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Our most recommended Marin Headlands Activities

  • San Francisco: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

    1. San Francisco: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

    Launched in 1939 as part of the Golden Gate International Exposition, this 1-hour cruise has been a highlight of any visit to San Francisco for over 75 years. With 8-14 departures daily from 10:00, you will sail along San Francisco's breathtaking waterfront, under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, and close to the notorious Alcatraz Island. Discover San Francisco's fascinating history, brought to life through audio commentary broadcast in 16 languages via personal headphones. Look out for wildlife along the way, including pelicans, sea lions, and even dolphins and whales. Sail past the lively neighborhood of North Beach, the famous swimming clubs of Aquatic Park, the historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier, and San Francisco Maritime National Park, before heading west towards Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy views of Crissy Field and the lush hillsides of the Presidio, before cruising under Golde...

    Great experience. There are restrooms and a bar with snacks on board. It was a nice relaxing and educational tour to see the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz island. Everyone was friendly. I would recommend 100%!!

  • San Francisco: Small-Group Sonoma Wine Tour with Tastings

    2. San Francisco: Small-Group Sonoma Wine Tour with Tastings

    The beautiful Sonoma Valley is your destination on this laid back, fun-filled, all-day tour. Your adventure begins with a pick-up from your hotel/accommodation in downtown San Francisco. Get to know your travel companions for the day as you head out of town and across the Golden Gate Bridge. Learn about the region from your friendly and knowledgeable guide and sample many of the delicious wines that have made Northern California a world-renowned wine-producing region. Travel with a small group (limited to 13 people) to three of Sonoma's finest boutique wineries and spend approximately one hour at each winery. This journey also includes a stop in scenic Sausalito, a stop at the Golden Gate Bridge and a lunch stop in the historic town of Sonoma where you can select from one of the many fantastic restaurants on the square. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a walk into the past at Missio...

    Anthony was such a great tour guide! So funny and knowledgeable- took us to three great wineries and Sausalito too. He had first hand knowledge of a lot of wine country experience and had us laughing the whole day. Highly recommend the Sonoma wine tour with Anthony!

  • San Francisco: Muir Woods Trip and Golden Gate Bridge Cruise

    3. San Francisco: Muir Woods Trip and Golden Gate Bridge Cruise

    Journey to the majestic Muir Woods National Monument on a half-day tour from San Francisco. After meeting in San Francisco, drive north of the city to this stunning canyon. Enjoy the peace and solitude as you stroll among 1000-year-old trees, towering 260 feet tall. Experience awe and wonder as you wander through the redwood alleyways. On your return journey to the city, enjoy a scenic drive through the quaint seaside town of Sausalito. This Mediterranean-style village lies across the bay from San Francisco, and is famous for its incredible views. Explore the local boutiques and quaint cafes.  Then enjoy a 1-hour scenic cruise on the San Francisco Bay. Enjoy the views of the city skyline and Alcatraz Island, and admire the Golden Gate Bridge from the water. Benefit from audio guide commentary in 16 languages, to learn more about the city’s colorful history and famous landmarks. Look ou...

  • San Francisco, Sausalito and Muir Woods Small Group Tour

    4. San Francisco, Sausalito and Muir Woods Small Group Tour

    Meet outside Fisherman’s Wharf at your chosen tour time. After a brief roll call, you’ll board the bus and travel to your first stop. Over the next 6 hours you’ll be treated to stories about the neighborhoods, diversity and geography of the area. You will exit the bus at several stops for photo opportunities and exploration, enjoying lunch in Sausalito and then spending over an hour in the beautiful Muir Woods National Monument. At the end of your amazing adventure, you’ll be dropped off at the same location where you boarded the bus.  Here are the places you will explore (photo stops noted by *): • Fisherman's Wharf - One of San Francisco's most popular destinations. From beautiful old shipyards, to Boudin's Bakery and the smell of fresh clam chowder, Fisherman's Wharf has it all • Chinatown - Boasting the largest Chinatown in the United States, this 24-block mecca is bustling with ...

    A great overview of the sites and history of San Francisco. Our guide Sully was very knowledgeable and an excellent driver!

  • From San Francisco: Napa & Sonoma Valley Full-Day Wine Trip

    5. From San Francisco: Napa & Sonoma Valley Full-Day Wine Trip

    Discover the wine making traditions of 2 great wine regions of America on a full-day scenic tour from San Francisco. Traveling in small groups, drive to the Golden Gate Bridge - stopping for a photo opportunity - and continue to the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, home to acclaimed Californian wines and artisanal cheeses. Following magnificent views of San Francisco Bay and the Marin Headlands, journey through the rolling hills of Napa and Sonoma. Stop at 3 different wineries to taste several different types of wine, and learn about the area and its wine production history. During the day, you will also make a lunch stop at the gourmet Oxbow Public Market in Napa, where plenty of delicious food options await, along with the chance to try more wines for the true afficionado!

    We had a great trip to Napa and Sonoma wineries. Everyone in the group was friendly, easy-going, and amiable, including our driver Robin. One star is taken for the choice of wineries.

