$34 for California Coast and Tributaries Eco Tour for Two from San Francisco Whale Tours ($68 Value)

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Naturalists lead 90-minute tour of coast & San Francisco Bay, educating amidst views of Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, seals & waterfowl

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Promotional value expires May 24, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 15 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. 24hr cancellation notice required. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Due to gravity, non-aquatic animals are limited to a single-dimensional plane of movement, with the exception of birds and monkeys who have learned to burrow. Watch animals float up the z-axis with today's Groupon: for $34, you get a 90-minute California Coast and Tributaries Eco Tour for two from San Francisco Whale Tours (a $68 value).

San Francisco Whale Tours demonstrates the beauty and diversity of the Bay’s bustling ecosystem with regular nature tours that trawl the coast. After up to 49 passengers board their eco-friendly catamaran, the Kitty Kat, the captain zips off into the water to the cries of waterfowl and foghorns. As noses tingle in the salty ocean air, passionate naturalists spout streams of information, fortifying brains with knowledge and expertly catching all questions hurled at their heads. Gaggles of harbor seals and sea lions may be seen gossiping out on rocky outcroppings, and dolphins demonstrate their aquatic gymnastics and best knock-knock jokes. As human eyes stretch to absorb views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, and Alcatraz, cormorants, pelicans, and gulls swoop down and snatch lunch from the glistening ocean. San Francisco Whale Tours helpfully provides a checklist for spectators to record their wildlife sightings and prove pet theories that the Loch Ness monster relocated to warmer waters.

The Kitty Kat catamaran ferries its curious passengers in style with a sun deck and enclosed cabin, and its low wake and gentle underwater noise make it a model marine houseguest. Aiding the crusade to preserve whale populations, San Francisco Whale Tours donates a portion of profits to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

San Francisco Whale Tours

The thick September fog haunts the water like a lonely ghost, obscuring the boat’s passengers’ view of everything but their fellow riders. Convinced that they’ll see nothing more that day, Captain Joe Nazar turns his vessel around and heads back to shore when suddenly, out of the brume, a graceful hulk breaks through the rolling waters. The boat has unwittingly happened upon a pod of humpback whales, and everyone––including the seasoned naturalist guides aboard––suddenly falls into a stunned silence as the majestic creatures spout water and dive into the mist. Fostering humbling, awe-inspiring interactions with nature such as this is Captain Joe’s raisons d'être and the driving force behind the founding of San Francisco Whale Tours.

San Francisco Whale Tours demonstrates the beauty and diversity of the Bay’s bustling ecosystem with regular nature tours that trawl the coast. Captain Joe––aided by his expert crew and sage naturalists––shares his passion for aquatic adventures with his guests via leisurely excursions through the waters of the Farallon Islands aboard the Kitty Kat, his trusted watercraft. The catamaran ferries its curious passengers in style with a sun deck and enclosed cabin, and its low wake and gentle underwater noise make it a model marine houseguest. Aiding the crusade to preserve whale populations, San Francisco Whale Tours donates a portion of profits to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Customer Reviews

Great staff. Definitely recommended for tourists and locals. You get to learn and enjoy breathtaking scenery.
Amit B. · September 16, 2012
We offered this tour to 2 out-of-town friends and they loved everything about it!
Josiane E. · September 12, 2012
Great job!
Barbara M. · August 6, 2012

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