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. Our 2018 season is complete. We will reschedule trips for September-November 2019.
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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 behavior and their locations in the Gulf and record data in our State MPAs with an onboard ROV as part of the National Geographic Open Explorer project .
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.
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