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Muir Woods Expedition℠ & Sausalito Morning Tour

Muir Woods Expedition℠ & Sausalito Morning Tour

Semi-Private Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour

  • What do I need to bring?

    • Solid shoes
    • Snack
    • Bottle water
    • Camera
    • Money for lunch
    • Sunscreen if necessary
  • How long is the tour?

    This tour takes about 4-5 hours.

  • Does the Muir Woods Expedition tour run everyday?

    This tour operates daily with a minimum number of 4 passengers.

  • Do you offer that tour in different languages?

    This tour is only offered in English. If needed, we can organize a private tour in other languages. Please also take a look at our Redwoods and Wine Country Escape Tour - it is a great deal and includes complimentary audio tours in 8 different languages.

  • Is the Muir Woods Expedition a guided tour?

    The tour is narrated and guided, but you will have time to spend on your own inside Muir Woods.

  • What kind of vehicle will take us to Muir Woods?

    • We use either a 13-passenger van or a 36-passenger minibus. 

  • How much time will we have inside Muir Woods? Will that be enough time to see everything?

    You will have over two hours on your own inside Muir Woods National Monument. Two hours is enough time to see all that Muir Woods has to offer. Our competitors only spend abot an hour at Muir Woods.

  • Do we only go to Muir Woods?

    No, there is an optional stop in Sausalito, where you can choose to take the ferry back to San Francisco instead (ferry ticket not included).

  • I would like to go on that tour during the afternoon. When would it start and until when?

    Please look at the itinerary for approximate times.

  • Can I combine this tour with another tour?

    You can book the Muir Woods Expedition & City Insider's combination or we also have a popular Redwoods & Wine Country Escape that goes to Muir Woods, Sonoma, & Napa Valley In one day

  • Are we crossing the Golden Gate Bridge?

    Yes, the tour will come back to San Francisco by way of the Golden Gate Bridge. There is also an optional stop in Sausalito or at the Golden Gate Bridge.

  • Do we stop in Sausalito?

    There is an optional stop in Sausalito or the Golden Gate Bridge. You can also choose to take the ferry back to San Francisco from Sausalito instead (ferry ticket not included).

  • Why should I stay in Sausalito and take the ferry instead of taking the bus back to San Francisco?

    Sausalito is a beautiful city North of San Francisco. It is well known for its beautiful views, boutique shops and art galleries. There are a lot of first-class restaurants with food from around the world. Taking the ferry back to San Francisco also allows a relaxing experience on the boat and offers a different yet fantastic view of San Francisco from the water.

  • Is the ferry ticket included in the price of the tour? If not, how much does the ferry cost from Sausalito to San Francisco

    No, the ferry ticket is not included in the price of our tour. Ferry services vary but it is around $!0 for adults. Prices are subject to change without notice and Extranomical Adventures are not responsible for passengers that depart from the tour at this stage.

  • How long does the ferry take from Sausalito to San Francisco?

    The ferry takes about 25-30 minutes.

  • What is the difference between MW Exp and Muir Woods & Saus bus tour?

    The Muir Woods Expedition Tour is on a smaller vehicle with maximum capacity of 13 passengers. It is a semi-private tour that allows over two hours inside Muir Woods National Monument and offers an optional stop in Sausalito or the Golden Gate Bridge. The Muir Woods Tour by Bus is on a large motor coach, holding up to 50 passengers, and only stays inside Muir Woods for an hour.

Muir Woods Expedition & Sausalito Tour

Our Muir Woods Expedition & Sausalito Tour from San Francisco starts off with a complimentary hotel pick up in San Francisco and a photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge. This is the Muir Woods & Sausalito tour that spends the most time in the forest! For two hours, you'll be gazing up into the forest's canopy, surrounded by Coastal Redwood Sequoia trees. Don’t get a sore neck, these are some of the tallest trees in the word! Make sure you also appreciate the sights and smells down on the ground. During December, the heart of the Salmon breeding season, you may even get to see Salmon forging their way up stream to spawn and end their life cycle! In May it’s a race against time as the fingerling salmon hurry to get out to sea before the reducing water flow allows the waves to close off the mouth of the creek. Take it easy and stroll along the mostly flat valley floor along Redwood Creek, or get an aerobic workout climbing the paths up the valley slopes so you can look out at the tops of some of the tallest trees in the world. Then head to Sausalito to see the seaside city and drop off those who will take the ferry back to San Francisco.

Ferry Bay Cruise option: Upgrade your Muir Woods Expedition & Sausalito Tour to include a ferry bay cruise ticket, where you will take the ferry from Sausalito to San Francisco after your Muir Woods tour. You'll get to enjoy the stunning San Francisco waterfront. Spend time to explore the quaint seaside town of Sausalito and maybe have dinner there before you make your way back to San Francisco. Please check ferry departure times to make sure you catch the last departure back to the city.




