• Little Saigon

    Little Saigon and Tendernob

    Little Saigon and the Tendernob are two Tenderloin neighborhoods that are home to large immigrant populations and some of the best food in the city. Join us as we take you on the only food tour of this district and explore the flavors of Asia, the Middle East, and beyond!
  • The Mission

    The Mission District

    San Francisco's 1st neighborhood, The Mission District is still the heart & soul of this vibrant city. This area is so rich in culture, that we have 3 Mission food tours & 2 neighborhood walks.
  • North Beach

    North Beach

    North Beach is that rare thing -- a neighborhood that manages to be a perennial hit with tourists, and also to remain beloved by San Franciscans. It's San Francisco's Little Italy and the home of the beatniks.
  • Scenic Running

    Scenic Running

    Just a short run from the urban landscape of San Francisco's busy city streets you will find numerous trails and parks offering phenomenal views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the City Skyline and other gems.
  • Chinatown

    Chinatown

    Established in the 1840s, San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese community outside Asia. Our food and walking tours are 2nd to none.
  • Parrots!

    Parrots!

    Wild Parrots in San Francisco? Yes there are officially at least two flocks of wild Parrots here. These Parrots have evolved into a brand new species of parrot indigenous to San Francisco.

                AN HISTORIC JOURNEY INTO THE PAST
           OF SAN FRANCISCO'S NORTHERN WATERFRONT

Waverly Place
The past is rich here and it's fabled history is far
more fascinating than the what one might
gather from the proliferation of souvenir shops
 selling overpriced plastic goods made in China

 

Before the crowds, the tour buses, before the hotels and the shops, there was a
working waterfront, where San Franciscans made their living in blue collar industries
made possible because of the city's location, and access to the sea, to shipping and
fisheries. We will explore this maritime past and examine the romanticized lives of
the men and women who lived what might be considered today to have been very a
difficult existence. Yet for many, they traveled half way around the world just for
the opportunity.

We'll take a look at Ghiradelli Square, not the mall and the hotel but the chocolate
factory and woolen mills of yore but they too were only recent transplants. Before
the Europeans there were people here who lived harmoniously with the land and
they too made their living here at the waterfront but their lives couldn't have been
more different from the  colonizers that followed. For hundreds of years their
villages and the abundant bay were hidden from voyaging explorers in sailing ships
just a few miles out to sea.

Some more highlights that we will explore:

-The San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park
-The Maritime Museum/ Dolphin/ South End Swim Clubs
-The Argonaut Hotel
-Hyde Street Pier, where the ships docked or in storage include:
-The Balclutha (1866), C.A. Thayer, Eureka, Alma, Hercules, Eppleton Hall,
  and over one hundred smaller craft.
-We won't just look at ships in the harbor but we'll board them
-We don't just discuss history we'll interact with it
-An historic “walk” along the water’s edge near a Yelamu village
-History of the DelMonte company in San Francisco and canning at the wharf 
-See the world famous Musee Mechanee
-We will discuss the first fishermen of the wharf, Chinese immigrants
-Find out why Italian fishermen had green sails and sang Verdi while they sailed
-See the USS Pampanito and USS Jeramiah O'Brien
-Time for lunch, sample the world famous Crabs or hearty clam chowder
-Onward past Pier 39 towards Pier33 and the Alcatraz Landing


Explore The Real FIsherman's Wharf
What: Walking Tour of the Northern waterfront (excludes $5 admission to the Hyde Street Pier)
What else: Sold as part of an Alcatraz Tour Package or individually, lunch option
When: Daily @ 10:00
Cost: Web Special: $40 Regularly priced at $54
Reservations Line: 800.595.4849 (24hrs)
Reservations Online: reservations.php
More Information: 415.688.2121
E-mail: info@ExploreSanFrancisco.biz
How: Book Online Now to Reserve Your Space!
 
To reserve this tour with ALCATRAZ!

 

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We also offer these related tours:

Nob Hill 
|Polk Street Food Downtown Cocktails  |    North Beach Walk  |  North Beach Food   |  North Beach & Chinatown
Alcatraz Package Tours    |   Chinatown Food |  Chinatown Walk  |  Mission Food    |    Mission Walk   |     Mission Food & Drink


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