San Francisco Bay Wildlife Tours
Ecologically-friendly, wild fun.
Camping * Birding * Hiking
Customize your own private voyage! Imagine; what would you like to experience?
Looking to add some birds to your list?
Want to spot wildlife from the Golden Gate Bridge?
Want to hike in cougar, rattlesnake and poison oak country safely?
You name it, we will do the rest.
Experienced former Federal ranger naturalist/biologist will enthusiastically help you design a fantastic adventure to see huge elephant seals, acrobatic sea lions, and shy harbor seals. Safety trained, with over a decade of professional work in the field without an incident or accident, James is a wildlife and plant expert. See hundreds of raptors over Hawk Hill. Marvel at rough-skinned newts in the majestic redwood forest.
Traveling alone? Now you have your own guide who will keep you enlightened and entertained on a wonderful worry-free trip. Bring sun gear, camping gear, binoculars, cameras, and your bold spirit. You set the pace.
Watashi wa Nihon-go no hanashimasu.
Available for wildlife presentations and lectures, and to guide group tours and classes.
Only. . .
Single = $25 per hour
Double = $20 per hour per person
Three or more = $17 per hour per person or less
Seniors and Wildlife Professionals Discount = $20 per hour
You pay for your own transportation or car rental, accommodations, and food of your choice. We help you plan the rest.
Americans, Canadians, Japanese, Brazilian, Chinese, Kiwis and visitors from elsewhere have loved our journeys. Now it's your turn. Don't spend crazy amounts of money on contrived, unnatural, eco-damaging package deals crammed with unnecessary frills. Eat what you want. Go where you want when you want. With San Francisco Bay Wildlife Tours, You Are in Control!
Some of Our Most Popular Trips
The Golden Gate, Crissy Field, Fort Point Connection.
Elephant Seal and Coastal Scrub Snake Stroll.
Redwoods Hike and Camp.
Kayak and Camp Angel Island.
Come see what the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. Gambatte! Arriba! Andiamo!
Gianno D. = On hikes and camping with Kestrel James, we forged slippery rapids by foot, canoed, and climbed trees. Of course I remember snorkeling in tidal pools, and all the fun stuff we did. Camping on the beach, and all the other beaches; hiking, ...that was a great vacation, really unforgettable. You have my full endorsement. I felt like a monkey and a kid again at the same time. Molto bene! - Lucca (near Florence) Italy
Tim R. = I never thought of San Francisco as a wildlife viewing destination, but James' enthusiasm totally rubbed-off on me and made me appreciate the natural beauty of the Bay, even in a semi-urban area. - Manhattan NY
R.F. = James is hands-down the best interpretive ranger I've had the pleasure to be on field trips and tours with. He's enthusiastic, humorous, and thoroughly knowledgeable. -- Volunteer Midway Atoll NWR, Farallon Islands NWR, Field Botanist, California
Joan C. - James took us on hikes where we saw rattlesnakes, lizards, coyotes and too many birds to mention. Not only was he a great guide with his extensive knowledge of animals and plants, we felt safe. James' other talents, acting and singing, made our hike especially fun and full of surprises! He imbued my husband with the confidence to climb some rocks for some awesome photograph opportunities. He encouraged us to Kayak as well which was a beautiful breath-taking experience. James' enthusiasm for making the world a better place and to love all creatures certainly rubbed off on my husband and I. When James gets through with you, your smile will shine, vivid memories will follow you home, and you will have greater respect for our planet - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada