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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

The Aquarium of the bay facility boasts 300 feet of crystal clear acrylic tunnels holding 700,000 gallons of carefully maintained bay water that sustains approximately 20,000 marine animals, from octopi to eight-foot native, seven gill sharks. Visitors are treated to mesmerizing walls of jellies and a chance to touch bat rays, skates and “splash zone" animals

Aquarium of the Bay - Ticket Only Highlights

  • About 20,000 animals featured
  • “Beauties of the Bay”, San Francisco Bay’s most colorful animals
  • Swirling school of anchovies
  • River Otters
  • Giant Pacific Octopus
  • Bay babies
  • Sea Lion Center
  • Shark Tunnel

Aquarium of the Bay - Ticket Only Inclusions

  • Admission to Aquarium of the Bay.

Tour Exclusions

  • Any other services not specified.

Please Note

  • Voucher must be exchanged for an Aquarium of The Bay ticket at a Gray Line tour center. Please bring paper or electronic Voucher to our Gray Line office in Fisherman’s Wharf at 2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133. The Aquarium of the Bay is located only a couple of blocks away at Pier 39.
  • Voucher can also be exchanged at our other tour center at 478 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94124. (near Union Square).
  • Please visit https://www.aquariumofthebay.org/ for exact times.

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Jun 26 2019
I originally booked the Grand City Tour. However, the tour was overbooked by 1 person and I volunteered to get off and go on another tour. Gray Line put me on the City & Sausalito tour instead, gave me a free pass for the Sausalito ferry, gave me $20 back, and offered to buy me a cup of coffee from the cafe next door while waiting. When the next tour was ready one of the employees walked me over and let me on the bus first. I was very pleased with how I was treated.Douglas was the tour guide and he was simply awesome. He looked and sounded a bit like Bill Murray and was just as funny. He was incredibly knowledgeable of the city and its history. We followed him to Fish And Chips for lunch in Sausalito and it was good. I liked him enough I gave him the $20 as a tip for the tour.I rode the ferry back to Fisherman's Wharf. The views leaving Sausalito, passing the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, and returning to the city were beautiful. I was never able to take the Grand City Tour but I thoroughly enjoyed the City & Sausalito tour and would highly recommend it to others. If you're lucky enough to have Doug as your guide then enjoy the ride.
reviewed by Mr Shaun Christensen
Jan 07 2019
Making the online booking was ok. However they don't offer the 20% discount to Bay Area residents though.
reviewed by Dr. Amitava Sarkar
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Tour Itinerary

The Aquarium of the Bay at PIER 39 facility boasts 300 feet of crystal clear acrylic tunnels holding 700,000 gallons of carefully maintained bay water that sustains approximately 20,000 animals, from octopi to eight-foot, native, seven-gill sharks. Visitors are treated to mesmerizing walls of jellyfish and a chance to touch bat rays, skates and “splash zone" animals. In its fifteen year history, over seven million guests, including more than 100,000 school children, have visited San Francisco’s spectacular Aquarium of the Bay.

Your Aquarium of the Bay exploration begins in Discover the Bay, featuring the distinctive ecosystems that support an incredibly wide variety of marine life. In eight exhibits featuring over a thousand aquatic animals, you will learn about the creatures that make their homes in the Bay.

Exhibit highlights include:

  • “Beauties of the Bay”: visit San Francisco Bay’s most colorful animals, including the bright orange Garibaldi (the California State Marine Fish), green Moray Eels and rockfish of varying colors, in the first exhibit on the right.
  • River Otters
  • Swirling school of anchovies – did you know that lateral lines on anchovies’ bodies serve as sensory organs? This enables the animals to sense where the school is moving, to help stick together and avoid predators.
  • “Bay Babies” from newly hatched Skates to juvenile perch and other fishes, explore underwater newborns. San Francisco Bay is a nursery ground to many fish species.

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