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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
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+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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Ride with Lorraine!

My mom and I visited SF for the weekend and wanted to get as many of the city's sights into one day as possible. We stopped by the Hornblower Classic Cable Cars ticket booth in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lisa T

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My mom and I visited SF for the weekend and wanted to get as many of the city's sights into one day as possible. We stopped by the Hornblower Classic Cable Cars ticket booth in Fisherman's Wharf and bought a couple of the 24 hour hop on and hop off tickets. Lorraine was our first tour guide and she's quite... More 

Thank Lisa T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I think the concept for the hop on and off thing on a cable car is great! Stops were good. Only reason for 3 star is guides and driving. I had the pleasure of meeting almost every guide and driver working for 2 days and one guide & driver stuck out the most not for good reasons. A guide named... More 

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Did the full loop tour to get an overview of the city on a chilly day - Lorraine and Duncan were fabulous guides, with lots of great info about the area. I even impressed my boyfriend, a frequent SF visitor, with my first-time visitor knowledge. Highly recommend the Hornblower Classic Tour for an amazing time and great value

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this guided tour, Duncan our driver and Julie our guide had given us so much information and insight, we had a blast! Thanks so much👍

Thank Szilvia G
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I just came back from San Francisco and we had an amazing trip! I would recommend taking a tour with the Hornblower Classic Cable Cars ! We hopped on and off three times, and each crew was very knowledgeable and eager to tell us about their city! The final time we hopped on it was with Lorraine... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rode with Julie and Pete! They were absolutely amazing. We had a blast and learned so many interesting facts about San Francisco. Julie was so helpful and showed us the best places to get a picture, and then took it for us:). This trip wouldn't have been as wonder had we not decided to take the tour. Giovanni sold... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took this tour on a first-time trip to San Francisco with my teenage daughter. It was great to have the drivers tell us about the history of the city as we drove around. Their stops we're at the best highlights of the city, including the Golden Gate Bridge. It was an amazing view of the bridge and city skyline. Would... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this tour by chance, as we were walking down the street. We were so happy we did the tour, it gave a great tour of main attractions mixed with local knowledge and fun facts. We got great pictures, as Julie knew just where to stand to get a optimal shot. Julie and Cornelius were awesome!!! I highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Customer Service received from both Daijah and Viki was awesome. They are very helpful and patient, answering our questions (there were 6 of us). Offering extra answers and alternatives to meet our requests. Onboard the cable car - Pete and Julie was simply friendly and accommodating to the group of us. Julie is so experienced and shared the history of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

it is a wonderful trip in san francisco. We came from Toronto. Duncan(driver) is such a nice guy and he told us a bunch of things that make us know more about San Francisco, they know everything in the city!! Definitely try the cable car once otherwise you will regret!!!!

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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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