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Whale Watcing in Alaska

Alaska Whale
Watching Tours

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If you're interested in seeing some of Alaska's wildlife, our whale-watching tours are perfect for you. Venture out on an unforgettable journey to see whales in their natural habitat.


Our experienced guides will take you to the best spots for sightings, and provide you with all the information you need to make the most of your experience.

Have you always wanted to see whales in their natural habitat? What better way to do that than on an Alaska Whale-watching Tour? Our experienced guides will take you to the best spots for sightings, and provide you with all the information you need to make the most of your experience.


Imagine yourself on a boat, surrounded by beautiful scenery as you spot whales swimming in the distance. It’s an experience you’ll never forget. Book your tour today and start planning your adventure!


Come out with us to one of Alaska's most magical destinations Kenai Fjords National Park!

Kenai Fjords National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Alaska. And for good reason - the scenery is beautiful, the wildlife is abundant, and there are plenty of activities to keep you busy.

One of the best ways to experience all that Kenai Fjords has to offer is on a tour with Alaska Saltwater Tours. We provide an amazing opportunity to see whales in their natural habitat.


Not only will you get to see some of the most majestic creatures in the world, but you'll also have the chance to explore the park's stunning landscape. So come out and join us on an unforgettable journey!


Alaska is a photographer's dream come true. With its stunning landscapes and abundance of wildlife, there is no shortage of subject matter to capture.


There is no better way to experience all that Alaska has to offer than on a tour with Alaska Saltwater Tours.

Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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Ashley, K says:


"The whale-watching tour was a lot of fun.

The scenery was beautiful, and the guides were knowledgeable and friendly.

I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Alaska."

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Brian S says:

"I was really impressed with the tour.

The guides did a great job of keeping everyone safe while also providing us with a lot of info about the area and the whales.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great whale-watching experience."

With Our Unique Whale Watching Excursions

You'll have the chance to explore the park's breathtaking landscape in addition to seeing some of the most spectacular animals on earth. So come on out and go with us on a memorable voyage! Alaska is a photographer's dream come true.

Woman photographer with DSLR camera and telephoto lens in Alaska on a Whale Watching Tour

We are proud to offer one of the most beloved Alaska whale watching tours through Kenai Fjords. So, you'll get to enjoy not only the unique landscape in the national park but also the wildlife diversity. There will be whales aplenty and many more exciting wildlife sightings. 

Watching Whales with Alaska Saltwater Tours

According to the official Alaska State Website, whale watching excursions are highly popular. Indeed, whales, dolphins, and porpoises of various kinds can be found living in or passing through the waters of Alaska. One of the reasons the Kenai Fjords National Park offers the best whale watching in Alaska is its varied whale population. 


We offer a unique chance to observe whales in their natural environment. You can expect to see the following on our tours:

  • Orcas

  • Gray whales

  • Humpback

  • Fin and minke whales

minke whale breaching the surface
Minke Whale


Orcas, the largest member of the dolphin family, are frequently referred to as killer whales. They can swim up to 30 mph, weigh up to 10 tons, and are between 15 and 30 feet long. Orcas can be divided into three groups: resident, transient, and offshore. On our tours, resident orcas are most frequently spotted feeding on fish. Less frequently observed transient orcas visit the area to feed on marine mammals, including seals and Steller sea lions. 


VIEWING PERIOD: All year round 


Pod of Orka Whales near Alaska

Gray Whales

Gray whales travel the longest migratory route of any mammal each year, covering nearly 10,000 miles round-trip between Baja and the Bering and Chukchi Seas. These whales start their northward migration in late February and reach Alaska in the spring. They spend the summer eating in shallow Arctic waters before starting their southward migration around the middle of October. 


VIEWING PERIOD: March through May

Gray Whale breaching the surface in Alaska


In the Alaskan seas, the enormous humpback whale is a frequent sight. Although humpback whales can be spotted all year long in Alaska, most of them migrate there in the winter to give birth and reproduce in the warmer seas of Hawaii. This migration covers roughly 3,500 kilometers and lasts 4 to 8 weeks. Humpback whales return to Alaska in the spring to spend the summers feeding in the state's nutrient-rich waters. 


BEST VIEWING PERIOD: April to October 

VIEWING PERIOD: May through August

Finback whale during a sighting in Alaska during a whale watching tour

Alaska Saltwater Tours Await You!

We're a family-owned business passionate about the unique wildlife and environment in the Kenai Fjords National Park. We are proud to help you discover this beautiful region of Alaska, home to some of the most mesmerizing whale watching tours. 

So, don't miss out on your chance to watch the whales, glaciers, and wildlife of the Kenai Fjords under the guidance of our Alaska born and bred captain and our team of experts.

humpback whale breaching the surface just long enough for whale watchers to get a glimpse

Finback Whales

The second-largest mammal and one of the fastest whales, fin whales, also known as finback whales, may reach speeds of up to 23 mph. They can be found in all oceans, moving from the winter's warm waters to the summer's cooler ones. 


VIEWING PERIOD: May through September

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