Gray Whale Watching Cruise

Gray Whale Watching Cruise

Departing from Seward, Alaska

Give into Spring Fever and join Major Marine Tours for our Gray Whale Watching Cruise, 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 to their summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi Seas each year. 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 in the spring, spending the summer feeding in shallow Arctic waters before migrating south in mid-October.

Our Gray Whale Watching Cruise takes you through Resurrection Bay to the edge of the Gulf of Alaska 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 cold, particularly on the water. Though all of our vessels have heated cabins, we urge you to dress in warm, waterproof 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

Departs
12:00 pm
Returns
4:00 pm
Adults
$84.00
Children
$42.00
Infants under 2yrs
$0.00

Tax and harbor fee not included in the above prices.

Advantages

Current Specials & Packages:

Take advantage of these limited-time offers for this cruise. To book, call (907) 274-7300.

Iditarod Cruise & Hotel Package
Special Price: Starting at $99 per person, based on double occupancy
Join us for a special cruise the weekend before the ceremonial start of the Iditarod in Anchorage. Enjoy a 4 hour cruise in Resurrection Bay and relax for the night at Harbor 360 Hotel. Visit our Specials & Packages page for more information. 

Spring Fever Cruise, Hotel, and Alaska SeaLife Center Package
Special Price: Starting at $99 per person in March and $117 per person in April and May, based on double occupancy
Plan the perfect spring adventure with our Spring Fever Package, including our Gray Whale Watching Cruise, a night at Harbor 360 Hotel, and free admission to the Alaska SeaLife Center. Visit our Specials & Packages page for more information. 

Visit our Seward Adventure Add-Ons Page for information on transportation, accommodations, and activities that can be added to your reservation.

Book your adventure today!

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.

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