Farallon Islands Whale Watching Excursion

6 Hour Tour Saturday and Sunday Only

6 Hour Tour Saturday and Sunday Only

Join us aboard an exciting offshore adventure to the Farallon Islands! This trip from San Francisco Bay to the Gulf of the Farallones is perfect for experienced boating enthusiasts. Our experienced captain, crew and naturalist will make this a trip to remember and open your eyes to the remarkable marine wildlife you will see on this thrilling ocean cruise.

Pack a hearty meal, plenty of extra layers, water, and some sturdy waterproof shoes and join us on this adventure into the wild. With our state of the art vessels, we make the trip to these protected islands an unforgettable experience. Along the way you will not just have the chance to encounter whales, but you may even see dolphins, sea birds, and sharks! Every trip is a unique experience. Don’t miss the boat!

Highlights include:
  • Blue, Humpback, and Gray whale sightings
  • Elephant seals, dolphin, porpoises and abundant sea bird colonies

The Farallon Islands, a protected sanctuary with many surprises to share! Views of the Golden Gate Bridge and gorgeous shorelines June thru November: Blue Whales and Humpback Whales. December thru May: Gray Whales and Sperm Whales.


If you are prone to motion sickness, seriously consider taking preventative measures beforehand!

What to Bring
  • Warm Clothes, jackets, hats and gloves (waterproof)
  • Comfortable non-slip shoes
  • Food and beverages of choice
  • Sun protection
  • Cameras
  • Binoculars
  • Blankets
  • Be aware that we will be out on the ocean all day, so if you do get sea sick please be prepared
  • Attention Whale Watchers: Dress for an outing on the Sea, come for the worst weather and prepare as if you going to the Moon. You can always dress in layers and adjust for any weather. The last thing we want is you to be Cold or Wet and not enjoy your trip. The reason were stressing the Foul Weather Gear is because we are going to travel on the Pacific Ocean and weather conditions can vary to the hour. Its better to over dress than show up in shorts and flip flops,this trip is not a day on the beach,its an intense expedition on the Pacific Ocean to explore the wonders of Our Oceans. This note from the crew at San Francisco Whale Tours  
What Is Not Included?
  • Food and beverages are not included on this cruise. Please bring your own food and beverages with you! Keep in mind that beer and wine are allowed on board, but hard alcohol is not.
Meeting Location
  • Pier 39, just off The Embarcadero (San Francisco, CA)
    (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)

Advance Purchase Required

Our tours usually sell out, so book your San Francisco whale watching tour now!

Get on the boat!