Muir Woods Redwood Forest and Sausalito Half-Day Tour from San Francisco, CA

Extranomical Tours2860 Fleetwood DriveSan Bruno, CA 94066
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Overview

Reconnect with nature on this guided Muir Woods and Sausalito tour with family and friends. Extranomical Tours offers a relaxing trip from San Francisco to Muir Woods to explore the giant redwood forest and the charming seaside town of Sausalito. Start your tour crossing the Golden Gate Bridge and stop for photos on the ride back to your San Francisco hotel.

up to 5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • An approximately 4-5-hour trip to the Muir Woods to see the ancient sequoia trees and to the charming seaside town of Sausalito with a local expert guide
  • A fun adventure for all ages, but please note that a child safety seat for below eight (8) years old or 4'9" in height is required.
  • Dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals.
  • Bring a camera or phone, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, light jacket, umbrella, and a credit card or cash for snacks, souvenirs, and gratuities.
  • Includes entry fee to Muir Woods, Gold Gate Bridge photo stop, and roundtrip transportation from major San Francisco hotels.
  • A boat ride back to San Francisco for photos of Alcatraz and the city skyline is included if you select the "& ferry ticket" option.
  • Complimentary recorded foreign language audio guides available, including German, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Japanese, and more.

Description

from Muir Woods Redwood Forest and Sausalito Half-Day Tour
This guided Muir Woods tour from San Francisco has a relaxed pace, so you can fully experience this misty giant redwood forest. The tour features a morning crossing of the foggy Golden Gate Bridge on your way to Muir Woods and a stop in the charming seaside town of Sausalito.

Nature Trails Under 250-Foot Coast Redwoods
After entering serene Muir Woods, you will enjoy guided audio narration (in six languages) as you meander a nature trail through the towering Coast Redwoods, protected by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908, some of which are over 250 feet tall.

Plants and Animals Living Under the Forest Canopy
Be on the lookout for northern spotted owls, deer, ladybugs, and 13 species of ferns that have been there for more than 300 million years as you study the redwood canopy above you. Take a moment to enjoy the silence in Cathedral Grove.

Sausalito’s Charming Crafts and Seaside Restaurants
From Muir Woods, your guide will head to Sausalito, a seaside community full of charm and unforgettable views of San Francisco. On its bustling streets, you’ll have time to browse and find a lunch table with a view.

Return by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge
After the excursion in Sausalito, you will make your return trip back to San Francisco, but not before a stunning southbound jaunt across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Things to Know About This Tour
  • One Way Ferry Ticket from Sausalito to San Francisco: There's an option to opt-in for a ferry ride from Sausalito at the end of your tour and spend as much time as you want in this wonderful boutique town.
  • Children under the age of 8 must have an appropriate child seat for the tour.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Muir Woods Redwood Forest and Sausalito Half-Day Tour

Is admission to the park included?

Yes, the entrance fee to Muir Woods is included in your tour cost.

Will I see the Golden Gate Bridge?

Yes, you’ll first start your tour crossing the Golden Gate Bridge as the tour heads to Muir Woods. You’ll see it again on your ride back to San Francisco and stop for pictures if you select the round trip, weather and time permitting. If you select the ferry tickets included option, you’ll have photo opportunities with the bridge, Alcatraz, and the city skyline.

Is the Muir Woods tour guided and in what languages?

Yes, you’ll have an English-speaking tour guide in the Muir Woods. Recorded audio guides are also available for foreign language speakers: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Korean and Japanese. Please make a note in the “Have Special Needs?” section when booking your reservation if you require this assistance. Please specify which language.

How difficult is the Muir Woods hike?

The hike is very easy as long as you stay on the main Redwood Creek trail.

What should I wear?

Best to dress in layers as the Muir Woods can be chilly in the morning. Wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals, and refrain from wearing flip-flops or heels.

What should I bring?

Best to bring a camera or phone, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, umbrella (if the forecast calls for rain), and a credit card or cash for snacks, souvenirs and gratuities.

I’m traveling with a child; do I need to bring a child seat?

For your child’s safety, all vehicle tours require child safety seats or a booster for every child under eight (8) years of age or 4′ 9″ in height. If you need assistance arranging for a safety seat, please leave a comment in the “Have Special Needs?” section when booking your reservation.

Are meals included and should I bring my own?

No, meals are not included, and picnics are not allowed in Muir Woods. There is a small café just inside the entry gate, but best to have a meal before the tour so you’ll spend more of your time on the tour.

Where do we stop for lunch/dinner and how long is the stop?

Sausalito is a picture-perfect spot for lunch/dinner and has several restaurant options on the bay’s shore during the hour-long stop.