Wander the 1000-Year-Old Redwood Forest – Visit Sausalito & Ride the Ferry Back
This Tour Includes FREE Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off*
Tour Duration: 3 1/2 hour tour + ferry ride (30 min.) Spend 1.5 hours in the park
Travel north in style, on a comfortable, air conditioned vehicle, across the Golden Gate Bridge , the icon of San Francisco, and through our picturesque coastal headlands into one of the oldest national monuments.
Nestled at the foot of Mount Tamalpais is Muir Woods National Monument , one of the remaining groves of first growth coastal redwoods. The woods were named for John Muir, a 19th century naturalist who was instrumental in establishing the National Park system.
Muir Woods is made up of over 560 acres of redwood forest containing the largest Coast redwoods, up to 252 feet tall and 14 feet across, 1000 years old! Wander through this grove of virgin Redwoods and capture photo opportunities like you’ve rarely experienced. The park is home to 50 species of birds, black-tailed deer, steelhead trout and hundreds of other wild inhabitants.
Then travel on to picturesque Sausalito which was once a fishing village and now a tiny bayside community. Quaint Victorian bungalows are built into the steep hillside and a variety of waterfront restaurants, boutiques and small art galleries line the downtown shopping district. Sausalito has a Mediterranean appeal that is often compared to the French Riviera.
Once you depart from the tour in Sausalito, take your time exploring Sausalito! You’ll have time for shopping, photos or a bit of exploring long the waterfront of this unique town, with its old world charm and breathtaking views of the Bay and San Francisco skyline. When you check in for your tour with your tour operator, you will receive your one-way ferry ticket and ferry schedule to take the 30-35 minute cruise back to Pier 41, San Francisco.
*Entrance fee for Muir Woods is included.
Ferry Schedule October 27, 2014 through April 26, 2015:
Mon - Fri: Departs Sausalito 11:35am, 12:55pm, 2:20pm, & 3:45pm* for return hotel shuttle, & 8:15pm.
Sat-Sun & Holidays: Departs Sausalito 12:10pm, 3:00pm* for return hotel shuttle, 4:55pm, & 6:05pm.
Times subject to change without notice
*For those who return via Ferry, we provide a hotel shuttle departing from Main Terminal at 5:30PM. For Mon-Fri guests, please return on the 3:45pm ferry; Sat-Sun & holiday guests, please return on the 3:00pm ferry. 2pm Tour guests will not be back in time for return hotel shuttle. Last ferry: Mon-Fri 3:45pm; Sat-Sun & Holidays 4:55pm.Travel time from Sausalito to San Francisco Pier 41 at Fisherman's Wharf is approximately 30-35 minutes unless noted.
Holiday schedule on day after Thanksgiving Day & President's Day.
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Hotel Pick Up: For hotel pick-up, please book 1 hour prior to tour departure time; 1.5 hours for San Francisco International Airport hotels
Same Day, Last-Minute Bookings: We can accommodate most requests, even minutes before the tour starts, if you can get to the Tour Operator’s location in Fisherman’s Wharf by the departure time - Call 415-775-1200.
E-ticket: Upon completion of your booking the final screen will provide a confirmation number (all you will need to check in with) and all the details for your tour, including tour time, tour operator's location in Fisherman's Wharf, phone number and hotel pick up information. Approximately 10 minutes after that you will receive your confirmation e-ticket via email as a receipt. Please note, you do NOT need to print your e-ticket for this tour, just provide the tour company with the GuideYou confirmation number or your name.
Passengers Not Staying at a Hotel: You will be requested to meet at the Tour Operator’s location in Fisherman's Wharf; or select a nearby hotel for complimentary pick up.
SFO Airport hotels: For San Francisco International Airport hotels, complimentary hotel pick up is available 1.5 hours prior to tour time. Return shuttle departs at 5:30pm from the Main Terminal at Fisherman's Wharf.
BART or CalTrain Passengers: Please see our FAQ section for instructions.
Driving: Parking is available at a discounted flat rate of $15, ask tour operator for details.
For Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day tours see our other tour
NOTES ABOUT THIS TOUR
- This Tour Includes FREE Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off*
- Entrance fee for Muir Woods is included, meals and gratuity not included unless otherwise stated
- Dress code: please refer to the FAQ section for general information
- Guests sensitive to motion sickness - please be aware that the road to Muir Woods is narrow and winding.
- 3 1/2 hour tour + ferry ride (30 min.) Spend 1.5 hours in the park
- HOVER HERE for Cancellation Policy.