Farallon Sanctuary Expeditions 2019
December 10, 2018 @ 7:00 am - November 30, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Join Shark Stewards celebrating sharks in a life-changing experience searching the Gulf of the Farallones for whales, wildlife and our finny friends. Exit the Golden Gate for an amazing photo and wildlife opportunities entering the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary on a modern day wildlife expedition. These trips leave from Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco and are all day excursions. Private charters are available. We have scheduled trips each Sunday on the months of September-November 2019. Or, join us on an exclusive Shark Stewards diving with white sharks at Guadalupe Island October 13-17.
Read about our trip in the Washington Post.
Get Tickets available October 6, 20, 27
Contact us for information and how to get listed on our unique 2019 Sharktober expeditiona.
Learn about the exclusive Guadalupe Great White Shark Expedition with Shark Stewards October 7-13.
These are Gulf or the Farallones -ecocentric expeditions. We focus on sharks and shark conservation, and the marine wildlife of the Gulf of the Farallones. We are shark specialists and conservationists, not a commercial enterprise, and lead specialized education and conservation experiences during what we call “Sharktober.” These trips also engage citizen-scientists observing whale and wildlife behavior and their habitat in the Gulf and record data in our State MPAs. We use an onboard ROV as part of the National Geographic Open Explorer project for a live topside view of bottom habitat and fish.
NOTE: our trips are ecosystem, conservation, and education wildlife trips and not explicitly shark watching trips. We see whales, seabirds and other mysterious denizens of the deeps- and at times we do see sharks. We are one of the few outfits permitted under NOAA”s White Shark Stewardship Program to deploy a decoy and we may do so. However, attracting white sharks is explicitly forbidden and we do not spend all day at the island searching for sharks. While we focus on shark biology and behavior while at the island and may possibly see a predation or dorsal fin when lucky. There is no guarantee of seeing sharks. If you want to join a shark viewing/cage diving trip please visit the NOAA site for conditions and recommended operators.
Read more in our National Geographic Open Explorer Expedition blog posts.