Departing from the charming town of Tiburon, the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry takes passengers on 90-minute sunset cruises as well as on 10-minute ferry rides to the historic Angel Island State Park. The ferry is run by the McDonogh family, which boasts a storied history of five generations of running boats to the island while quoting lines from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The company runs its route year-round, encouraging hikers and bicyclists to take advantage of the islands' trails in any season and also runs regular sightseeing cruises around the bay. Passengers can embark on one- to two-hour excursions that glide beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, explore Alcatraz, or cruise along the shoreline of Marin County.
California is full of scenic wonders, and few people have marveled at them longer than the guides and owners of San Francisco Sightseeing. Founded in 1911, the company provides motorcoach-based tours of the city and surrounding sights, from the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods, wine country, and Yosemite. Guides ferry people over the miles, giving them hours to wander outside the coach and pre-planned stops; Muir Woods excursions include a leisurely walk through the towering red wood forest, while wine country visits span nine hours of stops and tastings at various vineyards.
The company preserves the sights that make the tours specials, as well, through green practices meant to help sustain the environment at large. They retrofitted all of their motorcoaches with diesel particulate filters that greatly reduce emissions. They also fuel up their vehicles with ultra-low-sulfur diesel, a formula that, according to the EPA, could reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 2.6 million tons a year and make baby animals 10% cuter if adopted nationwide.
Rixos Limousine’s fleet of Lincoln Town Cars ensures that journeys are carried out in style and elegance. Their team of road-seasoned chauffeurs will not only pick patrons up and return them safely to their doorsteps, they’ll also assist in drawing up itineraries for wine tours, girls' nights out, and concert after parties. Each trip in a 4-, 8-, 10-, or 14-passenger Lincoln vehicle arrives with a fully stocked wet bar and decorative LED lighting. Clients sit back comfortably in plush leather seating and gaze out tinted windows or watch others gaze out tinted windows in the reflection of flat-panel TVs. In addition to special events like weddings, Rixos also lends its services to everyday tasks, such as transporting guests comfortably to the airport or corporate meetings.
Even before you climb inside, the GoCar is clearly a car with a personality. The petite, three-wheeled two-seater has a hood that slightly resembles an eager-to-please smiley face, and an open top that seems custom-made for letting the breeze ruffle your hair. Then the real fun begins: built with the company's own software and a compassion for the voiceless robots of America, a talking GPS system guides two-seater GoCars through the city streets of San Francisco, San Diego, Miami, Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon with cheerful, info-rich narration. Second only to having a knowledgeable local jog alongside your minivan, tours zip along at drivers' own pace and accommodate as many pit stops as time allows.
Perched behind the wheels of glossy luxury vehicles, I Limo's team of seasoned chauffeurs safely shuttles passengers during customizable tours of the scenic San Francisco area. Sightseers can climb into well-equipped sedans and town cars for a voyage through the verdant vineyards of Napa and Sonoma counties, or revel inside a swanky Cadillac Escalade while slinking through the streets of San Francisco. Stretch limousines regale patrons with cushy leather furnishings, on-board bars cradling champagne, and tinted windows that are impervious to the prying eyes of jealous stretch-segway riders.
For Pioneer Limousines, the lap of luxury comes with a seat belt. The transportation outfit whisks away passengers within the comfortable confines of a fleet of vehicles, that includes a Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes Benz S-Class, BMW 7-Series, Lincoln Town Car L-Series, and a stretch limo that can seat up to nine passengers. Piloting the regal rides and participating in an Earth-sized game of connect the dots, chauffeurs get customers from point A to point B via transport services that cater to airport travelers, wedding parties, and group outings.