farrallones Are white sharks doing something different this year? Or are we? By Hannah Kingsley-Ma • Dec 8, 2015 "Great white shark - Cal Ripfin" by George Probst, CC license, resized and recropped Listen Listening... / 8:47 If you want to see great white sharks in the Bay Area, the best place to go is the Farallon Islands. It’s about a two hour boat ride from the Berkeley Marina. 27 miles offshore.