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  • Address: 2905 Hyde St, San Francisco, California 94109, USA

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Hyde Street Pier Tours

There was once a time when San Francisco Bay had exactly zero bridges. Cars had yet to reach the masses of residents who stayed past the gold rush, and ferries were the only way of quickly crossing the San Francisco Bay. Boats would depart from Sausalito and motor to San Francisco, and also stop at the Berkeley Pier on the bay’s eastern shore. It was a time of spirited exploration and westward US expansion, and the frontier fervor was palpably strong on the docks of Hyde Street Pier.

Today, while the majority of visitors to San Francisco simply drive across a bridge, it’s still possible to experience this era while strolling the Hyde Street Pier. Old, historic, wooden boats are still tied to the creaking dock, and the smell of salt in the foggy air is the same as in centuries past. For an added fee, visitors can explore inside these boats that have literally sailed the globe. Aboard the Balclutha, a 301-foot, three-masted square-rigger that “rounded the horn” 17 times, get a feel for the life of a sailor in the early 1900s. Or, learn how Hercules, a 151-foot tugboat, literally towed a ship from New Jersey around the tip of South America to the shores of San Francisco. Maritime heritage played an important role in San Francisco’s founding, and it’s all on display when you walk the docks of historic Hyde Street Pier.

Practical Info

Hyde Street Pier is part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park.  Hours for visiting the Hyde Street Pier are from 9:30am-5pm daily, and last admission is at 4:30pm. There’s an entrance fee of $5 to visit the historic ships, and children under 16 are free.

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