyheppes
Dallas, Texas
"segway tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2018 NEW
We had a great time on our tour! We had Nic and it was such a fun and positive tour! We laughed and had the best time and saw lots of different sights on our tour. I highly recommend this company!
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Anita S
"2 hour Segway"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2018 NEW
Great way to see the city! Our guide even had us take a couple stops to get world famous pizza, pictures on a pier, walk around the wharf. Fun times!
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Grant D
Springfield, United States
"Super fun outing with teenagers!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2018 NEW
We had a great time touring the Golden Gate Park. Rosie was an awesome tour guide. As first time Segway-ists, we had an all around excellent experience. And our 17 & 19 yo sons both agree.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Segway Night Tour of Chinatown, Little Italy, Wharf & Waterfront

How long is the tour?
Including the 40 minutes of Segway training, the tour is approximately 2.5 hours long.

What time should I arrive for my tour?
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.

Where is the meeting point?
All Segway tours begin at 333 Jefferson St., Suite 123, San Francisco, CA 94133. They are located in a walkway that begins between the In N Out Burgers and Sunglass Hut in the Anchorage Square Shopping Center. Alcatraz Island ferries depart from PIER 33, which is a 15-minute walk from the office.

Are children allowed to participate in the Segway tours?
Children under the age of 12 cannot participate in this tour. The tour is for ages 12 and up. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

What are the health restrictions for a Segway tour?
To participate in a nighttime Segway tour, guests must be over 100 lbs (45 kg) and under 250 lbs (113 kg). Minimum and maximum weight requirements are strictly enforced. Pregnant women may not participate in the tour for their safety.

The tour is not recommended for individuals with mobility or motor control issues. Guests ages 70 or up should thoroughly evaluate their health and determine if it is safe for them to participate in a Segway tour.

Riding a Segway runs the risk of falling. Please keep this in mind when deciding to participate in a tour.

What does the Segway training portion of the tour include?
Guests will learn how to maneuver a Segway, come to a stop, emergency stops, navigate a safety cone course, and understand the “Share the Road” rules.

What safety measures are in place?
In addition to the thorough training each guest receives, guests are provided a helmet and bright colored reflective safety vest to be worn throughout the duration of the tour. Tour guides are also on hand for any emergencies or Segway navigation questions.

Is parking available?
No. We do not provide parking for tour guests. Paid underground parking is available at the Music Concourse Garage located between the deYoung Museum and the California Academy of Science. Parking costs are not reimbursed by tour guides.

Free street parking is also available on adjacent streets, but understand that these spots fill rapidly on weekends. It is recommended that guests use public transportation on MUNI to access the tour departure spot.

How many people will be on a tour?
The tours operate in groups of 8.

Will the tour operate in the rain?
Yes. The tours will operate rain or shine. They do have ponchos available for purchase in the office for $1.