Sightings Report: June 11, 2018

All sightings from San Francisco Whale Tours vessel Kitty Kat


We found our first whale quickly, since it was feeding in the central bay. We initially spotted the whale when it lunge fed 200 yards ahead of us. 


We halted our approach and waited for the whale to surface again. It was a single humpback feeding in 60 feet of water.

There was lots of feed in the water. Groups of birds circled the whale.

We saw many fluke dives as the whale moved toward Fort Mason. 


The wind picked up slightly before our next trip. The whale had moved out slightly, so we found our spout west of the Golden Gate Bridge, close to the South Tower. 

The whale moved west while we followed at a distance. It continued out all the way to Mile Rock, where there was another feeding whale with birds hovering over it.

There were lots of harbor seals and active harbor porpoises in this area as well as a large amount of bird activity.