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GoCar San Francisco Tour provided by GoCar GPS Guided Tours

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GoCar San Francisco Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from GoCar San Francisco Tour
All our vehicles and helmets are steam-cleaned between tours. High touch areas are wiped with disinfectant wipes, and helmets are treated overnight with UV light. Hand Sanitizer and Disinfectant Wipes are available to guests at any time during the check in process.
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Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Explore San Francisco at your own pace in a GoCar that provides a self-guided tour with GPS navigation. The tiny car takes you to city highlights such as the Presidio, Chinatown, Lombard Street, and Coit Tower. Choose from tour options that last from one hour to a full day, and start from one of two convenient locations: Beach Street near Fisherman's Wharf, or Union Square.
  • You'll start at
    431 Beach St
    431 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Tour departs from Fisherman's Wharf • Located Taylor Street • Phone +1-415-441-5695. Open 10am - 6pm.
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  • 1
    Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Lombard Street
    Stop: 20 minutes
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    Pass by
    Fisherman's Wharf
  • 4
    Ocean Beach
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Presidio of San Francisco
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 6
    Fort Point National Historic Site
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Crissy Field
  • 7
    Golden Gate Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
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    Pass by
    Legion of Honor
  • 8
    Sutro Baths
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    431 Beach St
    431 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Tour departs from Fisherman's Wharf • Located Taylor Street • Phone +1-415-441-5695. Open 10am - 6pm.
    See address & details
  • Cover more ground with a private GoCar that provides GPS navigation and commentary
  • Personalize the itinerary to your interests and time frame
  • See San Francisco in a small car that makes parking and hill-climbing easier
  • Design your self-guided tour to go shopping, sightseeing, or both
What to Expect
Make your own way to the Union Square or Beach Street location to pick up your GoCar. The staff provides a safety briefing, helmet, and driving instructions before you set out on your self-guided tour. The GoCar is an open-top, 3-wheeled car that can accommodate up to two people per car, and reaches speeds of up to 35 miles (56 kilometers) per hour. While driving the easy-to-handle GoCar, hear GPS directions that tell you where to go, and listen to taped commentary about the historical significance of each destination. Have the option to take the designated route or create your own tour itinerary. The preloaded tour includes more than 50 landmarks such as Golden Gate Park, Palace of Fine Arts, Fort Point, Crissy Field, Ocean Beach, and Lombard Street. Stop when you like, and have time for photo ops, lunch, and shopping, before returning your GoCar at the end of your tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
431 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Rental of GPS touring car
  • Rider orientation
  • Tank of gas
  • Helmets
  • Map
  • 8.75% environmental fee for carbon offset, gasoline and tire recycling
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), approximately $19
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Point National Historic Site
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • GoCars hold a maximum of 2 people. Prices are per GoCar - not per person.
  • Pickup location must be chosen at time of booking. This is the location where your GoCar will be reserved
  • Driver must be 21 years or older to rent and must provide a major credit card and valid driver’s license at the time of check-in. A driver’s license must be in the customer’s physical possession (no photocopy). For foreign customer’s, an international license is not necessary.
  • Passengers must be 4 years of age or older - and small children must safely fit into one of our DOT approved helmets. The GoCar is registered as a motorcycle - but a motorcycle license is not required to operate the vehicle.
  • All renters must be able to read, understand and sign a liability release and waiver form (standard participant agreement)
  • On the day of rental, a $500 security deposit will be held on the customer’s credit card. If a CDW or SLI insurance plan is selected, a $150 security deposit will be held. The security deposit is released when the GoCar is returned.
  • Foreign language options are available in French, Spanish, Italian and German
  • For the safety and comfort of passengers the maximum height is 6'4" (1.9m) and maximum combined weight of 500 lbs (226.8 kg) for two passengers
  • Can you stop along the way?
  • Yes, you set your own pace. The car always knows where you are and you can park anywhere you want (motorcycle parking or car parking) for as long as you want, and as soon as you start to drive again, the car will begin to talk!
  • Do you have to stay on the tour?
  • Absolutely not! If there is a San Francisco sight you wish to see but is not yet included on the tour, just use the map provided to navigate your own way through the city streets.
  • Vehicles:
  • Are controlled with a motorcycle-style handle, throttle, and hand brakes. The 3-wheeled cars seat two and have a lockable trunk for your things. Their small size makes parking a breeze, and in San Francisco - a major bonus!
  • How fast does the car go?
