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“No whales”

San Francisco Whale Tours
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Owner description: Year-Round Whale WatchingDeparting daily at 8:00am. Join us aboard exciting all day Tours to the Farallon Islands! Our goal is to give people an exciting adventure that they will never forget. Grey Whales,Humpbacks Whales migrate through the sanctuary.The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary is one of Earth's unique ecosystems.We want you to experience all that San Francisco has to offer. The marine life sightings are incredible! Whale sightings are our number one goal. We want everyone to feel comfortable and safe on all our trips, so we take every precaution to insure that you are. Our trips are designed for out of town tourists and locals alike. Many people have lived in San Francisco their whole lives, but have never visited the wonders of the Farallon Islands. So please be our guest, keep your eyes peeled for whale spouts, sit back, and enjoy the cruise.No Whale Sighting, the next trip is on Us!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 20 July 2018

No whales, not one tail in sight. No dolphins. No seal lions. Only seagulls. Crowded boat. Little info on where we were going. On the plus side, nice people, friendly captain, knowlegable marine biologist. They do offer a free trip on another day if you did not see any whales which is nice. Should have saved our money.

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SFWT, Public Relations Manager at San Francisco Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

We're sorry your experience was not what you were expecting. We do the best we can with the conditions we're given. Our experienced crew use all of their knowledge to predict where and when the animals will be but they are wild animals and they do not always want to participate, its because of this that we can't really give a detailed description of where any particular trip will be going as we go where the wildlife is. This unknown is why we offer our whale guarantee. This offer doesn't expire so you can use it at any time in the future. We look forward to seeing you aboard again so that we can provide you with the type of experience we pride ourselves in.

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Reviewed 20 July 2018

We were never disappointed with the tour- staff were professional and friendly. 21/2 hours flew by as we followed a whale across the bay. It was a treat to travel under the Golden Gate Bridge. The website provided good information about what to expect and how to dress for trip. Whale Girl is a wealth of knowledge about sea life and we learned many interesting and obscure facts. Did you know that a whale's age can be determined by studying its ear wax?
Thank you to San Francisco Whale Tours!

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SFWT, Public Relations Manager at San Francisco Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

We're glad you had an enjoyable and educational experience with us. Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 20 July 2018

john is very friendly specially with kids and very focused on that everybody can see the whales, evenso, its from far ....

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SFWT, Public Relations Manager at San Francisco Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

We're glad our crew was able to help make your experience more enjoyable. Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 19 July 2018

We took the 2.5 hour trip in the bay. It is absolutely awesome to go under the golden gate bridge and see the dolphins. We were lucky to see some humpback whales one of which breached the water very close to our boat. I would definitely recommend trying it!

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SFWT, Public Relations Manager at San Francisco Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

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

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Reviewed 18 July 2018

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