Become sea lion savvy and learn more about California sea lions, marine life, and bay conservation during the annual “Sea Lion Encounter,” in celebration of the anniversary of their arrival to Pier 39.
The boisterous barking pinnipeds began arriving in droves shortly after the Loma Prieta earthquake hit San Francisco in October 1989. With a protected environment and plentiful supply of food from the Bay, the sea lions quickly decided to make Pier 39’s K-Dock their new home.
27th Sea Lions Arrival Anniversary
January 20-22, 2017 | 11 am to 4 pm
– Free tours depart daily at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm
Pier 39, San Francisco
Free Sea Lion Encounter walking tours depart daily at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm from the Sea Lion Statue, west of the Pier 39 Entrance Plaza.
Following the tours, enjoy a celebratory treat and special discounts at select merchants for tour participants.
Take the Pledge: show your solidarity for the sea lions by taking the Sea Lion Pledge and promise to recycle, choose sustainable seafood and support the environment.