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SF Bay Whale Watching

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10 Marina Blvd, Gashouse Cove Marina, San Francisco, CA 94123-1221
+1 415-331-6267
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USD 45.00*
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San Francisco Golden Gate Whale-Watching Tour
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USD 99.00*
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Full-Day Farallon Islands Whale Watching Excursion
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USD 79.00*
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Gulf of the Farallones Whale-Watching Excursion
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10 Marina Blvd, Gashouse Cove Marina, San Francisco, CA 94123-1221
Marina District
+1 415-331-6267
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing trip! The whales came so close to the boat they were wonderful to see. A beautiful day out on San Francisco Bay I'd definitely recommend taking the trip! Boat did leave 1 hour late but it was worth it. Thank you!

Thank Leigh0808
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my sister for her birthday and it was well worth it. We had a fantastic time and saw dolphins and whales. The crew was incredibly professional and informative and easy going. I would recommend it to friends.

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Thank Merrilee M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience. Saw many more whales than expected, lots of wildlife in general. Very informative and enthusiastic staff

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Thank lshadman19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 2:00 voyage August 31. The trip starts at Pier 39 and takes you just beyond the Golden Gate where you sit and wait for the action. We saw 10-15 whales in just over an hour. It's not like the Pacific Life commercial...More

Thank TLaizure
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great crew and great time - "Whale Girl" is fantastic! We did the two hour bay trip and saw several whales from multiple angles. We appreciated how respectful and careful the crew was with all of the animals we saw. They always strived to stay...More

Thank Chelsea S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly trip, informative, well balanced and jovial! A great crew! We really enjoyed our time on the boat and would highly recommend the trip.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

awesome guides and trip. had 4-5 whales different times in the 2pm slot. worth to do it. nearest whale was 100feet, but with more luck just next to you.

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Thank Phili G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having gone on a whale watch excursion just a few days before out of Moss Landing, I was hoping for more of the same. However, we saw only 1 whale and spent all of our time under the Golden Gate bridge. There was not enough...More

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You never know what you're going to get. Especially on short excursions, operators can't guarantee sightings. On our sailing, we encountered a pair of humpbacks within minutes of leaving the dock. For 2 hours, we cruised back and forth under the Golden Gate Bridge with...More

Thank Stacey M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had to endure an hour and a half listening to a 2 year old child crying. It was a terrible experience. I was not able to enjoy the excursion. Due to recent back surgery I had to stay in the cabin. I did have...More

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Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful
backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to
the Marina. Originally the location for the
Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose
remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much
of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a
world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a
jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city.
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17 November 2015|
Response from Bapaw | Reviewed this property |
We live in the San Francisco area and we booked online a few days in advance. We had a fantastic experience. There were a lot of humpback whales and dolphins and some orcas feeding near the Farallone Islands when we went... More