Whale Watching

special offer banner Icy Strait Cruise Excursions | Whale Watching
Price: $275.00   Sale Price: $207.00   Save: $68.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours 15 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 Not provided.
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-passenger vessel, 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!

After being picked up by your guide you will have approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes 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  |  92 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great Time!
September 07, 2022
Our group had a wonderful time on this whale watching excursion. It was rainy and cool but you had the option of staying inside or standing outside. We saw quite a few whales and tons of jellyfish. We had a great time and glad we picked this excursion.
Reviewer: Lee Prushan
5 Stars
Whale Watching Show of the Cruise
September 07, 2022
The many humpback whales (at least 50) performed for us. They were frolicking both far and near. So near that two deep down under the boat. Some of the whales appeared to be sixty to seventy feet long, while most were smaller. My husband claims to have seen two whales breech the waves together! The captain and naturalist were VERY good.
Reviewer: Elle O’Neill
5 Stars
August 23, 2022
I wanted to see whales so badly during our excursion, and oh boy did we! First an Orca family of 4, and them more Humpbacks than we could count. We followed them both for quite a while. Saw the Humpbacks feeding a couple times, breaching and even heard them trumpeting! The whole experience was amazing! Everyone involved was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Reviewer: Cathy Wysopal
5 Stars
Best ever
August 16, 2022
It was a calm day and cloudy but not raining. The captain was a native of Icy Straight and work really hard to find whales. We saw orcas and a herd of 15 or more of hump backs whales. They where bubble netting and would all come up with their mouths open. One came up and breached completely out of the water about 75 yard away.
Reviewer: Donald Landry
5 Stars
August 06, 2022
The Whale Watching excursion in Icy Strait was amazing!We saw many whales and the crew onboard did all they could do to facilitate that and ensure we had a wonderfl time! I highly recommend this tour!
Reviewer: Suzanne Elledge
5 Stars
Wonderful Excursion
August 06, 2022
The Whale Watching excursion in Icy Strait was great from start to finish! We saw a dozen or so whales and the crew onboard made the excursion fun and informative! I highly recommend this tour!
Reviewer: Sharon Crosby
5 Stars