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SF Bay Whale Watching

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10 Marina Blvd, Dock B, San Francisco, CA 94123-1221
Marina District
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

I know I am prone to sea sickness & San Francisco fog and chill is no joke. If you don't already know these things you should probably take the boat ride to Alcatraz and keep your of fingers crossed that a dolphin will cross your...More

4  Thank frequenttravel34
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Yesterday I did this trip with my friend. Well: it was a very small boat for a lot of people. Not everybody could sit. So a lot of people had to stand up, whole trip. the Captain was so unfriendly and rude, i could not...More

8  Thank Marijke D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved seeing the whales spouts and tails. Saw 3-4 whales including a mother and baby. The guides were great- gave you interesting information on the whales. Was a beautiful sunny day! Had a great time!

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

Thank you for joining us on a whale watching adventure. We appreciate your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I honestly didn't expect to see any whales but the trip exceeded my expectations. We saw around 7-8 humpback whales (some of them very close to the boat) and lots of harbor porpoises and birds. The crew were really friendly - especially Mike. He's an...More

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

Thank you for joining us on a whale watching adventure. We appreciate your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was overall a very nice cruise. The naturalist was very knowledgeable and professional, and the atmosphere was pleasant. The only issue was that the whales were a bit too far. I know it not under control, but it would be nice if one could...More

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

Thank you for joining us on a whale watching adventure. We're sorry the wildlife wasn't more cooperative. We appreciate your review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For an 11a.m. departure on a perfect day (15 October) the boat broke down and was not replaced with the alternative boat even though it was available. After waiting for almost an hour (we were told 10-15mins several times) the trip was cancelled and the...More

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

We're sorry your experience was not what you were expecting. Sometimes things happen that are outside of our control. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will give us an opportunity in the future to provide you with one of the experiences we're known for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trip was awesome! The captain and crew were very informative and made the trip as exciting as it could be. The views were out of this world and seeing and learning about the whales was amazing! Cat our tour guide really made the whole...More

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We saw several whales. The guide was very informative and open to answering questions. Views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate bridge were amazing. Really enjoyed the adventure.

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

Thank you for including us in your San Francisco experience. We appreciate your review.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Farallons are a sight to see and the naturalist on board was extremely knowledgeable. This trip gives local residents a new view of the Bay.

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I enjoyed every minute of this experience thanks to the hosts providing interesting facts about the marine wildlife and the human impact on it.We didn't have the chance to get very close to the whales but we did see them spout and lifting their tails...More

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

Thank you for joining us on a whale watching adventure. We're glad our efforts to respect and protect these magnificent creatures is appreciated. We're also so I very grateful for your review.

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Captain and Crew very fun and knowledgeable. Was totally worth the money. We were able to see 6 humpback whales, the weather was perfect.

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 14 October 2018

We had a great time on the all day whale watching tour on the Kitty Kat with Michael and the rest of the crew. Michael was very knowledgeable and did a great job of bringing up all sorts of wonderful information about the whales, birds,...More

Thank Craig W
SFWT, Public Relations Manager at SF Bay Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your review.

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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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