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