The Farallons

The Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary is home to some of the world’s largest great white sharks. These islands (Southeast Farallon and Maintop Island) off the coast of San Francisco are the winter water playground of adult great white sharks measuring 15 to 20 feet long. (4.5 meters to 6.1 meters).  The sharks come to the Farrallones to dine on the local population of Northern Elephant Seals. Watching a

San Francisco's Farallon Islands

The Farallon Islands are part of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.

natural great white feeding event is an experience you’ll never forget.

Many know of the Farallones through the popular book “The Devil’s Teeth”, written by Susan Casey, a writer who spent time living on a sailboat at the Farallones alongside shark researchers.   The book is billed as “A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America’s Great White Sharks”.

Sanctuary regulations enacted in 2009 prohibit the attraction of white sharks without a permit from NOAA.  In 2009, Incredible Adventures was granted a permit to actively attract white sharks by using a mammal-shaped decoy.  Incredible Adventures does not chum for white sharks or interfere in a white shark’s natural behavior in any way.

If you join an Incredible Adventures white shark expedition to San Francisco’s Farallon Islands, you will be a passive observer of nature, witnessing sights unlike any other.  The Farallon Islands are a brutal place, where the seas can be rough and the weather miserable.  That’s part of what makes viewing great white sharks off the coast of San Francisco an incredible adventure!

Peak shark sighting season at the Farallones is from late September through mid-November.  Call 800-644-7382 to book your great white shark expedition today.