Participants on the field trip will explore San Francisco’s famed Farallon Islands National Marine Sanctuary with a six-hour boat excursion. The Sanctuary is one of the richest ecosystems in the world, home to federally listed endangered or threatened species, and a feeding area for one of the planet's only recovering blue whale populations. On this field trip, participants will have the chance to see gray and humpback whales migrate through the sanctuary, as well as other forms of San Francisco’s wildlife.
There is a separate fee of $115 to attend this field trip. An advance ticket purchase is required for the field trip. Space is limited and tickets will be sold on a first-come, served basis. Priority for ticket purchase is given to law school faculty. Participants will need to sign an AALS waiver of liability to participate in this off-site field trip.
For more information about what to wear on the field trip, please review the list of suggestions on the San Francisco Whale Tours website. Please note that the waters may be choppy throughout the six-hour boat excursion; please take this into account if you have concerns about sea sickness.
7:00 am: Group can meet in Hilton lobby to go together to Pier 39, transportation costs to and from the Pier is on your own.
7:30 am: Meet at Pier 39
8:00 am, Ship out and tour the Marine Sanctuary
2:00 pm: Arrive back at Pier 39.
depart from Pier 39, located just off The Embarcadero, near the intersection of
Beach St, Grant Ave, and The Embarcadero. The San Francisco Whale Tours booth is the second one on the right when you enter the Pier, just after the
Hard Rock Cafe. A crew member will meet you at the booth 30 minutes prior to
departure, then direct you to the boat. If you have any trouble finding us,
please call us at 415.706.7364.
AALS now follows PCI Data Compliance Standards. We can accept your payment for the field trip up to 24 hours in advance, but in order to meet standards, we will not be selling tickets on the day of the field trip.