Gray Whale Watching Tour

3-4 Hour Tour Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays


Gray whales have the longest known migration of any mammal. They travel 10,000-12,000 miles round trip every year between their winter calving lagoons in the warm waters of Mexico and their summer feeding grounds in the cold Arctic seas. In the last couple years we have also had gray whales enter the San Francisco Bay to feed on the plentiful anchovy. Each tour will depart Pier 39 in search of whales and wildlife. The route of the tour will depend on the location of the wildlife on any given day. Some tours may explore the SF Bay while others may venture further offshore for a more extensive search.

Possible highlights include:
  • Gray whale sightings (November – March)
  • Porpoises, seals, sea lions and abundant sea bird colonies
  • Views of the Golden Gate Bridge, waterfalls and gorgeous shorelines
  • Angel Island, Fort Cronkite, Muir Beach, Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Double Point, the Point Reyes National Seashore and Lighthouse
What to Bring
  • Warm, water-proof clothing (T-shirt, sweatshirt, winter coat, long pants, warm socks and water-proof shoes if possible)
  • Hats and gloves
  • Food and beverages of choice with plenty of water

We highly recommend taking a preventative for seasickness such as Dramamine, Bonine, ginger candies, ginger ale and saltine crackers. For those prone to seasickness you may want to consult with your physician for stronger medication options.

What Is Not Included?
  • Food and beverages are not included on this cruise. Please feel free to 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!

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