• Is the tour really free?   Our public tours are modeled after the free, tip-based tours in Europe.  If you enjoyed the tour, our tour guides would very much appreciate a tip.  Cash, Venmo, and PayPal accepted. 
  • Is there a minimum number of people required for the tour to run?  Yes, two (2).
  • Can I show up and get on the tour without a reservation?   Yes, but having a reservation secures your spot on the tour.  If you plan to just show up, you should always text to ensure the tour is running.
  • Can I arrange a private tour on a different day and time?   Yes. There is a fee of $25 per adult, $15 for children 12-17, under 12 free.  
  • What about Covid?   We comply with whatever County and/or State guidelines are in effect. Currently, masks are not required on our tours because we are outdoors but we tell people to wear a mask if it makes them more comfortable.  Our guides are fully vaccinated (boosted).
  • Are leashed dogs OK?  Yes, but only on the Waterfront and Old Town tours and only one dog per tour.  
  • Are the tours suitable for children?   The tours are designed for persons >18 though many <18 have taken the tours.  The Funk Zone tour may involve entry into a brewery – which is accessible to those under 18.
  • Are infants/toddlers in strollers OK?  Yes
  • Are restrooms available?   Public restrooms are located very near the beginning of each tour.  
  • Are the tour routes wheelchair accessible?   Only for the Waterfront tour and Old Town tours.   If someone in your party is in a wheelchair, please let John know when you book the tour.
  • Could bad weather cause a tour to be cancelled? Generally, only if it’s raining
  • How strenuous are the tours?   All three tours are easy walks; 105 minutes (WF and OT) or 90 minutes (FZ).   You will need to stand for 5 to 8 minutes before proceeding to the next stop.  Both the Waterfront and Funk Zone tours have severals stops where seating is provided but there is no seating available on the Old Town tour. 
  • Where do the tours start and end?  The Waterfront tour begins at the Maritime Museum at the Harbor (113 Harbor Wy) and terminates at the Amtrak station. The Funk Zone tour starts and ends at the corner of Mason and State streets. The Old Town tour starts at the south end of the El Paseo Nuevo mall (701 State St) and ends at the corner of Haley and State Streets.