Alumni Weekend on Alcatraz Island  

Visitors to Alcatraz Island will have a unique opportunity to meet with former prison guards and inmates during their regularly scheduled tour aboard
Alcatraz Cruises.  There is no additional cost for this amazing opportunity to join alumni to hear about their real life experiences on "The Rock." 

Date: Sunday, August 12, 2018
Departure Times: Visit website
Cruise Location: Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing 
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Pier Market

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day!

Summer is here and we look forward to welcoming you to San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf!  If you plan to visit during the month of July, there are fun attractions to visit, things to see and do, hotels to stay, restaurants and bars to dine and drink, and plenty of sights and sounds.  

What's better than a sweet summer treat during National Ice Cream Month!  Nothing says summer like ice cream!  Come enjoy your two favorite Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors in a yummy, freshly made waffle cone.  Mention this newsletter listing and get 20% off your order!

Dates: Now through July 31, 2018
475 Jefferson Street (next to Argonaut Hotel) and Pier 41

Hours of Argonaut Hotel Location: 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Monday through Thursday); 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (Friday and Saturday); and 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Sunday)
Hours of Pier 41 Location: 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Monday through Thursday); 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Friday); 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Saturday); and 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Sunday) 

For more information: 

Call Janna Kaufman, 1-650-465-8001

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Big Bus Tours

AT&T Park will provide the spectacular backdrop to the three-day Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament that features 24 men's teams and 16 women's teams competing for the title of World Champions.  San Francisco 2018 will be the seventh-edition of the global tournament and the third to feature both men's and women's competitions.  The women will be the first to take to the pitch as Fiji faces Spain in the opening match of the tournament, with the men's competition also getting underway on day one when Kenya take on Tonga.  The USA women will face China in their tournament opener on July 20th, with the men's team playing either Wales or Zimbabwe, in the last game of day one.

Dates: Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22, 2018

Times: July 20 (first match at 10:00 a.m.); July 21 (first match at 9:30 a.m.); and July 22 (first match at 9:00 a.m.)
Location: 24 Willie Mays Plaza
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1-415-972-1800 or email

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Miss Piggott's (Not-So) Nice Cream Pop-Up Parlor

Fog Harbor

The time is here again: What to do for Dad on Father's Day?  Chances are, he probably has one too many "#1 Dad" coffee mugs.  Try something new, like a Father's Day cruise on the water aboard Hornblower Cruises!  Show Dad how much you appreciate him with a brunch or dinner cruise for Father's Day on the San Francisco Bay.  Choose from our fun-filled Father's Day Brunch Beer Cruises or a sophisticated Father's Day Dinner Cruise.  Either one makes a great Father's Day gift in San Francisco!

DATE: Sunday, Jun 17, 2018

Departure times: Varies by cruise
Location: Pier 3, Hornblower Landing
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Rogby World Cup Sevens

Argonaut Hotel, an award-winning boutique hotel on San Francisco's waterfront, is thrilled to partner with the Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District to host free public viewings* of select games of the FIFA World Cup and the World Rugby Sevens Series in the historic Cannery Courtyard.  Adjacent to the hotel, the Cannery Courtyard will feature a large outdoor screen for one of the only outdoor viewing experiences in the city, with breakfast, lunch, and bar service available from the Blue Mermaid Restaurant, Argonaut Hotel's signature restaurant.

*Subject to change and weather dependent.

Viewing Dates: Varies from Saturday, July 7 through Sunday, July 22, 2018
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Location: Between the Argonaut Hotel and the Cannery Building,
650 Beach Street


This Father's Day, do something the whole family will love!  Join us on one of ourSegway tours and save $10 per person Father's Day Weekend!  Simply mention the promo code SegwayDad.  Valid for all of our 2.5 hour Public Segway tours 6/15/18 through 6/17/18.

We offer 7 fun guided tour routes daily:  Wharf & Waterfront TourGolden Gate Park TourNight Chinatown & Little Italy TourAdvanced Hills Tour; Advanced Golden Gate Park Tour; and Waterfront Segway Mini Tour (1.5 hours); and Park Segway Mini Tour (1.5 hours).  Must be 12 years or older and 100 - 250 lbs.)  You will love gliding through the city on a Segway!  Don't believe us?  Click here to check our reviews!

