Past Event

Farallon Islands Whale Watching Adventure

Sat, Sep 17 2011 - 8:00am

Farallon Islands Whale Watching Adventure

This event is sold out.

We will sail out to the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary with our captain and marine naturalists aboard the privately chartered Kitty Kat, a 65-ft. x 25-ft. catamaran. This ocean sanctuary encompasses more than 1,200 square miles of open and coastal waters as well as bays and estuaries. The islands serve as breeding grounds for more seabirds than any other area in the contiguous United States and is the spawning grounds for many fish and shellfish. The numerous mammal species include blue and humpback whales, northern fur seals, elephant seals, and a population of great white sharks. September is a great time for spotting whales, so bring your binoculars.

Come learn about the Farallon Islands on August 16 at our Family Farallones Discovery event at the Club office

Location: Boat departs from PIER 39, Dock B
Time: Arrive by 7:30 a.m. to check in. Sail promptly at 8 a.m., return by 2 p.m.
Cost: $159 standard, $149 members. Includes lunch.
Also know:  Limited to 42 people. Food and beverages are not sold on board. A selection of sandwiches, drinks and fruit will be provided for lunch. Please bring anything else you would like to eat or drink. For more info, contact (415) 597-6720 or travel@commonwealthclub.org

Please review these important Terms and Conditions before making your online reservation.

Trip Details:
This is a six-hour natural history and whale watching tour that travels across open ocean, 27 miles outside the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands and the edge of the continental shelf. While we don’t anticipate any issues, sailing has some risks and all participants are required to sign a liability and consent form. Our 65’ x 25’ eco-friendly catamaran features an enclosed cabin, spacious sun deck, and his/hers restrooms. The vessel is Coast Guard inspected and meets all safety regulations. There is plenty of cabin space available for seating and storage. If you have issues with seasickness, please bring your own personal remedy for that. Dress in layers and bring more warm layers than you think you will need. It’s better to be prepared, rather than cold! Please include your phone number and email when making your reservation so that we can send you additional trip information.

Cancellation Policy:
Given the nature and financial commitment involved in chartering the boat, tickets are non-refundable, but they are transferable to another person. Should you not be able to attend, please let us know the name of the person taking your place.