San Francisco Bay, one of the largest and most important estuaries along the Pacific Flyway, is located right in our backyard but remains relatively unvisited. Our appreciation of the Bay Area can change dramatically from a new perspective on the water. Join John and Sarah Klobas as we cruise the bay in search of natural and cultural history, birds and marine mammals.
Fall is a wonderful season of mild weather and calm water to look for the migrating and resident waterfowl, water birds and marine mammals that call the bay home.
Leaving from Berkeley, we’ll cruise the Richmond shoreline, travel around Red Rock Island and motor under the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge to investigate the Brothers and Sisters Islands as well as the Marin Islands. Heading along the Marin shoreline toward Angel Island takes us into Raccoon Strait as we search for harbor porpoise, who have returned to the bay after an absence of nearly 60 years. See stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco and Alcatraz as we head for Yerba Buena and Treasure Islands. A final pass under the new east span of the Bay Bridge closes out the day as we return from our boat safari to Berkeley. Also open to youth (age 15-17) with parent attendance.