atching Alaska’s whales are the crowning jewel of many Alaskan vacations. Thousands of whales make their way to the rich feeding grounds of Alaska waters after a long winter in Hawaii. Depending on your itinerary, numerous whale-watching tours are available. The waters of Resurrection Bay, Prince William Sound and southeast Alaska are particularly popular and offer several options. They range from deluxe half- or full-day tours on large, comfortable commercial boats to longer, customized trips on small charters.
Alaska Whale Watching Tours:
Prices start at around $175 a person. Varies of course. From TravelAdvisor.com : Humpbacks can be seen in tours in Juneau, Hoonah, Seward and Homer. The tour boats leave from Auke Bay near Juneau and within a few minutes can be sighting whales. This is one of the most popular excursions for cruise ship passengers and a way to see more of natural Alaska. These humpbacks are busy feeding and seem innocuous about the whale tour boats. They often come close to the boats and seem to be in no hurry to leave. Normal humpback behavior is to arch their backs and show their tails when diving. Bubble feeding,fin flipping, rolling and full breeching are less common but can be very spectacular when it occurs. In Juneau, the boats range from those who take 4-6 passengers to those that can hold more than one hundred.
See our WHALES page for information on specific whales.