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.

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Explore San Francisco by Night on this unique and fun-filled tour. Explore Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown and the Water front. 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 breath taking Water Front. 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 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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marympeterson
"San Fran Segway Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 17, 2017 NEW
Such a fantastic and fun way to see the city. This is one of the best segway tours that we've ever done. Melanie, the guide, was outstanding! so entertaining and fun! I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the city and be entertained at the same time!!!
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Craig H
Ashburn, Virginia
"Time and money well spent"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 16, 2017 NEW
I was skeptical as we had never 'segwayed' before and have always thought that it looked a bit odd. That said, we thought it would be an interesting new experience while on vacation. Our guide, Johaness, was helpful, informative, passionate about the golden gate park and quite a bit of fun. He educated us on the segways and the park beyond what we expected. We went from skeptical to enthusiastic and have this tour company and our guide to thank. In fact we might even book another tour with them before we leave. Try it. You will like it.
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Becca O
"Tons of fun, wish we could have gone again!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 16, 2017 NEW
My family and I have begun doing segway tours in the cities we visit- it's a great way to see the city and we certainly were not disappointed with Electric Tours! Right from booking they were helpful- for some reason my dad did not get a confirmation email after booking (which was more than likely because he booked from his phone while we were out and about), and when we called they were helpful in making sure our booking was cemented! When we arrived they even gave us the online discount because we had tried to do so online. We mentioned we'd done a few segway tours before but our training was not shortened because of it- indeed, our guide (after making sure each of us was comfortable on our machine) let us hop on a little early (as the other members of the tour were not there yet) and ride around the lot to get used to it again. When the rest of our tour arrived, we all did the standard training. Our guide Jessada deserves his own section- he was helpful during training, funny and knowledgeable during the tour and made sure we were safe and comfortable while riding. If we'd been in town longer we definitely would have done another tour!
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John C
"Great Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2017 NEW
My wife and I took this tour today and would have to say it is one of the best Segway tours we have done. Our guide Katy was extremely friendly, caring and had a really good way of telling facts and stories about SF that gave us a real good insight of the city past and present. The use of headsets was a first for us on a Segway tour and we thought it worked really well. Overall knowing the amount of really steep hills around this city we thought it was a great fun way to get around.
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Layie N
"Great tour!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2017 NEW
Our guide Cass was awesome! She was funny and informative. We were all comfortable riding our Segways after our training session. Great experience!
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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.

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.