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San Francisco Golden Gate Whale-Watching Tour

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You'll start at
Pier 39
Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USAAddress: Pier 39 Dock B, San Francisco, CA 94133 Pier 39 is directly across the street from 2 Beach St, San Francisco, CA, 94133. Our booth is the second one on the right when you enter the Pier, just after the Hard Rock Cafe. A crew member will meet you at the booth 30 min prior to departure, then direct you to the boat.
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  • 1
    Pier 39
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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    Pass by Angel Island State Park
    Pass by Golden Gate Bridge
  • 2
    San Francisco Bay
    Stop: 3 hours -
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  • 3
    Fisherman's Wharf
    Stop: 1 minute -
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Coast guard–certified vessel with professional captain and crew
    • Live commentary on board
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Unfortunately, we saw no whales. In addition, the microphone was also not working. It was very disappointing! We basically paid for a boat ride.
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    ohh to say all things here are attractive boat is very comfortable what i can say i cant judge where i am i can say its sea .. the wonderful experience full tour and very pocket friendly
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    To start, the parking here is CRAZY!! If you park in the lot across from Pier 51, you will pay like $50 for parking. I wish I arrived sooner and got parking elsewhere. It is kind of difficult to find the dock that you leave from, but once you get there, the boat had plenty of
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    I have done other whale watching activities and guess what , you see no whales !!!!!! but on this one we saw 3 , the crew was great and the views amazing
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    This was a fun and affordable tour. The meet-up location is near the pier, so you can spend time there as well. We were able to see Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge on the tour. We located a few different whales during the tour and were able to see track and follow them.
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    About the operator
    By: San Francisco Whale Tours
    2,282 reviews
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    297jld
    10
    No Microphone and Birds Only
    On December 28, went on Gray Whale tour. As we got ready to board the boat, guide told us that the boat's
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    Julie P
    113
    Great tour for our family with teens
    Though it seemed to take a while to load the 2 boats that night, we got under way for our no-frills trip only 10
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    K8484AKjenniferc
    42
    New Years Eve Fireworks Cruise
    Took the New Yearas Eve Fireworks Cruise. The naturalists who guided us on the tour were excellent, we had a
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    F744RArebeccak
    30
    No Whales Today
    Unfortunately, we saw no whales. In addition, the microphone was also not working. It was very disappointing! We
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    kevind951
    London, United Kingdom
    4814
    New Years Eve fireworks
    What a great evening. A short tour under the Golden Gate Bridge and then past Alcatraz followed by front row seats
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    Monty W
    Bakersfield
    10
    What a way to bring on the new years!
    My wife and want to do something new for the new year so we found this fireworks charter on new years! its
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    jrsvdc1
    10
    No Microphone, Couldn't Hear Anything
    Went Grey Whale watching in December of 2019. No whales, naturalists microphone was broken so you couldn't hear
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    jaggu_us
    United States
    71
    summers here always
    ohh to say all things here are attractive boat is very comfortable what i can say i cant judge where i am i can
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    Maymay1989
    Adelaide, Australia
    10553
    Great scenery, but no guarantees of whale sightings (It's nature after all!)
    As it goes with all wildlife tours, it's always a bit of a gamble with no guarantees you'll actually see a whale.
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    AyeshMuh
    11
    Beautiful, breath taking, MUST DO IN SAN FRAN
    To start, the parking here is CRAZY!! If you park in the lot across from Pier 51, you will pay like $50 for
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    Tainet G
    11
    You actually get to see whales
    I have done other whale watching activities and guess what , you see no whales !!!!!! but on this one we saw 3 ,
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    AngieE_976
    33
    Beautiful views, even saw whales too!
    This was a fun and affordable tour. The meet-up location is near the pier, so you can spend time there as well.
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    dw4hsw
    21
    Great experience
    My wife and I had an amazing experience searching for and finding Hump Back Whales. We started out in fog which
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    Joebrum1
    Leatherhead, United Kingdom
    318
    Over crowded boat
    I took the grey whale tour on a Saturday. The boat capacity was full which meant that not everybody got a seat
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    Simon L
    London, United Kingdom
    21
    Disappointing trip
    We really enjoyed being on the boat, going out into the Pacific swell in the October sunshine The bridge was
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