A voyage to the Farallon Islands!
The Gulf of the Farallons, or Farallones (from the Spanish farallón meaning “pillar” or “sea cliff”), is a national park and biodiversity hot spot right outside the Golden Gate. Marked by a small grouping of islands 22 miles off the Point Bonita Lighthouse, the Farallon Islands are a national treasure, protected from the general public for the purpose of research and stewardship. The park is well known as a breeding ground for many species of pinnipeds, but there are many other endemic species in the area, including orcas, great white sharks, porpoises and numerous exceptional seabirds.
A private sail to the Gulf of the Farallones Islands aboard the coastal schooner Freda B is a unique and amazing charter. Built for ocean passages, the coastal schooner offers a comfortable layout for an all-day adventure at sea. Sail out the Golden Gate along the Marin Headlands and out to the blue waters of the Pacific. We depart Sausalito first thing in the morning and travel 27 miles each way to the wildlife-rich Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Experience the open ocean while enjoying the natural environment and marine wildlife on this journey.
We offer a delicious, customized off-shore Farallons Voyage Menu for this very special day.
This is a tide and weather dependent sail, with a 28 passenger maximum.
Weekday Flat Rate: $8500
Our Public Sail Calendar always has the most up-to-date schedule. It can be viewed HERE
You may read about a past voyage profiled in Latitude 38 HERE
Our late, great friend Charlie Merrill of Sausalito and Howard Allen of Belvedere began the important work of supporting Point Blue’s effort to study the Farallones in coordination with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Farallon National Wildlife Refuge. These two local visionaries formed the Farallon Patrol to provide Point Blue’s scientists with reliable transportation to the islands and we continue their work today.