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!
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.