A great San Francisco Teambuilding Scavenger Hunt in Fisherman’s Wharf


The truth be told, the locals don’t come to Fisherman’s Wharf all that often, perhaps because of all the tourists.  But if you look in the right places, you’ll find a few choice local hangouts…the Eagle Cafe at Pier 39, the Buena Vista Cafe (where the Irish Coffee was invented), the Fisherman’s Chapel for Sunday services.   One of the joys of creating teambuilding scavenger hunts is to find these local discoveries and share them with our clients.  Come to Fisherman’s Wharf for the MANY attractions, but stay for the glimpses into the City’s fascinating past and its local present.


Venue Description: Your Dr. Clue corporate teambuilding exercise in Fisherman’s Wharf moves from the classy shops of red-brick Ghirardelli Square down the wharf to the lively attractions of touristy Pier 39.

Neighborhood History: It all started with Harry Meiggs. Picking up a load of hardwood in Panama in 1849, the New York lumber dealer made his fortune in the San Francisco of the Gold Rush Era. His 1600-foot pier, replete with bathhouses, saloons and breweries, gave birth to one of the City’s most colorful and notorious neighborhoods: Fisherman’s Wharf.

During your corporate teambuilding treasure hunt… you may run into: a chapel for fishermen; a shop of sunken treasures; a submarine used in a film; the largest steering wheel you may ever see. Don’t miss your afternoon of treasure hunting by the bay, followed by drinks and a seafood dinner.

Click on the video below to hear more about this hunt, from Dr. Clue Founder Dave Blum

Not every corporate teambuilding program is the same.  Depending on your group, your focus may be integrating new people into the team and breaking down personal boundaries and divisions.    Or you may have an existing department where teams could, with a little practice, cooperate and communicate more smoothly across teams and divisions.  Or you might simply have a group that thrives on the use of technology.     Let Dr. Clue customize your hunt program by selecting the content focus that best matches your group and your needs.


Fisherman’s Wharf Teambuilding Itinerary

Gather at Pier 39

  1. Introductions/Ice Breakers/Rules–30 minutes
  2. Hunt ~120 minutes
  3. Team Building Wrap-Up & Discussion–30 minutes


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