Fun Segway Tours Golden Gate Park
Are you ready for an adventure? Follow us as we take you on the best segway tours San Francisco offers, in beautiful Golden Gate Park! We are the premier tour company offering unique, fun-filled tours with amazing views and clever local guides.
At 3 miles long, this park is huge - it's even bigger than New York's Central Park! You could walk it, but why not ride a fun Segway instead!? Discover San Francisco on one of our scheduled tours, or plan a private tour. We'll teach you how to use the segway and make sure you feel comfortable before we head off on an excursion. You'll make your way around the entire park with a local guide leading the way.
Our guides are experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate about this great city we live in. They lead the way on our guided tours, pointing out the sights, telling stories, and sharing the park's history. They'll even point out a few hidden gems that you might otherwise miss! We have been the #1 tour on TripAdvisor for nine years running.
Explore our Guided Tours
Official Golden Gate Park Segway Tour
Glide through the 1,000+ acre Golden Gate Park
Have a blast riding through seven beautiful miles of Golden Gate Park’s landscaped trails and roads.
Visit hidden sights that include the Lilly Pond, Shakespeare Garden and Fern Grotto.
The fully guided tour explores the east end, including the National Aids Memorial, Music Concourse, Pioneer Grove, and Stow Lake.
Tour guides share tidbits and trivia about the Park’s stewards over the years, the impact of WWII on the Japanese Tea Garden, and the story of the park’s historical transformation from bleak sand dunes to today’s lush vista.
This fully narrated tour is 2.5 hours long, including fun training.
Golden Gate Park Private VIP Segway Tour
If you have a group from 3 to 10 guests, we can arrange a memorable Private Segway Tour in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
The extended Golden Gate Park tour route is only available for our private tour guests.
This custom route includes the best of our Golden Gate Park routes and can include the eastern or western (Ocean) parts of the park.
Private Tour rates include your own personal guide, extra training staff (as needed), longer routes and staff/guide gratuities.
Golden Gate Park Large Group Tour
Private Tours & Team Building for Groups from 10 to 60 Guests
This extended Golden Gate Park route is only available for our private tour guests.
The extended route includes the best of our Golden Gate Park routes and can include the Eastern - Museums and Formal Gardens or Western -Pacific Ocean and Ocean Beach parts of the park.
Why choose us?
Best Segway Tours In San Francisco's Golden Gate Park
We are proud to be the exclusive segway tour company in the park and safety is our top priority. Our guides are well-trained and will teach you how to safely ride the segway. The tour will not leave until every guest is comfortable.
Our guides will lead you through the park, sharing interesting facts. Each guest will receive a radio receiver and an earbud to ensure that you won't miss any of the guide's entertaining commentaries.
Trust our experienced instructors. All tours include 20 -30 minutes of Segway rider training prior to exploring the park.
Ages 12 and up over 100bs are welcome.
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Words from our customers
Oh my goodness - how fun was this tour!!! Johannes clearly loves the Golden Gate Park and San Francisco and his love of his city just flows through his tour. He was so happy and helpful and knowledgable. We completely and thoroughly loved our tour with Johannes!
23rd March 2023
This was the second time I used this company. The first was four years ago with my daughter who was 15 at the time. This time I brought my 16 year old son. What a blast! Jack was a great tour guide. We saw so much, I felt like we were out for six hours in a good way! Jack knew his facts about the city and knew where to take us to see incredible views. And, yes. We even laughed at his jokes. Each time I scheduled the tour I was afraid that our experience might be a bit limited due to the ages of the kids, but they do a great job making everyone feel very confident on the segways before you start out, so we didn’t feel as if we missed out on anything. Both my daughter and son left with looks on their faces that told me that this was one of the coolest things they have ever done. I personally enjoyed both trips as well! What a great experience!
21st March 2023
We had a group of four and took the Segway tour of Fisherman’s Wharf area. Two of our group were new to riding Segway’s, but picked it up quickly. Brian checked us in and was super friendly and made us feel welcome and appreciated. Our tour guide was Jack and he was fantastic! He took us all over the area, including some places we didn’t expect. Besides being an excellent narrator, Jack was really good at making sure we were always safe. He took some wonderful pictures and videos of our group which he provided to us after the tour. I’ve done a number of Segway tours with Electric Tour Company and can tell you that they are top notch! I highly recommend them!
21st March 2023
Our guide, YoYo was the best. Engaging and fun but also totally in control and a great teacher. We really enjoyed the experience.
19th March 2023
It was an amazing tour!! We had jack as are advisor he was amazing and made the experience 10 times better! But overall an amazing experience.
18th March 2023
I went with friends during spring break and it was so much fun! Jack was an amazing tour guide and showed us some hidden gems in the city. This tour is a must for anyone visiting San Francisco!
18th March 2023
Seeing all the beautiful sights and smells of the park! Riding a Segway was easy and fun! Our guide, Johannes, was part of the living history of this great city! Come and check this out!
