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SF Bay Whale Watching

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10 Marina Blvd, Gashouse Cove Marina, San Francisco, CA 94123-1221
+1 415-331-6267
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US$ 45.00*
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San Francisco Golden Gate Whale-Watching Tour
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US$ 99.00*
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Full-Day Farallon Islands Whale Watching Excursion
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US$ 79.00*
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Gulf of the Farallones Whale-Watching Excursion
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10 Marina Blvd, Gashouse Cove Marina, San Francisco, CA 94123-1221
Marina District
+1 415-331-6267
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish - what a great day. The weather was wonderful... even the little fog we had added to the mystery of whale spotting. The Captain was fun and informative but Ryan was great as the Naturalist on board. He explained the birds,...More

Thank MLeaton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The company was very professional and we enjoyed the day. We didn’t make it to the Farallon Islands as planned, but the captain did explain the weather and safety issues so everything was clear. We saw many whales, birds, seal and porpoises. Definitely take sea...More

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Thank Julie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a bit disappointed coz we didn't continue the trip to Farallon Islands due to weather. We saw a lot of spouts but not lot of whales. Swells are high and the Captain decided to go back instead. But Micheal's crew is awesome! Michael...More

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Thank vjpgriffiths
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain John was a wonderful host. The whale experience was so much more than I ever expected. It’s worth every penny.

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Thank galadalu1962
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seems inexperienced ... when I went whale watching in Monterey they knew exactly where to find the whales and they could spot them right away and would let us know where to look. They let me bring my dog along which was pretty neat they...More

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Thank emilygarciaxx08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the start to the finish, we saw all sorts of animals, from sea life to birds. Lots of whales, including plenty of backs and flukes. This trip was well worth it; the crew helped to make this a wonderful experience.

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Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing trip! The whales came so close to the boat they were wonderful to see. A beautiful day out on San Francisco Bay I'd definitely recommend taking the trip! Boat did leave 1 hour late but it was worth it. Thank you!

Thank Leigh0808
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I took my sister for her birthday and it was well worth it. We had a fantastic time and saw dolphins and whales. The crew was incredibly professional and informative and easy going. I would recommend it to friends.

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Thank Merrilee M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great experience. Saw many more whales than expected, lots of wildlife in general. Very informative and enthusiastic staff

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Thank lshadman19
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We took the 2:00 voyage August 31. The trip starts at Pier 39 and takes you just beyond the Golden Gate where you sit and wait for the action. We saw 10-15 whales in just over an hour. It's not like the Pacific Life commercial...More

Thank TLaizure
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful
backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to
the Marina. Originally the location for the
Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose
remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much
of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a
world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a
jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city.
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16 November 2015|
Response from Bapaw | Reviewed this property |
We live in the San Francisco area and we booked online a few days in advance. We had a fantastic experience. There were a lot of humpback whales and dolphins and some orcas feeding near the Farallone Islands when we went... More