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.
Duration: 4 hours (Roundtrip transportation from Seward Harbor 360 Hotel)
- Complimentary use of binoculars
- Heated cabin
- Multiple viewing decks
- Complimentary coffee, tea, and water. Other snacks and beverages offered for sale on the boat.
Duration: 4 hours. Tour times below are approximate:
- This tour meets at the Seward Harbor 360 Hotel. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
ADA Accessibility of Tour:
- The boat used for this tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Do we stop and get off the boat during the cruise?
Our guests stay on the boat for the entire cruise to maximize wildlife viewing opportunities.
What should I wear?
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.
What should I bring?
Cameras (tripods are prohibited), extra batteries, binoculars.
Do you still cruise if it’s raining?
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.
Is there a place to store my luggage during the cruise?
You are welcome to store your luggage in our office during your cruise. We can also assist with delivering luggage to the train or cruise ship depots in Seward and Whittier.
Can I bring my pet on board?
Pets are not permitted onboard unless your pet is a needed companion due to a medical reason. There are several doggy daycare/boarding facilities in Seward.
Do you allow smoking on board?
No. All vessels are non-smoking. There are no designated areas on the vessels for smoking.