The Farallon Islands are the only place on earth where it's possible to study great white sharks behaving naturally in the wild. We are certified and licensed by the Gulf of The Farallones National Marine Sancutuary whose mission it is to protect the wildlife and habitats of one of the most diverse and bountiful marine environments in the world. Every September, one of the world's largest and densest congreations of great white sharks assembles in the waters surrounding the Farallon Islands, a 211-acre area of ten islets of the Pacific, 27 miles due west of the Golden Gate Bridge. People come from all over the world to observe these powerful creatures. They depend on the rich sanctuary ecosystem and as apex predators, play a key role in maintaining a balanced ecosystem. Common myths have vilified white sharks however, in truth, we are more of a threat to them than they are to us.White sharks are considered internationally threatened and they need protection. It has been said that they are the closest thing we have to living dinosaurs.