Full day trips (8 - 10 hours) When we provide Transportation:  
    You are picked up at your San Francisco Area hotel or a central
    prearranged location at a designated time to start our full-day
    adventure. IF YOU PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION: We are happy to
    drive your owned or rented vehicle - Call to make arrangements

    A full day excursion allows you to discover much more of the wild
    things the greater San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. Trips typically
    begin between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM depending on your schedule
    and choice of location. You can choose the trip itinerary from any of
    the destinations below or we will recommend sights based on current
    weather, tides and recent sightings of wildlife. Along with checklists of
    local birds and mammals for you to use, we’ll have at least one
    spotting scope and our library of field guides for the group to share
    during the trip. High quality optics can make a profound difference in
    the level of enjoyment when watching and capturing wildlife images.
    Because we want you to have the best experience possible when on a
    Nature Trip, we provide high quality binoculars for your use during the
    time you are with us. By prior arrangement, Digital Photography
    equipment is available for hire for your use during photography
    excursions. We will also bring along a delicious vegetarian lunch and
    (non-alcoholic) refreshments. Note: You are welcome to bring along
    other beverages or foods of your choice. Check out our suggested list
    of other items you may want to bring.

    Current prices for Full-day excursions:     
                                  
                                                       If WE Provide                **  If YOU Provide
                                             TRANSPORTATION          TRANSPORTATION
           1 to 2 people                   $220.00                               $ 160.00
                   3 people                   $260.00                               $ 190.00
                   4 people                   $340.00                               $ 220.00
                       each additional add  $  60.00                               $   40.00

  ** Guide pickup or
meeting location in San Francisco only.
      Additional charges may apply for alternative meeting locations

    What we provide:

    On All Trips
  • Transportation and/or driver (see above) from prearranged point of
    departure and return.
  • Any tolls, park or preserve fees that may be encountered.
  • Checklists of local birds and mammals for you to keep.
  • High powered spotting scope.
  • A library of field guides for the group to share during the time you are
    with us.
  • We  provide high quality binoculars for your use during the time you
    are with us.

    On Full-Day Trips:
    We will also bring along snacks and a delicious vegetarian lunch and
    (non-alcoholic) refreshments. Note: You are welcome to bring along
    other beverages or foods of your choice.

    By prior arrangement, Digital Photography equipment is available
    for hire for your use during photography excursions.

    Some of our Full-Day Trip Destinations:
    1. Point Reyes National Seashore: the crown jewel of the local SF
    Bay wilderness zones. This 71,000 acre wonderland is a nature lovers
    dream. Highlight include fascinating geological features, many large
    marine and land mammals including 4 species of deer, combined with
    over 400 bird species guarantees for an exciting trip any time of year.
    2.  Wings and Vines trip: Several California vintners have set up
    ingenious fresh water marsh systems to filter the water that has
    already been used to irrigate the wine grapes. On this trip we will
    observe native birds that have benefited by these wetlands and
    sample some of the beautiful wines that have made these regions
    famous. NOTE : prices do not include tasting charges.
    3. South San Mateo Coast – we’ll visit many habitats including
    woodlands, fresh water lagoons, salt water marshes, tide pools and
    shoreline. Raptors are regularly seen working the grasslands and
    fields adjacent to the coast. This is an excellent choice during the fall
    and winter months for close views of marine mammals.
    4. San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuges: an awesome
    mosaic of preserved, restored and shared use wetlands used by
    millions of resident, migrant and over wintering waterfowl, wetlands
    and coastal scrub species.
    5. Sacramento Delta – this wildlife and history rich delta includes
    many wildlife reserves, refuges and sanctuaries. Late summer through
    winter brings many unusual raptors to this area including Swainson’s
    and Ferruginous hawks, four falcon species and occasionally eagles.
    This is also the best time to see some of the millions of waterfowl that
    begin arriving late summer and stay on through the winter feeding in
    the flooded fields by day and taking refuge in the reserves in the
    evening. The evening fly-ins and morning fly-outs are absolutely
    magical.
    6. Bolinas and Tomales Bays – this trip features shorebirds and
    waterfowl and can be combined with the trip north to Point Reyes. At
    certain times of year a visit to Audubon Canyon Ranch to observe a
    large heron rookery and exploring their excellent coastal scrub
    preserve.

            San Francisco based Nature Trip - www.naturetrip.com  
                                               415-355-0450                      
Items you might want to bring:

Depending upon the season,
there may be a few personal
items you would like to take
along.  We recommend:

  Sunglasses – even if it's
not clear and sunny, UV
sunglasses can help with
glare on water or fog and
keep your eyes rested and
ready for the magic
moments when the wildlife
appears. Excellent for
looking into rivers and tide
pools as well.
  Sun protection & a hat –
some of the worst sunburns
happen to folks in the winter
in California and it can catch
up with you any time of year.
  Jacket or sweater –
Along the coast, even in the
middle of the summer it’s
always a good idea to keep
something warm to slip on.
While Samuel Clemens has
been famously misquoted,
“the coldest winter I ever
spent was a summer in San
Francisco”, seems not far
from the truth when the
marine layer has its’ way.
  Comfortable walking
shoes or hiking boots.
Full Day Trips