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Stop At: Pier 39, Beach Street & The Embarcadero Parking area, San Francisco, CA 94133
Start your whale-watching tour from Pier 39 in San Francisco. A member of the crew will welcome you aboard the eco-friendly catamaran. With its hull design and superior engineering, the vessel offers a smooth ride across San Francisco Bay.
Duration: 5 minutes
Pass By: Angel Island State Park, Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94109
Following a safety orientation to familiarize yourself with the boat, take in the views of Angel Island and nearby Alcatraz.
Pass By: Golden Gate Bridge, US-101, San Francisco, CA 94129
Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and head out to sea, venturing 3 to 8 miles (4 to 12 km) in search of marine life. In addition to humpback and gray whales, the Bay Ares is frequented by numerous porpoises, dolphins, sharks, sea lions, and various bird populations, as explained by the onboard naturalist.
Stop At: San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Dramatic cliffs and imposing rocky shorelines create a dramatic backdrop while you relax inside the heated cabin or watch for whales from the spacious deck. Learn local trivia and brush up on regional history about Native Americans, Spanish explorers, or Gold Rush immigrants.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Stop At: Fisherman's Wharf, Jefferson Street Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133
Returning to Pier 39, you'll find numerous eateries where you can purchase clam chowder or the famous sourdough bread of Fisherman’s Wharf.
Duration: 1 minute