Sea Lion Web Cam

To view one of the preset sea lion webcam camera angles you must first select Control Now then pick an optional viewpoint from the Select Preset menu to view various live shots of PIER 39’s K-Dock, the Golden Gate Bridge & Alcatraz. Please contact HD Relay ( for technical support related to the camera presentation.

Where have the sea lions gone?
During the summer months, it is not uncommon to see few or no sea lions at PIER 39’s K-Dock. California sea lions travel south to give birth and breed on offshore island rookeries, ranging from Southern California’s Channel Island south to Mexico. All sea lions share the instinct to return to rookery islands during this time. However, some non-breeding animals will linger along the coast. The first pups are born by May 25th and the breeding season is over by July 20th. Adult females often remain near rookeries year-round, whereas males and juvenile females move north after the breeding season. The number of sea lions at PIER 39 typically increases after the first week of August.

Want to learn more about the world famous sea lions?
The new Sea Lion Center, operated and managed by Aquarium of the Bay, is a hub for all things sea lion, including interactive displays, educational videos and many fascinating presentations led by Aquarium of the Bay Naturalists. Touch a sea lion pelt, size yourself up next to a real sea lion skeleton and more. Click here for more information.