Sea Lions Center is a nonprofit organization responsible for managing and educating the sea lion project. It is located on the second floor of Pier 39, where sea lions come and go. It is operated by the Bay Aquarium near the Pier. Historically, sea lions have been here since 1990, many perennially, and some migrate south in summer. In addition to food, drink and entertainment, sea lions have added another scenic spot to Pier 39. If travelers want more details, go to the sea lion center or at the dock. Also great views of the bay from the viewing platform.
Sea lions at pier 39 are one of the best tourist spots in the city. Sea lions are such amazing animals that I can spend hours watching them. They seem to be chatting, joking and lazy walking from place to place. Some sat in the sun, some dived into the water, their calls were always coming down the pier and beyond. This is a must-see in San Francisco.
It is also a scenic spot at Pier 39. It is very popular. Although I don’t have a good impression of sea lions and don’t like its appearance, most tourists come here to see it.
Super touristy but you have to see it when visiting San Francisco for the first time. I can stay here for an hour watching them fight over a good spot in the sun.
A visit to pier 39 isn't complete without spending sometime sea lion watching. These boys and girls lazying around in the sun having their naps and conversations at all times of the day is a favorite among the families.
If you never saw it it's worth the trip a specially with kids! I was surprised to see so many sea lions
This is certainly tourist central, but it's always fun to sea the lions basking in the sun (when it's not foggy) and roughhousing with each other. It's perfect for families and animas lovers and it's free!