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Pier 39 Tours and Activities

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One of the most visited sights in San Francisco, the multilevel Pier 39 complex is home to shops, restaurants, street performers, and a video arcade. Its waterfront setting on the San Francisco Bay means visitors can take in panoramic bay views, breathe fresh sea air, and watch sunbathing California sea lions.

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Beach Street and The Embarcadero, San Francisco, 94119
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Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
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Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

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Explore one of California's most iconic settings from the beauty of San Francisco Bay. This narrated Golden Gate Bay cruise journeys alongside Alcatraz and Angel Island State Park, past the shores of Sausalito and beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. You can choose to view the sights from inside your boat or out on deck.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00
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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

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Ride a double-decker sightseeing bus to San Francisco's most famous landmarks with a choice of 2 different passes. Explore the city's 49 square miles, including stops at big-name attractions like Pier 39, the Palace of Fine Arts and Union Square. Go at your own pace, hopping off at any of 16 stops, exploring at your leisure, and then hopping back on when you're done. Choose the Premium pass to include a night tour or a Deluxe pass for an additional 24 hours of hop-on-hop-off and a night tour.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.50
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise

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Enjoy a relaxing outing on San Francisco Bay with a cruise. Take in panoramic views of the city skyline, marvel at Alcatraz Island, and journey beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Choose to sit indoors or savor cool bay breezes from an outdoor deck and experience San Francisco in a whole new way from the water. You can even learn about the sights that you're seeing from a free audio tour—available on any personal wifi-enabled device. This ticket allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.00
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$34.00
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San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise
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San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise

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Sail across San Francisco Bay at twilight to admire the city skyline as it begins to light up for the night. With an experienced captain at the helm, you’ll glide past Alcatraz Island and cruise underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise

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Learn stories behind the Bay Area's most notorious former federal penitentiary on a fascinating 'Escape from the Rock' cruise. Board a boat for a journey through the bay while listening to audio recordings (available in several languages) from ex-prisoners and guards about daily life on 'The Rock.' Learn about the Birdman of Alcatraz and the infamous 1962 'Alcatraz Escape,' and come to know why Alcatraz instilled fear into the hearts of even the worst-of-the-worst criminals. Tours are accessible on any of your own wifi-enabled iPads, smartphones or other devices. This ticket allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.00
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Alcatraz and Muir Woods Express Package
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Alcatraz and Muir Woods Express Package

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Combine an Alcatraz prison visit with a same day Express deluxe van visit to Muir Woods. This one day excursion gets you the iconic SF must sees in an economical hassle relaxing way. No frills...just thrills! No spiels...just deals! The driver will just drive and let you relax! Charge your cell phone and enjoy the views and quiet time! The day will typically start with a morning Muir Woods excursion by deluxe comfort van. Guests will experience a narrated video on the way to Muir Woods. When we arrive to the park guests will be able to experience 1.5 hours in the national park full of red woods. The excursion will end with return transportation to San Francisco Pier 33 to experience same day inside Alcatraz Island cellhouse visit. Alcatraz is often the last portion and is in late afternoon slots. However, some days events may be reversed based on Alcatraz time slots with Alcatraz in morning and Muir Woods in afternoon.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.00
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San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

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Admire San Francisco and its surrounding sights from the water on a San Francisco Bay sailing cruise. Onboard a catamaran, sail past the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, legendary Alcatraz Island, and the hamlet of Sausalito. Take advantage of great photo ops while you soak up the sea breeze during this scenic tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

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Visit charming Sausalito, cruise across San Francisco Bay and stare up in wonder at the redwood trees of Muir Woods on this combo tour from San Francisco—the perfect day out in the Bay Area. Experience the Golden Gate Bridge from both above and below as you drive across it and glide under it, and learn about some of California’s oldest and tallest natural wonders, the coastal redwoods. In Sausalito, you can stroll along the waterfront or shop in the galleries and boutiques.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour

Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour

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Avoid the crowds, confusion, and limitations of large buses and discover San Francisco by luxury minivan. This half-day tour takes you to numerous parts of the city for the perfect overview. Enjoy fascinating facts provided by your guide's live commentary. Stop for photo opportunities at some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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2.5 Hour San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour

