Sighting from San Francisco Whale Tours vessel Kitty Kat
This short trip started at 6pm. It was windy, cold, and foggy, but we were optimistic as we headed out past the Golden Gate Bridge. On our way out we spotted some sea lions and harbor porpoise.
We saw some large splashes way past the bridge. It was a tail slapping humpback in the middle of the strait.
We spotted another humpback near the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, with two more spouts in the distance near Diablo Cove and the other way off near Point Bonita.
The whales were diving so we saw a few flukes. For the most part, all of the whales stayed in roughly the same spot for the whole trip.
Some harbor seals also popped up while we were watching whales in the strait. A large container ship passed by us.