Sighting from San Francisco Whale Tours vessel Kitty Kat
We headed west on this afternoon trip. We made our way through the shipping lane all the way out past buoys 1 and 2 to the pilot vessel. The weather was calm with very little wind.
Out past the precautionary area there were at least 6 whales: two pairs and two individuals.
We saw a few breaches from these animals and several fluke dives. One pair approached the boat, swam underneath us, and then slapped its tail when it surfaced on the other side.
There was a lot of bird activity in the area.
We saw at least four large ships pass by.