2.5 Hour San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour

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Take a San Francisco Segway tour along the waterfront to see popular city attractions like Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, and Alcatraz Island. With an experienced guide, cruise along San Francisco Bay on a personal 2-wheeled Segway, and learn how to operate during a training session. Limited to 10 people per tour, this tour provides a small-group experience. Choose from several tour times throughout the day.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.00
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Alcatraz Inside and City Tour Express

Alcatraz Inside and City Tour Express

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Enjoy two Classic Same Day San Francisco experiences — a visit inside Alcatraz Island and a two hour round trip non Stop Express city tour excursion by selected open air buses/van/Tuk-tuks from Fisherman’s Wharf. Guests will start their day with our express tour then take an assigned time ferry ride to Alcatraz and on the SAME day. Guests will be allotted enough time in between to comfortably walk and both attractions. No frills! Just thrills! Our basic tour is designed to be an optional economical introduction to the city for those in a hurry! This experience does not offer any stops with re-entry with this package. Guests will be assigned to either an Alcatraz/afternoon City Tour or Morning City Tour/afternoon Alcatraz based on our reserved voucher times. Guests will be required to meet a check in agent for their bus portion of this event. Guests do not need to take the city tour portion if they only want to complete Alcatraz.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
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Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz
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Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz

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Explore San Francisco on a small-group full-day tour that covers top attractions including Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. Get great views of the San Francisco Bay Area during the short ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, where you then take a self-guided audio tour of the infamous prison. Return to shore for your bus tour of destinations such as Nob Hill, the Haight-Ashbury, the Castro, the Mission, and Golden Gate Park. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off in San Francisco.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing

San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing

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See San Francisco’s top attractions from the water on this 1.5-hour tour by rigid inflatable boat. Your guide will provide gear to keep you dry and warm as you take off from Pier 39. Pass the infamous prison of Alcatraz, Coit Tower, the Presidio and glide under the Golden Gate Bridge while your captain provides insightful narration. Numbers are limited to 12 people to keep this small-group tour as intimate as possible.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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City and Sea Adventure: 1 Day Hop-On Hop Off Pass and San Francisco Bay Cruise

City and Sea Adventure: 1 Day Hop-On Hop Off Pass and San Francisco Bay Cruise

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In just one day, experience the best of San Francisco by land and sea with this combo package that includes two hop-on hop-off bus tours and a cruise. Check out the top attractions of San Francisco, wind through the downtown streets, and cross over the Golden Gate Bridge. Each hop-on hop-off bus tour lasts 60 minutes to 2 hours and offers live commentary. The 1-hour boat cruise takes you through San Francisco Bay, giving you prime views of Crissy Fields, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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2-Day San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour + Night Tour

2-Day San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour + Night Tour

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Explore San Francisco at your own pace. Make the most of your time in San Francisco with our flexible hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tours. Explore the city's sights at your own pace - you'll have the freedom to hop off the tour at any of our conveniently located stops, and rejoin when you're ready. Golden Gate Bridge Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 Union Square Ferry Building Market Place Chinatown Little Italy Nob Hill, Russian Hill Civic Center Haight Ashbury (the Hippies Street) Golden Gate Park Treasure Island Bay Bridge Sausalito
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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Small-Group Tour: San Francisco City Tour Including Muir Woods and Sausalito

Small-Group Tour: San Francisco City Tour Including Muir Woods and Sausalito

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Spend your day exploring the ‘City by the Bay’ before a scenic drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Monument and the nearby waterfront of charming Sausalito. This narrated small-group tour takes in all of the San Francisco highlights, from Golden Gate Park and Haight-Ashbury to the Palace of Fine Arts and Presidio. Then wander on foot under California’s giant coastal redwoods before exploring the gift shops and galleries of Sausalito.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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America's Cup Day Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay

America's Cup Day Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay

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Tread in the footsteps of world-champion sailors on this 2.5-hour America’s Cup Day Sail on San Francisco Bay. You’ll board a high-speed International America’s Cup class yacht and take a turn on the official race course from the 2013 competition. With a skilled sailor in charge, you’ll take your turn as crew working the sail trim controls and even have a chance to skipper the boat. After departing from San Francisco’s famous Pier 39 you’ll take to the Bay and cruise beneath the magnificent Golden Gay Bridge. There’s no better way to see the Bay than this sailing trip with USA 76.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Make the Most of SF in One Day: Small Group Walking Tour

