• Is the tour really free?  Yes, though tips are very much appreciated – cash only.  Optional wine or beer tasting is $8.
  • Can I show up and get on the tour without a reservation?   Usually.  However, it is highly recommended you call or text in advance (650) 576-4145 to ensure the tour is running/isn’t full.
  • Are leashed dogs OK?  Yes, but only on the Waterfront tour and only one dog per tour.  
  • Is either tour suitable for children?   The tours are designed for persons >18 though many teens have take the tours.  The Funk Zone tour involves entry into a brewery and/or winery.  
  • Are infants/toddlers in strollers OK?  Yes
  • Are restrooms available?   Public restrooms are located very near the beginning of each tour.  
  • Is the route wheelchair accessible?   Only for the Waterfront tour.   If someone in your party is in a wheelchair, please let John know when you book the tour.
  • Could the tour be cancelled if an insufficient number of people sign up?  Yes. The minimum is four people. Should the minimum not be met – and you made a reservation – you will be notified via email.
  • Could bad weather cause a tour to be cancelled? Generally, only if it’s raining.
  • How strenuous is the walk?   Both the Waterfront and Funk Zone tours are easy walks though they are approximately 120 minutes and 90 minutes long respectively. Each tour has 12 stops and you will need to stand for 5 to 8 minutes before the group proceeds to the next stop.  
  • Do the tours end where they start?  The Waterfront tour begins at the Harbor and terminates at the Visitor Center about 1.3 miles from our starting point.  The Funk Zone tour starts and ends at the same location (120 State St)
  • Can I arrange a (private) tour on a different date and time than that shown on the reservation calendar?   Yes, however, there is 4 person minimum and a charge of $15 per person.  (Non-profits: $10)  Email John the dates you have in mind.  
  • Will you run the tour for < 4 people?  Yes, but for a fee of $20 per person.