Humpback, gray, and minke whales can be seen in our waters as well as orcas, harbor porpoises, sea otters, seals, a variety of seabirds, and much more. We see whales on 99% of our tours.
We are surrounded by the largest temperate rainforest in the world. So, rain gear is a good thing to have on hand. Layers are essential since it’s always colder on the water. Soft-soled shoes are useful too in case a jellyfish flash mob breaks out!
Sure. But only if you would like to, and please know it’s never expected. If you have enjoyed your tour with us, gratuities are always appreciated.
Our vessel adheres to the Alaska Humpback Whale Approach Regulations and does not intentionally approach whales within 100 yards. For the safety of the whales and our passengers, if a whale approaches our vessel within 100 yards, the vessel will place the engine in neutral and wait until the animal is located at a safe distance away from the vessel before reengaging the engines.
Anytime! Whales and porpoises don’t wear watches. Every day is a new opportunity to view wildlife in their natural habitat. To determine the best time to whale watch, we randomly polled whales and dolphins and received a unanimous response. There is no specific time! Morning trips tend to be calmer because there’s less wind and disruptions in the water are easier to spot. But the afternoons have the benefit of fantastic sunsets.
We have some incredible wildlife activity in the off-season, and when we aren’t having fun taking out our guests on expeditions, we do everything we can think of and can afford to make our next season’s expeditions even more enchanting for our customers. We also take a nice warm weather vacation with snorkeling, beaches, and adult beverages.
If we must cancel because of inclement weather or any other reason, we will happily re-schedule your trip or refund all your monies paid!
There are new and improved ways to avoid seasickness and they should be able to help you. If you plan on taking over-the-counter medication, please be sure to take them at least one full hour before the trip’s departure. Because the colors blue and green belong in the sea and not on you, right? Eat something light beforehand, avoid spicy foods and alcohol, and get plenty of sleep the night before. Ginger is a great natural remedy for an upset stomach. Yay – we have ginger chews aboard. For more fun facts about ginger, Google its many properties.
Unfortunately, the whales and the rest of the wildlife have organized and refused to sign a contract that states they will be available for our beloved customers to view on every expedition. However, my attorney feels confident with the next wildlife union election cycle we stand a better chance of coming to terms on this issue. If any of you have expertise in negotiating with wildlife, please contact us immediately! Until we have written agreements with each species leadership team, we cannot guarantee to see any specific species. Rest assured we will do everything in our power to find and view the species that are of interest to y’all. Sometimes mother nature throws us a curveball with some tough seas and weather conditions, and we may need to make itinerary changes. Payments are not refundable for any itinerary changes.