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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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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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Hop On Hop Off City Tour on a Classic Cable Car
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Viator VIP: Early Access to Alcatraz and Exclusive Cable Car Sightseeing Tour

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San Francisco Experience

This was a classic cable car tour of SF with 3 'Walking Tour' Stops. We've been to the city many times, but have never taken a tour ~ BEST DECISION WE MADE this weekend! Our Tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a classic cable car tour of SF with 3 'Walking Tour' Stops. We've been to the city many times, but have never taken a tour ~ BEST DECISION WE MADE this weekend! Our Tour Guide, Kyra, really knew her stuff as we conversed our way through the city, and our Driver, Joan, handled the cable car with great... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter and I had a two day pass for this Hop-on Hop-off tour. You can get off where you want to explore the city more and get back onto the next bus. Buses come in 1/2 hour intervals. The tour also goes across Golden Gate Bridge and waits there for 10-15 minutes to take photos. The main reason why... More 

Thank Angelika8888
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent customer service, super informational, and fun all wrapped into a 2 hour tour. I loved being able to hop on and hop off and have familiar faces to pick us back up again! Julie, Jeff, and Mike were seriously THE BEST! This trip was the highlight of my day and I can not wait to come back to your... More 

Thank CelesteeM
Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the tour was so great we stayed on the whole time and had to go back around to actually see the different attractions.Julie was amazing and even gave us the scoop on where to eat. (the Mona Lisa in little Italy...delicious) Her first hand stories from growing up there were great. If you get a chance have Julie, Jeff and... More 

Thank dgiskaas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Julie and Pete were great tour guides. So much so we hardly wanted to hop off on the hop on - hop off tour. It was great to go in February as we had a nice day to tour (no rain) and it was just a handful of us so we got to ask a lot of questions and get... More 

Thank Charlotte S
Acworth, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took the tour this last weekend with my Son. Although the weather wasn't great (rain, overcast, windy the tour was awesome. Valerie, Dennis, and Mike were great!. Valerie was tour guide and she really did a nice job. She was extremely knowledgeable and up to date on all aspects of San Francisco whether it was 100 years ago or more... More 

Thank pzehnder2017
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cable car tour stays with you and waits (unlike the hop on hop off) which SAVES sooo much time! They also get off with you and give you a tour. They DO go over the Golden Gate and stop then back around Presidio. It is also VERY reasonably priced. We even had a buy one get one deal. Julie... More 

Thank Ashley L
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour. We did the VIP tour. Only 5 of us on it. Sat in the middle closed area. As pouring down. But they provided us with capes, drinks, oat bars all included. Did 3 /4 stops. Kyra the tour guide great. Very knowledgeable. Went over Golden Gate Bridge. Saw all San Fran. Only thing I would say is maybe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing trip taking all the best parts of San Francisco, the guide Kira and driver Joan were the best guides I have had on one of these trips. A1 service

Thank Gareth D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Why settle for a recorded tour guide, when you can have a real person telling you about SF. We had so much fun on our hop on hop off adventure with our guide Jessica. We found out local anecdotes and insights into SF. The drivers are also awesome. We were let off a few times at stops that were not... More 

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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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