Charter a bus to get to Aquarium of the Bay at PIER 39

Visitors and locals alike enjoy discovering the diverse aquatic life of Northern California at the Aquarium of the Bay at PIER 39. When planning a school field trip, large family outing, or group travel to the Aquarium, consider booking a San Francisco bus rental to handle all of your transportation needs.

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Blue and white facade of the Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39
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About Aquarium of the Bay at PIER 39

Aquarium of the Bay at PIER 39 is dedicated to enabling conversations on climate resilience and ocean conservation globally. They also hope to inspire local actionable change through the protection and preservation of the San Francisco Bay ecosystems. The aquarium houses more than 20,000 marine animals including rays, sharks, octopus, jellyfish, anchovies, otters and more. They are located in the historic San Francisco waterfront at PIER 39.


For visitors who want an up-close and personal experience with marine life, they have Touch The Bay exhibit. This gallery gives visitors the opportunity to touch animals such as sharks, anemones, rays, sea stars, and sea cucumbers. Inside the Bay Lab, you’ll also find land dwelling animals such as chinchillas, tortoises, frogs, and more. These exhibits also explain to visitors how associated habitats have been impacted by global climate change.

Why charter a bus to visit Aquarium of the Bay at PIER 39

When traveling as a group to the Aquarium of the Bay at PIER 39, you will want to lighten the burden of transportation by booking a San Francisco charter bus rental. While parking is available near the aquarium, it’s not validated by the aquarium. Your best bet is to keep your group together in one bus rental. Booking a school bus, coach bus, minibus, or door-to-door shuttle service to handle transportation logistics will mean a care-free trip to the aquarium for you and your group.

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About the location and the surrounding area

The Aquarium of the Bay at PIER 39 is located in the popular Fisherman’s Wharf area. You’ll be completely surrounded by family-friendly entertainment, including street performers singing, dancing, miming, and playing instruments for excited crowds. There are also a number of art galleries and museums nearby, which you can take a historic cable car to access. Chocolate lovers will want to stop by Ghirardelli Square where they can satisfy their sweet tooth with some decadent, locally-made chocolate. You can even watch them make it right in front of you!


Nearby restaurants include Fog Harbor Fish House, Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, Crab House at Pier 39, and Trish’s Mini Donuts to top it all off. Other nearby attractions include the Sea Lion Center, Angel Island State Park, and the SS Jeremiah O’Brien, a historic World War II ship docked at Pier 45.

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