Whale Watching & Wildlife Eco Tour from San Francisco

Price from: 79 $
Duration: 1 hour
Join your captain for an enthralling San Francisco whale watching tour and catch incredible sightings of these magnificent creatures migrating through one of Earth's most unique ecosystems! The Pacific coast adjoining San Francisco and the picturesque Farallon Islands are known for their rich and diverse marine life and you'll discover the beauty of the ocean and its inhabitants on this full-day adventure.

The California coastal waters off San Francisco have annual migration patterns for whales. From June to November you'll sail in search of blue and humpback whales, and from December to May you'll have the chance to spot gray, sperm and killer whales! In addition, you'll enjoy gorgeous views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco skyline and the Farallon Islands from the decks of your eco-friendly catamaran. An exciting and intimate encounter with nature that you'll never forget!

Choose from two thrilling marine adventures depending on the day of the week:

Whale Watching Wildlife Tour (5 hours)

Catch sightings of various whale species, dolphins, porpoises, sea birds and San Francisco's famous sea lions on the 5-hour Whale Watching Wildlife Tour. After you board your vessel and set sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, you'll enjoy spectacular views of Stinson Beach, Fort Cronkite, Double Point, Muir Beach, Bolinas, and the Point Reyes National Seashore and Lighthouse on your exciting quest for whales.

Farallon Islands Natural History Tour (6 hours)

On this longer tour, you'll sail to the Farallon Islands, approximately 27 miles (43 km) offshore from San Francisco, to experience an extra thrilling whale watching tour. Perfect for boating enthusiasts, this six-hour excursion takes you straight to the Gulf of the Farallones after cruising underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and bypassing California's amazing Pacific coastline.

The Farallon Islands are the perfect spot to see the whales migrating, as they often roam in this area that is densely populated with plankton. It is also not uncommon to see White Sharks as they migrate to the Farallon Islands and feed.

Both tours are taken on the comfortable 65' Catamaran Kitty Kat that features a unique hull design and superior engineering. The Kitty Kat is the most advanced vessel for wildlife expeditions in San Francisco, and features a heated cabin, spacious sun deck, and can sail at high speed! Be sure to pack lunch and beverages, bring a camera and wear warm clothing and sturdy, waterproof shoes for this expedition.

GUARANTEED WHALE SIGHTINGS OR YOUR NEXT TRIP IS FREE!

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The Golden Gate Bridge - walking across the bridge
Susieqnurse , Junction City, OR, 2015-05-23
We walked across the bridge as part of our half marathon. It was a wonderful experience. NO WIND!! Now I can take this experience off my bucket list!! read full review
The Golden Gate Bridge - Wonderful memories
bsgillis , Wakefield, Massachusetts, 2015-05-22
My husband, my son and I took the boat tour. You need to purchase in advance, I mean 3 months in advance, I saw people trying to purchase tickets there and they were all sold out for at least a good... read full review
The Golden Gate Bridge - Beautiful
KristiB678 , Oklahoma, 2015-05-22
Awesome to see & learn the history. Beautiful view of the city from the other side! We enjoyed our entire trip across the bridge. read full review
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