The Farralon Islands lie 27 miles off the coast of San Francisco and are the starting point of the Great White Shark’s long Pacific migration. During the months of September through November great white sharks move into the Farralon Islands to feed on stellar sea lions and other marine mammals that migrate to these waters every fall.
Our Great White Shark Tour gives you a chance to have an up close encounter with these amazing apex predators from the safety of our 50’ steel hulled vessel, the Silver Fox. We have had many dramatic encounters with great whites on our tours, and the experience is truly unforgettable.
Our adventure begins at our slip in Fisherman’s Wharf and lasts approximately 12 hours. After boarding and setting off you will enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, including coffee and beverages, and take in the incredible views of San Francisco as we begin our 27 mile journey. Lunch will also be provided. Our knowledgeable crew will provide you with information and instruction on great white sharks and the marine sanctuary of the Farralon Islands.
Great white shark encounters occur from the safety of our open deck in full view of everyone. While we don’t see great whites on every journey, we do everything we can to ensure you get to see one of these magnificent creatures. Some trips we may see 2 or 3 great whites, others none at all.
The Farralones Marine Sanctuary is a haven for many marine animals. 400 varieties of sea birds, porpoises, dolphins, stellar sea lions, California sea lions, elephant seals, and even blue, gray, and humpback whales call the Farralon Islands home. In fact, 27 endangered species take refuge in the Farralones.
Great white sharks come to the Farralon Islands to feed on sea lions. Witnessing a giant great white shark attack and eat a 300 pound sea lion is a very dramatic and bloody experience. While you will be observing from the safety of our vessel you must decide whether this is something you wish to experience.
This is a unique opportunity to see something in nature that not many people get to witness: great white sharks in their natural environment. Book your Great White Shark Tour with SF Silver Fox today.