About Us



I am currently enjoying my work as a professional guide for three of the top tour companies here in San Francisco. I have furnished them all with nearly 400 5 Star reviews on Yelp and Tripadvisor.

It goes without saying that this is a job I enjoy and rather than take a bus of over 30 people I would much prefer to take a smaller group on a more personalized tour. That is why I am here at Tours By The Bay, the best tour company in northern California.

An avid explorer, columnist, radio and TV personality with 10 years tour guide experience. 

Why us?

Fresh wine!

Our tours are private.  We offer sightseeing tours for the smaller groups, up to 13 people.    You will get great personalized service from a 5 star rated tour guide. We can show you things to do in San Francisco and recommend restaurants and activities in the San Francisco Bay area. We pick you up from your San Francisco City hotel and drop you off there or in beautiful Sausalito.  The ride between the Sausalito and San Francisco as named the second best ferry trip in the world by the Society of American Travel Writers.  

A Fun Day Out

Sonoma and Napa valley wine tasting

We have a lot of fun and enjoy showing off the beauty that is the San Francisco bay area. Remember the prices quoted are for a maximum of 13 people which means we are offer a very affordable day out.    

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He was absolutely fantastic. 

We are a group of 3 generations, aged between 16 and 80, and Anthony was able to engage every one of us with his passion, sense of humour and kindness. He personalised our tours and took us to places that were special to him and therefore very memorable for us. We got a true sense of San Francisco and its magic. We've had personal tours in America, China, Europe and the UK and these were by far the best we've experienced.  Thank you.

-James Bevis (Tripadvisor)  2018


Fanatastic day out with Anthony

Review of: Redwoods, California Coast & Sausalito Day Trip from San Francisco

We were really glad we did this trip. Not only seeing the Redwoods but travelling the coast with our very funny and entertaining host Anthony made the day really great. Would highly recommend and was tremendous value for money.

- Tracey Verrenka. (Tripadvisor) 2018


Awesome Trip

Review of: Redwoods and Wine Country Day Trip from San Francisco

We really enjoyed our visit to Armstrong Redwoods & Winery Tours. Anthony was our tour guide and was excellent with his information and sense of humor. We had a great time and will recommend Best Bay Tours to friends & family. The Vincent Family.

- David Vincent (Tripadvisor) 2018


This is San Francisco

San Francisco city guide - Lonely Planet travel video.

5 star reviews


Wine country

Enjoy a glass of red, white or sparkling in California's wine country

5 star reviews


The Redwood Trees

Wander through the Redwoods 

5 star reviews


Visit Sausalito

Make Sausalito  part of your San Francisco  tour or visit it on the Redwood Trees and Wine Tour.  You have the option of returning to the city on the ferry.

5 star reviews

Anthony in the vineyard

A Sonoma vineyard visit

Contact Us or Book Your Tour below


Tours By The Bay is now working with Edge of The World Tours

36 Somerset Lane, Mill Valley, California 94941, United States

(USA )+1 415 933-5487 and +1 415 800-8147