15th March 2023
Super fun tour with a fantastic tour guide. Ask for Susan! Made the experience a lot of fun! The family had a great time!
14th March 2023
The tour had so many great san fran things to look at, and all this while riding a segway- so cool. Our tour guide Cass was fabulous too. We would definitely recommend this tour
13th March 2023
Mark was a great guide and his positive sparkling demeanour made all the difference! Good fun and lovely way of seeing the city.
12th March 2023
We came to SF on a family trip. We booked our Segway tour a week out and when we saw bad weather, we rebooked a couple days out. It was easy and they were super easy to work with. YoYo (Johannes), our tour guide was AMAZING. I have two teenagers and my 14 year old son was not thinking he’d like being led on a tour, but he loved it. Johannes was funny and engaging and he was so knowledgeable about the park and the area. We had so much fun.The training beforehand was easy and helpful. The ride through the park was the most fun on our trip!
6th March 2023
Fantastic way to see Golden Gate Park! Johannes is an excellent guide - we were a group of teenagers and parents and all LOVED IT (not easy where teens are involved!). It was the perfect combination of zooming around and interesting stops. This was our first time on Segways and they are fun and surprisingly easy. We are from the bay area and opted for a staycation. Easy garage parking, easy to find, professional and as promised. Bring gloves!
27th February 2023
Absolutely a must. Jack was our tour guide and he was funny and informative! We were able to see and learn so many fun facts.
19th February 2023
Great fun, with a great tour guide Jack! Highlight of our day in San Francisco and at a bargain price.
18th February 2023
Super fun! Great way to see the park! Knowledgeable guide made it amazing! We had 5 people ranging in age from 20’s to late 50’s and everyone loved it!
18th February 2023
My husband absolutely loved the Segway. This tour is amazing and seeing the city from a Segway is the best way in my opinion. Our tour guide was Jack, he was a truly lovely young man. He went above and beyond on our fantastic tour. We were shocked when he offered us quarters to play in the arcade! Mind blown, we danced, laughed and had a great time riding around several districts. Thank you Jack…you really made our day! And yes, you can dance on one! We will be back!
16th February 2023
Jack was an exceptional guide. He was funny, informative and made us feel very confident in riding the Segway. I had a wonderful time seeing San Francisco.
12th February 2023
Best tour out of my week in SF!! Cass was my tour guide and was phenomenal!!!! Great restaurant recommendations too!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
9th February 2023
Great tour of places that other trips don’t go. Segways are fun and it felt safe, even though we were riding the streets.
7th February 2023
We really enjoyed the ride and visited most of the tourism spots. Me and my son took a 2.5 hour tour with Jack, and he made it very entertaining.Fantastic tour and I strongly recommend it .
3rd February 2023
Our host Susan was funny, professional, outstanding!!! The tour was more than I expected, and I be ready for SF hills. And take a worm jacket and gloves
3rd February 2023
So glad we did this-we enjoyed it so much. It was fun for our family of teens, twenty somethings and their parents. And if mom can operate a segway safely, anyone can. We had a comprehensive lesson and then off we went. Our guide Johannes was so interesting and it's always great to spend time with someone who likes the work they do. So much to see in Golden Gate Park. Bring a pair of gloves if the weather isn't warm. Definitely worth putting this on your SF itinerary.
29th January 2023
Fun time. Susan was great! I'm a native Californian and he shared facts and trivia about the area that I didn't know. I especially enjoyed the trail riding and discovering Heroes Grove WWI Memorial in GG Park.
6th January 2023
Cass was the bomb! She went out of her way so everyone would have a great time. 5 Star exp!, and 5 Stars for Cass!!! Would highly recommend!
31st December 2022
We booked this tour a little scared if we were going to manage the Segway well. But once we got there we forgot all the fear! We had a great training time on the spot. The trainer and guide was definitely one of the highest points. He was fun, entertaining, telling us lots of interesting stories and telling funny jokes also. We had a blast riding our Segway. We ended up the tour as Segway pros! I wish there was a Segway tour everywhere we travel just like this one! I highly recommend it!
31st December 2022
Kelsey is wonderful! The 2.5 hours went by fast and we had the best videos and pictures taken😊. The park is mostly for pedestrians, bikes, Segway’s, etc., no cars. Feel super safe.
24th December 2022
If you want to see parts of San Francisco that you otherwise might miss we suggest this Segway tour. We were given great instructions on how to operate the Segway, watched a safety video and then we were off. Imagine touring right from the middle of the street, down alleyways, to the wharf, up and down hills (safely). Adam was a fun and patient tour guide. We had so much fun!
17th December 2022
This was our second time on the tour and was even better than our first time!Zack, our guide was amazing, knowledgeable and so personable and friendly. This is a must-do activity if you’re visiting San Francisco. Ten stars!!!!
15th December 2022
This tour was awesome! Going up and down all the hills was so easy! Tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable about San Francisco. Would highly recommend.
