Why us?

The Spark Experiences Difference

What’s the special “SPARK” that makes us YOUR best choice in the SF Bay?

Whether you are a visitor or a native, we recognize there are SO MANY choices for how to spend your precious time in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Spark Experiences are different because of who and what we are:

We are 100% PRIVATE LUXURY.

  • We are EDUCATED, QUALIFIED, CERTIFIED GUIDES, not just friendly black-car drivers. We look forward to demonstrating the meaningful difference!
  • We are the ONLY San Francisco based private tour company with a premium fully-loaded, 6 passenger Tesla Model X.
  • Not only is our luxurious vehicle clean and gorgeous, it also allows us to explore neighborhoods that are strictly “off-limits” to other companies’ traditional tour vehicles.
  • No sharing germs with strangers in the vehicle, or dealing with crowds. This is “Luxury Social Distancing” * We make the BEST possible use of your time, on your terms.
  •  The day belongs to YOU. We adapt to your needs and desires. 
  • You get our full and undivided attention at all times.
  • We operate based on quality personalized service, not client volume.

We are sophisticated FUN!

  • Our experiences are relaxed and entertaining, yet high-caliber.
  • We genuinely LOVE our jobs! Its a treat to get to know new people and explore amazing destinations. Come play with us!
  • The Tesla Model X is a blast! We also enjoy sharing all its high-tech, ever-evolving features with our guests. Let’s see what the “Spaceship” can do!

We are TRANSPARENT

  • The Owner (Heather) will coordinate your experience personally and assign the best-fit, most qualified guide for you.
  • Should you require a foreign language or unique expertise, we can accommodate many special needs upon request.
  • Unless otherwise discussed, our driving experiences under 5 guests are offered in our Tesla Model X. No rental cars, worn out tourister vans or smelly used suburbans. If you have a larger group, just contact us and we can arrange a larger luxury vehicle for your custom experience.
  • For your safety, we are fully licensed and compliant with the California Public Utility Commission, unlike many illegal operators with legitimate-looking websites.
  • We will NEVER take you to a particular shop, restaurant or venue because we get a cut. We take you there strictly because we personally enjoy it and know you will too!

We are EFFICIENT

  • You can quickly book a pre-curated “Classic” experience, knowing that we’ve already put together an itinerary of top-rated highlights our private guests consistently enjoy. Our clients are busy and have high standards. Select a date, book it online, and move forward with confidence. DONE.
  • Alternatively, co-create your day with a fully “Custom” experience. Spend just a few minutes telling us about your goals. Share your bucket list, answer a few questions about your travel personality, and we’ll put together a bespoke experience specifically tailored to you.
  • We save you time planning your trip. Once you’ve booked, we can recommend our absolute favorite hotels, restaurants, and “best things to do in San Francisco” that we know please our discerning clients. Have a question and need local advice, we are here to help!

We are LOCAL

  • This is our home. We love this place and it shows! Let our enthusiasm rub off on you!!!
  • We are physically located IN THE DESTINATION. We can’t emphasize this enough. We are from here, we live here, we know what’s going on, and we know what works for a seamless experience.
  • As experienced guides and experts, we add meaningful context to what you are seeing, smelling, hearing and tasting—– for the most enriching experience possible.
  • Even local clients tell us all the time how much they learned about their own hometown after just one Spark Experience!

We are LISTENERS and EDUCATORS

  • We want to hear what YOU want. From there, we’ll do our very best to ensure you end the day with wonderful memories!
  • Our Lead Guide Heather is a trained educator who has massive experience leading literally thousands of corporate executives, retired professionals, students and families. All of our affiliated guides (to accommodate special requests) are also of the highest caliber.
  • Want a TON of information? Fantastic, we LOVE sharing our knowledge! Perhaps you prefer a more relaxed, low-key day to enjoy your loved ones, without any risk of information-overload? Superb! YOU set the tone!
  • We’ll also be honest with you and share our personal insight. If you really want to understand complex (sometimes delicate) issues in our community, we aren’t afraid to add an informed, respectful perspective. We’ve done our homework. If there’s a question we can’t readily answer, we’ll be frank about that too, consult our sources, and get back to you ASAP!

Guest Reviews

Hear what our past clients have to say!

  • Dear dear Heather- You are WONDERFUL !!! Hope to have you on another visit soon. Lotsa love and a million thanks !!!
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    Lee
  • Thank you for all the planning, effort and leadership you have given to this trip. It was a fabulous experience.
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    Don & Chris
  • Thank you so much for a truly fantastic experience. You are one of the most knowledgeable tour guides I have experiences and there have been many on my husband’s school trips.PS- Hope to take another trip with you sometime !
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    Lynn
  • Thank you so much for leading an excellent tour. Your knowledge about California and outstanding professionalism truly enriched and enlivened the trip. Our group was fortunate to have you as our leader. A truly wonderful and unforgettab...
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    Renee
  • Job well done. We would love to take another tour with you. We learned a lot.
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    Sara & Peter
  • Thank you for a most memorable trip ! We enjoyed your commentary and your knowledge is exceptional. Hope to see you on our next trip.
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    Theresa & Bob
  • Thank you so much for being our guide this week ! You were SO energetic, precise, organized and positive all week regardless of our countless questions ! You were like a lovely swan gliding on the surface and paddling like mad underneat...
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    Barb
  • We appreciate your enthusiasm for your work and San Francisco. You are one of a rare breed. Keep living the dream ! Enjoyed it.
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    Jim & Carol

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