San Francisco Bay Eco-Cruise

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5311ECO
Cruise the bay on an eco-tour of San Francisco! San Francisco Bay is known for its major landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, but there’s more to it than that. On this eco-cruise, you'll depart from Pier 39 and travel through the bay to explore hidden spots and tributaries that only locals know about. Along the way, discover a myriad of marine animals and other local wildlife.


  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Board a sleek catamaran at Pier 39 and head out on San Francisco Bay to uncover native animals with your fellow travelers! The marine life sightings are abundant on this 1.5-hour journey across the West Coast's most famous bay.

The many wildlife species you will see include: Western Gulls, Brandt's Cormorants, Double-crested Cormorants, Pigeon Guillemots, Common Murres, Cassin's Auklets, Black Oystercatchers, Rhinoceros Auklets, Ashy Storm-petrels (an endangered species), Leach's Storm-petrels, Northern Elephant Seals, harbor seals, Steller sea lions (an endangered species), California sea lions, Northern fur seals (a threatened species) and porpoises.

You'll enjoy the San Francisco Bay Eco-Cruise on the comfortable 65-foot (20-meter) catamaran Kitty Kat, which features a unique hull design and superior engineering. The Kitty Kat is the most advanced vessel for wildlife expeditions in San Francisco. At times, it may be substituted with the 43-foot (13-meter) Happy Days, which features a heated cabin, spacious sun deck, and indoor and outdoor seating! Be sure to bring a camera and a light coat for this expedition.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Fisherman's Wharf
Departure Time:
90 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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San Francisco Bay Eco-Cruise

San Francisco Bay Eco Cruise

  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Boats are equipped with clean restrooms for your convenience
  • Wheelchair accessible for passengers with limited mobility
  • Please note: this is not a whale watching tour
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Katia Francois V, June 2013

Was a good tour and got to see some harbour porpoise and brown pelicans. Unfortunately there was nothing else out there because of the time of year we went but still a great tour and a must do if you love wildlife

Reviewed by: Alan R, October 2011

Only the unpredictably foggy weather detracted from a 5-star rating.
An excellent guide and friendly passengers all willing to share their knowledge of the Bay's natural habitat with me, a first time visitor to SF
Highly enjoyable - the time just rushed by!

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Tour code: 5311ECO