I just finished at lunch today a book called The Devil’s Teeth by Susan Casey, about her obsession with great white sharks, and the Farallon Islands, 27 miles west of San Francisco. I’d been thinking recently that those island would make a good day trip sometime, and now, here is more of a reason to go!
I’m hooked. Not on my next trip to the bay area, but maybe in Septemeber or October, during shark season (September to December), if the weather is decent, I’d like to make the full day trip out there. The tourist boats are 85 bucks a head, for a 8 am to 4pm trip out of SF.
But damn, does it sound like an appealing idea. I’ve never seen a great white in person, and I think I’d like to do so. But I’m not going to be crazy and go in the water.
My dad once raced boats around those islands, so I’ll have to talk to him about the conditions and gear. If the water is calm, no problems, but as shark seaon approaches, large swells and strong winds become the norm, and a small speed boat may not be the best of ideas.
Anyone interested in going?