San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Sail to the Farallon Islands aboard the Derek M. Baylis!
We have just spent the last month tagging great white sharks at the Farallones and want to bring you to their feeding ground. We may spot whales, sharks, and many other marine mammals during this circumnavigation of one of the most ecologically important marine sancuaries on the west coast.
From shore of San Francisco you can see the impressive peaks of the Farallon Islands on a clear day. Here is a unique opportunity to sail to the islands and experience this marine wilderness from aboard the research vessel the Derek M. Baylis. The Farallones lie just 30 miles west of San Francisco in the Pacific Ocean. These islands hold the largest seabird colony in the continental US and attract the migrations of several species of whales and great white sharks. Wildlife in and around the islands is abundant and best experienced from a low-impact and quiet sailing vessel.
When: POSTPONED to 11/10
Time: 8 am - 7 pm
Where: Pick up at Marina Bay, Richmond (8:00 am) and San Francisco's Pier 40 (9:30 am)
What to Bring: Lunch, warm clothing, wind breaker, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, comfortable non-skid shoes
What to Expect: We will leave San Francisco with the outgoing tide and motor three hours to the Farallon Islands. On the way to the islands, there will be opportunities to observe whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals that call the Farallon Marine Sanctuary home. Around midday we will motor back to San Francisco's Pier 40 arriving by 5:30 and Marina Bay, Richmond by 7 pm.
When & Where
The SRV Derek M. Baylis a highly efficient eco-friendly sailing vessel used for marine sciences research and educational trips to bring awareness to the challenges of the oceans, and the marine life that it supports. In order to help fund the research activities, Wylie Charters presents the fully staffed and well-equipped boat for hire. We specialize in Corporate event charters, science research classes for schools, off-shore excursions, public holiday parties and more. The Baylis serves as a great setting for any social gathering, celebration, special or private event.