Sightings Report: July 6th, 2017

All trips on San Francisco Whale Tours vessel Kitty Kat


The fog was thick and cold, but we found 4-5 humpback whales in the Golden Gate Strait at around 8:30One humpback at Point Bonita slapped his pectoral fin on the water for several minutes, then rewarded us with at least ten breaches. There was a short period of rest between every 3-4 breaches. 


With a much bigger crowd and a little bit more sun and wind, we headed out and immediately found whales inside San Francisco BayTwo were between the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, with one whale popping up right in front of a steaming ferry. We called the ferry, and they immediately altered their course to avoid the whale. 

After spotting another whale underneath the bridge, we headed out into the Strait and counted at least 5-6 more spouts between us and Point Bonita/Mile Rock. We got a few flukes on this trip, but no breaches! On this trip we also spotted some feeding harbor porpoise, a playful California sea lion, and a curious harbor seal, as well as a red tailed hawk soaring over the bridge. 

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