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Seward Spring Wildlife Cruise

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Excursion Overview

Witness the return of gray whales to Alaska waters

Gray whales migrate thousands of miles from Baja to their feeding grounds in Alaska each year! Following the coastline, the gray whales arrive in the spring to spend their summer feeding in the Arctic Waters.

Join our experienced crew for a boat ride through Resurrection Bay to the Gulf of Alaska in search of some hungry migrating whales. Your captains will teach you all about their interesting social behaviors, attitudes, and feeding techniques of not only the returning gray whales but about all of the local flora and fauna.

In addition to gray whales, watch for Steller sea lions, sea otters, DallÃs porpoises, harbor seals, bald eagles, and other whales including humpbacks and orcas. Occasionally, you will see mountain goats with their newly born kids and black bears foraging along the coastline of Resurrection Bay.

Don't forget to wear warm, waterproof layers so you can spend plenty of time on the outer decks! Complimentary coffee, tea, and water. Additional snacks and beverages are available for purchase.

Please note: This tour only runs from March to May. Whale watching boat is not wheelchair accessible.

Things You Need to Know


  • Complimentary use of binoculars
  • Heated cabin
  • Multiple viewing decks
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, and water. Other snacks and beverages offered for sale on the boat.


  • There are no additional requirements for this excursion.

Duration: 4 hours (Roundtrip transportation from Seward Harbor 360 Hotel)

  • 4 hours - cruise

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Seward Harbor 360 Hotel. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible. 

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our guests stay on the boat for the entire cruise to maximize wildlife viewing opportunities.

Guests are urged to dress in layers, including a warm rain-proof coat, hat, gloves, and comfortable, rubber-soled shoes. Guests are welcome to stay in our heated cabins, but warm clothes are recommended for guest who would like to spend time outside on the viewing decks.

Cameras (tripods are prohibited), extra batteries, and binoculars.

Our cruises go out rain or shine. We only cancel cruises due to unsafe sea conditions, in which case we will notify you as soon as possible. We reserve the right to cancel or re-route our cruises based on weather or other conditions.

You are welcome to store your luggage in our office during your cruise.

Pets are not permitted onboard unless your dog is a Service Animal needed due to a medical reason. Service dogs that are trained to perform a task directly related to a person’s disability are permitted. Emotional support or comfort dogs are not allowed. There are several doggy daycare/boarding facilities in Seward.

No. All vessels are non-smoking. There are no designated areas on the vessels for smoking.


Guest Reviews


3 total


Harry K

On May 2024

Far, far exceeded our expectations. Friendly, knowledgeable crew and fabulous narration from the Captain. We saw so much wild life, Glaciers, and we learned so much.

Raif T

On Apr 2024

Great tour, friendly and knowledgable crew, and a beautiful day.

Ryan S

On Mar 2024

The perfect cruise, not too long, and excellent boat/crew. The experience from start to finish was wonderful. Of course, the weather cooperated, low wind, beautiful clear skies and not many waves/chop. The crew ensured we saw as much as we could, and the pod of 15-20 Orca was the cherry on top! A bit early in March for Grey Whales/Humpbacks, but otherwise magical! Highly recommend and can't wait for a 6-8 hour tour! We will return!


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Duration: 4 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 4 hours

Adult (12+): $109.00

Child (2-11): $54.50

Infant (0-2): $0.00

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