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Cruise for the Seals - September 20

The perfect way to experience the San Francisco Bay

Join Wallace J. Nichols and Marine Mammal Center naturalists for a sunset cruise on one of the Bay's finest yachts.

Friday, September 20, 2013

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM aboard the Empress Yacht 
(please arrive by 5:30 PM for boarding) 

Departing from Sausalito at 310 Harbor Drive for a cruise on the Bay

Wallace J. NicholsWe are extremely excited to announce that Wallace J. Nichols will be our special guest speaker at our Cruise for the Seals fundraiser on Friday, September 20.

Dr. Wallace "J." Nichols is a scientist, activist, community organizer, author and dad. J. is also a Research Associate at California Academy of Sciences and is a founder/co-founder of many conservation endeavors including and

He has authored and co-authored more than 50 scientific papers and reports and his work has been broadcast on NPR, BBC, PBS, National Geographic and Animal Planet and featured in Time, Newsweek, GQ, Outside Magazine, Fast Company, Scientific American and New Scientist, among others. He's also the creator of the Blue Marbles Project – a pay it forward initiative about sharing random acts of “blue” gratitude! Read more about J. at

Enjoy great wine, vegetarian catering by Whole Foods Market and (hopefully!) some great marine mammal spotting, with J. and our marine mammal experts aboard the luxurious Empress Yacht.

Cruise the Bay with The Marine Mammal Center and our engaging naturalists.

  • Listen to what makes J the ultimate ocean steward and be inspired to pass on your own Blue Marble!
  • Learn more about the marine mammals that inhabit the Bay
  • Spot wildlife and enjoy a spectacular luxury cruise with up-close views of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Savor wine, champagne and canapés
  • Treat yourself to a dazzling summer sunset

Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit our efforts to save sick, injured and orphaned marine mammals, and the study of their health and that of their ocean home.

Tickets are $200 each and are fully tax-deductible. Don't miss out! Have fun while helping to save our seal and sea lion patients - Buy your tickets today!

Empress Events

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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