What is the best time to cruise Alaska to see whales?

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Indiana Frenchman February 19, 2010 at 9:00 am

Alaska Frequently Asked Questions

When’s the best time to see whales?

Whales begin their Northbound migration Alaska in February with the the cows and calves beginning around April and continue their trek through May. If you visit Alaska between June and early September, you may see Humpback and Minke Whales, Orcas, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Dall’s and Harbour Porpoises. Between June and July, you have your best chance of seeing bubble-netting Humpbacks.

When you’re cruising in Alaska, it’s not uncommon to see whales right from the deck of the ship or your private balcony. To increase your chances of seeing whales, you may want to take an optional whale watching tour that will take you and group of other passengers on a small boat in search of whale pods. This a very exciting especially when the captain of your boat starts following a pod and getting close to a whale as it makes a terminal dive or comes up for air.

Whales will begin their Southbound trek in late October and continue through December

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