Morning Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour from SF w/ Ferry Ticket

Extranomical Tours478 Post StSan Francisco, CA 94102
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Embark on an enchanting Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour with friends and family. Wander among the towering trees of the misty Redwood Forest, and visit the vibrant seaside town of Sausalito. End your unforgettable journey through nature by riding a ferry from Sausalito to San Francisco to enjoy the stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.

up to 5 hrs

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Francisco Travel Experts
  • Explore Muir Woods and the ancient coastal redwoods, some of the tallest on Earth. Afterwards, visit the charming seaside town of Sausalito.
  • The tour is typically around 4 to 5 hours, offering a convenient half-day trip from San Francisco.
  • A fun adventure for all ages, but please note that a child safety seat is required for children under 8 years old or 4'9" tall.
  • Dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals.
  • Bring a camera or phone, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, light jacket, umbrella, and a credit card or cash for snacks, souvenirs, and gratuities.
  • Includes Muir Woods park entry fee, a photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge, and a ferry ticket for your return trip to San Francisco.
  • You have the option of returning to San Francisco by tour vehicle, or by ferry to take in stunning views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the San Francisco skyline.
  • Complimentary recorded foreign language audio guides are available, including German, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Japanese, and more.


from Muir Woods Redwood Forest and Sausalito Morning Tour with Ferry
Enjoy a captivating half-day tour through Northern California’s natural and coastal wonders with the Muir Woods Redwood Forest and Sausalito Morning Tour. Departing from the Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf areas, this family-friendly tour boasts stunning scenery and charming seaside vibes.

Led by an experienced guide, this Muir Woods tour from San Francisco is at a relaxed pace, allowing you to fully experience the misty giant redwood forest.

Begin your day with a scenic drive across a foggy Golden Gate Bridge, offering breathtaking bay views. As you arrive at Muir Woods, prepare to be enchanted by the towering redwoods, some reaching over 250 feet in height. Wander along the Muir Woods Redwood Creek nature trail as you enjoy guided audio narration. Take photos of giant, old-growth coastal redwoods in Cathedral and Bohemian Groves and look for local wildlife like spotted owls, deer, and ladybugs. Be on the lookout for 13 species of ferns that have thrived there for over 300 million years.

After exploring Muir Woods, your tour continues to the picturesque seaside town of Sausalito. Known for its vibrant art studios, quaint craft shops, and panoramic Bay views, Sausalito offers a delightful contrast to the natural beauty of the redwoods. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along its bustling streets and time to browse and find a lunch spot with a view.

As your tour concludes, use your included ferry ticket to cruise back to San Francisco on the Blue and Gold ferry, offering unparalleled views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and the city skyline. Alternatively, you can opt to travel back to the city on the tour vehicle. Whichever option you choose, the memories of ancient redwoods and coastal charm will linger long after your journey ends.

7:40am - 08:00am - Hotel pick-up and head to Muir Woods
9:30am - 11:30am - Free Time in the Redwood Forest
11:40am - 12:40pm - Browse and dine in Sausalito
12:40pm - Scenic return to San Francisco, or stay as long as you like and return by ferry (ferry ticket included)
Times listed are approximations. Traffic and unforeseen events can cause delays.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Muir Woods Redwood Forest and Sausalito Morning Tour with Ferry

Is admission to the park included?

Yes, the entrance fee to Muir Woods is included in your tour price.

Will I see the Golden Gate Bridge?

Yes, you’ll first start your tour crossing the Golden Gate Bridge as the tour heads to Muir Woods. You’ll see it again on your ride back to San Francisco and stop for pictures if you select the round trip, weather and time permitting. When returning by ferry, you’ll have plenty of photo opportunities with the bridge, Alcatraz, and the city skyline.

Is the Muir Woods tour guided and in what languages?

Yes, you’ll have an English-speaking tour guide in the Muir Woods. Recorded audio guides are also available for foreign language speakers: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Korean and Japanese. Please make a note in the “Have Special Needs?” section when booking your reservation if you require this assistance. Please specify which language.

How difficult is the Muir Woods hike?

The 1.5-hour hike along the Redwood Creek Trail is an easy loop trail that's just under two miles on mostly paved and flat terrain.

What should I wear?

Best to dress in layers as the Muir Woods can be chilly in the morning. Wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals, and refrain from wearing flip-flops or heels.

What should I bring?

Best to bring a camera or phone, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, umbrella (if the forecast calls for rain), and a credit card or cash for snacks, souvenirs and gratuities.

I’m traveling with a child; do I need to bring a child seat?

For your child’s safety, all vehicle tours require child safety seats or a booster for every child under eight (8) years of age or 4′ 9″ in height. If you need assistance arranging for a safety seat, please leave a comment in the “Have Special Needs?” section when booking your reservation.

Are meals included and should I bring my own?

No, meals are not included, and picnics are not allowed in Muir Woods. There is a small café just inside the entry gate, but best to have a meal before the tour so you’ll spend more of your time on the tour.

Where do we stop for lunch and how long is the stop?

Sausalito is a picture-perfect spot for lunch and has several restaurant options on the Bay’s shore during the hour-long stop.