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 San Francisco, Pier 39:


Pier 39 has evolved into a premier landmark destination in it's own right. Some of the attractions the visitor may find at Pier 39 include;

Aquarium of the Bay brings you face-to-face with San Francisco's fascinating marine life. You can explore the wonders of the Bay as you walk through 300-feet of crystal clear tunnels surrounded by an incredible variety of fish, sharks, bat rays, and thousands other of marine animals indigenous to the local waters. Throughout the Aquarium, naturalists are on hand to answer questions and encourage exploration. See, touch, learn and discover the San Francisco Bay in an adventure you will never forget.
Blue & Gold Fleet is the premier ferry service provider on San Francisco Bay. Visitors to the Bay Area love an opportunity to see the City's breathtaking views and surrounding marine beauty. The One hour "Bay Cruise Adventure" which is a narrated Bay cruise taking you within yards of Alcatraz Island, past Angel Island and Sausalito.
The "Angel Island Cruise" This paradise across the Bay has something for everyone: hiking, biking, picnic spots, and plenty of tranquility!
City Kayak
Beginners can paddle along the waterfront taking in sights such as Aquatic Park, Cupids Arrow, McCovey Cove and the Bay Bridge. Advanced kayakers, can venture paddling to the Golden Gate Bridge or around Alcatraz Island. All ages and abilities are welcome.
Frequent Flyers
Come try Frequent Flyers - a fun-filled bungee trampoline for all ages. Participants can safely jump up to 20 feet in the air and try their hand at some aerial acrobatics. Jumpers must be at least 30 pounds and under 230 pounds.
Gray Line/San Francisco Sightseeing features a fleet of trolleys that offers visitors one-hour city tours, as well as charters and shuttle service. Available tours include City tours and motorized cable car tours. Deluxe motorcoach trips to Muir Woods/Sausalito, Monterey/Carmel the California Wine Country and Yosemite National Park are also available. Complimentary hotel pick-up and return.
Riptide Arcade, the largest games arcade in San Francisco with more than 100 cutting-edge video games, virtual reality units, popular novelty games and traditional favorites such as an old-west style shooting gallery.
Sea Lions
The sea lions camped out in PIER 39's West Marina have been endearingly coined, "Sea Lebrities." The boisterous barking pinnipeds started arriving in droves, taking over the docks in January 1990 shortly after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. More information and interactive exhibits are available on Level 2 of PIER 39 at The Marine Mammal Center’s Interpretive Center and Gift Store.
Street Performers
PIER 39 is the perfect place to watch San Francisco's world-famous street performers. These multi-talented tricksters, magicians, jugglers, comedians and mimes entertain PIER 39 visitors daily. Shows are free to the public.
Turbo Ride creates a thrilling adventure through the magic of films and sophisticated simulation technology where the hydraulic seats move in sync with the action on the big-screen.



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