Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest
Harbour porpoise image by: oklanica
We saw a pod of 18 humpback whales who fluked and breached and even surfaced simultaneous while bubble net feeding. It was spectacular!
This sightseeing cruise features guaranteed whale watching. Following a short motor coach ride to scenic Auke Bay, you’ll board a waterjet-powered catamaran specially designed for wildlife viewing. water-jet-powered catamaran specifically designed for wildlife viewing. Relax in the warm, comfortable cabin surrounded by large windows as you ply the island-studded waters of Stephens Passage. This area is world-renowned as a favored summer feeding ground for humpback whales. Once whales have been sighted, your captain will gently maneuver the vessel to allow exceptional viewing and photo opportunities as these graceful ocean giants slowly arc their massive tail flukes into the air. The whales are often close enough to hear them breathe. An on-board naturalist will explain the behavior and habitat of the humpback whale and other wildlife you may encounter, including killer whales, Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoise, harbor seals, bald eagles and Sitka black-tail deer.
Bring a warm jacket to wear on the topside observation deck. The operators of this tour guarantee that a whale will be sighted on this excursion. If not, you will receive a 0 cash refund from the tour operator at the conclusion of the tour. In the past ten years, whales have been sighted on every tour. The vessel is restroom-equipped. Binoculars and souvenir route maps are provided along with snacks and beverages.