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 the spring, spending the summer feeding in shallow waters before they migrate south in mid-October.
Travel through 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 types of seabirds. Our tour is fully narrated by our experienced captains and naturalist crew members. Complimentary beverages include coffee, tea, and water. Additional snacks and beverages are available for purchase.
Insider’s Tip: Spring temperatures in Alaska can be chilly, particularly on the water. Though all of our vessels have heated cabins, we urge you to dress in warm layers and bring a hat and gloves so you can spend time on the outer decks, where you will get the best, up-close views of wildlife and scenery.
February 25, March 4 - May 14, 2017
- 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
- Free parking in Harbor 360 Hotel parking lot
- Vessel: Viewfinder or Orca Song
- Click here for Route Map and Detailed Cruise Description
Current Specials & Packages:
Take advantage of these limited-time offers for this cruise. To book, call (907) 274-7300.
There are no specials for this cruise at this time. Visit our Seward Adventure Add-Ons Page for information on transportation, accommodations, and activities that can be added to your reservation.
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.