10th December 2022
Such fun! It was a cool segway tour through golden gate park. Reception and guide were top notch and very welcoming. I didnt expect us to go off roading through the trails on a segway so that was pretty awesome.
7th December 2022
Loved the experience. They were meticulous in preparing/training the beginners. The guide was friendly, took pictures and shared them later.
1st December 2022
Cass was an excellent tour guide! I learned a lot, laughed, and felt very safe during the tour. Highly recommend!
30th November 2022
This was a great trip. We visited several of San Francisco's famous hills including Telegraph Hill (where we visited Coit Tower) and Russian Hill and we even finished off at the top of the crooked part of Lombard Street and went down the hill on the Segways. Our tour leader Adam was great -- knowledgeable and personable.
28th November 2022
My family of 4 did the "Lombard Street & Hills Advanced Segway Tour". It was a great time with our guide Adam and 2 other people, which was nice and small. You really do need some prior Segway experience because those hills and streets of San Francisco are no joke. The views from the streets, hills, Wharf, Coit Tower, and Lombard are fantastic. Adam also gave some great history of the area. The tour starts and ends in Umbrella Alley, which is a really cool spot for art and photos. When you're done head on over to Blue Mermaid for lunch (great chowder) and then hit Ghiradelli for dessert. What a great day!
27th November 2022
Great job Susan! Much fun in the SF sun. Our family’s first Segway experience was lovely. Fantastic tour.
23rd November 2022
Our first time on Segways... And had an absolute blast!! Adam was a fun guide, and I'd recommend him to anyoine!! if you get the chance to do this, you won't regret it!!
21st November 2022
Johannes (yo-yo) and team, were great, they took care of us and had fun during training. The actual tour was absolutely fantastic, learned a lot about Golden Gate Park.
21st November 2022
This is the best way to see a lot of the park and learn history and fun facts. We kept on track with time but still had an opportunity for photot stops and a bathroom break. Kelsey was the best guide who had a lot of interesting historical facts and made the rules 'fun' so we were all safe. The segways were easy to learn. The headset for narration allowed us to have some space and not miss anything.
18th November 2022
We had a great time! Johannes was an excellent guide sharing many interesting facts about the park and be very entertaining while doing so! He truly enjoys being a guide and it shows. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to explore the park beyond just walking around it.
16th November 2022
Not having to walk so much while able to see more of the park. Kelsey was awesome and she was a lot of fun.
15th November 2022
What a FABULOUS time! They did a great job getting us acquainted with and confident on our segways and then off we went! The tour was a fantastic overview of Golden Gate Park and Johannes shared less known interesting facts as well as some personal insights and stories. We had the best time! I’m sure all the guides are great but Johannes was AMAZING! Great tour! HIGHLY recommend!
13th November 2022
Fantastic tour around San Francisco, Susan was a brilliant guide, showed us around all the sights and even went down Lombard street, he’s a knowledgeable and entertaining guy, definitely book again if we ever get back to San Francisco and will definitely ask for him again.
13th November 2022
This was a great excursion. ‘Yo-yo’ (Johannes) was a great tour guide and an awesome instructor for those who hadn’t ridden on a Segway previously. This takes you around the eastern half of Golden Gate Park, and shows you many nice sites and Yo-yo talks about some of the history of the park and the features therein. Highly recommend, this was a great time for us the weather was perfect in November.
11th November 2022
Fun experienced guide. Safety first. Made sure all were comfortable on their Segways. Highly recommend
31st October 2022
It was a lot of fun.Kelsey was amazing tour guide, funny , informative and very friendly. Good experience!I would recommend it to my friends.
31st October 2022
Had a great couple of hours pootling around the sights of San Francisco with our most excellent guide, Doug! He was very informative pointing out the sights and history of the area and taking photographs of our group of two as we segged around the streets. Great setup with thorough training for the beginner Segway virgins. Would highly recommend. Great fun. Cheers Brian (owner) and Doug! (Guide)
28th October 2022
Kelsey was great. Cannot say it enough. Give the girl a raise. For real. Shes a teacher & shecwarks hard!
23rd October 2022
Johannes was excellent. He made me feel very safe during the instructions and training. And he was a great tour guide. He made it fun. This was the best way to see Golden Gate Park.
23rd October 2022
10/10 recommended doing the Segway Tour through Golden Gate Park! And if you’re lucky enough to get Kelsey as a guide, you’re going to have an amazing time! My husband and I were both first timers on a Segway and this company made it so easy to learn and truest has a fun time zipping around. Thank you!!
22nd October 2022
Suzanne was an awesome guide and made our trip so memorable! Safety a priority and a tour that was informative and entertaining! Highly recommend
22nd October 2022
This was our third Segway tour with SF Electric Tour Co. It's our favorite excursion for out-of-town guests. Johannes has been our guide all three times. He is patient, fun, and extremely knowledgeable. Segway is the best way to experience the park, and SF Electric Tour Co. has it down. Don't miss out on an outing that's sure to be a highlight for any of your visitors!
