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.

March 16 - May 13, 2018

1:00 pm
5:00 pm
Infants under 2yrs

Tax and harbor fee not included in the above prices.


Current Specials & Packages:

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

Spring Fever Package: Cruise, Hotel, & Alaska SeaLife Center
Special Price: Starting at $107 per person, based on double weekday hotel occupancy
Package includes Gray Whale Watching Cruise, overnight at Harbor 360 Hotel, and free tickets to the Alaska SeaLife Center. Starting at $107 per person in March, $111 per person in April, and $123 per person in May. Offer valid March 16th – May 13th. See 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!

To book a Gray Whale Cruise and Harbor 360 Hotel Package with free tickets to the Alaska SeaLife Center, please call us at (907) 274-7300. To book a cruise only, click the “Book Now” button above.

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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