Taxi in California

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San Diego Harbor Excursion's full San Diego Bay tour carries cruisegoers on a 25-mile, fully narrated journey with ocean views of some of San Diego's most beloved sights. Take a seat in the comfort of an interior cabin, or saunter up and down the deck as you take in the panoramic views of the Naval Air Station North Island, Harbor Island, Shelter Island, the Navy submarine base, and the Cabrillo National Monument on the North leg of the tour, and then switch seats like a sightseeing Benedict Arnold for the South leg of the tour, which features a close encounter of the tall kind with the Star of India (viewable on the North leg as well), views of the U.S. Navy surface fleet, and gawking opportunities at the Coronado Bridge and the industriousness of the harbor workers along the busy shipyards. The tour's guide will provide morsels of naval knowledge, local lore, and other secrets only the tides can reveal. The two-hour tour is offered six times daily between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

1050 N Harbor Dr
San Diego,
CA
US

Lyft is your friend with a car. Passengers can log into the app on their smartphone, request a ride with tap of a button, see a picture of their car and driver, and be on their way within minutes. Besides making rides convenient with cashless payments, Lyft rides also make for an economically sound choice—typically, Lyft is more affordable than traditional taxis. The company has received an array of press accolades—including features by USA Today, Forbes, and the New York Times. They have also been featured in a Conan sketch.

568 Brannan St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Born out of a frustration at public transit and a missed plane ride, InstantCab connects both San Francisco cab drivers and a carefully vetted group of community drivers to ride-seekers through its iPhone and Android app. The fare is the same and the standard San Francisco taxi fare, and all drivers undergo thorough background checks, participate in training, and drive newly minted cars—2005 models or later, allowing customers to feel safe and comfortable during their trip.

367 9th Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

Established: 2008
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Lincoln
Pro Tip: WiFi on board with tablets. [You] won't miss your TV anywhere.

5736 Playa Del Rey
San Jose,
CA
US

Whenever pedestrians get tired of hoofing it, Yellow Cab sidles up curbside to give them a ride. After a quick phone call, Yellow Cab ferries passengers throughout Marin County, and even trundles guests out to San Francisco International, Oakland International, and San Jose International airports. Unlike unpredictable cab companies that might pick up passengers in a Crown Victoria or a rolling suitcase hitched to a Vespa, Yellow Cab’s fleet of dependably quality vehicles includes models as diverse as the Lincoln Towncar, Toyota Prius, and Dodge Caravan.

566 Clarinada Avenue
Daly City,
CA
US

The taxis at Hybrid Cab Company might be yellow on the outside, but they are most certainly green on the inside. Every car in the entire fleet is a hybrid. Behind the wheel, you'll find a safety-trained driver with a trusty GPS. This means that they know where they are going and how to get there safely when driving to any local airport, around Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, and Cupertino, Stanford, or to the Shoreline Amphitheatre.

561 Manzanita Ave
Sunnyvale,
CA
US