22nd October 2022
My son and I did the Golden Gate Park Segway tour today and had a blast!! Unlike my 12 year old, I was a little nervous riding the Segway, but our guide, Kelsey was fantastic!! She made sure I was comfortable and felt secure getting on and off. Once we got going, I relaxed and really enjoyed it! Such a beautiful park and it was great having Kelsey there to explain the different points of interest. Highly recommend doing this!
22nd October 2022
We had an absolute blast on our Segway tour! Johannes (yo-yo) was the most amazing guide and was so patient in teaching us how to ride the Segway safely. On our 2.5 hour tour of the incredibly gorgeous Golden Gate park, yo-yo was both informative, interesting and very very funny. He was so gracious to all of the people we passed in the park, and was constantly checking on my family to make sure we were feeling comfortable and safe. I can’t recommend this tour enough! None of us had ever ridden before, but by the end we were pros!! It’s very easy and safe!
22nd October 2022
This was something I was looking forward to trying one day and that day came. There was an introduction on how to mount dismount the Segway. How to use the machine and all safety aspects. You need to pay attention to the instructions if not you will crash. Keep to your bubble and you will be fine. I have great balance so did not have a problem and very much enjoyed this adventure.
20th October 2022
Great tour! Everyone associated with the company was polite and professional. Special praise for tour leader Kelsey, who did a wonderful job!
19th October 2022
SO worth the money! Doug was a great tour guide, and he takes you everywhere. So much useful information, and the little radios were a nice touch. You didn't have to worry about being at the back of the pack. Also turns out segways are super fun!
19th October 2022
Our segway tour was the highlight of our trip. Captain Adam was fantastic, the sights were amazing and segway's sure were fun. I would definatly recommend this trip.
12th October 2022
Kelsey was an excellent guide and made sure we were well trained before getting started with the tour. I had a great time!
10th October 2022
Our tour guide Doug was great! We ended up with a private tour as we were the only ones signed up for that particular spot. Doug was patient, funny and informative. We felt safe in his hands!
10th October 2022
Wonderful Segway-Tour through Golden Gate Park with Golden Guide Kelsey, so adorable. We passed two waterfalls, went uphill and downhill. Kelsey has a Super-Feeling how to take care of every single customer. Paired with a good portion of humour she is the guide everyone should ask for!
10th October 2022
Great experience! We were the only two riders so we got a private tour. Our guide Doug was a blast, bad dad jokes and all. We learned a lot of interesting facts about San Francisco. The Segways were easy to use after just a few minutes. Would highly recommend this activity.
7th October 2022
Was a fun experience. Our guide was very informative and so nice! Can’t wait to go back and tour again!!!!
4th October 2022
Zach was an amazing tour guide! We loved all his knowledge of San Francisco. The segways were incredibly easy to learn as well.
2nd October 2022
Highly recommend this tour. It was the 3rd time my hubby & I have been on a Segway tour and 1st for the 3 others. This was our favorite by far! The scenery was beautiful and riding on all different terrains made it so fun. This was the best way ever to see Golden Gate Park. Kelsey was a fantastic guide. She was funny, energetic and had so much knowledge. She was very engaging and kept us very safe! We stopped along the way & she took all pics for us. Thanks for a great tour Kelsey :)
1st October 2022
Like, totally awesome, dude! We were given a brief safety video, then spent 10-15 training, and then we were off. Safe, fun, and a totally unique way to experience the city. Adam kept up a constant commentary teaching us about the places, culture, and history, in a fun and entertaining way. Best $79 I've ever spent. Highly recommended!
30th September 2022
Very fun, unique tour. Owner was very nice. Tour guide was fun and informative. Got to see a lot of out of the way places. They took a lot of pictures. The company made the car park next to them into a selfie park (best wau to describe it) and that was worth it by itself. Segways were easier to ride than I thought they would be
29th September 2022
We took the 3-hour private Wharf & Hills of San Francisco segway tour and had an excellent time! Our tour guide, Jack, was very personable, fun and informative. There's not a better way to see such so quickly, especially in a place with such hilly terrain as San Francisco. We've taken tours in several cities in the US and Europe and this rated right up there with all the best.
25th September 2022
Scared at 1st but instructor was patient with our group. One of the best tourist experiences I've ever had.
24th September 2022
Johannes was the perfect tour guide and gave us an experience of a lifetime!! I felt the tour was catered to our interests and 'YoYo' went above and beyond my expectations for this Segway tour. He was fun, informational, respectful, and a pleasure to interact with for the 2.5 hr tour. I've never been "off-road" with a Segway but YoYo fixed that 😊! We saw so many wonderful details of Golden Gate Park that made this extra special for me. I loved honing my Segway riding skills as we glided thru the Redwoods, zigzagging to avoid pinecones and ducking under low lying tree limbs. SO MUCH FUN 💓. I had a blast and would rate my experience a 10 if I could. Many thanks to Johannes for a superb tour!!! I'll definitely bring my husband next time and happily do this again.
