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Fabulous trip and the crew was awesome. Safety consciousness was priority. Easy to talk to and we saw whales !
The trip was fantastic the crew was very knowledgable and informative. I have to say my knowledge of marine life increased tremendously. We were able to see a least 6 whale sightings among other marine life.
I highly recommend this trip.
Really enjoyed this tour. I'm a native of San Francisco but had never been to the Farallones, so this was a treat to book a local day trip. We lucked out with fabulous, clear weather, and relatively calm (given the normal roughness of the Pacific) waters. The guide was EXTREMELY informative about the islands, the wildlife, etc. We didn't see any whales that day, however, but it didn't matter, I enjoyed what I saw...although the tour company says that if you don't see whales, they'll let you go on another trip - you have to ask for that! (They're not going to just offer!)
This tour was amazing! We knew there was no guarantee that we would see whales however we Saw several whales even young ones. The view was amazing as well would definantly recommend
We saw many whales a learned a lot about nature,marine life
A must to do in San Francisco
It was a fantastic trip - we were lucky enough to see two whales breaching as well as tail slaps and spouting. Well worth doing, would recommend it to anyone! Boat crew and Ashley were brilliant
We had wanted to go whale watching for some time and this trip had everything. Having been on safari many times we know that you can't always get to see any animals, but we were lucky enough to see 8 humpback whales. The weather was glorious and fog free as we sailed under the golden gate bridge a great start to the day, and we hadn't gone much further before a whale was spotted - magnificent. The ecologist who accompanied us had lots of information and made us feel very special. Some of passengers did feel seasick and the advice to take pills was necessary. Altogether a brilliant day and one we will not forget.
The trips was one of the most amazing I've ever been on - the captain and crew went out of their way to make sure that we saw some amazing sites, and still respected the wildlife we saw. HIGHLY recommend!
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING TRIP. OUR GUIDE ASHLEY WAS SO IMFORMATIVE AS WAS ALL OF THE CREW. WE WERE FORTUNATE TO WHALES AND THE ONE THAT CAME HEAD FIRST OUT OF THE WATER WAS AN AWESOME SIGHT WHICH WILL STAY WITH US FOR A LONG TIME. THE WHOLE TRIP WAS A FIRST CLASS EXPERIENCE THAT WE WOULD RECOMMEND VERY HIGHLY AND IT IS A MUST DO IF YOU GET THE CHANCE. THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING TRIP.
Absolutely recommend this trip. Very informative and very helpful. We even got to see mummy and baby humpbacks!! Ashley plus the other crew members couldn't do enough. A must do in San Francisco.
Loved it! Very professional, but down to earth. I particularly loved that they always ensured our presence didn't upset the whales. Followed a Humpback mom and baby for quite some time. Saw sea lions, Harbor Porpoise, mola mola (sun fish), egg yolk jellyfish, and tons of birds. Ashley was amazing!
Excellent trip. Marine Biologist on boat happy to answer questions and very knowledgeable.
This was terrific! We saw Blue Whales and Humpback whales feeding together! That doesn't happen everyday. Saw Puffins, jelly fish, seals and a rare sea turtle. The guides were amazing! Very knowledgeable and fun. Definitely take something for sea sickness. You do bounce alot out there, but well worth it!
Amazing! We saw 2 blue whales!! The crew was great, very knowledgeable. Definitely the best part of our trip!
Amazing. Its a must while in San Francisco. We are so happy we did this tour its a must, we had an amazing tour, to see whales in there natural environment is an experience we ll never forget we were so lucky to see 5 whales, sea lions, dolphins altogether free in the ocean. We also saw many birds and other animals. Highly recommend this tour.
Great crew, great commentary without overwhelming anyone with info. Friendly and knowledgeable tour guide
Brilliant day even though we did not see any whales there was lots of other exciting stuff and the skipper and guide were brill they did there very best to find a whale for us but it was not to be never mind
What an amazing time. The Captain is passionate about his job and ensuring everyone is taken care of. An seeing the whales is majestic.
And the lady (I forgot her name) who shared her knowledge with us onboard was amazing. The entire crew was the best!!
This was by far one of our most memorable trips taken. The boat and Captain Joe and Naturalist Carol were the one's that made this voyage spectacular. My only recommendation would be to go no later than December to see more whales.
the crew was spectacular! went over and above to make sure all passengers were getting the perfect experience. would surely recommend this to anyone visiting San Francisco.
This trip was amazing. The tour guide and captain were very friendly. We did not expect to see humpbacks whales getting close the boat as they did. Will definitely do this tour again.
Most tours don't guarantee actually seeing a whale, think about Ahab looking for Moby Dick! But this tour, concentrated on being sure we caught sight of a hump back! Not only that, they had a professional ecologist that pointed out all kinds of bird and sea life.