Enjoy a magical evening cruise that features guaranteed whale viewing! Following a short ride to scenic Auke Bay, you’ll board a waterjet powered catamaran specially designed for wildlife viewing. Relax in the warm, spacious cabin as you set out to explore Stephen’s Passage, a pristine marine wilderness surrounded by snow-capped peaks and glaciers. This is a favored summer feeding ground for humpback whales. Once whales have been sighted, your Captain will maneuver the vessel to provide you with exceptional viewing and photographic opportunities. You’ll be amazed by the grace of these ocean giants as they slowly arc their massive tail flukes into the air. Be sure to bring a warm jacket to wear on the topside observation deck, the whales are often close enough to hear them breathe.
If conditions allow, an underwater hydrophone will be deployed so that you can hear their incredible “singing”. Your onboard naturalist will explain the behavior and habitat of the humpback whale and other wildlife you may encounter, including killer whales, sea lions, porpoise, harbor seals, bald eagles and more. While enjoying the peaceful ambiance of Alaska’s long evening glow you’ll be treated to a variety of appetizers, desserts and complimentary beverages. A no-host bar offers wine, beer and soda for an additional charge. The operators of this excursion guarantee you'll be able to view at least one whale, or you will receive $100 cash as you disembark the vessel. Don't anticipate a refund - whales have been sighted on every tour conducted in the past 10 plus years.
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Note: Wheelchair access may be limited, please call 1.866.625.1167 for assistance.
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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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