A vertical spray breaks the ocean’s surface in the forefront of grand, mountain-studded scenery. You can’t believe your eyes — along the water surfaces a massive whale! It arcs above the waterline before gracefully diving back down, flipping its tail as if waving you farewell.
All this and more await when you go whale watching in Alaska. You only need to bring a camera and a rainproof jacket to stay warm as you set off to find these beautiful creatures. Take pictures to record your experience and show photos to your loved ones back home. You’ll treasure memories of your whale watching experience for years to come.
Board a catamaran to embark on your excursion in Stephens Passage for unforgettable whale watching in Alaska. This vessel is powered by water jet and is specifically designed for viewing wildlife. A naturalist will accompany your group to provide a specialist’s insight and share facts about the wildlife behavior you see along the way. You’ll also learn about the surrounding habitat and migration patterns of the whales as you travel. Relax in the comfort of the catamaran’s main cabin, which features large windows for an unobstructed view of the aquatic life. Orca whales and humpback whales frequent Stephens Passage, and whale watching in Alaska offers rare glimpses into their lives.
Whales aren’t the only animals you might encounter on your excursion. This area is visited by abundant sea life including Dall’s porpoise, harbor seals and Steller sea lions. Additionally, land animals might be visible from the shoreline. These include bald eagles, bears, deer and more. Your guide will be able to spot the bevy of animals and point them out as your group travels along the water.
As a channel in Alaska’s Alexander Archipelago, Stephens Passage is a primary route for aquatic life traveling along the coast. Evergreen trees such as spruce are spread along the coast and glaciers are visible at the northernmost point. Stephens Passage is home to some of the best whale watching in Alaska — and the world. Check out available cruises to this precious region and book your own whale watching excursion today.