Sighting from San Francisco Whale Tours vessel Kitty Kat
We began the trip heading west through the shipping lane. We were 11 miles out when we spotted our first spout.
After a few minutes, we were able to spot 10 humpback whales within a mile of us. A few of them came close to the boat.
We saw several lunge feeds from these animals.
There was also a lot of porpoise activity on this trip.
We returned to the same spot 11 miles offshore for the next trip, where we found a pair of humpbacks.
The smaller of the two individuals breached for almost the entire time we were there. It's possible that this was a calf.
Another individual slapped its tail multiple times on the water, 500 yards from the breaching animal.
There were a few lunge feeds on this trip, as well as a few fluke dives. There were some California sea lions resting on the shipping lane buoy.