Sightings Report: March 23, 2019

Sighting from San Francisco Whale Tours vessel Kitty Kat

On this tour we had barely left the dock when we heard reports of gray whales near our harbor. We ended up spotting one just east of Pier 39 in the ferry lane.

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The whale gave us a few spouts and fluke dives.

One of the dives was within 50 yards of our boat .

We decided to continue west, but saw another gray whale when we came to the west side of Alcatraz. This whale moved east towards where the first animal had been. This one kept its distance from us, but we saw several spouts and the whale’s back.

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We continued onward towards St. Francis Yacht Club. There was a sailboat race happening. Near Crissy Field, we found another gray whale. We saw this one surface several times before we left it to cross underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and head back to port.

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