Whale Watching

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Price: $265.00   Sale Price: $199.00   Save: $66.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 to 10 minute walk from the cruise ship pier or cruise ship tender pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Bottled Water or Soda
Recommended 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.

Icy Strait Whale Watching

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 and we take a lot of pride in being able to cater to the smaller group sizes of 18 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.

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  83 ReviewsReview This Tour
Must Do!
July 15, 2022
A must do when in Alaska. Our smaller, more personal boat was enjoyable. Our captain tried hard to take us to see whales outside of the big groups of boats.
Reviewer: Kathryn Boreman
5 Stars
Fabulous Whale Watching
July 13, 2022
The tour at Icy Stait was amazing. We were able to see many whales and their tails as they dove down into the water. The boat was comfortable and great viewing from inside (windows opened up full), front or back. Captain Albert was very knowledgeable about where to look for the whales. Kinsey was very knowledgeable about the whales. The only unexpected detail is that there was no water or snacks provided. We were so thirsty by the end of the tour!
Reviewer: Pamela Groebner
5 Stars
Awesome time Whale Watching
June 27, 2022
While waiting for our whale watching tour on our cruise ship, we had two humpbacks whales right next to the boat and I began to worry that the whale watching tour wouldn't be worth it. It most definitely was though. Our crew went out of their way to find a variety of different humpbacks including a mama and her calf. We also saw sea otters, seal lions, and seals. We had whales within 50 feet of the boat which was pretty thrilling. I'd highly recommend anyone visiting ISP to book this tour.
Reviewer: Karen Carpenter
5 Stars
June 27, 2022
Very good and we seen many whales
Reviewer: Richard
5 Stars
Icy straight whale watching
June 22, 2022
Efficient, well planned and organized! Define toy saw whales😀
Reviewer: Janet
5 Stars
Great Experience
June 10, 2022
Great fun. Saw several whales. The walk from the pier to the excursion meeting spot is quite a distance, not for anyone with walking issues.
Reviewer: Carol Vollmecke
4 Stars