Partners & Donors

San Francisco Bar Pilots

The San Francisco Bar Pilots are proud to partner with and sponsor San Francisco's Sea Lion Center at PIER 39. We share with a common mission to protect the water quality and marine life of San Francisco Bay. Since 1850, the San Francisco Bar Pilots have been providing expert navigation services to ensure the safe passage of shipping traffic. Many of our members are sailors, surfers, swimmers and conservationists. Through the Sea Lion Center, residents and visitors alike can learn about the Bay's ecosystem and how to preserve thei important waterway.

Sister Divisions

Aquarium of the Bay
Bay Model Alliance
The Bay Institute

Other Organizations

Marine Mammal Center
The average life span of a California Sea Lion is 20–25 years.
Sea Lions are considered “opportunistic feeders,” eating available prey rather than one species.