San Francisco Muir Woods Expedition & Sausalito
Morning Tour - Times Approximate

7:30 AM-7:45 AM
Pick up for your Muir Woods Expedition & Sausalito Tour from Extranomical San Francisco SOMA Office.
7:45-8:00 AM
Pick up at San Francisco Hotels in Downtown or Fisherman's Wharf area. 
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Ride over the Golden Gate Bridge with a 15 minute photo stop. Our Muir Woods Expedition & Sausalito Tour from San Francisco is the Muir Woods & Sausalito tour that lets you spend the most time in the forest! You'll have around two hours to gaze up into the forest's canopy and admire the Coastal Redwood Sequoias. Hike or walk while admiring some of the tallest redwood trees in the world. Drive through Sausalito and drop off those who are taking the ferry back to San Francisco.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Tour will ride over the Golden Gate Bridge as it moves its way back to San Francisco.
1:00 PM
Complimentary hotel drop offs in Downtown San Francisco or Fisherman's Wharf area.

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Customer Reviews

Muir Woods Expedition℠ & Sausalito Morning Tour
– Michael G. on 05/26/2016

Excellent tour guide and great fun
– Jessica M. on 05/18/2016

We had an amazing time on this tour. Phil was great - friendly, professional, very accommodating. I loved the small group over a large bus tour. There was plenty of time on the tour to really see the Muir Woods. I'm so glad we booked with you, and we'll definitely keep Extranomical in mind the next time we are sightseeing!
– Dale B. on 05/16/2016

He was very knowledgeable of the history and current status of the Muir Woods. He gave expert suggestions for what trails to take that would have the most scenery for picture taking
– Eduardo A. on 05/14/2016

Phil Siegel was an excellent tour guide . Friendly , with good sense of humor and gentle. We really enjoyed the trip to the woods. The music was in line at the time . I recommend this trip to the woods.
– Steve J. on 05/14/2016

Quick easy morning tour...got to Muir before big crowds and was given enough time to walk a loop trail...beautiful views of the GG bridge on the stop back to SF...Thanks Steve
– Emily R. on 05/10/2016

Phil was an exceptional guide, giving us so much history and background with a sense of humor. We loved that our tour was small and international. I was so glad Phil was driving -- he was an excellent dream ver.
– Shawn W. on 04/19/2016

First of all, Phil was awesome! From the time he picked us up at the hotel to when he dropped us off in Fisherman's Wharf, he kept us entertained. He was very knowledgeable about San Fran and the history of the city. If you're able to get Phil for a tour, I highly recommend him! On to the actual tour - after picking everyone up, we stopped at the GGB for a photo opp. It couldn't have been more perfect. No one was there because it was so early, and it was a clear, sunny day - perfect! Phil made sure to get us to the monument (turns out, Muir Woods isn't a park) before it opened so we could get in for free. An added bonus to getting there early is that there aren't very many people there. Muir Woods is absolutely beautiful! We had about 1.5 hours to walk around, explore, take pictures, and visit the gift shop. It was awesome. We stopped in Sausalito for about 30 minutes on the way back. We could have stayed longer and taken the ferry back but we had plans. 30 minutes was plenty of time to sit on the water and soak up some sun. At the end of the tour, Phil dropped us off exactly where we wanted in Fisherman's Wharf. The tour was great. Phil was great. I'd definitely use Extranomical Tours again (and Phil!)!
– Esperanza C. on 04/02/2016

The whole experience was great. The only negative thing was we only had 38 minutes to walk around Sausalito. I would have thought an hour more appropriate.
– Sara S. on 03/02/2016

We took a morning tour to Muir Woods, driving over the Golden Gate Bridge; Pam was very personable and informative. Pam made sure we arrived before 9 AM so we could get in FREE to this national monument. We were free to roam the trails in Muir Woods for about 2 hours and the woods were spectacular. It was quiet and cool in the the forest with well maintained boardwalk and paved paths. We stopped at Sausalito on the way back to San Francisco with amazing views of the bridge. I highly recommend this trip with Extranomical!
Muir Woods Expedition & Sausalito Morning Tour
Tour Prices*Adults (12+)Children
Regular Price:$79$53
Internet Special:$65$48

*Tour prices do not include Muir Woods park entrance fee of $10 or meals. 

Muir Woods Expedition & Sausalito Morning Tour with Ferry Bay Cruise
Tour Prices*Adults (12+)Children
Regular Price:$90$63
Internet Special:$83$59


  • Complimentary SF hotel pickup & drop off
  • Spend about 2 hours at the park
  • See some of the tallest trees in the world
  • Enjoy the tranquility inside the forest
  • Unique Golden Gate Bridge stop
  • Optional drop-off at Sausalito
  • Upgrade to take the ferry back to SF
  • Smaller and more personalized service
  • Muir Woods Expedition & Sausalito Tour is also available in the afternoon