As seen entering Golden Gate Park:
Posts Tagged ‘tour’
Government of Armenia (Per Capita Income = $3K/Year) “Rolls” Through Frisco in Its Own Brand-New Rolls Royce – Democracy In ActionMonday, November 30th, 2015
Here it is, a white Ghost, the “more realistic” Roller:
IDK, man. Seems a bit spendy…
What It’s Like Paying $100 to Drive a $2500 Electric Motorcycle/Bike About San Francisco for Four HoursTuesday, June 30th, 2015
You didn’t see this type of thing…
…back in the day.
As seen on Haight Street:
I could think of worser ways for you tourist types to spend your time/money. This would seem to be similar but more expensive than touring about the city on an open-air double-decker bus, on a dreaded sunny day…
Attention Tour Bus Operators: After a Fender-Bender, Get Your Rigs Out of the Middle Lane of Oak Street – Don’t Be Calling Your Insurance AgentWednesday, October 29th, 2014
So, yes, you had a little fender-bender with your big bus, and yes, it was related to the endless tinkering done by the SFMTA MUNI DPT DPW bowl of alphabet soup. So what! It’s not that big of a deal. CSI San Francisco isn’t going to send it’s Go Team and the NTSB isn’t coming neither.
Therefore, get your bus out of the roadway, pull it over. Sure, take a couple iPhone shots first, sure. But then get outta the way. THIS IS SFPD POLICY. Don’t you know this? You had at least two employees on the scene, why not have one, I don’t know, let’s call him the Driver, drive the bus to one side of the road or the other. Did you call the SFPD? IDK, but if you did, don’t you want them to show up? Now, how are they going to do that if you block the road, which, as stated, is a noteworthy bottleneck already, due to ongoing construction efforts, for umpty-ump minutes?
I cry foul.
Introducing the “Sunset Duck Tour” from Ride the Ducks San Francisco – What It’s Like to Ride an Amphibious Vehicle on the BayMonday, July 14th, 2014
IMO, writer Tony Hicks has got things spot-on right here in the San Jose Mercury News:
I just took the media cruise for the new-ish “Sunset Duck Tour” from Ride the Ducks San Francisco – it starts at 7:30 PM.
Here’s Captain John:
Quacking away with people in another duck boat while passing by:
So that’s how things start in Fisherman’s Wharf. Then you begin a circuitous trip to the launch ramps down south of AT&T Park. I’ve never been up so high in an open vehicle, so this was a new experience, kind of like what I imagine the “hop-on hop-off” city bus tours are like.
So off you go, past the working part of Fisherman’s Wharf…
…past the Gary Danko (perennial No. 1 in the Bay Area for “Food, Service and Popularity” per Zagat)…
…through North Beach and on to Chinatown, where you look down upon the #30 Stocktons as you pass them by…
…and then through the tunnel to Union Square and then through SoMA to the launch area.
I gotta say that that was the touristy part of the tour, so check out Beth Spotswood’s take on that in the Tourist Trapped Culture Blog of the San Francisco Chronicle’s SFGate.com if you want more on that.
So finally you get to launch – it looks like this:
And then you’re slowly cruising the bay, albeit near to shore for the most part.
You might catch a little spray from the bay but most likely you won’t.
This riding-on-the-water part in a military-style vehicle with not all that much freeboard is an experience – I recommend it.
Then after puttering around on the water, you drive out of the water to take the Embarcadero back to the Wharf.
Interacting with happy passersby on the way home…
…while zipping past the historic F-Market streetcars:
These ducks look somewhat menacing at night, huh?
And there’s your trip:
So, you need to show up at least 15 minutes early to keep your reservation, I think.
And this tour can get quite cold and windy, needless to say.
If you want to see some more photos, there are some good ones on Yelp.
This was a great experience – I think it’d be good for tourists and locals alike.
OMG, The San Francisco Giants are Hiring! Become a Part-Time Tour Guide at AT&T Park – Apply by July 18th, 2014Friday, July 11th, 2014
Good luck with this one!
(Hourly wage? Who knows…)
“San Francisco Giants – Part Time Tour Guide (AT&T Park)
Position Type: Event Staff
Tour guides are responsible for conducting tours of the ballpark, as well as representing the Giants organization in a enthusiastic and professional manner.
Guide public and private group tours of the ballpark throughout the calendar year
Provide a favorable experience for all visitors and guests
Learn the facts and figures of the ballpark and tour routes
Adhere to ballpark policies and procedures
Additional responsiblities as assigned by Director of Guest Services and Tours
Able to interact, entertain and engage a wide variety of visitors and guests, of all ages and interests
Able to walk long distances, stand for long periods of time and climb flights of stairs
Able to retain information as well as comprehensively relaying it in a creative and energetic way
Able to manage and control large groups while moving them through various areas of the ballpark
Previous experience working in customer service, hospitality or working with large groups are a plus
Fluent in English language, second language helpful in communication with visiting public
Evening and weekend hours are required for this position