  • From San Francisco: Muir Woods Guided Bus Tour

    6. From San Francisco: Muir Woods Guided Bus Tour

    Hop on board a bus tour of Muir Woods! Experience the awe and wonder of one of California’s oldest redwood groves as you stroll through dedicated paths of 1000-year-old redwood trees. Your tour will begin with a 45-minute, fully-narrated scenic drive that heads across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and into coastal mountains on the Marin Headlands. Arrive at Muir Woods National Forest where you will be provided park entry tickets and have 1.5 hours to explore the park at your own pace - maps detailing walking trails will be available at the Muir Woods Visitor Center. After exploring the park, enjoy a scenic drive to the coastal town of Sausalito. This beautiful seaside Mediterranean-style town offers a wide selection of distinctive boutiques, restaurants, parks, cafés, and unique art galleries. Guests may choose to depart from Sausalito and return on their own via ferry or remain on the...

    We had an amazing day!!! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, super friendly, great driver and fun!!! Great tips about the places we went to. I highly recommend this tour company!!! Great communication and everything ran on time!!! The vehicle was comfortable and great big windows for viewing!

  • From San Francisco: Redwoods, Wine Tasting, and Cave Tour

    7. From San Francisco: Redwoods, Wine Tasting, and Cave Tour

    Get picked up from San Francisco and join a small group tour as you cross the famous Golden Gate Bridge. Your tour begins at Muir Woods, an old-growth Redwood forest that contains some of the tallest trees on the planet. Admire the 1,500-year-old redwood beauties that soar nearly 300 feet over the valley floor. Spend over an hour walking down paths that have been growing for centuries. Then continue on to Sonoma County and go to a small boutique winery for only-in-Sonoma wines. Enjoy free time in historic Sonoma Square for lunch, olive oil, and chocolate tasting. Move onto a grand tasting room and have a private tour of the caves and learn about winemaking.

  • San Francisco: Greater Bay Area Seaplane Tour

    8. San Francisco: Greater Bay Area Seaplane Tour

    This 45 minute flight includes all the sights described in the Golden Gate Tour flight, but brings you the additional delights of the Bay Area’s dramatic coastline. This flight will begin with a take off from the sea base in the lovely bayside village of Sausalito just across the Golden Gate Bridge. You will then fly right over the Golden Gate National Reserve and out along the coast beyond the Golden Gate. This coastline has been sculpted by fantastic geologic forces over hundreds of millions of years, making the San Francisco Bay Area one of the most active seismic zones in the world. Fly out to the wide, sandy beaches of Stinson Beach, then over the majestic and ancient redwoods of Muir Woods and finally back over the legendary Golden Gate Bridge itself. Then, continue on above Crissy Field, downtown San Francisco, AT&T Park - home of the Major League Baseball World Champion the San...

  • Guided Private Wine Tour to Napa and Sonoma Wine Country

    9. Guided Private Wine Tour to Napa and Sonoma Wine Country

    Embark on a wine tasting adventure with a local, expert guide on a one-of-a-kind private wine tour to Napa and Sonoma Wine Country. Enjoy the exclusivity of having a tour guide and vehicle all to yourself and your group. Enjoy the convenience of getting picked up at your accommodation or a location in San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma or Napa. Your experienced tour guide will work with you to create a customized itinerary (see sample itinerary) that suits your exact interests and preferences as well as your budget. Typically, you and your group will visit 3-4 wineries depending on travel time, where you would like to go, and how much time you would like to spend at each location. With over 1000 wineries to choose from, your group will not be short on options. Explore endless possibilities from family-run operations with rustic tasting rooms or a larger winery with gorgeous landscaped garden...

    We went on a full day tour of Muir Woods, Napa Valley, and Sonoma with our excellent tour guide Paul, who made the trip unforgettable! The views were stunning, the wine was tasty, and Paul was incredibly informed about the entire area including the local plant life, history, and wine growing/making. Two of our group got engaged at Muir Woods and Paul went out of his way to make it a special occasion even purchasing sparkling wine and glasses to drink and take home. We would 10/10 recommend Paul and this tour!

  • From San Francisco: Full-Day Sonoma Valley Wine Tour

    10. From San Francisco: Full-Day Sonoma Valley Wine Tour

    Join a small group tour to Sonoma Valley, home of famous California wines and artisanal chesses. Your full-day tour starts with pick-up at your hotel in San Francisco and then heads north with a stop at the Golden Gate Bridge, where you can enjoy the magnificent views of the Bay and the Marin Headlands. Your journey through the rolling hills of Sonoma includes a stop at 3 wineries, where you can enjoy tasting several different types of wine. Learn about the area and its wines from your knowledgeable guide and impress your friends with your new-found love of Sonoma Valley wines. Your tour will include free time in charming Sonoma Square so you can get lunch on your own.

    Our trip was great, our guide Adam is what made it so special. There were 3 wineries chosen, and 2 were exceptional. Peter Cellars was a disappointment and cannot understand why it was part of the boutique wine tour. Just a suggestion for the future - By putting onions and tomatoes on the sandwiches, the taste of the onion was overpowering and the sandwiches a bit soggy after being in the cooler for several hours prior to lunchtime.

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What people are saying about Marin Headlands

The cruise started at 11am. We traveled west along the shore line and the narrator described all the pertinent landmarks including the Presidio, the forts and the Palace of Fine Arts. We passed the Golden Gate Bridge and the view was amazing. On the way back we saw Sausalito, Angel Island, Alcatraz and more of the San Francisco cityscape. This cruise should be a requirement for any first time visitor.

Great tour! You get the view of the city, golden gate bridge, & the alcatraz. There’s also audio tour on the bus to give you some history of the places.

A great overview of the sites and history of San Francisco. Our guide Sully was very knowledgeable and an excellent driver!

Very nice- the people was very friendly with my mom she walked slowly and then was patient,thanks for everything

Really good tour! Our tour Gide Costa was amazing!