Gray Whale Watching Cruise
Departing from Seward, Alaska
Give into Spring Fever and join the crew of Major Marine Tours for a day that is sure to become one of your fondest Alaska memories. Join us for our first cruise of the season as we head out to the opening of Resurrection Bay to witness the annual return of the gray whales.
Gray whales migrate over 5,000 miles from Baja California to the Bering and Chukchi Seas each year in search of food. These whales begin migrating north in late February and travel by “line of sight,” meaning that they travel close to the coastline on their migration. Gray whales arrive in Alaska waters in April and May, spending the summer feeding in shallow waters before they migrate south in mid-October.
Travel into the calm waters of Resurrection Bay in search of our returning visitors. In addition to gray whales, watch for humpback whales, orca whales. Steller sea lions, sea otters, Dall’s porpoises, harbor seals, bald eagles, and many other types of marine birds. Our tour is fully narrated by our experienced captains and naturalist crew members. Complimentary beverages include coffee, tea, and water. Additional snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.
April 1 - May 15, 2016
- 12:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
- Infants under 2yrs
Tax and harbor fee not included in the above prices.
- Witness the migration of the gray whales in the calm, protected waters of Resurrection Bay
- First cruise of the season
- Wildlife: whales, sea otters, Steller sea lions, harbor seals, puffins, eagles, seabirds
- Complimentary use of binoculars while onboard
- Vessel: Viewfinder
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How to Get Here
Our Gray Whale Watching Cruise departs daily from Seward, a seaside town located 125 miles south of Anchorage on Alaska’s famous Kenai Peninsula. The highly scenic drive to Seward from Anchorage provides countless views of mountains, inlets, lakes, rivers, glaciers, and more. If you’d rather use your travel time to sit back and relax while you gaze at the spectacular sights, we are more than happy to arrange round-trip transportation via motorcoach or the legendary Alaska Railroad.
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