24th September 2022
My hotel suggested that I tour Golden Gate Park. It sounded difficult, given that it is over 1,000 acres. I am glad I came across the ad for the Segway tour. The guided Segway tour is a great way to cover lots of torrain and learn the history and significant areas of the park.
20th September 2022
Fantastic tour, highly recommend it for seeing various sections of the park and the history behind it. All while having a great time learning how to ride a Segway! Our guide (Devin) did a great job showing us around and was very patient with my sister who was a little nervous learning the ropes. All in all fun tour for the family!
16th September 2022
A great experience for anyone. Pleasant trip, excellent guide, at a nice pace, very safe. Highly recommend
16th September 2022
When first booking we thought we where gona cruise the San Francisco warf but to our suprise we mostly toured around the streets of San Francisco. Jack was amazing and we learned a bit more about the city which was interesting and he even took pictures for us while cruising around. At the end we did cruise the warf and would do it all over again if we visited San Francisco.
15th September 2022
Great fun. Wonderful and patient tour guide. Fun for our whole family! No experience on Segway and the before tour education was top notch
13th September 2022
Tour was enjoyable, fun, and interesting. Tour operator, yo-yo, did a great job. He gave historical and lighthearted commentary on golden gate park
10th September 2022
Our guide Adam was excellent! He was fun and enthusiastic. He was personable and knowledgeable of the area. He was happy to customize our trip to suit our needs. I would do this trip again.
10th September 2022
It’s was our first experience on a Segway. We chose to do the Golden Gate tour. Kelsey made the learning fun, easy, and exciting. Kelsey our tour guide is very patient and definitely informative with a splash of her quirkiness!!!
10th September 2022
Learning to use the Segway was easy and fun. The tour was super fun and informative. We saw a good portion of the east side of the park, which we could not have done by walking in such a short period of time.
9th September 2022
We had an amazing time with our guide Jack! He was super informative, patient and showed us so many points of interest that we didn't expect to see or learn about. I would highly recommend a private tour and Jack!
9th September 2022
Segway seems to be very fitting for SF terrain, it allowed for synchronized outdoor tour for a pretty random group of people. Tour guide Jack was both knowledgeable and helpful, so that experience was smooth and fun for first time riders like me.
9th September 2022
Incredible value, amazing sights, and our guide Jack was awesome, knowledgeable, and friendly. You see so much of San Francisco in an easy and fun way.
8th September 2022
Kelsey was such a great tour guide for our first segway experience! She gave us local tips, led us riding on all types of different terrain, and helped us take pretty pictures along the way. She was so patient and knowledgeable. She went above and beyond for my son with special needs. Would definitely book again!
5th September 2022
This company were excellent, providing great equipment and safety training prior to leaving on a fun filled Segway tour. Our guide Jack was great, he was very knowledgeable, friendly and competent.
1st September 2022
ADAM, our tour guide & Instructor, IS wonderful!! I’d come back & do it again in a heartbeat! He was very cool, calm, funny, KIND & Patient. There was definitely a learning curve to operate the SEGWAY & ADAM covered all the Bases. The experience was adventuresome, exciting AND we took a wonderful break for a lunch & saw incredible sights in San Francisco. We felt safe & well-guided among the very slowly moving traffic around the Wharf. Thank you, ADAM!!
1st September 2022
As a bunch of complete rookies we showed up, got a 30 minute training and set off...The training was good and made sure that we could safely ride the segways through San Francisco.We had a blast with our tour and a lot of fun with our tourguide Jack wearing his superman cape.making some pirouettes along the way, the tour was one of the highlights of our trip to San Francisco!Surely a must do if you are in for something completely different!
1st September 2022
Excellent tour, great way to see some well known San Fransisco sights. Jack was a great guide and we learnt lots. Would definitely recommend.
1st September 2022
Amazing tour guide and trip - a great choice for seeing San Francisco quickly when you are on a tight timeline.
30th August 2022
We enjoyed that we really explored throughout the city. The tour guide was excellent, and the pre-tour training was very detailed so even an experienced rider could feel confident going out. Was provided with a radio and earbud so that we could hear our tour guide throughout the whole journey. Would absolutely do again and would highly recommend this group.
29th August 2022
We had a very enjoyable morning with Susan providing lots of laughs as well as useful information about Golden Gate Park.A large area covered in the time - much more than you can see on foot in similar time.Highly recommend 😀
28th August 2022
What an amazing three hours of Segway touring! Jack was our guy, he is incredibly knowledgeable of the area and he’s full of lots of hysterical jokes. I’ve ridden segues all over the world and this trip by far was one of the best ever. The pandemics been hard on most companies, but these guys have fought hard to make it through the pandemic and it’s well worth every penny that we spent. If you’ve never done a Segway tour before, this is definitely the company to go with, tell them Robin sent you!
25th August 2022
T.K. was awesome. He led the tour with passion and fun. It was super fun !!!T.K. was out of this world.
