Despite the long wait in line, it was a fine ride from just outside our hotel all the way down to Fishermen's Wharf.
The only factor detracting from it was a homeless fellow shouting at a bunch of tourists across the way. Fortunately, he wasn't too close to us. A bicycle policeman got him to leave for awhile, and then some drama played out as he returned and a young street musician paid him two bucks basically to go away.
We hate to seem judgmental (Who - us?), but the strange and sometimes belligerent street people hanging around and sometimes accosting tourists in various parts of San Francisco really detract from the experience.