Morning in Marin Tour in San Francisco, CA

Fogcutter Tours*HOTEL PICK-UP ONLY*San Francisco, CA 94108
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Overview

The Morning in Marin Tour is unlike any other. Spend a morning with redwood trees, enjoy a scenic lunch at favorite local restaurants, ride a seaplane to overlook the San Francisco skyline, and more– all found in just one package. This tour promises sightseeing and exploring, with a touch of adventure, in one of the most beautiful places in the world!

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Francisco Travel Experts
  • Tour runs on Fridays and Sundays.
  • Hotel pickup is available.
  • Tour ends at Sausalito ferry terminal without hotel drop off. Plan accordingly for transportation from the ferry to your next adventure.
  • Dress in layers and bring relevant items such as sunblock, sunglasses & ponchos, as San Francisco weather is unpredictable.
  • Make sure to bring your camera on the trip!

Description

from Morning in Marin Tour
Walk in the majestic calm of the redwoods. Take to the skies in a 6-seater seaplane to get the best possible view of San Francisco Bay. And relax in the bay breeze as the ferry brings you back to the City.

The Morning in Marin land, sea, and air tour begin with pickup from your hotel and a drive over the Golden Gate Bridge to the nearby wilderness of Marin County. Spend at least an hour under the canopy of redwoods in the Muir Woods National Monument, where some of the trees are over 250 feet tall and more than a thousand years old. Guests will arrive early in the Woods, before most visitors, so you can experience the serenity of the grove in peace and quiet. You also have a better chance of seeing black-tailed deer, chipmunks, coyotes, or even wild turkeys.

When you are ready, we will drive back out through the rolling green hills of the Tamalpais valley and into the Marin Headlands. Here roads cling to the cliffs above the Pacific ocean, and Red-Tailed Hawks soar in the sky. We will explore abandoned military bunkers with beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline in the background before heading to the seaplane base in Sausalito.

The 30-minute seaplane flight will take you over the splendor of the greatest City in the U.S. – San Francisco! You will fly along the coast over the Golden Gate National Recreation, retracing your morning adventure over the Marin Headlands, then turn left over the legendary Golden Gate Bridge herself! Continue on above Crissy Field, Downtown San Francisco, Oracle Park – Home of the Major League Baseball World Champion San Francisco Giants – then on over the infamous island prison of Alcatraz. Finally, your flight will be completed with a pass by the historic Angel Island – the Immigrant Gateway to the West – and a smooth landing back in Sausalito’s Richardson Bay.

On your return, you will pop the cork on a champagne toast to enjoy a locally-sourced, organic lunch in the Marin sunshine and talk over the day’s adventure.

Finally, you will be dropped off in Sausalito to enjoy the village’s arty shops, funky houseboats, and charming cafes before boarding a ferry back to San Francisco’s Pier 39.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Morning in Marin Tour

How long is the tour?

The tour is approximately 5 hours long. 


Is parking provided? If so, what is the fee?

If you will be driving in or using a taxi or rideshare plan to meet at the Hotel Zephyr at 250 Beach Street in Fisherman's Wharf. There are several flat-rate lots in the area where you can leave your car while you are on tour and be close by when you finish up at Alcatraz.


What should I wear?

The weather in San Francisco is variable and the sides of the van are open, so dress accordingly. Sunglasses and sunblock are recommended. Dress in layers that you can add or subtract over the course of the day. We have blankets and heavy jackets on the bus for your use as well.


Is the tour appropriate for children?

Children of all ages are welcome. Children under five will need a car seat. Please bring your own or contact us to arrange something. When there are kids on board we try to take special care to spark their interest with stops at neighborhood parks or other places of interest.


Is transportation included? If so, where is the pick-up spot, or how do I arrange it?

Generally, pickup will be in the morning between 8:15 am and 9 am, but the time changes depending on the number of pickup stops and where your location is on the route. Please note that we will contact you at your hotel the day before to advise an exact time. We will be dropping you off at the pier to take the boat out to Alcatraz where you can visit at your leisure returning on any of the boats running every 30-minutes. When you return to the pier there are many transportation options to make your way back to your hotel or out to dinner. Fogcutter Tours will not be waiting at the pier for transportation. 


Can I bring my camera?

Yes, lots of amazing photo opportunities. 


What’s included in my ticket/experience?

The tour includes a four-hour sightseeing tour, professional guide, hotel pickup in San Francisco, Ferry ticket to Alcatraz Island, Full access to the island and inside the cellhouse. 


Can I bring my own food/beverages? 

You are welcome to bring snacks on tour. We will make a stop at a well-stocked market where you can buy lunch, snacks, coffee, and more before heading out to Alcatraz on tour. Alcohol is not allowed on Alcatraz Island.