Hours: 5 daytime departures and 1 night tour each evening!  
Locations: 757 Beach Street (near Hyde) or 82 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive (near Japanese Tea Garden), Golden Gate Park or 417 Beach Street (near Taylor)

For more information or reservations: Call 1-415-474-3130 (8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
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Celebrate Peace, Love & Irish Coffee!

Argonaut Hotel to Host Public Screenings of FIFA World Cup and World Rugby Sevens Series

Explore San Francisco's famous landmarks on a Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour.  Sit back and enjoy the ride as you cruise through the city on an open-top bus and learn about San Francisco's unique history.  You have the choice of a personal recorded commentary, available in 10 languages, or an entertaining live commentary.  Our unique city tour has 20 stops for guest to hop-on or hop-off the bus to visit attractions and points of interest.  Other tour options include Panoramic Night Tour and Sausalito Trolly Tour. Immerse yourself in San Francisco's diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture and one-of-a-kind views.

Tour Hours: Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (every 15 minutes)
99 Jefferson Street (at Mason Street)
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July 2018 Events at San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

Join Blue & Gold Fleeton the Bay Lights Cruise and watch the illumination of The Bay Lights, the world's largest LED light sculpture, from the best seats on the Bay!  Ticket includes (1) drink ticket (good for 1 house alcoholic beverage or 2 non-alcoholic beverages).  Cruises depart promptly.  All cruises are 90-minutes long.  This is not a seated event.  $3.00 of proceeds will be donated to Illuminate.  Learn more about The Bay Lights by Leo Villareal and dedicate a light at

Dates: Saturday, July 7 and July 21, 2018
Time: 8:00 p.m. (boarding begins at 7:40 p.m.)
Location: PIER 39 

For more information: Call 1-415-705-8200or email

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​Bay Lights Cruise

Come celebrate our great achievement by visiting our restaurants at PIER 39:

A unique California surf-themed restaurant, featuring indoor/outdoor dining.  Indoors, flat screen TVs show surfing, while outside guests gather around a firepit.
Location: Entrance of PIER 39, Lower Level

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Come Experience The Exploratorium's Huge Summer Exhibition:  Inflatable

Join us at the Buena Vista as we continue celebrating the 51st anniversary of the Summer of Love.  Come as you are, or come as you were in those halcyon summer days of 1967.  Don your vintage flower-child duds and stop by to enjoy a satisfying meal and an Irish Coffee in a lively and welcoming atmosphere.  And be sure to pick up a free Buena Vista "Peace, Love & Irish Coffee" lapel button while supplies last. 

On Saturday, July 28th, the always-popular Irish Coffee (the Buena Vista's own original recipe was first introduced in 1952) will be celebrated city-wide on San Francisco Irish Coffee Day.  Join us in raising a glass of the Buena Vista's delicious and deservedly iconic signature drink.
Don't forget to visit the BV gift shop (located adjacent to the restaurant) to check out our limited-edition "Peace, Love & Irish Coffee" apparel and collectibles.

Hours: Open Daily Weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.; Weekends 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
2765 Hyde Street (at Beach)
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Great News from Simco Restaurants at PIER 39!

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Summer treats to take a disturbing turn at Fisherman's Wharf!  Miss Piggott's (Not-So) Nice Cream Pop-Up Parlor will celebrate National Ice Cream Month by serving macabre and nightmarish ice cream, adorned with the most creepy, crawly and terrifying toppings imaginable.  This pop-up ice cream parlor will be presented by the San Francisco Dungeon, the only fully-immersive attraction of its kind to celebrate the dark side of the city's history.

The ice cream will be FREE* for those daring enough to taste Miss Piggott's creations.  Straight out of foodie nightmares, these "flavors" will include dirty ice cream topped with anything found crawling on the dungeon floor, like insects, scorpions and worms.  

*While sickening supplies last.

Date: Friday, July 13, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1 Jefferson Street (across from CVS)
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Bars & Attractions Treasure Hunt at Fisherman's Wharf

​Here's what's happening at San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf