San Francisco Electric Tour Company Inc.
757 Beach St San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 474-3130

SCOOTERS: Who can ride a Scooter? Rider Requirements

Safety is very important to us: All guests must be age 16 or older and weight no more than 290 lbs. (131 kilos).  Under age 18 must tour with parent or guardian. (Age requirement is current CA state law)

Scooter riding is not recommended for pregnant women. Unfortunately, pregnant guests will not be permitted to participate due to fall risk.

NOTE: If you have never ridden a bike this may not be the activity for you. Riding a scooter requires side to side balance similar to riding a bike. 

IMPORTANT: Due to time limits we CANNOT provide riders with no previous bike riding experience with  full training on riding and most importantly balancing on a scooter. 


The equipment recap and skills overview session provides riders with a quick overview of the scooter controls, knowledge, and experience needed to safely operate the Scooters. You will  be guided through a low speed ride and an emergency stop to ensure a safe, enjoyable experience.

An electric scooter is not an ideal mode of touring for people with some mobility issues. All guests must be able to easily and quickly step on and off the scooter platform without any assistance, which requires physical abilities similar to climbing and descending stairs without assistance or use of a handrail.

On some hills the scooter will require a bit of "kick" to maintain momentum. The electric motors are helpful on the hills but are not strong enough to propel heavier guests up some slopes. Be prepared to kick.

If you book a tour and any of your guests do not meet the minimum age / weight criteria they will not be allowed on the tour and you will not be given a refund or rescheduled.

Due to fall risk this activity is NOT recommended for some guests age 70 and up or guests with recent surgery, mobility/ motor control issues and other disabilities. Please call to discuss prior to booking.

Be able to stand on the Scooter for a period of 1-2 hours.

Wear the helmet and safety vest that is provided with the tour.

Review and sign a liability waiver.

Respect road signs, pedestrians, bikes and cars for a safe enjoyable ride.

Complete the scooter rider recap.

Respect road signs, pedestrians, bikes and cars for a safe enjoyable ride. Arrive 15 minutes early to check in and be ready for fun!

 Our routes in San Francisco are mainly on designated bike lanes. These bike lanes are adjacent to city streets. In some places the bike lane is the full width of the city street. We are in a busy big city and will be in some high traffic areas. San Francisco has more bike lanes per square mile than any other US City. Unlike tours in other US cities we cannot operate the tours on the sidewalk. Each guest has a radio so the guide can advise you to upcoming changes in the route. Similar to a bike ride you will have to be aware of your surroundings and traffic.

Guest Reviews

"This was a well organized tour with safety being paramount. Impressed with the service and the guide. Lots of fun riding the Segways."

- Marie, Quebec

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Three Locations

Fisherman's Wharf Office: 757 Beach Street @ Hyde Street San Francisco CA, 94109
Located in rear parking lot. Hyde Street Cable Car turn around is across the street. Wells Fargo Bank ATM is at the entrance to our driveway.


Golden Gate Park Location: 82 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco, CA 94118
Look for a blue tent in paved area directly behind the large band stage in Music Concourse. Near Japanese Tea Garden, California Academy of Science and deYoung Museum.


Fisherman's Wharf VIP Office: 417 Beach Street @ Taylor Street San Francisco CA, 94133
Only the Advanced Waterfront & Hills Tour, 1.5 Hour Wharf Mini Tour and Alcatraz plus VIP Segway Tours depart from this location.