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SF Bay Whale Watching

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10 Marina Blvd, Dock B, San Francisco, CA 94123-1221
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10 Marina Blvd, Dock B, San Francisco, CA 94123-1221
Marina District
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"farallon islands"
in 18 reviews
"see whales"
in 16 reviews
"tail slapping"
in 3 reviews
"captain john"
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"grey whales"
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"sea life"
in 6 reviews
"highly recommend this trip"
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"prone to sea sickness"
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"safe distance"
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"hr trip"
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"entire crew"
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"wild animals"
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"past the golden gate bridge"
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"trip enjoyable"
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"saw dolphins"
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"front row"
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"nice boat"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I took the whale watching trip on 6/14/18. It was fantastic. The crew of the Kitty Kat could not have been more helpful and nice. The boat was smooth sailing. And we saw a lot of whales and other aquatic wildlife. It was also really...More

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SFWT, Public Relations Manager at SF Bay Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the whale watching tour. Everyone was very nice. Saw two whales in the bay. Very disappointed we never left the bay and had the opportunity to see more. Only followed those two whales the entire time. We would go again and recommend this tour.

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SFWT, Public Relations Manager at SF Bay Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent trip, brilliant captain and excellent guide. Great value for money and a brilliant experience

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SFWT, Public Relations Manager at SF Bay Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a wonderful trip out into the bay! We saw humpbacks and it was just awesome. The crew was very attentive and helpful. We really enjoyed it.

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SFWT, Public Relations Manager at SF Bay Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you had an enjoyable experience with us and hope you'll join us again in the future.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was very welcoming, well informed and friendly. We saw many humpback whales, although not from very close, but it was a magical experience! We also got a great view of the city and Alcatraz. I would definitely recommend this to friends visiting SF!

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SFWT, Public Relations Manager at SF Bay Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful view of the bay of San Franzisco. Very entertaining crew. Interesting facts about the animals and their habitat were told. In addition, one can of course watch dolphins. A very good tour which you should book in any case if you have 3 hours.

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SFWT, Public Relations Manager at SF Bay Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. It seems you had an enjoyable experience with us. We always strive for perfection. Was there something in particular that cost us that last star?

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Early Bird Whale Watching tour, and it was fabulous. The view of the bay and the Golden Gate bridge with Alcatraz in the background would have been worth the ticket price, but SF Bay Whale Watching delivered what they promised. We saw...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whalewatching is always full of surprises. After all, you're looking for wild animals, who can choose exactly where they want to be in the vast Pacific Ocean. Sometimes they choose not to show. That's simply part of the adventure. However, yesterday's 6 hour trip to...More

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SFWT, Public Relations Manager at SF Bay Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no doubt that you are likely to see whales on this trip. You might not have your expectations met however, as the sightings might be mere glimpses, and only for a handful of hardy souls brave enough to get soaking wet when the...More

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SFWT, Public Relations Manager at SF Bay Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're sorry that the weather was not working in your favor and hope you will come out with us again. Every trip is different and we always try to do the best we can in whatever conditions we find ourselves in.

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

I have been to San Francisco couple of times and did cruising but this was the worst experience. The vessel was too small and they got so many people tgat it was overcrowded. It was supposed to be whale watching but no enough room on...More

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SFWT, Public Relations Manager at SF Bay Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

While we do have great overall success in finding these incredible animals they are wild and the waters they live in vast, because of this, if no whales were seen on your trip the next time is on us. You mentioned you're in SF frequently...More

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We live in the San Francisco area and we booked online a few days in advance. We had a fantastic experience. There were a lot of humpback whales and dolphins and some orcas feeding near the Farallone Islands when we went... More
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