Gray Whale Watching Cruise | Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council

Witness the return of gray whales to Alaska waters on their annual 10,000 mile migration.  Join us for our first tour of the season as we cruise through Resurrection Bay to the Gulf of Alaska in search of our returning visiotrs.  Cruise and Booking Information here

Gray Whale Watching Highlights

  • Experience the unqiue opprotunity to view a whale species that is only in the area for a short time in the spring.
  • View other wildlife including Steller sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals, mountain goats, bears, eagles, humback whales and orcas

Cruise Overview

Join us for our first cruise of the season as we search for gray whales on their incredible annual migration. Every year, gray whales migrate over 10,000 miles round-trip between Baja and the Bering and Chukchi Seas – the longest migration route of any mammal. These whales begin migrating north in late February and arrive in Alaska in the spring, spending the summer feeding in shallow Arctic waters before migrating south in mid-October. They deliver their calves in the warm, protected lagoons off the coast of Baja in the winter.

Our Gray Whale Watching Cruise takes you through Resurrection Bay to the edge of the Gulf of Alaska in search of our returning visitors. In addition to gray whales, watch for Steller sea lions, sea otters, Dall’s 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. This tour is fully narrated by our experienced, knowledgeable captains.

Date: 
Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 1:00pm to Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 5:00pm
To event remaining 39 days