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The Wave Organ

Monument / Landmark and Scenic Lookout
Marina District, San Francisco
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  • Amy H.
    "Make sure to go at high tide or full moon for the best sound!"(11 Tips)
    Tyler M.
    "... place to watch a full moon... but beware of crystal-toting new agers!"(3 Tips)
    Exploratorium
    "Completed by two artists in 1986, it includes 25 organ pipes!"(2 Tips)
    Rita L.
    "10 minute walk from the parking lot"(3 Tips)
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  • Đorđe G.
    Make sure you visit during tide (no wave concert otherwise) !
  • Dan M.
    You need to enter through the parking lot and surround the bay in order to get there. Didn't hear anything, but it's a nice place to eat lunch and enjoy the view 😅
  • Jess L.
    Jess LMarch 15
    Fun for kids to climb over. Come at high tide otherwise you miss the show.
  • Patience S.
    Patience SAugust 5, 2015
    It gets pretty windy, so bring a jacket.
  • Danilo C.
    http://zvukk.blogspot.com/2015/06/wave-organ.html
  • Adrian C.
    Adrian ChenMay 21, 2015
    Really cool lookout point! Go during high tide to get the best effect.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonNovember 4, 2014
    Visit the other-worldly Wave Organ, located on a jetty at the small Boat Harbor in the Marina district of San Francisco. Through a series of pipes, visitors can listen to the sounds of the Bay.
  • Rita L.
    Rita LOctober 25, 2014
    A 10 minute walk from the parking lot, walk all the way you the end and you'll see it! Doesn't make much sound when it's not high tide...
  • George H.
    George HayesAugust 18, 2014
    Try to go during hightide.
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteJuly 20, 2014
    My favorite place to chill out in the city. Walk or ride your bike here and enjoy the gorgeous 360 views of the San Francisco Bay.
  • Darren N.
    Darren NaudeDecember 17, 2013
    Great view but the organ sucks. Doesn't really work at all.
  • Mishell P.
    Mishell PaulinoJune 5, 2013
    Don't park in the parking lot closest to the yacht club - it floods @ high tide. Walk all the way to the end of the peninsula past the club to get here.
  • TheExplainers
    TheExplainersJanuary 4, 2013
    Notice all the lichen growing on the old cemetery granite and marble.
  • Jesse C.
    Jesse CasmanMay 24, 2012
    Basically always breezy. Take a windbreaker or a good coat. Totally great spot for checking out Fourth of July fireworks or watching the Blue Angels during Fleet Week.
  • Mallory
    MalloryApril 22, 2012
    This place is awwwesome. Check it out when the tide is coming in.
  • SF BRAVO! CLUB
    SF BRAVO! CLUBOctober 19, 2011
    Come at high tide or on a full moon, and you too might hear sounds of the Flying Dutchman trying to send messages to port.
  • Amy H.
    Amy HSeptember 18, 2011
    Make sure to go at high tide or full moon for the best sound!
  • Exploratorium
    ExploratoriumAugust 16, 2011
    Did you know the Wave Organ is an Exploratorium exhibit? Completed by two artists in 1986, it includes 25 organ pipes! Come at high tide when the Wave Organ sounds best. Read more below for more info. Read more
  • Mark B.
    Mark BrennemanAugust 15, 2011
    Go when it is high tide for a great tune!
  • Guo Wei H.
    Guo Wei HoJune 2, 2011
    wave organ only works to a certain extent otherwise the view and waves make up for the atmosphere.
  • Siv
    SivJanuary 18, 2011
    A really romantic spot to sit and listen to & watch the waves crashing.
  • Nymo
    NymoNovember 9, 2010
    Being here on a high tide is definitely a must-do, but even when it's not, it's an absolutely beautiful and relatively unknown spot to tourists and locals alike, especially on a nice clear day.
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MoselleSeptember 11, 2010
    favorite place to watch a full moon... but beware of crystal-toting new agers!
  • E Jacob L.
    E Jacob LindstromJune 30, 2010
    High Tide Times: Read more
  • Gahlord D.
    Gahlord DewaldJuly 31, 2009
    Record the sound of this at high tide.
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