Make the Most of SF in One Day: Small Group Walking Tour

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Get to know San Francisco a little better on this full day tour of the city. This tour is well-suited to travelers who want to get the lay of the land before digging deeper: with your guide by your side, spinning stories and letting you know all about the history of the city, tour neighborhoods, stop at famous landmarks and enjoy pristine photo opportunities of highlights like Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge and the sea lion hangout at Pier 39.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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San Francisco All-Day Electric Bike Rental

San Francisco All-Day Electric Bike Rental

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Discover San Francisco on your own schedule with a 1-day electric bike rental. Hop on a regular bike or an electric bike, for an easier ride, and pedal past all of the sites on the top of your list. Visit the crooked path of Lombard Street, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Golden Gate Bridge and more. This self-guided trip gives you the opportunity to create your own itinerary as you explore the beloved City by the Bay.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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Alcatraz Inside Island Tour + Bike Rental For the Golden Gate

Alcatraz Inside Island Tour + Bike Rental For the Golden Gate

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This Alcatraz cruise ticket includes the ferry to the Alcatraz Island, the 45-minutes audio tour, and the entrance to the Alcatraz Island cell blocks. It also includes a Hop on Hop off open top bus tour for the ultimate San Francisco experience. The Alcatraz tour ticket is very popular and it is recommended that you book in advance online to secure your Alcatraz tour spot. You can stay on Alcatraz Island as long as you like, but allow at least 3 hours for cruising to the Island, taking the Cellhouse audio tour, exploring the rest of the Island and its historic exhibits and returning via ferry to Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing. The Alcatraz tour ticket package contains tour activities that are operated by different tour agencies. You will receive ticketing instruction by email once your booking is confirmed. The Alcatraz tour departure time can range from 10am to 6pm and will be assigned to you after booking.
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  • 3 hours
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Mix & Save: Muir Woods and Sausalito + Escape From the Rock Cruise
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Mix & Save: Muir Woods and Sausalito + Escape From the Rock Cruise

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Combine some of the San Francisco area's top sights—Alcatraz, Muir Woods, and Sausalito—in a single day tour. Traveling in a luxury bus, you'll be able to focus on the sights while someone else drives and provides insightful commentary. Explore Muir Woods and Sausalito independently, then hop a boat for a cruise around Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Make your own travel itinerary for the day while in San Francisco with this full-day hop-on hop-off bus pass. Ride a double-decker bus throughout the city, and hop off and back on at any of the stops along the route. Make stops at Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Park, Union Square, Chinatown, and more. For even more adventure, upgrade your ticket to include the Sausalito route and cross the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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San Francisco Night Tour by Bus

San Francisco Night Tour by Bus

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See the Golden Gate Bridge, the Embarcadero, Union Square, and other San Francisco sights on this evening tour by double-decker bus. Starting at Fisherman’s Wharf, cruise through the city to see top attractions in a convenient way with live commentary from an onboard guide.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.99
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90 minute Sunset Tour aboard Wine Therapy

90 minute Sunset Tour aboard Wine Therapy

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Enjoy the best sunset on the San Francisco Bay aboard the classic yacht, Wine Therapy! The tour begins at PIER 39 and takes us towards the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, down the San Francisco city front, and past many other famous landmarks and attractions. You’ll experience a sunset from unique vantage points, while having the opportunity to take iconic photos of the world-famous skyline. Enjoy personalized treatment interacting with the Captain and Crew. We have an indoor heated cabin with large windows for amazing views. A 360 degree walkway around the boat is perfect for taking photos. We have the largest local wine selection of any boat on the bay!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Pier 39 hours of operation?
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Pier 39 hours of operation: Open daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Pier 39 tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Pier 39 can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 53 Pier 39 tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Pier 39 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Pier 39 costs USD 5.40. Guided Pier 39 tours start around USD 5.40 per person. See all 53 Pier 39 tickets and tours on Viator.
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