25th August 2022
Amazing fun and great value for money!Mariela’s love of the park was infectious and her knowledge excellent. The Segways were easy to learn and great fun. Would definitely recommend!
24th August 2022
Mariela and her team were friendly, fun and professional. My daughter and I had a great time. We highly recommend this tour.
22nd August 2022
This was a fun way to spend an afternoon! The training was thorough, the instructors/guides were all very pleasant, the Segway was a blast, and the tour itself was great. I especially appreciated the scenic photo-ops as well.
22nd August 2022
Honestly if your looking for fun this is it! Anyone can do it especially if you have teenagers it's the thing to do. Our guide was so much fun, his knowledge of the park was excellent. It's obvious he loves his job and wants everyone to have the greatest experience.His co-worker a real nice young lady was such a pleasure to talk to and made us completely comfortable even storing our bags for the day when we worried about leaving them unattended. I would highly recommend this outfit weather you tour the park or the fisherman wharf it's a must do while in town.10/10 100%
Karen and Robert M
21st August 2022
Johannes was a great guide. Attentive, informational and concernesd with our safety. Going thru the various trails was lots of fun. Hoping to get back for the west end tour!!
20th August 2022
Easy to learn and ride Segway. Zip through GGP and tour most of the entire park in 2.5 hrs. Brian shared tidbits of interesting info as well as historical facts about GGP. Convenient and fun way to experience a comprehensive overview of the popular points of interest.
L'Ann - Hawaii
19th August 2022
Welcome To Golden Gate Park
At 1,017 acres, this park is an impressive mix of gardens, lakes, meadows, playgrounds, sports courts, fields, memorial groves, wildlife, and landmarks. But it hasn't always been that way. This site was originally a vast area of barren sand dunes called Outside Lands. In January 1871, construction began, and in 1894 the world's fair was held here. It was years later, in January 1933, that construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge.
After the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, the park became a temporary sanctuary for displaced residents whose homes had been destroyed. Wood barracks were built to provide temporary shelter.
Frequently asked questions
#SafeTour by San Francisco Electric Tour Company
We have been working with our staff to train everyone and follow the prescribed best practices and procedures. Our goal is to ensure that we are providing a safe and enjoyable experience for our guests.
Numerous extra steps are being taken to keep our guests safe during this time.
All touch surfaces are sanitized between tours.
We have a touchless reservation process and all waiver paperwork is now digital.
We will also have hand sanitizer and wipes available on site.
Guest Training: During rider training our tour guides and trainers will be wearing masks at their discretion. We will be happy to wear a mask during this portion of the activity if you request. Training is a time when we need to be in close proximity to you, our guests.
Face Masks are suggested but not required for guests, tour guides and staff on site during check in and training. Face masks are not required for outdoor activities in San Francisco. If you don’t have a face covering we will be happy to supply one.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
We understand these times are challenging, and we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate as responsibly as we can. Together, we can continue to have amazing experiences while staying healthy and safe.
Do Not Attend if You Are Not Feeling Well
If a guest shows any signs of flu or illness, we will refuse their participation and issue a full refund. If you have an existing booking with us and your travel plans change due to COVID-19 please let us know and we will issue a refund or rebook you.
Riding a Segway is similar to riding a bike—it’s intuitive but nobody is born knowing how to operate it. That’s why we offer 30-35 minutes of training so you can get familiar with the device.
A Segway is not an ideal mode of touring for people with some mobility issues.
All guests must be able to easily and quickly step on and off the Segway without any assistance, which requires physical abilities similar to climbing and descending stairs without assistance or use of a handrail. See more disability and medical condition information below.
Segway riding is not recommended for pregnant women. Unfortunately, pregnant guests will not be permitted to participate due to fall risk.
This activity is NOT recommended for some guests age 70 and up. Please review information about disabilities and mobility issues listed below.
Safety is very important to us:
All guests must be age 12 or older and weight at least 100 lbs. (45 kilos).
If you book a tour and any of your guests do not meet the minimum age / weight criteria they will not be allowed on the tour and you will not be given a refund or rescheduled.
We do have a scale and check weights. Safety 1st!
Yes we enforce the minimum weight requirement. We occasionally get asked if we will make an exception for underweight children with athletic ability. No we will not make an exception. All guests must weigh more than a Segway. Safety 1st.
If you have been on a Segway tour in another city and the tour operator let your age 12 and under / under 100 lbs (45 kilos) child participate we will still NOT allow them to ride on our tour. Unlike most Segway tours in other cities we have hills on our route and guests must be the minimum weight and age to safely participate.
Guests will practice on the Segways until everyone feels comfortable and ready to tour San Francisco!
All Segway Tours – Rider Requirements:
Segway Tours be age 12 and up and weigh at least 100 lbs (46 kilos). (Scooter Tours Ages 16 and up.) For guest safety minimum age and weight requirements are strictly enforced. This includes underage / underweight guests that may have been allowed on tours in other cities. We have a scale and check weights.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.
