Special San Francisco Bay Tours and Farallon Island Trips with Oceanic Society

Attending the Society for Marine Mammology (SMM) Conference in San Francisco? The Oceanic Society is offering two different adventures for conference attendees and their families.

Our first trip is suitable for adults and families with children at least 6-years-old. We will tour the San Francisco Bay to hear about the history of the bay and its inhabitants. The SF Bay History tour is offered each week day, Monday through Friday, departing at 9:30 am and returning at 12 noon. The boat leaves from the San Francisco Marina Harbor at 3950 Scott Street.

Our second adventure is a rigorous and exciting 8 hour boat trip to the Farallon Islands. Along the way, we usually encounter a variety of whales and other marine mammals. In the past we’ve seen humpbacks, blues, grays, orcas, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea otters. The Farallon Islands are a protected bird sanctuary, so you will see a variety of marine birds and much more. The Farallon Islands trip is suitable for adults and families with children at least 10 years old. This excursion also departs from the San Francisco Marina Harbor on Saturday, December 12, or on Saturday, December 19.

SMM discounted conference prices for the trips to the Farallon Islands are $110 per person for attendees who register before Wednesday, December 9. Normal price is $128. The 2-1/2 hour family tour around the San Francisco Bay will cost $49 for adults, $45 for children ages 6-12 years old. Be sure to mention you are an SMM participant. Reservations are required and can be made by calling us at 415-256-9604 or by purchasing tickets online. For additional information about these trips or to see our latest international excursions, please visit our website: www.oceanicsociety.org.