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  • Farallon Islands Eco-Sail

    Book 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.

    Private Charter

    A private sail to the Gulf of the Farallones Islands aboard the coastal schooner Freda B is truly special. Built for ocean passages, the 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 National Marine Sanctuary. Experience the open ocean while enjoying the natural environment and marine wildlife on this journey.

    Sample Farallon Islands Itinerary

      • Boarding: Dawn patrol! 7-8:00am
      • Depart: 7:30-8:30am
      • Return: Sunset, 6- 8:00pm * times vary due to tides and currents

    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 18 passenger maximum.

    Weekday Flat Rate: $14,995

    Traveling offshore is a rare and challenging journey. We recommend hosting a private 3 hour Wildlife Sail to Point Bonita Lighthouse for your group before hosting a trip all the way to the Farallons. Private 3 hour sails start at $4,350 for up to 28 guests. 

    Public Sails

    Our Public Sail Calendar always has the most up-to-date schedule. Calendar

    You may read about a past voyage profiled in Latitude 38 HERE

    Our Contribution

    Freda B and her crew are proud to donate time and expertise to the Farallons Patrol, in partnership with Blue Conservation Science, to make this journey 2-4 times every year.

    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 in 1972. These local visionaries formed the Farallon Patrol to provide Point Blue’s scientists with reliable transportation to the islands and we continue their work today.

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