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Whale Watching, Bear Viewing, and Birding Tours

Wildlife viewing is among the most popular activities in Alaska. From whale watching for orcas or humpbacks, to brown bear viewing and Alaska birding tours, your friends and family will delight in meeting Alaska animals of all shapes and sizes.

Learn about Alaska’s “big five”, their habits and habitats, their hunting and feeding behaviors, and then grab your camera or video and photograph away. Take a cruise to view seacoast and marine wildlife at home in Alaska’s many fjords and bays. With an abundance of animals in all regions of the state, your ticket to mind-blowing Alaska wildlife viewing is simply choosing what you want to see and booking a day tour or overnight adventures.

You can also visit many educational centers throughout the state to learn more about Alaska wildlife:

  • The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (Anchorage)
  • The Kodiak Brown Bear Center (Kodiak)
  • The Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center (Homer)
  • The Murie Science and Learning Center (Denali National Park)
  • The Alaska Raptor Center (Sitka)
  • The American Bald Eagle Foundation (Haines)
 

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a woman and two children look out at Alaskan scenery from the viewing platform of a passenger train

Alaska by Rail and Car Tour

Experience one of the world's greatest train rides aboard the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Fairbanks, including a stop at Denali National Park. The included bus tour into Denali... Read more

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two women, one pointing, on the viewing platform of an Alaska Railroad train

Alaska Railroad Adventure

Touring Alaska by train is a relaxing way to experience all that the Great Land has to offer. Designed for independent travelers and train enthusiasts this tour utilizes several... Read more

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the small cruise ship "Wilderness Explorer" in calm water by a rocky shore

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... Read more

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Chinitna Bay Bear Viewing

Depart from Anchorage by wheeled plane for a 90-minute scenic flight southwest over Cook Inlet toward the Chigmit Mountains. Enjoy spectacular views of the Alaska and Aleutian Mountain Ranges... Read more

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Redoubt Bay Bear Viewing (Half Day)

Depart Anchorage on a half-day bear viewing trip to Redoubt Bay Lodge. Redoubt Bay is one of the easiest and most accessible locations for bear viewing from Anchorage. You will travel by seaplane for... Read more

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