Be able to easily and quickly step on and off the Segway without assistance, which requires physical abilities similar to climbing and descending stairs without any assistance or use of a handrail.
Be able to stand on the Segway for a period of 1-2 hours.
Weigh between 100 and 250 pounds (46 to 113 kilos).
This activity is NOT recommended for some guests age 70 and up. Pregnant guests will not be permitted to participate
Wear the helmet and safety vest that is provided with the tour.
Sign a liability waiver.
Complete the Segway rider training and test ride
Respect road signs, pedestrians, bikes and cars for a safe enjoyable ride.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in and be ready for fun!
Segway rider training includes:
Walking the customer through a simulated obstacle course consisting of cones, turns and an emergency stop to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
Hands-on training with a instructor. Video introduction. Check-out ride and skills review. NEW: Training video is now available in 11 languages.
Education of rider courtesy and rules of the road.
I or a member of my group has a disability or medical condition.
It is important to note that the Segway has not been designed, tested, or approved as a medical device.
How do you evaluate and /or handle a guest with a disability / medical condition ?
It is important to note that the Segway has NOT been designed, tested, or approved as a medical device. Our staff are not professionally trained to recognize or evaluate disabilities. We are not doctors or clinicians.
We want everyone to have a safe experience. We have had guests with some physical challenges do well on the Segway. The Segway tour is not a good choice for guests with motor control or learning disabilities. Our tours do require physical exertion and standing for long periods of time. Please carefully review the rider requirements listed above.
If you contact us in advance we will try to arrange for a free demo / training the day (or days) before your tour. This is only if we have staff and time available. We use this time to try to best evaluate the riders abilities. During this time a staff member will spend one on one time with the guest and answer questions. We always err on the side of safety.
We strongly suggest asking questions in advance concerning any disabilities/ medical issues..
We will most likely not have a lot of extra time during training prior to the tour departure to work with a guest. We operate on schedule so the other paying guests have a full tour experience. On occasion (if we have space) guests that don’t feel comfortable or do not have the skills have stayed in our parking lot area vs. going on the tour. They receive a bit of extra riding time without being out on the road.
At a minimum on arrival please tell the training staff and guides if you or members of your party have a disability, medical condition or travel issue that may impact riding ability.
This includes recent surgeries, back braces, pregnancy (not allowed to go on tour), fainting spells, missing limbs, hip replacements, knee replacements, hearing loss, vision problems, casts, drugs that may impair motor control and much more than we can list here. Jet lag and dehydration from long flights can also be a problem for our international guests.
During our regular guest training prior to the tour departure:
1. We will not let you leave our training facility if we feel you are not a competent / safe rider.
2. We do not offer a full refund if we or you decide that it will not be safe for you to proceed.
Advance payment via credit card / cash is required to reserve a tour. We will send an e-mail confirmation of the date and time of your tour.
Payments are fully refundable if the reservation is cancelled 1 days – 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled tour time.
Note: Large Group Tours and Scavenger Hunt reservations have different policies. Please check with your sales manager.
We have a limited amount of Segways available for tours. We will reserve Segway(s) and schedule a tour guide specifically for your reservation.
No shows and late arrivals are charged in full and will not be rescheduled.
Your reservation payment WILL NOT be refunded or tour rescheduled for any reason within 24 hours / 1 day of your scheduled tour time.
IMPORTANT: Be on time Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time to check in and start your tour and training on time.
If you arrive late we will NOT let you join a tour group that has already started training and your money will not be refunded or your tour rescheduled. Safety and complete training for all of our guests is our 1st priority and we will not rush training to accommodate late arrivals.
Gift Certificates are not refundable.
Please review the “Who Can Ride?/Rider Requirement” information in the FAQ.
San Francisco is famous for the fog and chilly summer days! Our tours do operate in fog, light rain and on windy chilly days.
We always suggest multiple layers of warm clothing for San Francisco outdoor actives.
Summer afternoons can be in the 50’s.
We have rain gear, warm jackets and gloves for those infrequent rainy days or chilly afternoons.
Segways are designed to run in any weather.
Weather reschedules or refunds: In the rare case we cancel due to a severe rain we will offer space on an alternate date or time (if space is available.) or a full refund.
We generally wait until one hour prior to the tour departure time for most rain cancels. Rain along the California coast is very fickle and we end up operating almost every tour on rainy days.
Helpful Hint: Please make sure we have a good phone number to reach you if the weather forecast calls for rain.
We are open seven days a week.
If you plan to be in the Bay Area during 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Fleet Week (Early October) or other Holidays please call for schedule changes.
We are closed January 1 and December 25th.
Please check each tour page for current tour times.
Important: Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time to check in and start your tour and training on time.
If you arrive late we will NOT let you join a tour group that has already started training and your money will not be refunded or your tour rescheduled.
Safety and complete training for all of our guests is our 1st priority – we will not rush training to accommodate late arriving guests.
Please book as far in advance as possible. Reservations are required. We are occasionally able to accommodate walk up reservations when space and tour guides are available. Best plan is to always call in advance confirm availability.
We suggest you either book online or call 415-474-3130 or toll-free 1-877-474-3130.
Our tours sell out during the busy Summer travel season in San Francisco.
Golden Gate Park Segway Tours depart from Golden Gate Park near 82 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco, CA 94118
Golden Gate Park is easily accessible from all points in San Francisco via public transportation.
For specific route information, please contact the SFMTA -MUNI operates the Cable Cars, F Line and Bus System.
For all transit questions, including traffic information, public transportation schedules, directions, and routes, call Bay Area Travel Guide at 511 or visit www.511.org.
BART: www.bart.gov |(415) 989-2278
Golden Gate Park Parking:
San Francisco Golden Gate Park Segway Tour start location is in the paved area directly behind the Spreckels Temple of Music ( band stage ) in the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse area.
If you are trying to find us using GPS the entrance to the Japanese Tea Garden is across the street from our training lot at 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive SF CA 94118.
Parking spaces are not available at the guest training location. The Segway training area is a pedestrian area and not visible until you are behind the Band shell (stage.)
Paid underground garage parking is available at the Music Concourse Garage located between the deYoung Museum and the California Academy of Science. We do not reimburse parking costs.
Free on street parking is available on adjacent streets and fills rapidly on weekends.
We suggest taking public transit on SFMTA – MUNI to the Park.
Helpful Hint: Give yourself lots of extra time to find parking in or near the Park as it can be a long walk on busy days.
JFK Drive is now closed to traffic from McLaren Lodge to Transverse Drive.
Allow extra time to travel to and find parking on weekends.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time to check in and start your tour and training on time.
Yes – We offer amazing small group Private VIP tours and larger group Team Building Tours. Perfect for company functions and families.
Whether it’s a family vacation, reunion, team outing or company conference, our private tours can be reserved for 3 to 60 guests.
Our Golden Gate Park Segway Tours mainly stay on the “flat parts” of the park.
The Golden Gate Park Routes incorporate designated bike lanes and park trails. We are the exclusive operator of Segway Tours in Golden Gate Park and have access to some amazing hidden areas and specific trails designated and approved for our use.
The Official Golden Gate Park Tour route covers the Eastern end of the Park from the edge of Haight Ashbury to Crossover Drive.
Our Private Tours have the option of the Eastern park route or gliding to Ocean Beach at the Western end of the Park.
Segway Use in the City:
Segways are allowed on most San Francisco streets and designated bike pathways. Segways are not allowed on sidewalks in San Francisco.
We strongly stress that all Segway riders courteously “Share the Road” with other vehicles, bikes and pedestrians. It is the Segway rider’s responsibility to yield to pedestrians. Pedestrians have the right-of-way.
We are in a busy big city and will be in some high traffic areas. San Francisco has more bike lanes per square mile than any other US City. Unlike Segway tours in other US cities we cannot operate the tours on the sidewalk.
Guest Tour Narration and Safety Radio System:
Exclusive to the Electric Tour Company: Each Segway guest will be issued a small radio receiver and earbud so the guide can advise you of upcoming changes in the route and info on the sights you are passing.
Similar to a bike ride you will have to be aware of your surroundings and traffic.
Guest safety is very important to us. Please review all the rider requirements in the FAQ.
Golden Gate Park Segway tours are 2.5 hours for our most popular route. This includes the Segway rider training time.
Our Private VIP and Large Group tours are 3 hours long including the training time. The private tours can be adjusted to 2.25 to 2.5 hours long.
Tour time for all tours includes the fun and entertaining 30-35 minute training time.
Training time may be slightly longer during the busy summer season.
Photos & Videos While Riding
We make a few stops for pictures on every tour. If we are stopped and you have a foot on the ground pics are OK!
For your safety we request that riders please do not take pictures or videos while riding / moving on their Segway. It is really hard to steer and see obstacles if you are looking through a camera view finder! Similar to a car – operating a Segway with a phone in your hand is not legal in California.
Our tour guides carry I-phones and will often take a few group pictures on most tours. (quality and quantity are not guaranteed as this is a freebie) These pics are posted online on one of our three Facebook pages.
Guests can download the pictures for free.
Helpful Hint: Tour guides are happy to take pictures of your group with your camera. Please ask.
Guests from around the world ask us about the U.S. custom of gratuities.
Guide gratuities are not included in the tour price. We do not include a fixed price gratuity as we want to keep the tours affordable for as many guests as possible.
Guide gratuities are completely at the discretion of the guest. We employ a great and diverse group of guides. They guide because it is a fun job and they get to meet people from all corners of the world. Similar to service businesses all over the United States, gratuities are a small part of the compensation the staff receives.
If you choose to give your guide a gratuity, it would be much appreciated.
Note: Gratuities are included as part of the pre-paid cost for our private group tours and corporate team building events.
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