Expedition to the Farallon Islands with the Leatherback Watch Program
The Sea Turtle Restoration Project (STRP) invites you, your family and friends to join us on an expedition to the Farallon Islands as part of the Leatherback Watch Program.
Make reservations by phone or email and be sure to mention Sea Turtle Restoration Project to the staff at Oceanic Society. You will receive a discounted price and we receive a part of the proceeds!
The Farallon Islands off the San Francisco coast lie within the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, a rich marine ecosystem that attracts leatherback sea turtles, whales, dolphins, seals and seabirds throughout the year. Each trip is led by an expert naturalist from our partner, the Oceanic Society, who assists with locating whales and identifying seabirds and other marine life. STRP’s Dr. Chris Pincetich will be on board this special expedition to talk about the critically endangered leatherback sea turtles.
Pacific leatherbacks are among the most imperiled of any sea turtle population in any ocean basin on Earth, and are offshore of California right now! This sea turtle and whale watching expedition will be a fundraiser for STRP’s Leatherback Watch Program, which monitors sightings of critically endangered Pacific leatherbacks for education and conservation purposes.
We will cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and west to the Farallon Islands. Weather permitting, we visit the Continental Shelf to search for deep water whales.
Option 1) Sausalito Clipper Yacht Harbor on Harbor Drive. Reminder: check-in time is at 7:00am, boat leaves at 7:15am
Option 2) San Francisco Yacht Harbor/Marina Green, just outside the Harbormaster’s office (please do not enter the building or disturb the harbormaster). Reminder: Check-in time is 7:30 am, boat leaves 8:00 a.m.
Free parking is available at both sites.
Duration: Approximately 8 hours.
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