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 Sharktober educational adventures to the Farallon Islands.
Sharktober Expedition Sharktober Expedition

Take a journey to the Devil’s Teeth.  Join Shark Conservationist and Naturalist David McGuire and other wildlife specialists celebrating sharks in a life-changing experience searching the Gulf of the Farallones for whales, wildlife and our finny friends. These specialized natural history tours focus on science and adventure, delving into geological, biological and historical aspects of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the San Francisco Bay.

Join us exiting beneath the Golden Gate for amazing photo and wildlife opportunities and crossing 28 miles across the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary on a modern day Natural History expedition.

These are Farallon Island -ecocentric expeditions. We are permitted by NOAA under the White Shark Stewardship Program.  These are wildlife experiences and we focus on sharks and shark conservation, and the marine wildlife of the Gulf of the Farallones. We are a non-profit and not a commercial enterprise, and lead specialized trips during “Sharktober.”Learn more about sharks

PLEASE NOTE: our trips are ecosystem, science and education wildlife trips and not explicitly shark watching trips. While we focus on shark biology and behavior while at the island and may possibly see a predation or dorsal fin, these are not the primary focus of our trips. If you want to join a shark viewing/cage diving trip please visit the NOAA Sanctuary White Shark Stewardship site for conditions and recommended operators.


Directions

In September we will be using the vessel Silver Fox for the 2017 season, departing from Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco. The vessel is located next to Castagnola’s  Restaurant at 286 Jefferson St.  Go to this page for details on clothing, food, weather and what we may may see.

Please join us on the Vessel by 0730 to begin boarding for an 0800 departure. These trips are approximately 8 hours, but can run over if we are onto something good. 

Sharktober ExpeditionHumpback

We only book a few exclusive trips in the fall when the white sharks return and the weather is clement for our passengers and college students. We focus on shark conservation and the health of the entire marine ecosystem in our newly expanded National Marine Sanctuary. Our vessel and naturalist are permitted by the Sanctuary for Shark Viewing. Although we will seek and talk about sharks- these trips are conservation and outdoor marine education and not explicitly shark watching trips.

These are exclusive Sharktober trips to the Devil’s Teeth, Island of the Great White Shark. We only book in fall when the white sharks return and the weather is clement for our passengers. We focus on shark conservation and the health of the entire marine ecosystem in our sanctuary. Although we will watch whales and seabirds, and seek sharks, these trips are conservation and outdoor marine education and not shark watching trips. 

Contact for more information on these exclusive expeditions and other Sharktober events.