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Hornblower Classic Cable Cars

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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Address: Taylor and Jefferson Streets, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: +1 415-596-9929
08:00 - 17:00
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Hornblower Cable Cars offers customers a unique and unforgettable...

Hornblower Cable Cars offers customers a unique and unforgettable transportation and leisure experience. Our fleet of 20 iconic Cable Cars are used year-round for some of the top events in San Francisco as well as private chartered events for our guests. The fleet has been operating for over 60 years and continues to be a top choice for transportation in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

We operate public tours and private charters of San Francisco and the Surrounding Bay Area! Come check us out!

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Joanna was great

Had a great time, me and my road doge Mike up in the bay road tripping. took the tour I will be back

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Santa Barbara, California

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a great time, me and my road doge Mike up in the bay road tripping. took the tour I will be back

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and entertaining tour. Lots of historical details as well as informative photo opportunities. Both the driver, Joanne and the guide, Renatta, were very pleasant and knowledgeable.

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Fisher Branch, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour of the city to see the highlights if you don't have much time to spend in SF. Joanne and Corinna were our guides and they were excellent and knowledgeable. The Palace of Fine arts was very beautiful and massive. Very nice to see the different areas of SF and not worry about trying to drive yourself and see.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time on this tour. Our guide was AWESOME and very informative! Views were also awesome! Visited many great spots.. Would definitely recommend!

Thank VeronicaRivas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice overview of the city with plenty of history and photo opportunities! Our guide and driver, Julie and Skye, were super nice! Julie was well versed on "her" city and she even gave us a really good recommendation for breakfast. I would highly recommend this activity!

Thank Belinda J
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On behalf of my mother Lina : I have traveled all over the world and Lorraine is one of the best tour guides that I have ever had. I hope one day to return and to be fortunate to have her on a tour again! San Francisco is fortunate to have her share the history of that beautiful city! Thank... More 

Thank Linxinbiz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour people were very nice and friendly. When the tickets could not print them let us on the cable car anyway. The tour guide had a lot of knowledge of the city and gave good suggestions as to where to go for food and entertainment. They also offered us blankets and ponchos because of the rain and cold. I... More 

Thank Rayleen B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lorraine was our guide and we loved the passion and love for the city that she showed. We had an awesome tour and would highly recommend. Thanks Lorraine.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went by the office on Taylor street and in an hour we were off to tour the city. It was a beautiful day in SF so we enjoyed being on the the opened motorized cable car. The tour lasted a little over 2 hours. Our driver and guide were great - learned a lot about this wonderful city. We... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was so much fun!!! The tour guide, Lorraine and her co-tour guide were so fun and extremely knowlegdable on the area landmarks. We were able to debark at many attractions and take the perfect photos. Lorraine also took many amazing photos of my daughter and I as well with our camera. The places we visited were amazing which included... More 

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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