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3.5 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)
Cruise the bay on an eco-tour of San Francisco! San Francisco Bay is known for its major landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, but there’s more to it than that. On this eco-cruise, you'll depart from Pier 39 and travel through the bay to explore hidden spots and tributaries that only locals know about. Along the way, discover a myriad of marine animals and other local wildlife.

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour San Francisco Bay eco-cruise
  • See local wildlife including birds, sea lions and seals
  • Knowledgeable captain, crew and naturalist aboard to answer questions and identify marine wildlife
  • Sail aboard a smooth, fully equipped catamaran

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The nimble catamaran lets you get closer to the waves and the seals, fish and birds you spot as you cruise the bay. The naturalist on board will help you identify various wildlife species and answer questions about them.

What You Can Expect

San Francisco Bay Eco-Cruise

San Francisco Bay Eco Cruise

Board a sleek catamaran at Pier 39 and head out on San Francisco Bay to uncover native animals with your fellow travelers! The marine life sightings are abundant on this 1.5-hour journey across the West Coast's most famous bay.

The many wildlife species you will see include: Western Gulls, Brandt's Cormorants, Double-crested Cormorants, Pigeon Guillemots, Common Murres, Cassin's Auklets, Black Oystercatchers, Rhinoceros Auklets, Ashy Storm-petrels (an endangered species), Leach's Storm-petrels, Northern Elephant Seals, harbor seals, Steller sea lions (an endangered species), California sea lions, Northern fur seals (a threatened species) and porpoises.

You'll enjoy the San Francisco Bay Eco-Cruise on the comfortable 65-foot (20-meter) catamaran Kitty Kat, which features a unique hull design and superior engineering. The Kitty Kat is the most advanced vessel for wildlife expeditions in San Francisco. At times, it may be substituted with the 43-foot (13-meter) Happy Days, which features a heated cabin, spacious sun deck, and indoor and outdoor seating! Be sure to bring a camera and a light coat for this expedition.

Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended June 2013

Was a good tour and got to see some harbour porpoise and brown pelicans. Unfortunately there was nothing else out there because of the time of year we went but still a great tour and a must do if you love wildlife

4 star rating: Recommended October 2011

Only the unpredictably foggy weather detracted from a 5-star rating.
An excellent guide and friendly passengers all willing to share their knowledge of the Bay's natural habitat with me, a first time visitor to SF
Highly enjoyable - the time just rushed by!

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