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Address: Pier 39, San Francisco, CA
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Year-Round Whale WatchingDeparting daily at 8:00am. Join us aboard exciting...

Year-Round Whale WatchingDeparting daily at 8:00am. Join us aboard exciting all day Tours to the Farallon Islands! Our goal is to give people an exciting adventure that they will never forget. Grey Whales,Humpbacks Whales migrate through the sanctuary.The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary is one of Earth's unique ecosystems.We want you to experience all that San Francisco has to offer. The marine life sightings are incredible! Whale sightings are our number one goal. We want everyone to feel comfortable and safe on all our trips, so we take every precaution to insure that you are. Our trips are designed for out of town tourists and locals alike. Many people have lived in San Francisco their whole lives, but have never visited the wonders of the Farallon Islands. So please be our guest, keep your eyes peeled for whale spouts, sit back, and enjoy the cruise.No Whale Sighting, the next trip is on Us!

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It is quite long but I realize this is necessary to get out far enough to see the whales. The boat is small so with all everyone on board getting around can be difficult. They... read more

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4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not see any whales or other fish on our whale watching trip, however we will try another time

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Culver City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most wonderful time! We went for the fireworks but I will definitely go again to see the whales. Staff was incredible. Worth every penny. Thank you

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Fair Oaks, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

bad weather canceled trip both Tuesday and Wednesday 01/03/17 and 01/04/17. have rain check for another day. will have to reschedule. otherwise good and cheerful employees.

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Brandon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is quite long but I realize this is necessary to get out far enough to see the whales. The boat is small so with all everyone on board getting around can be difficult. They were very good at trying to make sure everyone saw whales, even staying out a bit longer. The deck hand was very knowledgable and shared... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did this tour for New Years fireworks display. The fireworks display looked great from the boat and we were away from all the crowd on land. Over 100,000. First passed by Alcatraz, then near Golden Gate before getting our spot for the display. Only negative was wish there would have been enough room for everyone to sit in the cabin.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though we did not spot any whales at all during our trip, we are promised another tour for free which is great. 5 stars for that. The crew of two were also very pleasant, friendly and engaged. However, the boat we were on was way too small and way overcrowded and not enough seats for the amount of guests... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New year 's eve fireworks cruise ,It was amazing ,organized ,on time Provide us with full instructions Thanks alot for their efforts

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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both my Daughter and I found the trip very interesting and exciting. Although a long voyage out, 27 miles, close to two hrs to the Farallons we were engaged in our attempts to see Whales and other wild life. Upon arrival to the islands we were immediately taken by their beauty and majestic appearance. Not long after our arrival we... More 

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Orsingen-Nenzingen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience I will go again the next time I am in SFO We saw three whales Dress warm . Thank you

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with a friend of mine. Even though it was freezing cold, with water splashing on us a lot of the time and chilly breeze forcing us to find shelter behind obstacles, it was all worth it since we caught a sight of at least 5 whales. The guide Alison was amazing, and the captain was very helpful too.... More 

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