  • Up to 35-mph. Note that drivers in San Francisco do not typically drive fast, therefore an average speed of 30-mph or less can be expected while driving.
  • Can you cross the Golden Gate Bridge?
  • No, but the tour will navigate you to Fort Point. Here the bridge soars about 200-feet above your head. It is possible to gain pedestrian access to the bridge span from the car park at the bridge vantage point.
  • What is a CDW?
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is an optional form of insurance similar to rental car insurance that limits your liability in case of accident. It is non-refundable. If you opt to purchase the CDW your deposit for rented a GoCar is only USD$150.00 instead of USD$400.00
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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10sChick wrote a review Oct 2020
Portland, Oregon252 contributions169 helpful votes
First and foremost -- I want to state that this was an exceptionally fun day! We had the clearest most perfect weather day you can ask for in San Fran, so that was a total bonus. Plus, the traffic in the city was very light due to COVID, so we felt we zipped around without
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Date of experience: October 2020
Ida H wrote a review Sep 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
OMG!! So much fun! We had the best time touring with these cars. My car broke down a little after our tour started but no big deal. The Manager/Supervisor Jose Came in no time and switched out our car. Not to worry we lost no time actually gained time as we started our rental
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Date of experience: September 2020
Bridget H wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions4 helpful votes
They tell you that you will have plenty of time to get to the Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard street in one hour. We went to the Golden Gate Bridge hoped out and took a quick picture and then headed to Lombard street and we were over by 20 min and had to pay extra.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from Inspire28502050011, Manager at GoCar San Francisco Tour
Responded 18 Sep 2020
Thanks for your review. We do charge for the time you go out. We do provide a phone number to call if you experience a delay or are lost, and we adjust your charges upon return. I apologize, it seems you were unable to utilize this service.
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Angela B wrote a review Feb 2020
18 contributions6 helpful votes
This was the best fun ever. Helmets and instructional video before you set off and they guided us on to the street. We chose to do our own thing for a bit while we got used to driving the Go Car then let the navigation system guide us to Lombard street. It was great driving
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Date of experience: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
Jennifer R wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
This was such a great experience! We had only a half-day to spare in SFO on a business trip. Having been stuck in Union Square for days, we wanted to get out and actually see the city. Tour buses were out of the question (not my style) and plotting out an Uber route was too much
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Date of experience: January 2020
3 Helpful votes
About the operator

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By: GoCar GPS Guided Tours
Very nice outing
The GoCar experience was really nice. Be careful on your time but the guys working there was really nice about it.
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great way to see san francisco
we spent 3 hours using a go car to really explore san francisco. at one point there was a mechanical problem. we g
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Do it!!
This was by far the best choice we made. We were exposed to so many different parts of SF that I’m sure we would no
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The Dumbest Idea
Noisy, smelly, slow and obnoxious, cramped seats, helmet hair. Would have been much less expensive to take an Uber
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Bill L
scary fun in a ways that were both great and not-good
It was a blast. But it was scary. Definitely, you get the sense that the locals are tired of these cars running abo
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Donald C
Interesting tour of SF.
This is a fun way to tour San Francisco. The GPS guided tour gives you interesting facts about different places in
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Jeannette M
Buyer beware wont give refunds as stated on website..takes your money then when cancel wont give it back..hing upon
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Buyer beware! Took money in March and will not issue a refund
GoCar Tours San Francisco are a scam!!! Do not book with them!! They took our money and will not issue a refund des
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Absolutely, without a doubt, the best thing we did in SFO!
We booked online pretty much spur of the moment online, having seen this pop up in a Google search. We turned up
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Highlight of my trip to San Francisco
I was a little worried after reading some of the 1 star reviews because a technical issue would ruin this, but it l
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Must Do Fun Adventure and Exploration Activity!
My friend and I saw these little 'buggies' driving around when we were sitting at Fisherman's Wharf having lunch. W
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Best way to see SF
Far better experience than I could have imagined. Fun, informative commentary - much better than any tourist bus to
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mark j
100% better than I thought it might be
This is a great way to see the city - these carts are so easy to drive its an absolute must if you are wanting to s
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Great Way to See San Francisco
Our family did the early bird tour and loved it. The cars were easy to drive. They do not go in reverse but were ea
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Gabriel B
Great fun way to see San Francisco
We had an awesome time doing the early bird tour of San Fran. I went with my 12 year old daughter and we loved it.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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