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San Francisco City Insider's Tour℠ Morning w/ Sausalito Ferry

San Francisco City Insider's Tour℠ Morning w/ Sausalito Ferry

Semi-Private San Francisco Tour with a Sausalito Stop & Ferry Bay Cruise

  • What do I need to bring?

    • Camera
    • Solid shoes
    • Bottle of water
  • How long is the tour?

    This tour takes about 4 to 5 hours.

  • What type of vehicle do you use?

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

  • What is the maximum number of people that can go on the tour?

    The maximum capacity is 13 passengers; however, there is a minimum of 4 passengers for this tour to operate.

  • How many stops will we be making and what places will we visit on this tour?

    Since the tour is semi-customizable, it is up to the consensus of those on board to request favorite locations and decide the amount of time spent at each location. Your guide will try his or her best to accommodate you. Some tour highlights include: Fort Point under the Golden Gate Bridge, the Great Highway and surfers at Ocean Beach, and Twin Peaks with its 360-degree views of San Francisco.

  • Are there only photo stops or will we get out the vehicle?

    The tour is flexible and open to suggestions given by those on board. There would be photo opportunities as well as time to walk around and explore the locations.

  • Can I combine this tour with another tour?

    The best combination with a city tour is our Muir Woods Expedition & City Insider's combination.

  • What is the difference between City Insider's and the City by bus tour?

    The City Insider's Tour is on a smaller vehicle with a maximum capacity of 13 passengers. It is a semi-private tour that allows more flexibility to alter the itinerary, request specific stops, and spend more time at the group's chosen locations. The San Francisco City Tour by Bus is on a large motor coach, holding up to 50 passengers, and has a fixed itinerary.

San Francisco City Insider's Morning Tour

Our San Francisco City Insider's Morning Tour is given from a local perspective. It takes about 4 to 5 hours and it is "semi-private," which means that it is a smaller group so you can enjoy more stops and photo opportunities and spend more time at a favorite location on your tour. Get off the beaten path, explore the road less traveled and visit hidden locations. Some options include: Watching the surfers at Ocean Beach, visiting Golden Gate Park, taking in the view from Telegraph Hill, and visiting historic Fort Point in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Your City Insider's Tour includes a ferry bay cruise ticket, where you will take the ferry from Sausalito to San Francisco after your city tour so you enjoy the beautiful San Francisco waterfront. Spend time to explore the unique 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.

The San Francisco City Insider’s Morning Tour is great for those who want to discover some of the hidden sights not included in the big bus tours of major operators or popular guidebooks! Feel free to request areas that interest you and our driver will try to accommodate your request. That's the beauty of small group tours: flexibility to partially customize the tour itinerary depending on the group's preferences. Schedule a different tour with us for the other half of your day to complete your visit to San Francisco - we'll make sure you get there on time. Popular combinations for the SF City Insider’s Tour are with Muir Woods and Alcatraz.

San Francisco City Insider's
Morning Tour - Times Approximate

7:30 AM - 7:45 AM
Pick up from Extranomical San Francisco SOMA Office.
7:45 - 8:00 AM
Pick up from hotels in Downtown San Francisco or Fisherman's Wharf area.
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Our San Francisco City Insider's Tour is given by a guide who has been around. Enjoy more stops and photo opportunities; discover hidden sights and unusual stories you can't get on the big bus. Go to the famous attractions such as the iconic Golden Gate Bridge or to the unique areas that only locals know!
12:00 PM
You will ride over the bridge and receive a complimentary drop off in Sausalito, where you get to spend the rest of the day in the seaside town full of boutique shops and art galleries. Please check ferry departure times to get back to San Francisco on your own.
San Francisco City Insider's Tour℠ AM, Sausalito & FerryTour Prices*Adults (12+)Children (< 11)
Regular Price:$90$63
Internet Special:$83$59
City Insider's AM, Sausalito & Ferry with Alcatraz UpgradeTour Prices*Adults (12+)Children (< 11)
Regular Price:$126$97
Internet Special:$117$90

San Francisco City Insider's Tour Available Daily (All Year)

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San Francisco City Insider's Tour℠ Morning w/ Sausalito Ferry
– Yordanka U. on 02/07/2016

We are extremely satisfied from the city tour. We had only a day in San Francisco ant this was the best option to explore the city.
– Sheila L. on 01/02/2016

Phil was the best tour guide I've ever had. He was knowledgeable about the city, witty, and very pleasant. I'll recommend him to all my visiting friends.
– Marcus W. on 12/27/2015

It was an very interesting tour! There were al lot of Storys she told.
– Eileen L. on 08/28/2015

Phil was a blast! The tour exceeded all of my expectations. Phil will funny, informative and extremely generous with accommodating everyone on the tour.
– Sara D. on 08/23/2015

Not only was Phil knowledgeable and engaged, he was very funny. My whole family agreed (even our 16 year old) that this was the highlight of our San Francisco trip.
– Charlotte M. on 08/06/2015

Loved your. Phil was fun, informative, flexible.
– Kevin L. on 06/29/2015

Phil was great. He had a less than enthusiastic crowd to work with, but never let his high energy level down because of the sticks-in-the-mud that happened to book with this tour. They were more into sitting and going through the motions, rather than being active participants in the experience, but Phil was cool about it all and kept everyone entertained. My suggestion is, if you are going to do it, you might as well be a part of the experience, rather than a spectator.
– Janet L. on 06/24/2015

Phil was a terrific guide, funny knowledgeable and professional. I had a wonderful day!
– Mark G. on 12/02/2014

Great experience with a personal touch. Don was fantastic, friendly and informative. Would recommend your services especially with Don as the guide!!!!


  • Extensive & exclusive tour of San Francisco
  • Experience SF from a local's perspective
  • Semi-customizable: request favorite attractions
  • 4-5 hour semi-private luxury tour
  • Smaller groups & more personalized service
  • Local & knowledgeable tour guide
  • Complimentary San Francisco hotel pick-up
  • Sausalito & ferry cruise back to SF included
  • City Insider's is also available in the afternoon