Geogad’s Free MP3 Tour Is the Best New Bargain on San Francisco's Fisherman’s Wharf

October 15, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Ever find yourself walking along Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco and wondered if there was more to it than souvenir shops. Geogad’s latest tour can show you the proud traditions and noble and not-so-noble history behind Fisherman’s Wharf.

Geogad, Inc. today introduced the Geogad Mobile Tour of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf to its collection of free MP3-based audio and image self-guided walking tours. These free MP3 tours are virtual tour guides for busy, independent travelers. In these days of non-stop action and tight schedules, travelers can optimize their limited travel time by downloading these free tours and walking the tour when they find some time during their day in San Francisco. Travelers will enjoy the detailed local history and tour information as they would receive from an expensive, personal guide but in a fun, non-stressful way on their schedules. Travellers can download this Geogad Mobile Tour for free from the Geogad website at to their favorite mobile MP3 player, whether it is on a cell phone, a portable music player, or a portable computer. The tour of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf lasts from 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours, depending on the traveler's pace and on the number and length of breaks that the traveler takes.

The Geogad Mobile Tour of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf starts at the famed Pier 39 with its most famous guests, the wild sea lions of San Francisco Bay. The traveler learns about Alcatraz Island and Angel Island, two very different islands that have both had a lasting effect on San Francisco. The tour winds through the fishing fleet harbor and the crab stands and explores how both fishermen and restaurants shaped the wharf. The tour introduces two San Francisco originals, cable cars and Ghirardelli chocolate.

As with all of the Geogad Mobile Tours, this Geogad Mobile Tour of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf consists of spoken word descriptions and photos of well-known and not so well-known places. The tour photos include maps to direct the traveler from one tour location to the next. Each tour section begins with a photo of the tour location so that travellers can double-check their positions. Some of the tour photos focus on small, yet interesting, details that can make the tour truly memorable but might be missed by a busy traveler if not pointed out. The tour also includes old photos of the tour locations so travelers can see firsthand how the tour location has changed over time.

Geogad Mobile Tours are designed for accessibility for travelers. The route of the Fisherman’s Wharf tour is easy to walk and has no steps and no large hills.


Geogad Mobile Tours for San Francisco, New Orleans' French Quarter and Vancouver, British Columbia that include sponsored advertisements are available now for free at the Geogad website. The Geogad Mobile Tours are also available without advertisements at a U.S. list price of $6.99. The tours can be downloaded and purchased directly from the Geogad website at


Geogad, Inc. is a private company based in Santa Clara in California's Silicon Valley. Geogad helps travelers explore the world by making digital tours that are fun and easy to use. News and information about Geogad are available at