The Official Golden Gate Park Segway Tour in San Francisco, CA

Electric Tour CompanyGolden Gate ParkSan Francisco, CA 94118
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Take a 2.5-hour Segway tour of the lovely Golden Gate Park with complete narration! Shakespeare Garden, Fern Grotto, and the Lily Pond are just a few of the attractions visitors may see on the 7-mile trip that takes them through beautifully planted trails. Visitors will have numerous opportunities to take pictures with the breathtaking scenery throughout the tour.

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Good To Know

  • Visit hidden sights that include the Lilly Pond, Shakespeare Garden and Fern Grotto.
  • Tour is approx. 2.5 hours, including 35 minutes of training. During the busy summer season training time may be slightly longer.
  • Arrive 15 minutes before your tour.
  • Suitable for children ages 12+ and under 70 years old.
  • All guests must weigh between 100 - 250 lbs or 45 - 113 kilos.
  • No pregnant women or guests with motor control or recent surgeries allowed.


from The Official Golden Gate Park Segway Tour
A combination of designated trails, bike paths, and low-light traffic streets are used to conduct the guided tour of the Park. After a 40 minute training on how to safely operate the Segway, you'll explore the sights of Golden Gate Park for two hours. Explore 8 miles of the Eastern part of the park, which covers both famous landmarks and hidden and less explored areas. Your experienced and fun tour guide will narrate your tour through a compact single ear-bud sound system. Each guest is issued a compact radio receiver so they don't miss a detail of what the guide is saying about each site seen on the tour.

Tour Highlights:
  • The de Young Museum
  • The California Academy of Sciences
  • The Music Concourse & Temple of Music
  • Lily Pond, Fern Grotto and Storybook Cross
  • The Historic Carousel & The Lawn Bowling Courts
  • The National Aids Memorial
  • Shakespeare Garden, Stow Lake and Strawberry Hill
  • The Rose, Rhododendron and Dahlia Gardens
  • The Japanese Tea Garden, The Conservatory of Flowers, & Botanical Gardens

Golden Gate Park Mini Segway Tour - 1.5 Hours
A quick 1.5 hour Mini tour of Golden Gate Park For guests that want to enjoy a quick tour while exploring the best sights and hidden locations while learning the Park’s legends and history.

All Segway Riders must be 12 years of age or older. Riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the tour. All guests must weigh between 100 - 250 lbs., or 45 - 113 kilos. No pregnant guests are allowed due to safety reasons. This activity is not recommended for guests ages 70 and older or those with mobility issues. Each rider must sign a Liability Waiver. Helmets and safety vests are provided and required.

Advanced Requirements:
Previous i2 Segway Experience is required. All riders must have taken a two hour or more guided Segway tour on the newer i2 Segway within the last two (2) years. The Advanced Tour requires less training and more riding time.

Wear comfortable closed toe and flat shoes. No high heels, flip flops or sandals. Bring an extra layer of warm, wind resistant clothing. Rain ponchos, knit gloves, and warm jackets are available for guests' use. Please leave bulky backpacks at home.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner or Intermediate
Tour Length: Approximately 2.5 hours (including 40 minutes of training)
Departure Location: Golden Gate Park

Located between the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences. Meet in the paved area behind the Temple of Music - the large stage. You must arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. If you are late - you will lose your reservation, and no refund will be issued. No exceptions.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Official Golden Gate Park Segway Tour

Where do we meet?

You will start at 82 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco, CA 94118 Look for blue and yellow tent in paved area directly behind the large band stage in Music Concourse. Near the Japanese Tea Garden, California Academy of Science and deYoung Museum.

How long is the tour?

The tour is 2.5 hours long.

What time is my tour?

You will set your tour time when making your reservation. For questions about reservation times, please call customer service with the number located on your e-ticket.

Is the tour suitable for children?

In an effort to ensure all guests are safe throughout the entire tour experience, they require that all guests must be age 12 or older and weigh at least 100 lbs.

Are there physical limitations for who can and cannot ride a Segway?

They offer a 45-50 minute training session for all Segway tour guests. However, riding and navigating a Segway is not an ideal situation for individuals with or a history of mobility issues. All guests who wish to participate in the tour must be able to easily and quickly step on and off without assistance. This movement is similar to ascending and descending stairs without the use of a handrail. Pregnant women are not allowed to participate in the tour due to the risk of falling when navigating the Segway. Due to the same risk, individuals above the age of 70 are not allowed to participate.

What should I wear for the tour?

Closed-toed shoes are required for tour participation. Wearing an extra layer such as a light jacket is ideal for the San Francisco weather.

Is parking available?

No. There are no onsite parking facilities available. It is recommended that guests park at one of the many lots and garages nearby or utilize public transportation.

Will I be taught how to ride a Segway?

Yes. All riders are thoroughly trained prior to the tour. Training instruction includes safe Segway operation, emergency stops, a safety cone course, and the “Share the Road” policy overview. Every rider is required to wear a helmet and wear a bright safety vest.

What should I wear for the tour?

Closed-toed shoes are required for tour participation. Wearing an extra layer such as a light jacket is ideal for the San Francisco weather.

Are there restrooms available?

There are public restroom facilities at the 3 neighborhood shopping centers, Argonaut Hotel or in the nearby National Park Museum prior to your arrival. The Golden Gate Park Segway Tour start location has public restrooms next to the training area. The VIP Wharf location at 417 Beach Street has restroom facilities on site. There will be one restroom stop on the tour approximately 1 1/2 after they begin training.

What happens in the case of rain?

All tours run in light rain, fog, or shine. In the case that a tour is canceled due to extreme weather, you will be given the opportunity to join a future tour.