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The Wave Organ

110 Yacht Road, San Francisco, CA 94129
+1 415-397-5673
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Super fascinating!

Well worth the effort to get here - public transit got us close but last section is a cold and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Needs a little TLC

It's rather unique but you will only hear the "notes" at a high tide. It's a shame about the... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
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110 Yacht Road, San Francisco, CA 94129
Marina District
+1 415-397-5673
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the effort to get here - public transit got us close but last section is a cold and windy walk! The concept is neat and although the place could use some TLC, I'm glad we went.

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

It's rather unique but you will only hear the "notes" at a high tide. It's a shame about the graffiti and the difficulty in finding the venue. It is still worth a visit as it is so very different.

Thank MimiA165
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The wave organ is cool and we have brought people here many times. It's a nice walk there, beautiful views, fresh air, and special sounds when you arrive and immerse yourself in this funky mix of human-made culture with nature.

Thank JDZatSF
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The wave organ was really neat to see, but not exactly musical. I feel like it was a great plan none the less. If you put your ear right next to the opening you can hear the wave sounds being amplified through the pipes. There...More

Thank lweaves
Reviewed 1 April 2017

A friend of mine recommended we visit this place and said it is one of his favorite places in San Francisco. I heard that it is important to visit at high tide, but we saved this spot for our last day and the timing just...More

1  Thank Zach D
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I took a friend from out of town here, and it was really cool. The organ is more like amplified wave sounds and not as musical as the name implies. But it is fun to listen to, especially when you sit in the sheltered bench...More

1  Thank climbergirl76
Reviewed 25 March 2017

If you have some time to kill and a little patience this public art installation is worth a visit. You should time your visit with high tide and a full moon is possible. Be patient and stick your ear to one of the pipes and...More

1  Thank B_Qaz
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My daughter wanted to see this but none of the locals knew what we were talking about, all we had was a location, when we got here I thought to myself this is cool.

Thank Smitty50
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Wave Organ is located at the end of a rock pier off the Marina. It was a long walk to get there but the site is nicely paved with lots of seating carved from white stone.We were a bit disappointed, as the tide was...More

Thank norma_gordon
Reviewed 15 March 2017

If you are a public art junkie, the Wave Organ is a must visit. No matter the tide or the hour, views of the Bay including Alcatraz and the city skyline are beautiful. It is a great spot to have a picnic, take some panoramic...More

1  Thank ErinRI
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful
backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to
the Marina. Originally the location for the
Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose
remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much
of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a
world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a
jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city.
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1)Is wave organ working well right now? I've heard that it sometimes gets clogged up and then you don't hear much. 2)Coming from Fisherman's Wharf, would bus #30 be the best way to get closest to it? 3)And then, how far of a walk from the bus stop?
20 September 2015|
Response from Cultured_Jewel | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea how it is working now. But, when it does work it kind of sounds like a flushing toilet. I have no idea buses. But, it is quite a long walk from the sidewalk. It is at the very end of the little spit of... More