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Looking for something different and exciting to do? Ride over the Golden Gate Bridge in a shiny red fire engine! San Francisco's fun and only, spectacular, Big Red Shiny Mack Fire Engine is the red hot way to tour the bay. This open-air tour takes you to the Presidio, over the city's world-famous bridge, and through Sausalito. Fasten your seat belts and firefighter jackets, and book this tour today!
  • Ride on an open-air fire engine during this San Francisco tour
  • Great for families—chance to dress up in a firefighter jacket and hat
  • Ride from Fisherman’s Wharf to Sausalito and cross the Golden Gate Bridge 
  • Multiple tour times make it easy to fit this tour into your busy schedule
What to Expect
This San Francisco fire engine tour meets at the Cannery on Fisherman’s Wharf. Once you meet your guide, get suited up in an authentic firefighter jacket and hat, and board a vintage fire truck. Your tour takes off through San Francisco, and the open-air truck makes it easy to see main landmarks as you ride. Your journey takes you from Fisherman’s Wharf through the Presido and across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito. Your group stops at Fort Baker for a fun photo opt before returning to Fisherman’s Wharf. Your San Francisco tour by fire engine ends back where it started.
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Departure Point
650 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 75-minute narrated fire engine tour
  • Use of firefighter jacket
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under age 17 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Riding on a 1950s Mac Fire engine was a fun way to explore the city, riding over the Golden Gate Bridge wearing thick fire coats to combat the cold. Great informative tour guide, much better than an open top bus. Tour guide and driver couldn’t...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Rani K, General Manager at San Francisco Fire Engine Tours & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you enjoyed, we loved having you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on this tour as part of our honeymoon in San Francisco. It was ok. The time went fast but we seemed to whiz past a couple of places (eg on the other side of the bridge) where it would have been nice to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 9 August 2019 via mobile

Great friendly staff, beautiful truck, great ride. Weather was overcast, but city views were very good.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Rani K, General Manager at San Francisco Fire Engine Tours & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

Thanks for coming, we loved having you aboard with us!

Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

Excellent, fun and informative. Ray and Captain Thomas made the experience unique personal. Would recommend to anybody wanting an alternative to a bus tour with a twist.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Rani K, General Manager at San Francisco Fire Engine Tours & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2019

Our crew had fun with you, thank you!

Reviewed 27 July 2019

There were only 6 of us on our tour and it was great to have such a small, personal tour. 1955 fire truck was cool and it was a very enjoyable experience. Great views and interesting history.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Rani K, General Manager at San Francisco Fire Engine Tours & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2019

We're so glad you joined us, thank you!!

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7 January 2019|
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Response from AzraelMel | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think it would be fine. It will depend on his level of mobility. I’m guessing that in a mobility scooter he can walk around fine but not for too long? The steps to the fire engine are quite steep however I’m sure if... More
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