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Whale Watching on the Bay

San Francisco Whale Tours offers exciting whale watching adventures from the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean and into the protected sanctuary of the Farallon Islands.

From views of main San Francisco attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge to sightings of humpback and gray whales, this is a trip you will never forget.

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The Best Whale Watching Trips in San Francisco Bay!

Gorgeous Weather & Lots of Whale Sightings!

"I had an absolutely incredible time during my first whale watching tour. It was very memorable. Within the first 15 minute of the tour, we spotted a couple of humpback whales. The crew was very knowledgeable and worked incredibly well as a team! Thank you all for making my first whale watching tour not my last and looking forward to coming back to SF again in the future!"

– Jamie W. · TripAdvisor
Amazing company

"My friends and I went on an afternoon trip with SFWT and it was amazing! The staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and we had such a fun time. The boat isn't massive and they don't over pack it with people, so everyone has the ability to see all the whales! We saw 4 different humpbacks, porpoises, seals and sea lions - very successful. Would definitely recommend this company to others visiting SF!!!"

– carlybutt · TripAdvisor
Smooth and eventful first whale watching experience

"Despite being a misty day on the day our trip, everything went without a glitch. The tour departed and arrived punctually. Managed to see a number of whales from a distance. Onboard naturalist was knowledgeable and articulate. Kitty Kat ship crew were friendly and helpful. All staff were mindful of the guests safety and respectful of the whales. As an added bonus, photos taken by the naturalist were available online on her website."

– tanhu · TripAdvisor
Great afternoon watching whales

"My family and I took out of town guests on an adventure to watch whales and see the wildness that surrounds San Francisco on 3 sides. SF Whale Tours did a great job of helping all of us on board find whales, see them and identify them and learn about the local underwater geography and sea life. Kudos to Michael and the entire crew for an enjoyable excursion!"

– lbgnp · TripAdvisor

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