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Full-Day Farallon Islands Whale Watching Excursion

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  • Spot whales in their natural habitat on this Farallon Islands cruise
  • Be on the lookout for other marine wildlife such as sharks and dolphins
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot on Pier 39 for this whale-watching cruise 
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Full-Day Farallon Islands Whale Watching Excursion
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Full-Day Farallon Islands Whale Watching Excursion
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Overview
This whale-watching cruise to the Farallon Islands from San Francisco gets you close to wildlife including whales, dolphins, birds, and other marine wildlife. Live commentary on board adds to your understanding of the area. With an easy-to-find meeting spot on Pier 39 and an early start time, this tour allows time for plans afterward.
What to Expect
Meet for your Farallon Islands whale-watching cruise on Pier 39 about 30 minutes before your cruise time. Dress for wet, chilly weather and come prepared with a full packed meal for lunch and remedies for seasickness if that’s a concern.
Once onboard, set out in search of whales and other marine life, such as sharks and dolphins. Your guide tells you about the sea life as well as the history of the area.
This Farallon Islands whale-watching cruise returns to Pier 39, where you can decide what your plans are for the rest of the afternoon.
Reviews (31)
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Reviewed 8 November 2018
Hit or miss

I suppose depending on the time of year has an influence on what you see or don't. Saw a humpback in the distance just after going under the GG bridge. Plenty of seals, harbour porpoise, thresher shark and bird life and after a long wet...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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SFWT, Public Relations Manager at San Francisco Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you for joining us on an excursion into the remarkable waters of our National Marine Sanctuaries. We appreciate your review.

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Intense Adventure

Crew was great and made the best of a rough day at sea. Definitely check weather/wind before you go.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Peyton P
SFWT, Public Relations Manager at San Francisco Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you for joining us. We appreciate your review.

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Amazing!!! We loved it!

We had a wonderful time. Yes the seating crowded, and at first I had to sit in the cabin and was not happy about it, but instead of being a whiner about it I set out to find a seat. There was a lady sitting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank copemf
SFWT, Public Relations Manager at San Francisco Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thank you for joining us on a whale watching adventure. We appreciate your review.

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Absolutely amazing experience

Trip date 9-29-2018 We had three weeks in the States and we saved whale watching until our last day, boy was it the climax to our vacation. Just a short time after going past the Golden Gate Bridge it was game on, whales everywhere, even...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve R
SFWT, Public Relations Manager at San Francisco Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for including us in your San Francisco experience. We appreciate your review.

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Incredible Day at Sea!

I was blown away by the professionalism and knowledge of the staff of the Kitty Kat. The captain, first mate, and 2 guides were so, so great. They all went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable and our questions were answered. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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SFWT, Public Relations Manager at San Francisco Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your review.

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Yes, there is a small rest room, close quarters but gets the job done.
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