Explore Alaska's teeming waters and lush natural beauty in a unique new way during this whale-watching and wildlife quest in Stephen's Passage.
Depart the pier for the brief drive to scenic Auke Bay. Upon arrival, you will embark a catamaran that has been specially-designed for wildlife viewing. As you relax in the warm, spacious main cabin surrounded by large windows, your captain will guide you through the island-studded waters of Stephen's Passage.
Against a majestic backdrop of snow-capped peaks and glaciers, the onboard naturalist will then explain the behavior and habitat of wildlife you may encounter, including humpback and killer whales, Stellar sea lions, Dall's porpoise, harbor seals, bald eagles, bears and Sitka blacktail deer. At the conclusion of your tour, you will reboard your coach for the return drive to the pier.
Please note: The operators of this excursion guarantee that you will be able to view at least one whale, or receive $100 cash ($50 refund per child) as you disembark the vessel (do not anticipate a refund, as whales have been sighted on every tour conducted in the past 11 years). Guests are advised to wear a warm, rainproof jacket with a hat and gloves, and bring a camera from the ship. Binoculars, a souvenir route map, complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided.