|Duration:||4 hours approx. (including 3 hour cruise and bus transfer)|
|Provided:||Binoculars, souvenir route map; snacks; coffee, tea, cocoa|
This wildlife sightseeing cruise features guaranteed whale watching.
Following a short motorcoach ride to scenic Auke Bay, you’ll board a waterjet-powered catamaran specially designed for wildlife viewing. Relax in the warm, comfortable, spacious main cabin, surrounded by large windows as your experienced captain guides you through the island-studded waters of Stephen’s Passage.
Against a majestic backdrop of snow-capped peaks and glaciers, the onboard naturalist will explain the behavior and habitat of wildlife you may encounter, including humpback and killer whales, Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoise, harbor seals, bald eagles, bears and deer. The operators of this tour guarantee you will see a whale. If not, you’ll receive a $100 cash refund as you disembark the tour vessel. Don’t anticipate a refund; in the past ten years whales have been sighted on every tour!
To fully enjoy the sights and sounds of a close encounter with wildlife, be sure to bring a warm, rainproof jacket to wear on the topside observation deck … and don’t forget your camera! Throughout the cruise your attentive crew will offer complimentary snacks and beverages.
Please Note: This tour is wheelchair accessible. Consult your onboard shore excursion office, prior to booking, for details.