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Whale Watching

Price: $252.00
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This tour operates from May - September
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Enjoy the perfect small-group adventure on this fun whale watching tour. Each Icy Strait whale watching excursion is limited to 18 passengers, so you can be sure you'll avoid the masses and have a personalized experience. Climb aboard and witness these majestic creatures in their pristine habitat!

This Icy Strait excursion will provide you with the opportunity to view magnificent marine mammals in the most beautiful part of the country with a professional crew, on-board a custom-built, state-of-the-art whale watching vessel. The cabin cruiser offers a soft, enjoyable ride, and is considered one of the safest boats in the industry. It includes a heated cabin and a bathroom.

While our guests absorb the spectacular atmosphere of whales surfacing, with the scenic background of Southeast Alaska, we assist with interpretation from our local naturalist and also offer light snacks and beverages. We are committed to making memorable experiences. We take a lot of pride in being able to cater to the smaller group sizes of 16 and under to make your trip more personable.

In addition to viewing whales, we always find a variety of other animals that can include seals, sea lions, bald eagles, porpoise, and even an occasional deer or bear on the shoreline. Our experienced captains know these waters well, and have had a 100% viewing success rate over the past six years. We guarantee that you will see at least a whale or an orca or your money will be completely refunded. Get the personalized custom trip that you deserve in Icy Strait.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Bottled Water or Soda
Dress
For all tours in Alaska, dressing in layers is recommended with the top layer being waterproof. Sensible shoes that may get wet are suggested.
Restrictions
Must be able to step on/off the boat.
5 Stars5Based On 51 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsToo late in the seasonOctober 17, 2018

Reviewer: Maria Totty
We went the last week of September. The Whales weren't as active because of the time frame. We did get to see a few humps and tails. No jumping whales at this time of year. We got to see other animal cuteness. The boat was small but the tour size was perfect for the boat because there were views all around.

5 StarsGreat experienceSeptember 29, 2018

Reviewer: Mike Schultz
Words really can not express how amazing this tour was. Josh and Keith were just great and full of information about whales and the area in general. We headed out from the docks looking for some time with little luck. Josh got on the radio looking for other sightings. We found a group of hump backs bubble feeding! We were there for a while (too busy taking video to know how long) just watching and recording. They had told us to watch the birds for a sign of where and when the whales would emerge. The flock took off in one direction south east of us and suddenly the whales emerged about 50 feet off the starboard side of the boat. To our amazement they began swimming directly towards us! They were so close we could almost touch them! At least 3 of the whales swam under the boat and emerged on the other side. To top it off several of them breached as if to say goodbye as we were turning to leave! Overall these guys are great. I would sail with either of them any day.

5 StarsA Humpback Whale Bubble Net Feeding Extravaganza September 26, 2018

Reviewer: Barbara Wolanski
Our trip was delayed by thick heavy fog, but because we were the only excursion booked on this day...No problem! We got to tour the little town and talk to the totem pole carvers. Once the 11 of us got aboard the 15 passenger boat, it was really obvious that our captain knew exactly what he was doing. Headed us out and gently let us know not to get upset as we passed by lone whales in the distance. He drove us near an island where we could see the seagulls circling in the distance and we caught the tail end of group of whales surfacing simultaneously. The excited nature interpreter on board explained the whales were feeding. Our captain then took us further up where he had seen the gulls circling and we hit the jackpot! A group of 14 humpback whales bubble net feeding. Even our captain was excited after the whales surfaced the third time, and he put the speaker in the water so we could hear them. The whales surface 8 times! It was an experience of a lifetime!

4 StarsExperience of a LifetimeSeptember 24, 2018

Reviewer: Joan Willets
This was truly an amazing experience. The day was sunny and clear and there were wales in abundance. We had the opportunity to observe a group of whales bubble feeding at least 5 times. It was magnificent and an unforgettable sight! Kudos to the captain and crew!

5 StarsWhale watching in the Icy StraitsSeptember 22, 2018

Reviewer: Stephen Milner
Excellent excursion. Lived up to its description. Skipper of the boat and the naturalist on board were very approachable, extremely knowledgeable and informative. The boat whilst relatively small gave everyone the opportunity to take great photographs.

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