SF Bay Whale Watching

Whale Watching Tours in San Francisco

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You Never Know Who You'll Meet Outside the Gate!

SF Bay Whale Watching provides whale watching and natural history expeditions from San Francisco Bay to the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.

SF Bay Whale Watching Tours & Excursions

Welcome to SF Bay Whale Watching

Safely aboard our Coast Guard certified vessel, the experienced captain and crew will guide you through San Francisco Bay and out into the Pacific.

An expert naturalist will be on hand to narrate what you see and answer any questions you may have. Nature is unscripted and every trip is different. But the view of the California Coast is always stunning, and the experience of passing beneath the Golden Gate Bridge is unforgettable.

Top-Rated San Francisco Whale Tours

Definitely worth the money! Don't miss it!

"I honestly didn't expect to see any whales but the trip exceeded my expectations. We saw around 7-8 humpback whales (some of them very close to the boat) and lots of harbor porpoises and birds. The crew were really friendly - especially Mike. He's an expert and knows how and where to spot whales in the middle of the ocean. I would recommend this as a must-see San Fransisco attraction!"

– Sai K. · TripAdvisor
Awesome Experience

"Although Carl (the fog of San Francisco)was making his presence known, our whale watching experience was quite exciting. We truly learned the word patience because it paid off. We got our money shots of amazing wild life and whales. What I appreciate the most was the staff. They were extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife we encountered. We appreciate the knowledge of saving our wildlife creatures by recycling."

– Sugarcookie74 · TripAdvisor
Great tour

"Went on the 2 hour whale tour of the bay last week. Spotted half a dozen humpback whales at least. Boat staff friendly and enthusiastic. Didn't have a problem with sea sickness at all, even though my partner and I can suffer sometimes. Boat wasn't too crowded to struggle to see the whales. No complaints at all."

– Simon W. · TripAdvisor
Loved it!

"The crew was great and friendly. Went with my 3 sons and we really enjoyed it. Kat was a great guide, very knowledgeable and passionate about the marine life. Jake was a great deckhand and the captain made a very pleasurable ride. Highly recommend this tour to everyone. Thanks again!"

– Photon13 · TripAdvisor

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