A SIGHT to SEA. Historic Fisherman’s Wharf is the classic San Francisco experience where you will find specialty restaurants, famous attractions, unique shops & entertainment for the whole family.
Fisherman’s Wharf celebrates San Francisco’s rich maritime heritage and preserves the entrepreneurial spirit of the men and women who risked their lives to make a living from the sea. During the days of the Gold Rush the San Francisco fishing fleet was composed of lateen-rigged sailboats. They were replaced at the turn of the century with the introduction of gasoline engines and the small “put-put” boats known as the Monterey Hull boats.
It is the fishing fleet, operated by the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the early fishermen, which makes Fisherman’s Wharf a place of activityy that is beloved by native San Franciscans and visitors alike.
For those interested in learning more about the history of Fisherman’s Wharf, be sure to include the following during your visit:
*Port Walk Interpretive Signs
*San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park Visitor Center
*Hyde Street Pier
*The Maritime Museum
*Fishermen’s & Seaman’s Chapel