About Our Naturalists

Every naturalist we use is an expert at narrating. They can tell you everything you ever wanted to know about geology, natural history, sea birds, great white sharks, other sharks, whales, dolphin, porpoises, fish, coastal landmarks, and the Farallon Islands. If you aren’t sure what you are seeing, feel free to ask. Our trips are meant to heighten awareness and education of all the marine and wildlife around you.


Steve Wood has been watching whales and birds in the Gulf of the Farallones and off California’s coast professionally for ten years. He developed an interest in sea life during college at UC Berkeley and earned a master’s degree in marine biology from UCLA in 1999.

Steve has worked for the National Park Service and several non-profit organizations involved in environmental stewardship, including The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito.

Beyond a deep love for the ocean, whales, and amphipod crustaceans, he also enjoys Henrik Ibsen plays and soccer. Steve also has an interest in community response to emergencies and is certified as a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician in 2006.

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