Some claim that half-and-half is neither here nor there, when in truth it is both there and here all at once. Merge the codependent worlds of land and sea with today's Groupon: for $17, you get one seat aboard a Ride the Ducks amphibious tour of San Francisco (an up to $32 value).
Hop on the wheeled boats for tours leaving from Union Square (from April through October), or any tour leaving from Fisherman's Wharf (in March, November and December), to catch sweeping views of famous city streets, city structures, and jealous glances from marooned pedestrians. The confident, white paint job of a certified duckmobile takes to the water as easily as it careens along asphalt, providing an atypical transportation experience for swimmers and walkers alike. Knowledgeable tour captains introduce their passengers to the history and culture that surround such grounded sites as Ghirardelli Square, Chinatown, Union Square, and more. When dry land runs out, the hydro-karts dip into the San Francisco Bay for the maritime views of the Bay Bridge and McCovey Cove, famously named after first baseman and cove-lover, Willie McCovey.
Each one allows sightseers to experience the city from multiple vantage points and sea levels. It gives land-humans the opportunity to see why merpeople and motorized animals love their briny metropolis so much.
- i have taken many guided tours in my life but i have never been on a ride like this! this was the best tour i have ever taken in my life, period! – odedlaz, TripAdvisor
- Had an awesome time. Driver was extremely knowledgeable and fun to listen to, sounded like he enjoyed his job. Can't wait to do it again. – Greg P., Yelp, 12/5/10
Classic Cable Cars
Classic Cable Cars' fleet of road-ready cable cars takes visitors on tours of timeless San Francisco landmarks, and features actual historic vehicles once used by the California Street Cable Car Line. During the holiday season, the vehicles even don lights and garland for tour of the city's most festive seasonal decorations.