Sea Lions at Pier 39

Zoo Exhibit
Pier 39's West Marina (The Embarcadero)
San Francisco, CA 94111


  • Listen for them, it's fun. Just watch out for the angry ones.
  • Observe the strange behavior of tourists here. They've gathering here since the 90's and are really noisy.
  • Pinch your nose, because this place stinks! Literally.
  • If you can, go to the Wharf on a weekday. Such a lovely place when not swarming with people.
  • These guys are strangely entertaining.
  • Go and see some sea lions from close-up. Have your camera at the ready to make some beautiful snapshots. And be amazed at the sounds (and the occasional smelly burps) these animals make!
  • Try the viewing point upstairs
  • Be sure to visit the Sea Lions Center as well.
  • Sea lions are awesome!!
  • Great experience to see so many sea lions together ( as many as 1701 in 2009) come here very early in the morning not to be interrupted by tourists.
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  • Awesome spot to see wild sea lions. Loud as all get out too.
  • This is a nice place 2 go 2 & see some sea lions.
  • famous place to watch sea lions, there are tons of them
  • I am amazed that I can "check in" to sea lions...anyways, I agree with John B., watch out for the angry ones.
  • Don't feed the lions
  • Some of my favorite animals, the sea lions are so adorable! They are free and they're given food as well
  • Um dos pontos principais do Pier 39. Tenha pacincia, ache um bom lugar e se divirta! Os lees marinhos so bem divertidos!
  • Mutlaka urayn. Nedense onlar seyrederken inceden bir mutluluk kaplyor iimi.
  • It's hilarious watching these sea lions bicker like old women.

Nearby places

160 Jefferson St. (at Taylor St.)
900 N Point St (btwn Polk & Larkin St)
39 Piers Box M-211