the City by the Bay the Presidio the Palace of Fine Arts the Pacific Ocean

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Golden Gate Bridge and Presidio Tour

San Francisco is the city of a thousand views - and a guided tour is the best way to see them all!

 

Scoot runs a fleet of 100% electric mopeds. Similar to a single-seater Vespa, they are the most fun and most environmentally friendly way to tour the city. They are easy to ride and come with helmets!

 

Join Scoot for a guided tour of the Marina and the Presidio. This tour starts with an orientation in Fort Mason, where an experienced guide will teach you how to safely ride a scooter. If you can ride a bike, you can ride a scoot!

 

Your orientation will introduce you to scooting and cover everything from starting and stopping, balancing, backing up and parking. Your guide will lead you step-by-step to ensure you are a safe and confident rider.

 

Once everyone is comfortable on two wheels, your guide will lead you on a gorgeous tour along The Marina. Stop for photos of Alcatraz, admire The Headlands from Crissy Fields and prepare yourself for the amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Point.

 

Next your guide will take you to an epic lookout view of the Pacific Ocean where you can see the ships coming in from sea. The ride back through the Presidio winds through the famous eucalyptus trees. By this time you'll be a scoot pro!

 

The final stop along the tour takes you to the Palace of Fine Arts. Built for the World's Fair in 1915, it is a favorite of tourists and residents alike. Take a photo here before riding back through the Marina with its unique Deco and Mission revival architecture.

 

The tour, with orientation, takes around 2.5 hours and starts and ends at Fort Mason in the Marina.

Tour highlights

  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Alcatraz
  • Crissy Field
  • Fort Mason

Details

A Guided Scoot Tour includes:

  • 2.5 hours with a private coach and tour guide
  • Orientation to learn how to safely ride (helmets included)
  • Guided tour of San Francisco (requests welcome)!

FAQs

Q: Who can ride a scoot? Our rider requirements...

A: To ride a scoot you must be at least 21 years old, have a valid, US-issued driver license, and a clean driving record (no more than 1 accident or moving violation in the last 3 years).

Q: What if I have to cancel or arrive late?

A: Tours may be canceled for a full refund up to 72 hours in advance. Your payment will not be refunded if you cancel within 72 hours of your reservation or do not show up for your scheduled tour. It is important that you arrive on time, ideally 20 minutes before your scheduled tour. If you arrive late we will not allow you to join a tour that has already started training and your payment will not be refunded.

Q: Are reservations required?

A: Yes, all tours require reservations. In some cases we may be able to accommodate same-day reservations, but we strongly encourage all riders to make reservations on our website at least three days in advance.

Q: Are tours cancelled due to bad weather?

A: San Francisco is famous for foggy, unpredictable weather. Our tours operate in fog, light rain or shine. Occasionally we do have to cancel tours for severe weather, in which case we will gladly reschedule your tour or offer you a full refund.

Q: How long is the tour?

A: The tour is approximately 2.5 hours including approximately 45 minutes of training. During your training session you will learn how to safely and confidently ride a scoot before embarking on a guided tour of San Francisco. During the tour the group will stop occasionally for pictures or breaks as needed.

Q: Where does the tour start?

A: The tour starts and ends at Fort Mason in the Marina. The address is 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123. Look for your tour guide next to the red scoots just inside the front gates of Fort Mason.

Q: What is a scoot? How do I ride?

A: Scoots are electric mopeds. They go up to 30 mph and have 20-25 miles range. During your tour you will participate in an orientation session that will cover the basics of riding a two-wheeled electric vehicle.

Q: How fast are the scoots?

A: Scoots may reach a top speed of 30 MPH. You have full control over the speed at which you ride.

Q: What should I wear?

A: In addition to a helmet (which we provide), it’s a good idea to dress a bit warmer than normal to protect you from the cool air rushing by as you ride a scoot. Long sleeves, windbreakers and gloves are helpful, especially in the winter months. Flat, closed-toe shoes are required when riding a scoot (no flip flops, sandals, high heels, etc.)

Q: Are guide gratuities included in the price?

A: Guides do not expect any additional gratuity for leading your tour, and we do not include any gratuities in your tour price. Similar to other services businesses, gratuities make up a small portion of the compensation of our tour guides. If you choose to give your guide a gratuity, it would be very much appreciated. We look forward to providing you with a fun and memorable experience.

Q: Is there a security deposit or damage fees?

A: All tour reservations require a valid ID and credit card. We do not charge a security deposit on your credit card, but you are responsible for any damage to the scoot during your tour.

Q: Can I rent a scoot after the tour?

A: Yes! If you are interested in riding a scoot without a tour guide, you may register on our website or download our app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Q: Are there restrooms along the tour route?

A: Yes. Tours make occasional stops for photos, sightseeing and restroom breaks as needed.

Q: How old do I have to be to ride a scoot?

A: You must be 21 years of age and posses a valid driver license in order to ride a scoot.

Q: What type of license do I need?

A: A standard driver license with a clean record is all you need. Motorcycle qualifications are not required to ride scoots.