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SF Bay Whale Watching

#12 of 42 Boat Tours & Water Sports in San Francisco Features Animals
10 Marina Blvd, Gashouse Cove Marina, San Francisco, CA 94123-1221
+1 415-331-6267
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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 1 week ago

We made a last minute decision to go on a whale watching tour. We didn't think we would see much, but thought that we had to do it while we were in San Fran in June of 2017. We opted for the shorter trip 2.5...More

Thank tycook86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I spent our anniversary in S.F. We met with our fellow whale watching enthusiasts on Saturday morning. Of course, I neglected to check the batteries on our camera and it died shortly before we left (so make sure you carry batteries if...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time - the crew was extremely nice and helpful - we saw 2 whales for about an hour or more right under the Golden Gate Bridge!

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Thank Vanessa V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect day! We were so incredibly lucky to see whales actually in the bay. We never had to go out to the ocean because there was so much activity in the bay. Great crew, great time! Thx

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Thank clove2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learned a lot. Staff was very friendly. Great time. I would definetly recommend this to friends and family and coworkers!

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Thank Natalee G
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Poor weather conditions and few whale sightings make for a mediocre experience.Also the law does not allow close up visits with these animals so you see them from quite a distance. The crew was nice. They shortened the trip I think due to many ill...More

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Thank Albert M
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Awesome experience, great crew and educational! We had a great time and would definitely refer others to take this trip.

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Thank terriec320
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Great to see the Farallon Islands. Not many people have seen them or know where they are. Seen 4 sea creatures and lots of birds. Allison was great at explaining everything. The crew was great too. Checking on everyone often.

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Thank iam1travlr
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I understand whales are wild and there are no guarantees so I am fine with this. Someone was sick a bin in the cabin and staff refused to change the bin as they wanted us outside not inside although not 100% sure why. Lots of...More

Thank lmacgibson
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We couldn't have asked for a better day! Sun was out with no clouds in the sky.... the boat staff was wonderful and interactive as we traveled out to the Farallons... if you are prone to motion sickness (as I am!) you may want to...More

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Thank Peter K
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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Hello..could you tell me if you booked in this country for this tour and was it worth it and how long was the voyage...thank you
16 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