San Francisco Golden Gate Whale-Watching Tour

117 Reviews | San Francisco, USA


2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Overview

Take a sightseeing cruise across San Francisco Bay and glide under the Golden Gate Bridge on this 2.5-hour whale-watching tour. Search for humpback and gray whales along with more abundant porpoises, dolphins, and harbor seals while learning about the unique history and geology of the area from a professional naturalist on board. Cruise past iconic landmarks aboard a Coast Guard–certified eco-friendly vessel with abundant cabin space and comfortable sun deck. 

Highlights

  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Family friendly
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Reviews

Average 4.49 out of 5 stars based on 117 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor.

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Carolinesherman, Oct 2019 Verified
We had a great time on a misty day looking for whales. The crew of the ship was excellent and Michael was great at explaining what we were seeing. We went out into the ocean and as we were about to turn back we saw a whale and it was great to see this beautiful creature in the ocean. We also saw so much other wildlife along the way. If you do suffer from seasickness be aware that you do go out quite a way, but the crew hands out ginger candy and offers lots of advice to help you.
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Carolinesherman, Oct 2019 Verified

We had a great time on a misty day looking for whales. The crew of the ship was excellent and Michael was great at explaining what we were seeing. We went out into the ocean and as we were about to turn back we saw a whale and it was great to see this beautiful creature in the ocean. We also saw so much other wildlife along the way. If you do suffer from seasickness be aware that you do go out quite a way, but the crew hands out ginger candy and offers lots of advice to help you.

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Fmilton, Oct 2019 Verified
Great trip, smaller group size, spectacular views, 3 humpbacks... wow! Every question we had was answered. amazing morning out.
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Fmilton, Oct 2019 Verified

Great trip, smaller group size, spectacular views, 3 humpbacks... wow! Every question we had was answered. amazing morning out.

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Chris C, Sep 2019 Verified

We didn't really see much for quite some time until towards the end of the trip but the crew was very enthusiastic and informative. It was overall a really fun experience.

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Joan F, Aug 2019 Verified
We left on time and our guides and captain were fantastic! From what I had read in the reviews, I knew to wear a hooded sweatshirt and bring along a rain jacket with a hood! I was glad for both! Do take along a water bottle filled with water as well as a camera and a pair of binoculars. Wear a pair of shoes that won't slip. You may also need some anti-motion sickness pills such as "Dromadine". Most of all----- HAVE FUN!
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Joan F, Aug 2019 Verified

We left on time and our guides and captain were fantastic! From what I had read in the reviews, I knew to wear a hooded sweatshirt and bring along a rain jacket with a hood! I was glad for both! Do take along a water bottle filled with water as well as a camera and a pair of binoculars. Wear a pair of shoes that won't slip. You may also need some anti-motion sickness pills such as "Dromadine". Most of all----- HAVE FUN!

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RONALD M, Aug 2019 Verified
The boat ride by itself was wonderful. It would have been even better if our trip was able to sight a whale - unfortunately not this time. Still a beautiful way to see San Francisco from the ocean.
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RONALD M, Aug 2019 Verified

The boat ride by itself was wonderful. It would have been even better if our trip was able to sight a whale - unfortunately not this time. Still a beautiful way to see San Francisco from the ocean.

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Kent S, Jul 2019 Verified

Not a tourist thing, this is a research vessel educating people. Whale sightings did happen, crew was professional, vessel was nice. Limited indoor seating, nonetheless a wonderful time.

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