Meet Our Crew
Every naturalist we use is an expert at narrating. They can tell you everything you ever wanted to know about geology, natural history, sea birds, great white sharks, other sharks, whales, dolphin, porpoises, fish, coastal landmarks, and the Farallon Islands. If you aren’t sure what you are seeing, feel free to ask. Our trips are meant to heighten awareness and education of all the marine and wildlife around you.
Capt Joe, Born & Raised in San Francisco.
Joe, is to the core a Child Welfare Activist !
Since 1978 Joe has been heading under the Golden Gate Bridge on inspected passenger vessels!
Joe in his spare time loves gardening & visiting nurseries.
He’s also passionate about dancing the night away in SF”s rave culture, his genre is Gymcore.
Eat , Sleep , Rave repeat!
Sophie is originally from San Diego and moved to the Bay Area to attend UC Berkeley. Growing up near the ocean sparked her love for marine life, driving her to dedicate her studies to wildlife ecology and sustainability. As she is finishing her B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies, she found the perfect job on board the boat getting to interact and share her passion for whale conservation with you everyday. When not on the Kitty Kat, she loves cooking, making art, hiking, and anything else outside.
Andrew is a lifelong resident of the bay, born in Alameda and currently living in Oakland. He is the Kitty Kats first officer, Ginger chew supplier, designated whale spotter (along with whale dog) and occasional singer of shanties. When he is not on the boat you can find him teaching middle school history up in Pittsburg, rock climbing, rowing, hiking, as well playing the bagpipes, video games, a fair amount of D&D, and attempting to cook.