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.
Robin Hood Limousine’s highly trained drivers are well acquainted with the winding roads of Napa and Sonoma Valley. After all, they’ve been navigating their classic Lincoln stretch limos through them for years on guided tours of the region’s more than 300 local vineyards and wineries. The expert drivers can design custom wine-tasting itineraries for these trips, drawing from their familiarity with the local area to pick out ideal spots and avoid all troll-guarded bridges. They also extend their chauffer services for a variety of special events, shuttling their limos and specialty cars to airports, weddings, and proms throughout Northern California. During these luxury jaunts, six to nine guests enjoy amenities such as televisions and cushy leather seats.
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.
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.
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.
Noticing that travelers could use better parking options close to San Francisco International Airport, the owners of Park SFO built a secured indoor and outdoor parking facility just 3 miles north of the airport. The outdoor lot watches over cars with 24-hour video surveillance, whereas the seven-story indoor lot shields autos from the elements. Optional valet service saves patrons from parking and retrieval responsibilities and can shave up to 30 minutes off of trips. While vehicles are in their care, Park SFO’s staffers can spruce them up with standard washes or complete detailing services.
Round-the-clock shuttles depart from Park SFO approximately every five minutes, taking guests on seven-minute rides to the departure level of the airport. For frequent travelers, Park SFO offers a membership program loaded with perks, such as guaranteed parking and discounts on car washes and detailing.