San Francisco, California audio tour: Leaving your heart at Fisherman's Wharf

Leaving your heart at Fisherman's Wharf

Walking Tour

45 mins

About the Tour

Stroll along the famous Fisherman's Wharf where we'll enjoy great sightlines of the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. There's shopping, seals, seafood, ships and more, but this is no mere tourist area. Fisherman’s Wharf is not even just an eternal gateway to the Pacific Ocean – it’s a portal into life’s wonderment.

From Pier 33 and the Alcatraz ferry, we'll walk through Pier 39 with its fabulous stores and sights of the bay area. We'll play games in an antique arcade, step aboard World War II ships and dine on some of the best sidewalk seafood and sourdough bread in the world. Good thing we're walking, because you'll need to build up an appetite for delicious shrimp and crabs right off the boats. Come on - let's go have a memorable day.

Tour Producer


Rick Snider

I'm a native Washingtonian who's a lifelong journalist and third-generation tour guide. And oh, I'm related to Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth and co-conspirator Mary Surratt. You'll hear the inside stories when touring Washington with me. Besides the Lincoln assassination, my tours include Lafayette Park by the White House and the Kennedy homes in Georgetown plus Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, my favorite place in the world.

Major Landmarks

  • Fisherman's Wharf

  • Alcatraz ferry

  • The Embarcadero

  • Aquarium of the Sea

  • Pier 39

Directions to Starting Point

1398 The Embarcadero, San Francisco

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Places to stop along the way

Alcatraz ferry, The Embarcardero, Aquarium of the Sea, Pier 39, Bubba Gump Shrimp Factory, Blue and Gold Fleet, Red and White Fleet, Ferry Arch, Boudin Bakery, SS Jeremiah O'Brien, Musee Mecanique, USS Pampanito.

Best time of day

The tour is fine anytime from dawn to dusk, but works best after 9 a.m. when stores are open. At night, crowds tend to swell and views diminish.


Like all major cities, be aware of your surroundings. The wharf area is a popular tourist attraction so there's always a secure presence.


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Leaving your heart at Fisherman's Wharf