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Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture: Our most recommended tours and activities

Golden Gate Bridge: 3-Hour Sausalito Cycle Tour

1. Golden Gate Bridge: 3-Hour Sausalito Cycle Tour

Enjoy this 3-hour guided tour that departs from Fisherman’s Wharf. You’ll be outfitted with a current model bike, front handlebar bag, lock, helmet, rear gear rack, and takeaway map, and then be ready to head out on tour! With your guide you’ll follow the San Francisco waterfront past Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, the Marina, and the Presidio, through Crissy Field and to Fort Point. You’ll cross the Golden Gate Bridge on a wide bike path, and then proceed to Vista Point and on to Old Fort Baker. The cycling tour comes to an end in Sausalito where you’ll have time to enjoy the shops, the many art galleries, and the delicious food. You can return to San Francisco right after the tour ends, with the ferry, at your own cost, or choose to bike back. Alternatively, you can keep the bike until the shop’s closing hours and enjoy additional time exploring this fascinating area on your own. Note that the tour follows bike paths and the riding is mostly on flat terrain.

San Francisco: Golden Gate Bike Tour and Alcatraz Ticket

2. San Francisco: Golden Gate Bike Tour and Alcatraz Ticket

Explore San Francisco by bike and visit Alcatraz with this ticket for two tours over the course of two days. Take the ferry to Alcatraz Prison and uncover the prison's secrets on an audio tour. Enjoy a cycling tour to locations like Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. Cross San Francisco Bay on a journey to the notorious Alcatraz Prison by ferry. This world-famous prison served as a federal penitentiary from 1934 to 1963 and housed infamous criminals like Al Capone and Robert Stroud, the Birdman. Take the award-winning 45-minute Cellhouse audio tour and hear the tales of those who lived in Alcatraz. This tour brings history alive through the recounting of tales from correctional officers and prisoners. Your bike tour will take place the previous day 10:00 AM. Set off from Fisherman’s Wharf and enjoy a leisurely cycle for around 3 hours. You’ll be kitted out with a current model bike, front handlebar bag, lock, helmet, rear gear rack, and takeaway map – and then you’ll be ready to head out on tour! Follow the San Francisco waterfront with your guide, past Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, the Marina, and the Presidio, through Crissy Field and to Fort Point. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge on a wide bike path, and then proceed to Vista Point and on to Old Fort Baker. The cycling tour comes to an end in Sausalito where you’ll have time to enjoy the shops, the many art galleries, and the delicious food. You can return to San Francisco right after the tour ends, or you may keep the bike until closing hours and enjoy additional time exploring this fascinating area on your own. Important Note: All bike tours take place 1 day prior to your selected Alcatraz departure. The date and time selected on your confirmation is for your day 2 Alcatraz Tour. Afternoon Alcatraz departure times are allotted, and so will be confirmed to customers approximately 30 days before departure.

San Francisco: Marina Waterfront Surrey Bike Rental

3. San Francisco: Marina Waterfront Surrey Bike Rental

Discover the most iconic sights on the San Francisco waterfront as you travel along a specially-designed route on a 2 or 4-seater surrey. Start at Fort Mason on the Marina Green and ride west into the Presidio. Riding through the Marina District, pass by the Fort Mason Center, Marina Yacht Harbor, and Palace of Fine Arts Theater. With panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay, enter the Presidio and ride through Crissy Field. Continuing on the path, explore Golden Gate National Recreation Area and see Crissy Field Beach, the Torpedo Wharf, Warming Hut gift shop and cafe, and the Civil War Era Fort Point. Then, turn your surrey around and begin the journey back with spectacular views of Alcatraz and San Francisco’s majestic skyline.

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What people are saying about Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 308 reviews

I don’t usually like yours or group activities but this was great. Eli was the best tour guide and stopped to tell us fascinating bits of history along the way. I took my 2 kids and while we didn’t go as fast as they would like, they really enjoyed seeing the city on a bike - and crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, which was on their teenage bucket list. We didn’t go to Sausalito because it was Thanksgiving and I didn’t think anything was open. But we had a fun solo ride back. Such a great way to explore Chrissy Field, the Marina District and learn about San Francisco’s military history.

It was a fun, active way to see the Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito. Reza was our guide. He did a great job of sharing history about the city that we would have never learned on our own. He was also conscientious about going at a speed that kept our group together yet wasn't too slow and stopping for a few breaks. Highly recommend.

Be aware all of your party need id and that you need to pay a deposit for the bikes, the electric bikes were $500 per bike! We went in mid May and it was extremely windy going across Golden Gate Bridge so be prepared to wrap up! Staff super helpful setting bikes up and ket you test them before you leave on the tour.

It was a foggy day so we missed out on the best picture spot, but we loved the whole experience of the ride and got some sunny clearing on the other side. It was a great activity with two teens and the 2-3 small hills got our thighs working :). We took the ferry home and really enjoyed lunch in Sausalito.

Great guide very knowledgeable and taken to parts of the city wouldn’t have found in own