Northern California is one of the best places in the world for whale watching and the Outer Limits will make your day both enjoyable and educational. Get an up close view of the amazing Farallon Islands (weather permitting) and we may even spot a Great White.

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Outer Limits

Outer Limits Catamaran hull provides maximum stability and a  smooth easy ride. The ample deck space and heated cabin creates an excellent platform to spend the day on the water; whether you are viewing marine life, or enjoying time with friends.

Whale Watching

Half day: $175
Full day Farallon Islands trip: $250
20 person cap

private Charter
Half day: $3,500
Full day Farallon Islands Trip: $4,000
24 person cap

‘After going under the Golden Gate Bridge, we spotted a pod of humpback whales just a few miles offshore. My family and I were blown away. We were also very impressed by Captain Christian and crew’s extreme knowledge.’


What to expect

The Northern California coastline has an abundance of diverse marine life and our crew is experienced in spotting all that the waters have to offer! Join us for an educational experience, and snap some photos of a humpback whale, porpoises and much more!

What to remember

Dress in layers, wear sunscreen, flat rubber-soled shoes and bring food, drink, and a camera or binoculars!


What time do we leave?

Whale watching trips depart at 8:00am. Fishing trips check-in between 5–5:15am and return by 3:00pm.

What should I wear?

Dress in layers. It’s typically cold in the morning and warms up as the day goes on. Pants, jackets and sneakers are best. Don’t forget sunscreen and sunglasses! Binoculars are a great addition for the whale watching trips, if you have some! 

Will we see whales?

We have a high success rate of seeing whales on these trips. We also target lots of other amazing marine life and birds that are unique to our coastline.

What if I get seasick?

If prone to seasickness, we suggest you take dramamine prior to arrival (1-2 hours).

Should I bring food?

Yes. Bring whatever you would like to eat or drink for the day.

Can I bring alcohol?

Beer and wine is allowed, but we have a strict no hard alcohol policy.

Are your trips family friendly?

We provide a fun, family friendly atmosphere and would gladly welcome kids over the age of 5 on board for fishing and whale watching. (We recommend the half day for whale watching for children).