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Whale Watching

Orca, Humpback & Gray Whale Watching Cruises & Tours

Whale watching in Alaska is fun, accessible and…exciting! Whether you want to go whale watching for orcas, humpbacks, grays or beluga whales, most Alaska whale watching tours are just an easy day cruise away. You can enjoy marine wildlife with whale watching from Seward in Kenai Fjords National Park.

Orcas live in the waters surrounding coastal Alaska including outside Seward, near Kodiak, in Whittier’s Prince William Sound, in Glacier Bay, Icy Straight and in Alaska’s Inside Passage. Every spring, gray whales migrate through Alaska’s waterways on their way to their summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi Seas in the Arctic Ocean. Belugas can be found outside of Anchorage in the Turnagain Arm and humpbacks are plentiful outside of Juneau.

 

Choose from 14 vacations in Alaska related to Whale Watching

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Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

On this exciting day cruise from Seward, hop on this unforgettable glacier and wildlife boat trip into Kenai Fjords National Park! This Alaska national park boasts abundant wildlife, alpine and tidewater glaciers, and breathtaking scenery. As you cruise through... Browse tour

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Northwestern Fjord Glacier and Wildlife Cruise

Travel from Seward on this day trip deep into the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park to the magnificent Northwestern Fjord on this full-day Alaska whale watching, wildlife and glacier cruise. Keep watch for wildlife as you cruise through Resurrection... Browse tour

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Spring Wildlife Cruise in Resurrection Bay

On this Seward day tour and whale watching cruise in the Spring, witness the amazing annual migration of California Gray Whales, traveling over 5,000 miles from Baja California to the nutrient rich waters of Alaska’s Bering Sea. This 4-hour... Browse tour

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Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

Transfers to the lodge are from Seward via a cruise tour. The sailing route offers many of the same highlights as the popular Kenai Fjords National Park day cruises. Along the way learn about the natural history of the... Browse tour

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Alaska Fjords and Glaciers Cruise

Beginning in Juneau or Ketchikan on Alaska's Inside Passage, this adventure cruise sails through Dawes Glacier, the Wrangell Narrows, Behm Canal and Misty Fjords National Monument. Guests enjoy daily guided opportunities to experience the wildlife and landscapes of the... Browse tour

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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise

Discover Alaska on this seven-night adventure cruise round trip from Juneau. Destinations include Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait, Tracy Arm and Frederick Sound. Guests enjoy daily guided opportunities to experience the wildlife and landscapes of this impressive region... Browse tour

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Alaska’s Glacier Country Cruise

This seven night adventure cruise in Alaska's Inside Passage sails round trip from Juneau. Destinations include Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait, Kuiu Island, and Frederick Sound - a prolific summer feeding ground for humpback whales. Guests enjoy daily... Browse tour

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Bears, Whales and Glaciers Tour

Experience watching the majestic bears residing in the Admiralty Island National Monument wilderness, just a short seaplane flight from Juneau. Known as "Fortress of the Bears", Admiralty Island is home to the highest density of of brown bears in... Browse tour

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Glacier Bay Lodge

Glacier Bay Lodge offers visitors a concentrated glimpse into many of the natural wonders found in southeast Alaska. Glacier Bay is part of a World Heritage Site and exploring this rugged mountain coastline by boat brings guests to tidewater... Browse tour

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Northern Passage and Glacier Bay Cruise

Seven nights of adventure cruising aboard your "floating lodge". Destinations include Chichagof Island, Icy Strait and Glacier Bay National Park where a national park ranger comes on board for a day. Guests enjoy daily guided opportunities to experience the... Browse tour

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