Private Charters

We conduct private charters for individuals, families, non-profit organizations, businesses, student groups, travel and tour operators—virtually any group you may belong to or decide to organize. Each charter trip is accompanied by a naturalist to interpret the sights and enhance your group experience.

Call (415) 331-6267 or send us an email for details and pricing.

Business and Professional Organizations

Looking for an interesting alternative to the company picnic? Most of your staff probably haven’t visited the Farallon Islands, and it’s an unforgettable experience. Many local companies have taken advantage of our services to provide their employees with a fun, exciting and educational outing that also fosters a positive group dynamic and encourages a cohesive team atmosphere. The boats we generally use carry up to 40 passengers and crew. However, we can accommodate groups of any size by arranging for a second boat or larger boat. We can also tailor the day to fit your groups goals and budget. Let us know what you are looking for – email us for more information.

Families and Small Groups

Private whale watching tours make wonderful outings for families and groups of friends. We’ve hosted 4 generations of a family celebrating a great grandfather’s birthday, and lost count of the groups of college friends who have reunited for a day at sea with us. If your group isn’t large enough to fill a boat on your own, we can put all of you together on one of our regularly-scheduled trips. Ask us about special group pricing.

Bird Watchers

Would you like to cruise the California coast looking for raptors, or perhaps venture further out to the edge of the continental shelf in search of pelagic seabirds? The Farallon Islands are home to an astounding variety and numbers of nesting and visiting birds, including Albatrosses and Tufted Puffins. We can put together a charter especially for the bird lover. Expert bird naturalists accompany your group and guide you in viewing the many species found in the Gulf of the Farallones. We can accommodate groups as small as 10 and as large as 40. Email us today to make special arrangements and get more information.

School Field Trips

SF Bay Whale Watching is committed to the ongoing education and conservation of our coastal waters and their inhabitants. Taking out students – whether they are day campers from the YMCA or college marine biology students – is the best way to continue our efforts.

Both the San Francisco Bay and Gulf of the Farallones are perfect locations for field trips and curriculum related activities. We will work with you to schedule a trip especially tailored to your specific curricular requirements. This may be during a particular breeding or migration season, or specific to a location. Contact us for more information and to set up your next field trip!