Fisherman's Wharf is definitely a different place from Pier 39. But they abut one another, so the stop is for both places, even though it's right in front of Pier 39.
The CZ route schedule says SFW is Fishermans Wharf, Pier 39, which are 2 separate places, since Fisherman's Wharf is Pier 45.
Does one get on the Amtrak Thruway Bus at Pier 39 in front of the Aquarium by the Bay?
Yeah Pier 39 is where it stops. However, Fishermans Wharf is technically not just Pier 45. It's a neighborhood with several blocks including a few piers. Pier 39 is definitely part of Fishermans Wharf.
I think the description would be more like saying "Midtown Manhattan, Penn Station".
You can StreetView the Amtrak bus stop sign, although it's a bit high up on the pole.
Actually, Fishermans Wharf includes Pier 39. Its more an area than a location and it extends from about Ghirardelli Square to the cruise terminal.
Im actually in Fishermans Wharf right now.
Let me mansplain this to you....
The Cruise Terminal is not in Fisherman's Wharf. You don't say that you're going down to Fisherman's Wharf and then hang out at the plaza in front of the Cruise Terminal.
You also don't say that you're going down to Fisherman's Wharf and then go to Pier 39 or Aquatic Park or Ghirardelli Square or Fort Mason. These are all separate places. Just because they are near one another doesn't mean that they are the same place.
Let me explain this to you with real, verifiable information. Your post reminds me of an SNL skit where it was a game show called "Common Knowledge" where the "correct answer" was from a survey of American high school students, and the motto of the show was "It's not what you know, but what you think you know."
As someone who has lived in the Bay Area and been going to Fisherman's Wharf since the early 70s, I can say with certainty that it absolutely includes Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square. Aquatic Park and Fort Mason - no. So maybe you need to tell the City and County of San Francisco's Office of Economic and Workforce Development that they should redraw their map of Fishermans Wharf since it includes both Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square. Pier 39 is that section surrounded by all the boating berths on the upper right, and Ghirardelli Square is the 2nd from the left yellow block.
Or perhaps the Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District.
San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf is a world famous tourist attraction and a thriving and vibrant local neighborhood and commercial area. Home to world-class dining, shopping, hotels and endless entertainment opportunities, the Wharf is truly the place to start your San Francisco experience.
As the home of San Francisco's fishing fleet, docked along Jefferson Street, Fisherman's Wharf is the important center of our city's historic fishing industry. Along our neighborhood's "Fish Alley" you can still see fishermen at work, which is always a fun and unique San Francisco experience. The Wharf area is also the launching point for Bay cruises and charters.
Family entertainment is a neighborhood specialty. With our famous sea lions, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum, Musée Mecanique, the Aquarium of the Bay at PIER 39, the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien and the World War II submarine, the USS Pampanito, Fisherman's Wharf is the perfect place to bring the kids. Specialty shops and restaurants line the Wharf--including the PIER 39 and Anchorage Square shopping complexes. The world famous Ghirardelli Square has been converted to an open-air center filled with fun shops and restaurants. Here you can even see the company's original chocolate-making machines.
https://static1.squa...rf Map 2016.pdf
I did go overboard by saying that the Cruise Terminal were in its limits. That is in fact not in Fisherman's Wharf. My bad.