Sightings Report: April 17, 2019

Sightings from San Francisco Whale Tours vessel Kitty Kat


On this first trip of the day we quickly found a whale east of the shipping lane. The whale moved towards Treasure Island, diving in 20-30 feet of water. I didn’t take any photos on this trip, but SFWT photographer Joey did. Check out his flickr.


On this trip we located a whale between Alcatraz and Angel Island. On our first sighting the whale came up within 50 yards of the boat.


After our first sighting, the whale surfaced every 10-12 minutes and appeared to be going back and forth between Alcatraz and the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge.



For our final trip we found a whale on the east side of Angel Island.

This whale stayed in roughly the same location for the whole trip and surfaced regularly at 5-7 minute intervals.

We saw a couple of fluke dives from this animal.