Whale Watching
in the San Francisco Bay Area

During the winter and spring, both humpback and gray whales migrate up and down the California coast. A variety of boats offer half-day and full-day trips to see the whales.


California Whale Adventures

Phone: 415 760 8613   

Whale watching, pelagic bird watching, and even great white shark trips. All trips leave from Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, on modern fishing boats in the …

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Dolphin Charters

Whale watching and nature cruises. April and May trips from Berkeley Marina. Also offers a variety of nature cruises in the bay, delta, and beyond.

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Oceanic Society Expeditions

Phone: 415-256-9604   

Whale watching trips from San Francisco and Half Moon Bay on 50-foot vessels, offered year round. Programs include whale watching and nature cruises to the Farallon …

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Ohana Sailing

Phone: 415-457-4417 - office; 415-250-9850 - cell   

Skippered charter on a beautifully appointed 45-foot sailing yacht with up to 6 passengers on San Francisco Bay. Options: Full moon cruises; sunset cruises; sail the …

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Queen of Hearts

Phone: 510.581.2628   

Whale watching trips from Half Moon Bay on the 50-foot Queen of Hearts, January through March. Sportfishing trips year round. Also available for private charters.

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Riptide Sportfishing and Whale Watching

Phone: 888-747-8433   

Half-day and full-day whale watching trips from Pillar Point Harbor (Half Moon Bay). Rock fishing and tuna during the open seasons (and salmon when there is a …

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San Francisco Bay Whale Watching

Phone: 415 331 6267   

Whale watching trips, pick up at Gas House Cove (adjacent to Fort Mason) in San Francisco.

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San Francisco Whale Tours

Phone: 415-752-5886   

Six-hour Whale Watching watching trips and 3-hour coastal cruises, departing from Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Cruises leave several times a week on a …

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