Private Charters

Private charters are available for corporate events, team building, birthdays, and even family reunions!

Take out friends, family, or coworkers on our spectacular vessel for a one of a kind exciting adventure! Celebrate any special occasion whale watching out to the Farallon Islands. Call our private reservation line and we will handle any of your creative celebration needs. We welcome you aboard and guarantee a trip to remember!

If you are interested in a private charter, please contact our charter department at 415-706-7364 or send an email enquiry to [email protected].

School Field Trips

Teachers, take your students on a field trip of a lifetime! Year- Round Whale Watching Trips. During the Winter Months join us on the Whale Watching Vessel Kitty Kat out on the San Francisco Coast to view the Gray Whale Coastal Migration. The Trip is Host by Marine Naturalists who is an expert in their field. The trip is Life Changing. Don’t miss the chance to see one of life’s natural wonders. The summer months bring our pals the Humpback whales and Blue Whales. This trip will be interactive with the students and the Naturalist. Our goal is show the Marine Life in its environment. This program is for all Elementary, Middle and High Schools. See you on the Boat!

Sea Lions

The sea lions camped out in PIER 39’s West Marina have been endearingly coined, “Sea Lebrities.” The boisterous barking pinnipeds started arriving in droves, taking over the docks in January 1990 shortly after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. At first they numbered from 10-50, but due to a plentiful herring supply, available dock space and the marina’s protected environment, the population grew to more than 300 within a few months. Each winter, the population can increase up to 900 sea lions, most of which are male. During the summer months, the sea lions migrate south to the Channel Islands for breeding season, but in recent years a small group stays year-round at PIER 39’s K-Dock. Staff from The Marine Mammal Center’s Kiosk, located next to the sea lions, are happy to inform visitors about these fun, flippered animals. Each weekend, weather permitting, the Center provides volunteer docents at K-Dock who explain sea lion behaviors and answer visitors’ questions. More information and interactive exhibits are available on Level 2 of PIER 39 at The Marine Mammal Center’s Interpretive Center and Gift Store.

Pelagic & Seabird Trips

The Farallon Islands and Cordell Banks offers an excellent  place to view birds. This trip is for all bird lovers. The trip will take place aboard the Best Bird Viewing platform Kitty Kat.

Please bring your Bird Group for  a private charter to enjoy the wonders of Bird Life inhabiting the waters off the California Coast and Farallon Islands. We can handle groups up to 46 bird watchers. Each trip will be in accompany of a Naturalist who can highlight the trip for even the seasoned Bird Watcher.

We will take you up to 50 miles Offshore to view the Pelagic birds on our Eco Friendly High speed Cat. Their is No other vessel like Kitty Kat Eco Touring in the Gulf of Farallons. The Vessel is built for the comfort of passengers on these long trips viewing wildlife. We cover the vast ocean on High speed cat to allow you more time enjoying the Marine Life that inhabit the waters. Please Email or Call 415 706-7364 to book your Dream Bird Viewing Trip.

Advance Purchase Required

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

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