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Sea Lion Center

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Operated and managed by Aquarium of the Bay, the Sea Lion Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers free interpretive programs to complement one of San Francisco's most popular attractions. More than six million annual visitors will...more
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The Embarcadero at Beach Street, c/o Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman’s Wharf
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There's tons of Sea Lions so it is almost like a guaranteed sighting here. If you have never seen Sea Lions in real life before, then this is a place worth visiting. As there are so many of them concentrated in a small area, it...More

Thank SeshKomanduri
Reviewed 6 days ago

There’s plenty of room along the dock and pier to see the sea lions in action frolicking, barking, fighting for position or just sunning and posing for photos.

Thank MeetUsAtTheCorner
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by to see the sea lions and as always there were entertaining. I could sit here for hours and watch them.

Thank Erica R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is just great! I was in SF 2 times and only for the 2nd time I realised that this place exists :) It is just great. Lots of wild sealions taking sunbath and swimming :)

Thank piotrh794
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun to watch the sea lions. So many sunning on the docs. There is bleachers to climb to get higher to watch them. All free to see.

Thank CathyG S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another San Francisco "must see." Be sure to bring your camera. You'll definitely want to capture the sea lions as they enjoy the sunshine.

Thank Cookie059
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was really funny and attention grabbing. the sea lions were so entertaining just watching them interact with each other made me smile

Thank Fionaholliday
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was excited like a child when I arrived at the pier to find doc end of sea lions sunning themselves on the pier boards and swimming around the bay. Spent ages watching them play and try to trow each other into the water. Managed...More

Thank Ana B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bumped into this by accident , so many seals laying on the pontoons , just sunning them selves, making an awful lot of noise

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Odd little center, but helpful young lady that answered our questions about the sea lions. Could have been more appealing centre, was small and dated and nothing much to see in there.

Thank kirstynz7
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Response from Bonita W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's free. It's on Pier 39.