Boat captains must master nautical lexicon before sailing the seas to ensure that they can distinguish port, which means left, from starboard, which means launch the vessel into deep space. Count down to a sea launch with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $34 for a photographic ecology boat tour for one (a $69 value)
- $64 for a photographic ecology boat tour for two (a $138 value)
- $116 for a photographic ecology boat tour for four (a $276 value)
Voyages depart at about an hour and a half before sunset (currently around 6:30 p.m.) and return to harbor by sunset (currently around 8:30 p.m.). Passengers should consult the what-to-bring list and arrive early for check-in.
SF Bay Photo Club and Eco Tours
Every day, millions of tons of snowmelt from high up in the Sierras rushes hundreds of miles downstream and pours into the San Francisco Bay. There, it slams into a surge of seawater to form an ecosystem at once constant and constantly changing. It’s there that the photographers and naturalists of SF Bay Photo Club and Eco Tours set out to observe and capture stunning images on daily adventures.
Aboard the stalwart Outer Limits (Sausalito departures) or Kitty Cat (San Francisco departures), captains skipper wildlife-seeking tours that might spy marine wildlife including local sea lions or harbor porpoises. The boat’s two pontoons make for a smoother ride than a schooner or a boatorcycle, and the spacious deck and large-windowed cabin make beautiful views bountiful. As they travel through some of California's most scenic waters, the ships sail past such landmarks as the Golden Gate Bridge, Point Bonita, and Alcatraz Island.